We’ve recently been taking a look at some of the ways you can benefit from CBD, as well as what you should be on the lookout for when purchasing CBD products. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the most amazing facts about CBD that you might not know. If you’re curious about the potential uses of CBD in your life, don’t hesitate to call us at Shi Farms. All of our CBD products are cultivated from organic hemp we grow ourselves, without the THC that some CBD can contain. Give us a call if you have any questions!
The Queen Has Spoken
While CBD and cannabis have faced quite the stigma in recent years, that wasn’t always the case. It actually had a very royal champion. Queen Victoria, who ruled England from 1837 to 1901 when she passed, utilized cannabis with high levels of CBD to treat the pain from menstrual cramps. Current day studies have shown the Queen was on the mark, as CBD is effective as a pain reliever.
Hemp Has Been Around
Even before that, the plant from which many CBD products are derived was being harvested. In fact, it is considered one of the oldest crops in human history, with records dating back as far as 10,000–12,000 years ago. If you’ve studied much about the history of agriculture, you know that’s when it began to take shape. While it hasn’t been proven as of yet, some people believe it could have actually been the first cultivated crop.
It’s All Greek to Me
Ancient Greece was often at the forefront of discovery from an early point in their civilization. One Greek doctor by the name of Claudius Galen would provide his patients with a sort of cannabis “juice,” which can be viewed as a forerunner for modern CBD medical usage. He would prescribe it to patients as a way to treat pain, which shows the analgesic effects of CBD have been known for quite a long time. From there, other civilizations began to adopt cannabis as a medical treatment, including the Byzantine Empire and the Romans.
Research is constantly going on in both studying CBD and cancer treatments, so it’s only natural for there to be some crossover. While nobody is claiming CBD can cure cancer, there are many studies that show it’s ability to aid in cancer treatment. One of the most positive studies showed CBD may contain properties that can hinder the growth of, or outright destroy, tumor cells connected to breast cancer. To put it in terms anyone can understand, CBD was able to curb the growth of cancerous cells while preserving healthy cells unharmed.
Boosted Brain Function
If you think back to your high school health class, you might remember your teacher saying that cannabis will make you stupid. While we can’t speak for what THC can do to your brain, studies have shown how CBD can help improve brain function, which is vital for people who have had accidents that affected their brain. Patients have shown positive results in treating PTSD, epilepsy, migraines, and memory problems with CBD treatment.
That’s all of our amazing CBD facts for today, but there’s always more to learn. As research continues, much more information comes out about the treatment potential of CBD. Keep an eye on this blog as we continue to look at how CBD can help you. If you want to try it for yourself, be sure you’re ordering from a company that you can trust. Call Shi Farms to learn about our CBD isolate, derived from organic hemp grown right here in Colorado, and our wholesale CBD options. We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.
*Disclaimer: CBD research is ongoing and your results may vary. Always consult a physician to discuss if CBD is right for you.