As the world is getting busier with time, the diseases are increasing as well. Almost everyone today has pain issues. It might be related to a disease or simply signs of ageing. Whatever the reason might be, I can understand how it gets into your nerves.
Pain killers are temporary relievers. But we all know its use in the long term can be harmful to the liver. So, here I have a natural remedy for you which can help you to get rid of chronic pain. That is Hemp oil.
So, let’s discuss in brief about Hemp oil and how you can use it as a pain reliever.
What is Hemp Oil?
Hemp oil, also known as Hemp seed oil, is a full spectrum oil produced from the seeds of the plant Cannabis sativa. Unlike CBD, it is produced only from the seeds of the plant. The THC content in Hemp oil is little or none which makes it safer to use. The oil is unrefined, green in colour, organic, and natural.
Composition of Hemp Oil
Hemp oil is completely natural and does not include any CBD, THC or CBN. 49% of it is in the form of an edible oil that contains 76% essential fatty acids like omega-6 fatty acids including linoleic acid (LA, 54%), gamma-linolenic acid (GLA, 3%), omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA, 17%) with monounsaturated fat (5% to 11%), and stearidonic acid (2%).
Difference Between Hemp Oil and Marijuana
Hemp oil and Marijuana are both produced from the same genus called Cannabis. The THC or Tetrahydrocannibal contents in both are very different. The THC content in Hemp oil is 0.3% and in marijuana its more than 0.3%.
Hemp oil does not control the mind of a person but Marijuana does. They are quite confusing because of their source of origin. However, Hemp oil is completely safe and will not affect you in any way.
Usage of Hemp Oil for Pain Relief
As mentioned above, Hemp oil can be the solution to your stubborn pain due to disorders, diseases or ageing. Now, let’s understand how it can ease your pain and help you live a normal life.
How to take Hemp Oil for Pain Relief?
Hemp oil can be taken as drops or capsules, with food or water. Or else, it can be mixed with creams, lotions, etc for massaging. Drops get mixed with the bloodstream easily and work immediately. You can massage the affected area to get relief as well.
Its always better to start with a low dose and increase it with time. However, you should not self-prescribe this medication. Always consult your doctor before using it.
Uses of Hemp Oil
Hemp oil is very useful for pain related to conditions like Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Chemotherapy, and Menustration. Now, Let’s discuss how it can be beneficial in these conditions
Eases Arthritis Pain:
Arthritis occurs when certain joints of hands, legs, and knees get inflamed. Hemp oil reduces
the inflammation by blocking the formation of cytokines and eases the symptoms. It does not cause any side effects like other anti-inflammatory drugs and provides relief.
Helps to Reduce Chemotherapic Pain:
Chemotherapy triggers certain symptoms like nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and aches which makes a person weak from inside as well as outside. Hemp oil is beneficial to get rid of aches, also reduce vomiting and nausea. It is beneficial in reducing the growth of cancer cells as well.
Provides Relief in Multiple Sclerosis:
We all know, Multiple Sclerosis causes a lot of muscle spasms with stiffness, pain, and difficulty in mobility. Hemp oil helps to relieve the pain and stiffness by relaxing the muscles and hence improves the mobility in patients.
Fibromyalgia causes headache, stiffness, pain, and fatigue. This can be very challenging for a patient to continue their normal life. Hemp oil reduces the stiffness and pain by relaxing the muscles and is also useful to get rid of the headache.
Reduces Menstrual Pain
Women face menstrual pain almost every month. PMS like breast tenderness, cramps, and bloating are also reduced by Hemp oil. It is further very beneficial for mood swings and irritability.
Why Should You Consider Using Hemp Oil?
As mentioned above, there are numerous reasons to consider Hemp oil as a natural alternative to Pain Killers.
Here are some of them:
- Firstly, it is absolutely organic and natural.
- It does not have any significant side effects.
- It is not addictive and it does not control the state of your mind.
- Also, it is almost legal everywhere.
Side Effects of Hemp Oil
Although no serious side effects have been observed till the date, there are certain things that might get triggered.
Some of the side effects are listed below :
- Stomach cramps
- Acid reflux
It is better to consult a medicinal professional or your doctor before taking Hemp oil to avoid side effects.
If you are on certain medications, talk to your medical professional to avoid drug interactions. Some of the medications that might interact with hemp oil are as follows :
- HMG CoA reductase inhibitors
- Calcium channel blockers
- HIV antivirals
- Immune modulators
- Angiotensin II blockers
- Oral hypoglycemic agents
However, your doctor should be aware of the medications as well as the herbs you are taking to avoid drug to drug interactions
It can be concluded from this article that Hemp oil is a safe, legal, and organic product with innumerable health benefits. Also, it has lesser or no side effects. It plays a major role in reducing pain related to different conditions and diseases. However, do not stop your medications without consulting a doctor. Your doctor should know the combination of medicines and herbs you are taking in. Also, talk to him/her about the right dose of hemp oil suitable for you.