Records show that the generations before us used cannabis to relieve pain, reduce anxiety and assist with sleep, reports satPRnews.

To understand CBD’s medicinal potential, a basic understanding of its effect on the human body is essential. Here is the short, simple version: Our body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that produces cannabinoid receptors. These receptors play a role in a variety of physiological processes, including memory, sleep, mood, appetite and pain sensation. The interesting bit is how CBD hemp oil acts on your endocannabinoid system.

This study published in Neurotherapeutics has found that CBD activates or inhibits other compounds in the endocannabinoid system. It may, for instance, interact with a compound in the ECS system and suppress the amount of pain you experience from a chronic disease or medical condition. CBD appears to have a beneficial effect on a number of bodily functions, which should not be surprising given the fact that the body itself produces its own cannabinoids.