People have long been aware of the effects of cannabis on the mind and body. These properties have interested researchers for a long time, but it has been impossible to conduct proper trials due to their illegal status. Only recently has cannabis re-entered the field of reputable research, and only in some states is it legal to use for medicinal purposes. With modern technology, people can finally establish what makes this plant such a versatile treatment tool. Here are the beneficial properties of CBN tincture.
CBN, a cannabinoid only briefly present in the cannabis plant before heat destroys it, is a powerful antibacterial agent. Researchers have discovered that CBN tincture has stronger antibacterial activity than both CBD and THC. Due to that, scientists expect it will be a useful addition to current antibiotics used against MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), as well as E Coli, streptococci, pseudomonas aeruginosa, staphylococcus epidermis, and other pathogenic bacteria – especially drug-resistant strains such as these.
CBN has the potential of being used as an antiemetic. Even though it is only present in small amounts in most cannabis strains, many medical marijuana patients have long noted that certain strains are more effective against nausea than others. Studies have shown that this may be due to higher or lower CBN content in these strains or their ratios of THC to CBD for some people.
CBN has also been found to have surprisingly powerful anti-inflammatory effects. This discovery could lend itself to treatments for arthritis and similar conditions and provide insight into how cannabinoids work together with other chemicals produced by the bodies (endocannabinoids). These endocannabinoids can be used for various functions, including appetite, memory, and other cognitive functions. CBN can bind with cannabinoid receptors even weaker than THC, making it a good anti-inflammatory. That is because the presence of a weaker agonist at the receptor makes it easier for your body’s natural endocannabinoids to activate the receptor as well.
4) Appetite Stimulant
CBN tincture has been shown to stimulate appetite, which could prove helpful to those suffering from anorexia and anyone who might need a little help putting on weight – such as cancer patients going through chemotherapy. Those struggling with eating disorders often have irregular CB1 receptor expression in their endocannabinoid system – especially in the hypothalamus – which directly affects appetite and metabolism.
The exact mechanism of action of CBD is unclear. Unlike THC, CBD has a relatively low affinity for cannabinoid receptors in the brain. This is the molecule that binds to THC for its psychoactive effects.
In contrast, CBD is thought to affect other receptors, including opioid receptors that regulate pain and glycine receptors involved in the regulation of the “feel good” hormone serotonin.
Its proponents claim that CBD oil can treat a wide variety of health problems, including:
- Chronic pain
- Drug addiction and withdrawal
- High blood pressure
- Muscle spasm
- Parkinson’s disease
Some of these claims are more supported by research than others. Despite its growing popularity, CBD oil remains under-researched. These are just some of what the current evidence says.