Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. CBD has been shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties, without exerting a psychotropic effect. Unlike many of the other 85+ cannabinoids, CBD hemp strains have been bred so that CBD occurs in significant quantities; therefore, it is relatively easily extracted from these strains.
Additionally, CBD has been shown in a patent by the U.S. National Institutes of Health to have significant antioxidant and neuro-protective properties, suggesting that it could be a potential treatment for neurological disorders.
Pharmaceutical drugs work at the level of the symptoms, not treating the imbalances in the systems that lead to the diseases and associated symptoms. CBD, on the other hand, works at the level of the system of balance, helping regulate our bodies to enable homeostasis.
While CBD is not yet FDA approved for any condition, many studies have shown promising results for a variety of conditions. Indications are that CBD:
• Combats anxiety and depression
• Combats inflammatory disorders
• Reduces nausea and vomiting
• Suppresses seizure activity
• Combats psychiatric disorders
• Combats neuro-generative discovers
• Combats tumor or cancer cell growth