Why We Use Hemp Flower

Cannabis sativa

Studies have shown Hemp cannabis constituents, including various cannabinoids and terpenes, to be effective in regulating pain, improving sleep and tempering anxiety. Predominantly found in the Hemp flower, cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychactive cannabinoid, is used to support the following:

Muscle & Joint Pain

CBD has been found to modulate the levels of cytokines and chemokines—key mediators of the inflammatory response. In addition, CBD and other phytocannabinoids interact with vanilloid type-1 receptors (TRPV1), also called the capsaicin receptor, which is responsible for sensations of pain, heat and inflammation.

Sleep Aid & Stability

High-stress can lead to problems with relaxation, sleep induction and sleep maintenance, which all impact our ability to fall and stay asleep. In recent clinical evaluations, a majority of individuals with self-reported anxiety and poor sleep were found to have improved sleep scores after consuming CBD.

Anxiety & Stress Relief

Emerging evidence continues to explain the anxiolytic effects of CBD, even though all of the details are yet to be worked out. Some preliminary research in humans demonstrates that elevated doses of CBD can impact cortisol levels.

Health Benefits of Hemp Flower | Windward
History of Hemp Use | Windward

A Brief History

A member of the Cannabaceae family, Hemp is a dynamic sustainable plant and resource used for countless goods and purposes. Originating in Central Asia, Hemp cultivation for fiber was recorded in China as early as 2800 BCE before being practiced in Europe, South America and North America centuries later for making fabric, clothing and paper. The medicinal use of Cannabis sativa dates back to the beginning of Chinese Medicine and it has been used as a sacred religious plant in Buddhist, Hindu, Hebrew, African and Caribbean cultures. High in nutritional value, Hemp seeds are often consumed as food, and Hemp extract (the oil from the flower not seed) is commonly used for its therapeutic properties.

Both Hemp and Marijuana are forms of cannabis, but the term Hemp is used to classify varieties of cannabis with trace amounts (<0.3%) of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive cannabinoid. Hemp produces hundreds of cannabinoids, of which cannabidiol (CBD) is the most prevalent and has become known for its positive impact on the human endocannabinoid system.

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