BENEFITS OF CBD OIL
The use of Vijaya in Ayurveda dates back over 1000 years. The name Vijaya translates to the one who conquers or liberates. Ancient texts like Atharva Veda are quick to recognize its myriad health benefits and immense pain relief powers.
Lately, Cannabinoid (or CBD) oil has come into the limelight as an alternative form of medicine - one that helps with multiple ailments and alleviates painful symptoms. People are recognizing, albeit slowly, the power of CBD oil and its multifarious benefits that complement a sustainable lifestyle.
While a good chunk of people qualify CBD as the age-old ayurvedic panacea, others see it as an emerging holistic/wholesome substitute to allopathic meds and an intervention from their cascading side effects. There are still others who view CBD as nature’s healing touch.
Before we delve deeper into the vast subject that is CBD and medical cannabis, and its derivates; it would help us to understand what is CBD oil and along the way, debunk doubts we may harbor.
WHAT ARE CANNABINOIDS AND CBD OIL?
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is one of the main cannabinoids (among 70 others) present in the Cannabis sativa plant. The other primary cannabinoid is THC (Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol), which is intoxicating and causes feelings of high and euphoria in users. CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant and mixing it with carrier/base oil, typically coconut oil.
CBD oil is available in two main forms - full spectrum CBD oil and CBD isolate. Full-spectrum CBD oil contains small amounts of other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids, which are naturally present in cannabis leaves. These compounds come together to enhance the efficacy of cannabidiol by creating the entourage effect. While CBD isolate is pure CBD without any other cannabinoids, which is also beneficial and serves condition-specific needs.