Have you heard about CBD oil? Everyone seems to be referring to it as a new miracle “elixir”. I heard about it for the first time when I was still in the corporate world. A colleague had started giving CBD oil to her dog who sadly was diagnosed with cancer and she said that it gave her canine friend huge relief. But what is this “dagga” oil, is it safe and is it beneficial to us, or are people just getting high?


CBD or cannabidiol, is one of the chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. There are many compounds in the plant, including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which has the “psychoactive” properties. However, CBD, made from the flower and leaves, provides the benefits I mention below without the high. Damn.

NOTE: CBD oil is not the same as Hemp oil, but sometimes manufacturers use the terms interchangeably. I read this interesting article on the differences. Hemp oil does not have the same benefits as CBD oil.



1. It helps with anxiety, sleep disorders and OCD

Hardly a day goes by without at least one moment of anxiety. No matter how hard we try, life just seems rushed and hectic. Jill and I have built Equilibrio in our “pursuit of balance”, but try as we might, it keeps creeping further away from us.

A 2010 study found that CBD oil helped to decrease anxiety in people with social anxiety disorder (SAD). The researchers were able to determine via brain scans that blood flow changed in areas that were related to anxiety. CBD oil also changed how their brains reacted to stressors. An analysis conducted in 2015 suggested that CBD oil may help in treating various anxiety-related conditions other than SAD—including OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), anorexia, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder etc.


2. CBD oil helps manage chronic pain

One of the main benefits of CBD oil is pain relief. Experts say that the oil can help dim pain by influencing receptors in the brain and immune system. Studies have apparently shown decreased pain in patients with multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and some types of cancer. A 2016 study on the treatment of arthritis, found that rats with the condition who were given a CBD oil gel experienced less inflammation and less joint pain.


3. CBD oil can aid in healing skin conditions

Experts say that this miracle oil can help the turnover of skin cells which promotes a healthy complexion. It helps with both acne and dry skin and has lots of antioxidants which help keep us looking young. Also, since consumption or even inhalation of CBD oil can help us relax, you’ll be less prone to breakouts, rosacea, and dry skin.


4. CBD oil relieves nausea

CBD oil may help calm an uneasy stomach. Research has proven that both CBD and THC help reduce feelings of nausea and vomiting up to a point. Large amounts can however result in the opposite effect, and cause nausea. So be aware of the dosage.


5. It may help in preventing heart disease

CBD oil may help ward off coronary heart disease, hypertension, strokes and even heart attacks! In 2014, researchers at the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham found that CBD oil caused blood vessels to relax, which in turn lowers blood pressure.


Additional research may be needed to determine that CBD is in fact a miracle oil. But I wonder if it isn’t worth a try if you suffer from pain, anxiety or nausea. Remember to speak to your doctor first if you have any concerns or chronic conditions.

Want to get some? Faithful to Nature stocks a few brands.

Cibdol CBD Oil NORMAL, 4% CBD (400mg), 10ml, R922 BUY


Coyne CBD Oil 200mg, Vanilla Flavour 10ml, R1293 BUY



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