Defining and Using CBD Oil as a Natural Remedy
CBD oil, or cannabidiol oil (say can-uh-bih-dye-all), is a blazing hot topic these days. Many natural health practitioners are extolling the amazing healing and restorative potential of cannabidiol, and anecdotal stories on CBD oil’s success are legion. Studies do exist that seem to back up what people are saying. The positive benefits of CBD oil could be phenomenal. But there is some confusion on what CBD oil actually is, and what it’s good for.
Most of us know enough about cannabidiol to know that it comes from the marijuana plant, also called cannabis, also called hemp (the industrial variety). Our knowledge generally ends there, especially in the states that do not yet have medical marijuana laws in place. For this reason many are justly concerned about the legality of obtaining and using cannabidiol. We wonder:
Terms like hemp oil, marijuana oil, and hemp seed oil only add to the confusion. We need to demystify. Let’s do that now, and talk about what cannabidiol really is, what it can do, and how CBD differs from some of the other related products that you hear about.
I'm Jennifer Capestany, a clinical herbalist and freelance writer with a practice in North Texas. Helping people deal as naturally as possible with rheumatoid arthritis, chronic illness and other chronic conditions is my calling.