CBG + l-limonene
CBG oil (also called cannabigerol oil, CBG rich cannabis extract, cannabis oil, cannabis extract, hemp extract, hemp oil, hash oil, or concentrated cannabis extracts) is an oleoresinextracted from Cannabis plants which contains cannabigerol (CBG). CBG-rich cannabis extracts are botanical extracts where the raw material used in the extraction is Cannabiscontaining high amounts of CBG and low amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBG oil is a new word for a product very similar to hash oil that became popular in the 1970s.
CBG oil is similar to CBD oil, with the only difference being that the dominant ingredient is CBG instead of cannabidiol (CBD). The cannabigerol content of CBG oil varies tremendously, since the manufacturers use a varying assortment of Cannabis plants and preparation techniques. Some manufacture CBG oil by mixing the CBG-rich Cannabis extract with other liquids such as hemp seed oil, olive oil, or MCT oil
In January 2015, researchers studying CBG in mice discovered neuroprotective effects with Huntington’s disease and have shown promising results in slowing down colon cancer. CBG marijuana strains will hopefully be used therapeutically as an antidepressant, and as a functioning painkiller. Researchers suggest that CBG marijuana strains will also be beneficial for the treatment of psoriasis, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis and skin diseases.
How CBG is effective
CBG is effective in a range of treatment and therapies, according to a report by Ethan B Russo, published in the British Journal of Pharmacology. These include:
- Producing modest antifungal effects
- Inhibiting keratinocyte proliferation — may be useful in treatment of psoriasis
- In conjunction with l-limonene (citrus terpene found in cannabis), CBG shows promising results to fight breast cancer
- Pure CBG and CBD cannabinoids can powerfully inhibit MRSA