CBD and CBG Cannabinoids Potential Medical Benefits
All below links are from the National Library of Medicine at PubMed.gov
CBD and CBG are both non-intoxicating cannabinoids, meaning they won’t make you high. They also both interact with the same endo-cannabinoidal receptors in the body. Here’s a list of the many promising uses of the cannabis plant.
Anti–oxidative and Anti-Inflammatory. 12/25/2019 study
Anxiety, PTSD & Sleep Disorders. A 2015 study shows CBDs potential as a treatment for anxiety related disorders and this 2019 study & this 10/12/2016 study show its potential as a sleep aid and PTSD treatment.
Anti-Cancer. Oct 30th 2020 Study
Advanced Cancer. 12/06/2019 study
Colorectal Cancer. 01/01/2018 Study
Advanced Cancer. 12/06/2019 study
Epilepsy. 05/25/2017 study
Chronic Pain. 09/2020 study
Blood Pressure. New study published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine
Menstrual Cramps Jan 2019 study
Multiple Sclerosis. Jan 29th 2015
CBG appears to have a few different functions and health benefits than CBD. It is the precursor to other cannabinoids. CBGa, the acidic form of CBG, breaks down to form CBG, CBD, and CBC when heated. Current research suggest that it may offer several benefits. While these studies are promising, much more research is needed to confirm the benefits of CBG.
- Appetite loss–HIV or cancer. 2016 study
- Bacterial infections. 2008 study
- Bladder dysfunctions. 2015 study
- Colon Cancer. 2014 study
- Glaucoma. 2008 study
- Huntington’s disease. 2015 study
- Inflammatory bowel disease. 2013 study
Terpenes and Terpenoids
Looking at the top three terpenes listed in the strain descriptions, may help you in your choice of which strains to use.
Bisabolol – Aroma: Light, sweet, and floral – Potential Medical Benefits: anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and analgesic properties.
Caryophyellene – Aroma: Spicy, cinnamon, cloves, and black pepper, – Potential Medical Benefits: Anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, Analgesic and Alcohol craving reduction, Anti-Cancer.
Farnesene – Aroma: Green apple
Potential Medical Benefits: Anxiety Relief & Antispasmodic has calming and sedative properties that can relieve anxiety and relax muscles to reduce spasmodic episodes, and is found in many indica strains.
Guaiol – Aroma: Cypress Pine and Rose – Potential Medical Benefits: Menstrual regulation and Syphilis
Humulene – Aroma: Spicy, Earthy and Woody – Potential Medical Benefits: anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, Anti-Tumor, Pharmacokinetic and appetite suppression.
Limonene – Aroma: Fruity, citrus, woody Potential Medical Benefits: Elevated mood, Stress relief, Antifungal properties, Antibacterial, May help relieve heartburn and gastric reflux.
Linalool Aroma: spicy, floral,
Potential Medical Benefits: Anti-anxiety, Antidepressant, Sedative, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-epileptic and Analgesic
Myrcene – Aroma: Mango, Hops, Bay leaf, Thyme, Lemongrass and basil – Potential Medical Benefits: Anti-anxiety and antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, sedative and antimutagenic.
Nerolidol – Aroma: Apple, citrus, fruity, rose Potential Medical Benefits: anti-bacterial, anti-cancer, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antimicrobial anti-parasitic and inhibits growth of leishmaniasis.
Ocimene – Aroma: sweet, fragrant, herbaceous, and woodsy – Potential Medical Benefits: Antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic, decongestant, antibacterial
Pinene – Aroma: Pine or evergreen – Potential Medical Benefits: Antioxidant and insomnia.
Flavonoids are the color- giving nutrients in all-living things and with over 6,000 types is one of the largest nutrient families known to science. They give hemp it’s purple or bright green colors and are also known for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.
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