High CBD hemp buds
High CBD Hemp Buds
When it was discovered that CBD had some important health benefits those who grew the hemp plants began to work on increasing the output.
The buds were the obvious choice as they already had the highest amount of CBD in them.
In order to understand how this works we need to go back to the mid nineteenth century. Father Gregor Mendel was an Augustinian monk who lived in Austria. He was highly educated in math and science. He also had a chance to learn to use a microscope, which was catching on as a research tool.
He chose to study pea plants because there are such a variety of them. His studies proved that parents, either of plants or animals, pass on genetic traits to their offspring. This led to a lot of development in the farming industry… once the idea caught on. By selective breeding certain traits could be encouraged. In this case, an increase in CBD was the result.
Why would high CBD hemp buds be useful?
There are many health problems that can be dealt with by using both the buds and the oil produced from them. There are also several ways they can be applied.
The opoid epidemic has made pain relief difficult for those who deal with chronic pain, pain from cancer and various other serious conditions. Doctors are cautioned not to prescribe these medications and tend to be on the stingy side when they do prescribe them.
Cannabinoids are being studied not only because of this epidemic but because the population of most industrialized countries is aging. Part of the aging process involves pain and it can be intractable… difficult to stop. Several well organized studies have been done and they show that this pain can be stopped or at least mitigated by CBD.
The process by which it works is an interaction with the human endocannabinoid system. There are receptors all over the body but especially along the nervous system and the spinal column. The cannabinoids in CBD trigger these receptors reducing both pain and inflammation.
A lot of things can cause problems in the digestive tract. Whether it’s a food allergy, an intolerance to gluten or lactose or any other difficulty getting over it becomes a priority. The endocannabinoid system also has quite a few receptors in the stomach and other parts of the digestive tract. Studies suggest that the interaction with CBD can relax the system, cause motility to be normalized, reduce inflammation and ease pain. There is also a suggestion that it could inhibit certain cancers.
Lung diseases such as asthma and COPD are frightening and deadly. Over three thousand people a year die from complications related to asthma and both doctor visits and hospitalizations are much higher. Studies indicate that CBD can reduce inflammation of mast cells and relax the airways.
While most people know that smoking tobacco products can lead to all kinds of deadly illnesses it is still big business. Once someone starts smoking the quickly become addicted and this addiction is said to be as bad as heroin when it comes to quitting. There is a long list of problems that crop up. Most of them have to do with withdrawal symptoms but all of them can be mitigated by high CBD hemp buds.
Anxiety and irritability are two serious problems that develop. The cannabinoids in this flower can help soothe the irritation and calm the anxiety. There is also a fear of weight gain. That’s because tobacco is both a metabolic booster and an appetite suppressant. When the tobacco stops things get back to normal and weight gain is a distinct possibility. The endocannabinoid system responds to the oil in the buds and helps suppress the appetite again making it easier to avoid that pitfall.
There are social problems that arise as there will be when stopping anything addicting. One complaint has been ‘what do I do with my hands?’ When smoking that’s easy. There are several little tasks and rituals associated with it. Switching to hemp buds could provide an answer.
Sleep disorders affect up to seventy million Americans each year. Another twenty-five million have sleep apnea. Those who were surveyed reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day. Falling asleep while driving results in over fifteen hundred fatalities and another forty thousand non-fatality accidents each year. It is a big problem.
As a recent review of cannabinoids and sleep disorders says, “research on cannabis and sleep is in its infancy.” That said studies do show that several sleep disorders could benefit from the use of cannabinoids. Some forms of sleep apnea have a short term benefit. Those who suffer from PTSD can find some relief from the nightmares associated with that disorder. It may also help people to avoid falling asleep during the day which would definitely cut back on accidents.
Research is still in preliminary stages but studies are showing that cannabinoids could help people dealing with eating disorders. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are considered hard to treat. They can also be deadly. The studies suggest that CBD can calm the anxiety that comes with these disorders as well as repair the natural reward and motivation impulses. The University of California’s San Diego campus is at the forefront of this research.
How to use high CBD hemp buds:
There are several ways to use these flowers. They can be smoked and for some purposes this is the best option, particularly if you are already a smoker. You can buy it prepared or get dried buds and make CBD oil at home.
Another way is to make hemp tea. The process is similar to making regular tea. Again, you can get already prepared teabags or you can get loose buds and pour the boiling water over it. A third option is to get powdered hemp. This can be added to food or other beverages. Because there are receptors all along the alimentary canal the cannabinoids will do their job.