What if we told you that there is a compound in nature made to be processed by a system present in your body, and that it can be found in the Cannabis Sativa plant?
This is the role of CBD, the touch of nature that every body and mind would like to feel. A fundamental nutrient capable of balancing people's physiology in a natural and organic way.
For a long time, the CBD remained unknown and wasn't explored as it should, but in recent years different fields of study of science have investigated its benefits and discovered the importance of its presence in our organisms.
To begin to better understand what CBD is, we first need to look at nature. We have a symbiotic relationship with plants, they carry therapeutic properties that have been taking care of humanity for a long time.
The use of plants for medicinal purposes is as old as man himself, its medicinal and even mystical use contributed to the treatment of several diseases whose cure was only possible through the study of phytochemicals.
Phytochemicals are chemical compounds produced by plants, their purpose is to serve as a defense against organisms that can be harmful to their survival, whether they are predators, fungi or bacteria.
The role of botanical and chemical scientists is to better understand, through the study of plants, how their compounds interact with the human body. In the same way that some plants produce poisons as a form of defense, we can find in them ingredients capable of being synthesized as medicine.
The key ingredient in aspirin, salicylic acid, was first found in the willow bark, a species of plant very present in temperate and cold climates. Hipócrates, considered the father of medicine in Ancient Greece, prescribed juices from willow bark to relieve labor pains and reduce fever. It was only long after that that same ingredient was synthesized and started to be marketed under the name of aspirin.
The Cannabis Plant
Cannabis, also known as hemp, is a plant with origins in Asia, there are reports of its use for rituals and medicine in ancient civilizations such as ancient Greece and Egypt. Its uses have always been diverse, being cultivated by seeds, fibers, stems, leaves and flowers.
The cannabis plant contains different types of phytochemicals, the main of which are cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. It is in them that the therapeutic properties of the plant are present, among the hundreds of cannabinoids, the most important today are CBD, CBG and THC.
Hemp is a variation of Cannabis that has very low amounts of THC in its properties that are not sufficient to have psychoactive effects, and very high amounts of CBD that can be used for therapeutic purposes.
Hemp is also commonly grown for industrial purposes, as all parts of the plant can be used for a specific purpose, such as making clothes by using its fibers or even construction materials. You can understand a little more about these differences in our article: The differences between hemp and cannabis CBD oil
The Benefits of CBD (Cannabidiol)
O motivo pelo qual o CBD tem se tornado tão popular se encontra nas suas propriedades terapêuticas, pesquisadores do mundo inteiro tem identificado nesse ingrediente um potencial aliado para o tratamento de diversas condições diferentes. Afinal, O que é CBD (Canabidiol)?
According to a report by the World Health Organization, "In humans, CBD does not display any indicative of abusive potential or chemical dependence ... To date, there is no evidence of public health problems related to the use of pure CBD."
Among the various health problems in which the CBD is able to help, there is very strong scientific evidence about the treatment of the most cruel syndromes of childhood epilepsy, such as Dravet's syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. These conditions are known to be very resistant to conventional treatment with pharmaceutical prescription drugs.
We interviewed two neuropediatricians who shared a little bit with us, how CBD has helped their patients with Autism and different refractory epilepsy syndromes, you can read more at: The treatment of Autism with CBD. In addition, the anxiolytic, antioxidant, antiemetic, antidepressant and analgesic properties can be great allies for conditions that are very present in society today.
- Chronic Pain
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
It is important to point out that there is still a lack of scientific evidence to solidly prove the effectiveness of CBD in helping with these conditions. Without sufficient evidence in human studies, we cannot identify an effective dosage, and since CBD is currently available as an unregulated supplement, it is very difficult for consumers to know exactly what they are buying.
If you decide that you want to try CBD, it is very important that you see a specialist doctor to first understand the cause of your conditions and assess whether CBD can really be an ally, and if it will not interact with any other medications you are taking.
We have picked some materials that point out the usefulness of CBD, but that are part of a scientific field that is still only in its infancy. Before trying CBD, educating yourself is essential.
- CBD as an Anxiolytic (Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry)
- The Therapeutic use of Cannabinoids in Psychiatry (Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry)
- The Therapeutic use of Cannabinoids (Health & Society)
- UNILA research investigates the use of Cannabis substances to treat Alzheimer's patients (UNILA)
- Cannabinoids as a new therapy option in Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's: a literature review (Brazillian Journal of Neurology)
- Medical cannabis for pain: what is the scientific evidence (PEBMED)
Changing our way of thinking and aligning with Mother Nature can create a future that none of us can imagine. It is in plants that man has always found a solution to the challenges of biology, and it is in them that we must seek organic solutions to live a healthy life.
CBD has proven to be a great ally for people's physical and mental health, but a lot of caution is needed before starting treatment. More studies need to be done before we can better understand how we can make the most of CBD's potential. Studying the plant, its impact on society and science is essential to take a new path in your lifestyle.
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This information has not been reviewed by ANVISA and should not be used to diagnose, treat or cure any condition. If you have questions, please consult a specialist doctor.