Cannabis is one of the earliest crops cultivated in the history of mankind. It was used as both food and medicine. The earliest oral use of cannabis as a treatment for anxiety appears in a Vedic text around 2000 BC. This has been one of the most common uses of the plant throughout history and across many different cultures.
Studies of the cannabis plant in more recent times have discovered the main active ingredients THC and CBD. THC is the psychoactive component of the cannabis family of plants and occurs in higher concentrations in the Marijuana plant. It has been shown to increase anxiety in some patients while reducing it in others.
CBD on the other hand is found in higher concentrations in the Hemp plant. This is the non psychoactive ingredient. High CBD cannabinoids can be very effective in reducing chronic anxiety and stress. They can also protect the body from the physiological effects of both.
In 2012 a number of international studies concluded that CBD has been shown to reduce anxiety, and in particular social anxiety. More clinical trials are called for. In 2014 an animal study related to stress and the endocannabinoid system was conducted. It determined that “augmentation of the endocannabinoid system might be an effective strategy to mitigate behavioral and physical consequences of stress”. For more information I highly recommend the book CBD A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis. https://amzn.to/3gLzLde
On a personal note, I’ve noticed a significant reduction in my stress and anxiety levels since starting taking CBD. I’ve also noticed an improvement in my sleep quality. My regimen is 50mg of CBD from a broad spectrum Hemp oil daily. Dosages vary from person to person so it is always a good idea to consult your physician before starting a CBD regimen. For more information http://markloesales.kannaway.com