Cannabis Essential Oil for Pain Relief
Hemp is no longer just for hippies. With the legalization of cannabis in many places, there is growing interest in its health benefits outside the circle of recreational users. The whole plant as well as the isolated constituents TCH and CBD are becoming the focus of those seeking natural relief for various aliments. For example, much has been made recently of CBD oil and its ability to relieve pain. Few people are familiar with cannabis essential oil, however, which may have even greater benefits.
Cannabis Essential Oil
Cannabis essential oil, also called hemp essential oil, is steam distilled from the flowers and leaves of the cannabis sativa or hemp plant, usually from varieties low in THC and higher in CBD. A thin, pale yellow liquid with a scent described as “sharp, herbaceous, green and slightly spicy” (Robbins, n.d.), it is used in perfumery, cosmetics, and as a flavoring in food and drink. Though it contains no measurable THC or CBD, it is highly effective in reducing both acute and chronic pain.
The key active components are two biochemicals, myrcene and caryophyllene, both of which are highly anti-inflammatory and analgesic. Cannabis’ qualities as a muscle relaxant and sedative also contribute to pain relief by helping the body let go of tension and stress. In conclusion, hemp essential oil is considered one of the most effective essential oils for relieving pain, whether related to cancer, migraines, MS, arthritis or injury and is “highly recommended for people suffering inflammation or ongoing chronic pain.” (Carter, 2018)
Try our Gold Perfume Oil, which features cannabis essential oil and amber, to ease the tensions of mind and body.