As far as health benefits go, the flower part of the CBD is often over-looked. Many people have a misconception that the flower is only for those who smoke weed and want to get high, but this is not the case and we are here to give you some information on how this magnificent plant can benefit not just the people who smoke it, but just about anyone who is interested in knowing.
Firstly, to clarify. Smoking does not diminish any therapeutic effects it has on the body or health and this format of ingesting it is just as good as any other on the market. As with anything that you are not fully aware of and smoke, it can have some side-effects and with plants, it is the same.
CBD Flowers are exactly that, the part of the hemp plant that has the buds and is 100% natural. Many users have already been reaping the benefits of it and researchers are adding more to the list of amazing things it can do for our health, mind, and body (and some may say soul, too) in a good way.
The Entourage Effect
This process called the Entourage Effect has become quite the trend in recent years and people are wondering what is so good about it. In simple terms, it is a culmination of three things and the processes that go with it. These are the three plant compounds that work together hand in hand, and they are – Terpenes, Cannabinoids, and Flavonoids.
A large part of treatments involves using the entire plant, mainly because of the benefits each of the components mentioned above has, and when used synergistically, the potency for treatment and medicinal use is more powerful and the results are on a more holistic basis.
When the components within the plant (including these 3 main ones) interact with the human body, it influences it much stronger than any individual component. In other words, it is more effective than using only certain parts of the flower.
Because of this, when clinical trials are done, the results confirmed are higher and clearer, in that it has been noted to help relieve several conditions and ailments such as PTSD, pain anxiety, and depression.
Other slightly different uses for it have been to curb addictions to drugs, tobaccos, and alcohol, and also a few neurological conditions and epilepsy have trials have been done to prove its usefulness.
To understand the process, an example would be one of the human interactions. We all have our own uniquely different gifts and capabilities that we use every single day. Sometimes we will meet other people with either similar or different skills or gifts. When we partner up with these people all our skills and capabilities combine, the effect is multiplied ten-fold and so are the group achievements.
Much in the same way when these components are combined to work with one another as opposed to individually, view this page here. The chemistry just works better, and they are more powerful and have a lot more to offer. This is what’s known as the entourage effect.
Will It ever Become Fully Legal?
This is a tough question, that a lot of people are asking and there may be a possibility of it in the near future, however, there are a few things that need to be sorted out first before this can take place. Some of these aspects include, but are not limited to:
1. The inconsistency of the plant material extract and its potency is questionable, mainly due to environmental factors such as weather conditions, and how this affects the yield. Only when this has been stabilized, will there be consistent results.
2. A lot of the legalizing depends on quality control, which, at the moment has been seen to be of a below-standard result. By this we mean, the end product is not always checked thoroughly, which means one can get contaminated, toxin-filled, unsafe, and even less-effective results from consuming or using it, in any way.
This adulterated product is not fit for consumption and the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) does not monitor herbal medicines as strictly as other pharmaceutical ones yet.
3. Last, but not least. The lack of knowledge for botanicals, at present, also plays a crucial part. Research is still on-going and may take several years to conclude. Until then, we work with what we know now.