Industrial hemp CBD flower can be smoked,vaped, or brewed, to receive the benefits of cannabis. The flower can be prepared and used in the preparation of meals.
It should be noted that as a rule, the quality of the CBD flower (or oil) is the main factor in how effective it is to treat a condition. Because flowers are not processed they remain in their most natural state. This is the ideal condition since it ensures that the properties and compounds remain fully intact. This includes –
- Terpenes – a terpene is chemical responsible for the aroma of a cannabis compound
- Flavonoids – responsible for the pigmentation, color
CBD Terpenes and the Entourage Effect
CBD, when combined with terpene oil (also derived from the hemp plant), can be used to treat many different ailments. Each cannabis strain has its own version of terpene that, when combined with CBD, have what is known as an “entourage effect”. What this means is that their effects are magnified by each other. Thus, each different strain has a different effect that is magnified when mixed with CBD.
One strain of terpene is the beta-myrcene strain. This terpene is said to reduce pain, reduce inflammation, and help relax the muscles naturally. Limonene, another terpene, has a slight citrus smell and can fight tumors, infections, and digestive problems. A third strain, beta-caryophyllene has been found to reduce inflammation and lessen nerve pain.