7 Surprising Benefits of Cannabis Oil for Health and Beauty: Part I
Cannabis is also known as marijuana, which has been traditionally used to treat a number of health issues for thousands of years. Normally known as a kind of drug, cannabis oil has currently been becoming a common concern of many people when they are looking for a treatment for diseases, ranging from anxiety and headaches to cancer. So what benefits and uses can this ancient herb offer and how it could be used for health and beauty purposes? Some of the most surprising science-backed benefits of cannabis oil for health and beauty are described as follows:
What Is Cannabis Essential Oil?
Cannabis oil is a kind of drug made from flower and dry leaves of cannabis plants. It is also known as different names such as marijuana oil, Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) or wax. It is the concentrated substance extracted from cannabis plants. The flowers, seeds, leaves and oil of this plant could be consumed. Being green in color, cannabis oil is sticky, concentrated and highly volatile. Actually, the use of cannabis oil for medicinal purposes is legal in 25 states in the U.S. However, it is essential to have a medical certificate as well as a proof of ailment to acquire the oil from the state. In fact, there is a multitude of cannabis essential oil with distinctive functions, which are described below:
- Cannabis Olive Oil is green or dark brown and smells good: is the combination between EV Olive oil and cannabis flowers.
- Hemp Oil is obtained by grinding hemp seeds then filter for pure oil.
- Butane Hash Oil (BHO) is light amber and sticky when being touched.
- Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) is named after a person who has successfully self-medicated his skin cancer by this natural remedy in 2003. RSO is an asphalt-like oil, which is usually dark amber and extremely sticky when being touched.
Cannabis plant has a unique range of carbon compounds which are usually mentioned to as phytocannabinoids. These compounds are believed to have anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving properties. Numerous illnesses and ailments like pain, inflammation, epilepsy, anorexia, obesity, just to name a few, are being handled by cannabinoid-related compounds. Now it is time to check out surprising benefits of cannabis oil for health and beauty:
1. Support Weight Loss
It is believed that cannabis oil makes people easily hungry and increases appetite naturally. However, there is a proven research stating that cannabis oil has a positive influence on the human metabolism. Cannabis oil has the ability to stimulate the digestive system of the body. It induces appetite by promoting the release of hormones responsible for hunger. Conversely, depending on the hormones stimulated, cannabis oil may be effective in controlling obesity and decreasing appetite.
According to a research published in the Journal of Medicine, using of marijuana helps our body regulate insulin production and regulate calorie intake more efficiently. To be more specific, it is associated with a 16% reduction in insulin when people are hungry and a 17% decrease in HOMA-IR (insulin resistance).
2. Help Reduce Anxiety
Although cannabis oil may lead to anxiety and paranoid conditions in case of being abused in high doses, properly use of cannabis oil can helps reduce anxiety thanks to the interaction of this essential oil with the 5HT1-A receptor which can be found in the human brain and is related to disorders or anxiety mood.
Cannabis oil is worth trying since it could relax the mind and boost the release of pleasure hormones. As a result, it helps with stress reduction and improves general well-being.
Additionally, cannabis oil also has some positive impacts on some people who regularly experience terrible nightmares or panic attacks at night. Instead of using sleeping pills, of which the side effects can be devastating to sleep, now people can take advantage of cannabis oil, which can break down the REM sleep cycle, giving them deep sleep without bad dreaming.
According to recent studies, cannabis oil has potential value in stress reduction and sleep-related issues like insomnia. Researchers discovered that cannabinoids in cannabis oil was effective in minimizing the stress receptors in the hippocampus – the brain’s area responsible for emotional response.
Check back next week for Part II...
Written By Victoria Tan