With its origins in Central Asia, Cannabis Sativa is a natural herb with a host of health benefits. You may know it as ‘marijuana’ or cannabis and it is being used for over thousands of years by many ancient cultures to treat a host of ailments.

While a little controversial and illegal in many parts of the world, there has been much push for its legalization in the past decade.

Below listed are a few benefits of this amazing herb:

Stress and Anxiety
Studies suggest that cannabinoids can help control one’s emotional response, especially just after having experience a trauma or stressful situation. The herb helps minimize the receptors of stress in the hippocampus, which is the part of the brain that is responsible for emotional response.

Cannabis oil has been used for centuries to treat respiratory ailments in Chinese as well as Indian cultures. It’s analgesic effects and anti-inflammatory properties help dilate the bronchial tubes and allow for the better flow of oxygen.

Heart Health
Strong antioxidant properties of cannabis oil prove for it to beneficial for the treatment of various heart related ailments. Studies have suggested that cannabis oil treatment can help prevent some heart related disease such as heart attacks, strokes and atherosclerosis.

Pain Relief
Cannabis oil has been used in ancient medicine most commonly for pain relief, so that one can enjoy a more a comfortable healing process.

Protects the skin
When applied topically, cannabis oil can help promote a healthy skin appearance. It can also help treat certain skin diseases caused out of anxiety such as rosacea and eczema.

Speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist to find out how you could make this amazing and beneficial oil a part of your life or get in touch with a Homeopath to learn more.