Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a cannabinoid that has become increasingly popular. Its popularity is due to the many health benefits that it offers.
CBD can be used for a variety of purposes. For example, it can reduce anxiety, pain, and improve sleep quality. Yet, there are some less common uses for CBD that you may not have heard about before.
Below, we discuss five of these uncommon uses for CBD.
1. Reduces Inflammation
CBD is not only effective against anxiety, but you can also use it as an anti-inflammatory.
By using a CBD topical cream or balm, you can reduce inflammation in your body. It can relieve the pain and swelling associated with many health conditions.
For example, it may relieve swelling associated with Arthritis. And it may help with other inflammatory conditions like tendonitis (chronic tendinitis).
2. Increases Serotonin Levels
CBD has been used as an alternative treatment for depression by many. How it works is that it can increase serotonin levels in the brain.
Serotonin handles regulating moods and emotions. Example of such emotions is happiness, sadness, and anger.
When there isn’t enough serotonin, people suffer from feelings of hopelessness. Plus, depression may also lead to other health concerns like insomnia and weight loss.
It’s good to know that CBD may help those who suffer from clinical depression and other mental illnesses.
3. Reduces Seizures
Some people have reported that CBD can help reduce the symptoms associated with epilepsy. In addition, it may reduce seizures in children who suffer from this condition.
Epilepsy is a disorder characterized by sudden and recurring periods of intense electrical activity within one’s brain. When someone has a seizure, they lose consciousness, lasting seconds or minutes. A seizure usually occurs while someone is sleeping. But they can also happen when a person is awake.
There are many different types of epilepsy, including:
- Generalized tonic-clonic (GTC)
- Absence status epilepticus
- Partial complex seizure disorders
Seizures are scary to experience, but CBD may lessen the number of attacks. Plus, it can fight the side-effects caused by them.
4. Reduce Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Symtoms
Did you know that approximately 400,000 people in the U.S. alone have Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?
CBD can also help to reduce the symptoms associated with MS. It does this by reducing muscle spasms and pain caused by this condition.
Much research still needs to take place. But so far, researchers have discovered that CBD works on both sides of the nervous system. And thus, with CBD, people have less pain and discomfort.
5. Acts as a Natural Pesticide
A recent study found that CBD oil was effective at killing off pests. Specifically, the oil killed aphids and spider mites. And it did this without harming any of the plants the bugs were attacking.
Having CBD work as a natural pesticide is ideal. You can avoid using harmful pesticides altogether!
Bonus: CBD Joints
If you are looking for an alternative way to consume CBD, you may want to try making a CBD joint.
To create a CBD joint, you combine CBD oil with cannabis flower. Then, you roll it up in cigarette paper. Creating a joint is an excellent way to consume CBD. And it provides some of the benefits associated with smoking marijuana.
Here’s are the ingredients and instructions on how to create a CBD joint:
CBD oil, hemp flower, papers, filter
Step One: Add CBD oil to the hemp flower. Adding oil to the flower will help you roll the joint easier.
Step Two: Grind up the flower using a grinder or your hands.
Step Three: Place the paper in a cone shape and fill it with the ground-up flower.
Step Four: Twist off the end of the joint and lick it to seal it shut. You can also use a small drop of honey or wax for extra stickiness.
Step Five: Insert the filter into one end of the joint. Then, pack it with the ground-up flower until it’s tightly packed in there. Now, you’re ready to light up!
Some people have reported that using a CBD blunt can help reduce the symptoms associated with anxiety and depression. Plus, it may also help with epilepsy, MS, and cancer. However, research is still on-going.
You should always consult your doctor before trying any new medication or supplement. This is the case even if you’re considering using CBD by itself.
But you can’t deny the power of CBD. With these uncommon uses, you can reap its many benefits!