Cannabidiol is one of over 80 cannabinoids that are natural compounds seen in Cannabis sativa – the marijuana plant. There is two main active compounds found In the cannabis plant is CBD and delta–9-tetrahydrocannabinol. CBD oil has shown very effective and good result as a treatment for a variety of conditions.
- Anticancer Mechanisms
It is the first and foremost uses of it that it is an anticancer mechanism.
CBD decreased the ability of cancer cells and stop to spread to other part of body. Treatment with CBD helps lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells
Kill cancer cells better. It blocks CPR55 signaling, decreasing cancer cell proliferation.
- CBD Able to Blunt Th1 and Th2 Dominance
CBD can blunt a rat model of asthma, both Th1 and Th2. It decreases the production and release of inflammatory cytokines. It can helps with some Th17 dominant autoimmune diseases.
- Helpful in protection against neurodegenenetative diseases
CBD prevent toxic effects of neurotransmitter glutamate and radical oxygen species in the brain, thus preventing brain cell death.
It also protects the brain in cases whereblood flow is reduced.
Because it is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, CBD may
Be a promising agent to treat and prolong survival in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis patients.
- CBD May promote heart health
In a study it is found that CBD caused dilation of arteries and protected blood vessel from damage in animal models. CBD reduced the infarct sizein the heart and brain and irregular heart rhythms in animal models. CBD reduced the heart rate and blood pressure in response to anxiety or stressful situations. CBD also influenced white blood cell function and platelet aggregation.
- Useful in treatment of depression
According to researchers, CBD has antidepressant like effects in mice. It is also found that its antidepressant effects were fast, continuous over time and comparable to a common tricyclic medication imipramine.