As a naturally growing herb, Cannabis and hemp have been used for thousands of years. However, its reputation as a drug in many parts of the world have complicated the relationship in certain parts of the world.
Manufactured primarily in France and Switzerland, from both low and high varieties of Cannabis, cannabis flower oil (also known as hemp essential oil) is obtained by steam distillation from the flowers and upper leaves of the Cannabis plant. It should not be confused with hemp oil, which is a vegetable oil that is expelled from pressing the seeds of low-THC (the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis) varieties of hemp.
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CANNABIS FLOWER OIL - USE & BENEFITS
Cannabis oil contains Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids which are key components in maintaining healthy skin. The linolenic acid present has anti-inflammatory properties that are necessary to treat acne. The oil produced is said to resemble the protein found in human blood plasma.
The cannabis flower essential oil may be used in enhancing treatment of certain ailments ranging from insomnia and women’s hormonal imbalances to respiratory tract issues, which includes hay fever, asthma, and sinusitis.
The essential oil from the cannabis flower may also be used to improve emotional problems (creating a tranquil and peaceful feeling), relieving stress and boosting energy, thereby enhancing confidence and increasing one's well-being.
It can also be useful as an insect repellant. This essential oil has insect repelling properties that can effectively drive away insects and bugs. It can be applied topically on the skin to ward off insects like mosquitoes.
The oil of the cannabis flower is good at killing plant fungi. It can be mixed with water and then used as spray to protect indoor and outdoor plants.
Although this list clearly shows that cannabis essential oils can be an effective remedy for many common health conditions, it is still a potent chemical substance extracted from a plant with psychotropic substances. Therefore, one should always take precautions when using essential oils. Before adding any new elements into your health regimen, it is advisable to speak to a professional about mixing essential oils with any present medications.
Acne - Due to its light consistency, cannabis essential oils are great for acne-prone skin. Using hemp essential oil as the carrier oil, add a few drops of neem oil, to heal and restore dark spots left from acne. You may also wish to add a bit of my lavender oil. Use this as a moisturizer, which prevents any hormonal acne by prevention of clogging pores. It also has a low SPF that I helps protect from the sun. If you burn easily, you will still need to apply a sunscreen.
Anti-Aging - The powerful components of cannabis essential oil are also used to protect the skin, and can be consumed both internally and applied externally. It assists removal of dead skin and faster re-growth, giving a healthy glow, while preventing wrinkles and signs of aging. It also protects against eczema and psoriasis.
If you have particularly oily skin, this weekly regimen, will decrease excess oils. Make a cleanser with one part hemp oil, one part tea tree oil, a few drops of lavender oil, and jojoba oil.
Anxiety and Stress - The natural compounds found in cannabis essential oil, work well for releasing pleasure hormones and relaxing the mind, reducing stress and inducing a sense of calm and relaxation. Use the same recipe(s) above, or add the essential oils to a nebulizer, diffusing the aroma throughout the room.
Appetite Booster - Cannabis essential oils can stimulate the digestive system and regulate appetite by inducing hunger. This is helpful for people who want to gain weight quickly, particularly after an extended illness.
Glaucoma - Cannabis essential oils have been linked to a reduction in glaucoma and a prevention of macular degeneration. Eye health is one of the major reasons why people turn to cannabis essential oils as they age.
Headaches and Migraines - Topically applying some cannabis essential oil at the temples or the spot of intensity for a migraine or headache can be an effective way to get relief.
Heart Health - The volatile oils in cannabis essential oil can help to improve heart health by balancing out the negative oils in your system. It can stimulate antioxidant processes as well, scraping off excess cholesterol and maximizing the health of the cardiovascular system.
Insomnia - For people who suffer from insomnia, anxiety during night time hours, or simply just want to get a restful night of undisturbed sleep, cannabis essential oil work wonders. It reduces heart rate and clears the head, inducing a lower energy level, relaxing body and mind.
Pain Reliever - Cannabis essential oil works well as a pain reliever, particularly for people with inflammation, chronic pain, as well as emergency pain relief. It also regulates female hormone balancing (symptoms of PMS to reduce painful cramps and lessening emotional distress), and works as an anti-inflammatory to reduce swelling and alleviate muscular stiffness and spasms.
Respiratory Problems - Beneficial for respiratory tract /infections such as asthma, hay fever, and sinusitis.
Skin Reactions - For eczema, psoriasis, and rashes, simply dab unrefined, cannabis or hemp oil on the affected area throughout the day. If your skin condition spreads or is not healing, check in with your doctor to ensure that is not a more severe problem.