How to Take Hemp Oil for Treating Nausea, Vomiting, and Sickness
Hemp oil is known for its ability to treat or lessen the impact of multiple medical conditions and symptoms. From chronic ailments to daily stress, cannabidiol is the non-pharmaceutical option so many people have always been looking for. With such a broad range of effects, it’s no surprise that hemp oil holds the potential to treat nausea, vomiting, and sickness. In fact, hemp oil’s first uses in mainstream medicine within the past few decades include one, treating seizures, and two, reducing the sickness associated with cancer patients’ chemotherapy. For a while, there were many who believed it’s only purpose was to treat nausea, though we’ve quickly learned that its capabilities go far beyond that. Here’s how hemp oil treats nausea, and how to take hemp oil for yours.
Causes of Nausea
There are many causes of nausea. From a psychiatric perspective, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders are the common culprits of nausea. Many serious medical conditions are also accompanied by queasiness, including brain tumors, vertigo, meningitis, and stroke. Similarly, treatments for chronic medical conditions like chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery can all cause nausea. Even daily parts of our lives hold the potential to make us feel sick, including illness or infections, extreme pain, motion sickness, pregnancy, and premenstrual syndrome.
How Hemp Oil Treats Nausea
There are a couple of different pathways that affect the nausea center of the brain, and it’s by affecting CB1 receptors in the endocannabinoid system that you can inhibit nausea and vomiting. Hemp oil increases anandamide, which is a molecule that indirectly activates CB1 receptors found in the medulla. The medulla is the portion of the brain that contains innate and autonomic (or, involuntary) actions such as vomiting. Once anandamide activates CB1 receptors, the feelings of nausea are reduced. Additionally, hemp oil can use indirect mechanisms for managing underlying causes of nausea such as those listed above. It should be noted that THC is also effective, and works directly on CB1 receptors as opposed to indirectly, but is not legal nationwide.
How to Use Hemp Oil for Nausea
There are many ways to take hemp oil. However, orally consuming hemp oil can be difficult when you have an upset stomach. Even worse, actually, vomiting could nullify taking the hemp oil all together if consumed orally. Your best option is to take hemp oil sublingually, or underneath the tongue. Hold it for up to a minute, and then spit it out. It’s totally safe to swallow it, but likely not recommended if you’re feeling queasy.
Other Herbs That Treat Nausea
Combining hemp oil with other herbs may offer additive effects. Ginger, lemon balm, chamomile, and peppermint are all options for relieving nausea, and most of them can be found as herbal teas. Try adding hemp oil to a freshly-brewed cup of tea — our peppermint-flavored hemp oil would complement one nicely!
cannajoy’s All-Natural Hemp Oil for Nausea
We know that struggling with nausea isn’t the most fun, and at cannajoy, we’re so proud to offer organic hemp oil to help relieve sickness symptoms among so many other benefits. Our hemp oil is all-natural, made from non-GMO hemp, and grown without pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. Plus, we process our hemp through CO2 extraction, so there are no traces of chemicals typically used for hemp oil creation. Shop our line of hemp oils online now, and see how much better you can feel!