Have you heard of the cannabinoid known as Cannabinol (CBN)? If not, you are not alone, there are plenty of people who haven’t heard of CBN. Everyone knows about tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), and its benefits. What people don’t know is that CBN has many medicinal purposes as well. Cannabinol is one of the compounds that is found in cannabinoids that are present in the cannabis plant. So get ready to start learning about the benefits of cannabinol.
What is Cannabinol?
Cannabinol is a compound that is produced during the degradation process of the THC. When THC is exposed to the heat and oxygen, it is broken down to CBN. This agent has numerous benefits with minimal psychoactive effect. CBN can be found in the cannabis buds that have decayed. So basically, this means that CBN is old THC.
If the plant is allowed to mature to a point where you’d look at it and say “I ain’t smoking that”, you can get a plethora of CBN quantity that can be used for medications. I think this is the reason that you haven’t heard about this yet: You lose a perfectly good harvest!
Benefits of Cannabinol
A replacement for valium?
The main thing you are going to start hearing about CBN is that it can be a replacement for diazepam and related sedatives. I wouldn’t quite go that far from what I’ve seen, but it certainly can help calm a person down somewhat when they’re feeling anxious. On a related note….
It Helps in Sleeping
It was found in a study that CBN has the most powerful sedative properties. This makes is it an essential component for treating sleep apnea, insomnia, and other sleep disorders. The evidence was provided in the study of 1976, but the complete study was finished in 1995. This study provided positive results that proved cannabinol helps in sleeping better.
The cannabinol is beneficial for treating inflammations like arthritis, asthma, diabetes multiple sclerosis, and Crohn’s disease. The proof that CBN is helpful in curing inflammation was provided in the study of 2005. Along with this, CBN is helpful in managing the creation of mucus in the lungs. This is the reason why it is used for treating glaucoma. CBN is good for decreasing the eye pressure.
Another benefit of cannabinol is that it helps in relieving pain as it produces calcitonin gene-related peptide. CBN is responsible for activating the pain trail that THC does in the brain. Such pain method is accomplished by sensory nerves and there is no effect on CB1 and CB2 receptors. It was found in a study that CBD when used with CBN, can prove to be a stronger pain reliever.
Improves Bone Growth
There is a need for more research in this area, but there are theories that CBN boosts the growth of bone. It is also believed that CBN is good for decreasing the chances of osteoporosis and various other bone problems. Some of the scientists found that CBN activates the stem cell movement in the bone marrow. This helps in the formation of your bones.
Currently, CBN is a cannabis component that is not so popular but offers many benefits. There is still the need to conduct research on the benefits of cannabinol to completely understand its value. But as with research into CBD 20 years ago, I believe that the research will show many more health benefits from this wondrous plant.