Cannabidiol in Medicine

Cannabidiol is usually the primary cannabinoid of fibre or industrial hemp and the second most prevalent cannabinoid in drug types of the hemp plant. In fibre hemp Cannabidiol is present in concentrations in the range of about 0.5 to 2 % in the upper third of the plant and the flowers. In recent years there is increasing interest in the therapeutic potential of CBD, which causes no psychotropic effects and even in high doses does not cause relevant side-effects. Only a few clinical studies have been conducted so far, but basic research suggests a potential therapeutic use in a large number of diseases like:

  • schizophrenia
  • epilepsy
  • skin diseases and different symptoms.

Cannabinoids, including Cannabidiol are potent anti-oxidants, CBD has anxiolytic and strong anti-inflammatory properties too. A large number of products like CBD tinctures with very high CBD contents, CBD oils, CBD chewing gum and other products ready for use are available for example in US states.

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