We all know CBD for being the incredible drug that was legalized because of its therapeutic properties despite having a strong stigma associated with it. But, do you know from where it is extracted?
CBD is derived from cannabis plants that have lesser than 0.3 percent THC. Since most of the cannabis strains, other than hemp, have THC in higher concentrations, CBD is usually extracted from hemp. Although CBD can be extracted from all parts of the plant other than the root, hemp flower has always been under the limelight. Hemp or CBD flowers are the most natural and unprocessed form of CBD. Let’s have a look at what else makes CBD flower special.
CBD Flower Vs Weed
Weed is another name of marijuana. CBD flower or hemp flower is different from other cannabis flowers because of its cannabinoid concentration. Weed flowers, like the plant, contain more THC (the psychoactive compound) than CBD. On the other hand, the CBD flower has more CBD than THC. This difference in concentration makes the CBD flower highly valued in the medical field.
CBD Flower Vs CBD Oil
Even though CBD flowers and CBD oil are obtained from the same source, they are not the same. CBD flowers, being raw and natural, contain more terpenes, cannabinoids, and other organic compounds than CBD oil. Moreover, the process of blooming in hemp boosts the concentration of terpenes, and other beneficial compounds in the flower to increase the chances of pollination.
CBD oil is a mixture of CBD extracted from hemp and a carrier oil like MCT, olive, or coconut oil. The quality of CBD oil depends on the CBD and carrier oil. The CBD used to make the oil undergoes different processes like carbon dioxide extraction before being mixed with a carrier oil. All these processes decrease the number of useful compounds present in it.
CBD Flowers Benefits
The magical mixture of organic compounds and CBD makes the flower a medicine to reduce inflammation. Several studies conducted on the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD have reported that it is very effective.
CBD flower is rich in CBD which is known for its anti-anxiety properties. It is widely used to relax the mind and reduce stress. Moreover, it is used to treat conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression.
CBD flower can affect the muscles of the body and reduces soreness caused by exercise. It is also used to decrease chronic pain.
CBD flower effects are spread throughout the body. The fact that it is unprocessed, makes it more beneficial to use for medicinal purposes.