Hemp is among the oldest known members of the psychoactive cannabis family. It is a very close relative to marijuana. However, hemp is something that won’t get you high. It can be used in both seeds and flowers form. This plant is gaining acute popularity all over the world for its miraculous medical benefits.
- Helps with Sleep
Sleep deprivation and insomnia is something that affects millions of people in the country. There are many that cannot fall sleep, no matter what they do. There is anecdotal evidence to show that cannabinoids or CBD content in hemp plants can help people fall asleep quickly. It also allows for a more restful sleep so that you always wake up feeling your best and refreshed.
CBD has the ability to interact with neural pathways and receptors in the brain. This allows it to help improve mood and lower anxiety – two important factors for falling asleep.
There are various varieties of hemp flowers available online and in stores. The ones with a high terpenes and CBD content exhibit anti-inflammatory properties. CBD and terpenes work with the endocannabinoid system or ECS to support your body’s natural capabilities to heal.
In particular, CBD can have a direct effect on the immune cells to reduce inflammation by modulating the inflammatory response. Alpha-pinene and myrcene are types of terpene that are shown to have potent anti-inflammatory effects as well.
- Quit Smoking
According to a study people may find it easier to quit smoking by using CBD oil. In a double-blind study with 24 heavy smokers as participants, CBD was found to significantly reduce cigarette cravings. Half the group was provided with a placebo inhaler while the other half was given a CBD inhaler to take when craving a smoke.
The CBD inhaler group smoked almost 40% less cigarettes as compared to the placebo group that saw no radical change.
- Lowers Pain
There are many products on the market that are CBD infused. This includes topical and oils to help people with deal with inflammation and reduce pain. Most hemp flowers contain full spectrum high CBD content. There are a few products available in the market that may contain isolated strains as well.
Hemp-derived products can be especially useful whether you are dealing with soreness, acute pain, inflammation or a minor to major injury.
- Skin Benefits
Many skin problems are related to a poor diet or medical issues. Hemp flowers can take care of both these problems. The flowers are rich in amino acids, vitamins and other nutrients that are wonderful for the skin. Added nutrients ensure that various medical problems are kept at bay offering a healthy and glowing skin.
Amino acids present in hemp seeds can help the skin generate natural elastin and collagen to keep it moisturized and wrinkle-free for longer.
- Depression and Anxiety
Depression and anxiety are common mental health disorders that usually get treated with addictive pharmaceutical drugs. Hemp derived CBD is non-addictive and can offer a natural way to deal with these conditions.