Approved to Treat Epilepsy
Though we need more research, a 2015 medical journal review article looked at CBD and its effect on multiple anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, seasonal affective disorder, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The results showed that there was “strong preclinical evidence” to support the treatment of anxiety disorders with CBD, though more research is needed on long-term dosing.
Most of these studies have focused on animal participants, and further research is needed. Experts recommend awareness around these potential side effects when prescribing cannabis to patients who are of reproductive age.
Research surrounding CBD is ongoing, and there are many questions that researchers do not have the answers to yet, such as whether or not the means of taking CBD impacts the risks or efficacy. Some common means of taking CBD include inhaling through a vaporizer, ingesting in food, or taking orally as a pill.
The study notes that CBD is tested and has shown benefits for contextual fears (context matters). As well as states that other evidence indicates how CBD “modulates fundamental neurobiological processes” with Pavlovian fear conditioning, which is learning the different environments and stimuli that are related to threats, and therefore helping survival during fearful events.
The study also found that after conduction research on rats, that CBD increased CBF, which significantly affects and decreases the probability of a stroke. A decrease in CBF shows great relevance to strokes.
5. May Reduce Stress
Also in similar terms as CBD helping depression, there is plenty of evidence suggesting that CBD can be great for stress as well.
Here are 31 proven health benefits and uses of CBD oil that are all backed by scientific studies. Hemp-derived Cannabidiol (CBD) has been trending lately as an agent with many health benefits. CBD comes from the Cannabis Sativa plant, and is used in many forms, including CBD oil tinctures, gummies, creams, and more. Each form with their own unique benefits.
The one caveat of this study is that they only noticed that the combination is only effective in those individuals who have been dealing with migraines and chronic headaches since childhood. Stating that it does not improve relief more than other treatments in people without previous history.