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Trends Transforming The CBD And Hemp Industry Landscape In India

Ayurvedic system of medicine is based on a conceptual medical system which depends on balancing three functional elements of human body viz. Vayu, Pitta and Kapha.

Hemp and CBD are both derived naturally from the Cannabis plant. Cannabis has always been a part of the ancient Vedas and has been classified as one of the five sacred plants. Cannabis finds earliest mentions in Ayurveda text as “Vijaya” . It has been held in high esteem for its medicinal properties. Ayurveda literature like the Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, and Shargandhara Samhita mention the use and properties of Vijaya in the following manner-

1. Deepana (promotes secretions of enzymes),

2. Pachana (digestive),

3. Ruchya (stimulates olfactory & taste buds),

4. Madakari (intoxicant),

5. Vyavayi (quick-acting),

6. Grahi (drying effect),

7. Medhya (cognitive),

8. Rasayana (promotes life)

Medicinal Use- Medical cannabis is cannabis that is used to treat medical conditions. The main cannabinoid utilised in medicinal cannabis is CBD, thus it isn’t used for its intoxicating properties. Cannabinoid compounds are also produced by the body. Pleasure, memory, reasoning, attention, body movement, knowledge of time, appetite, pain, and the senses are all regulated by these substances (taste, touch, smell, hearing, and sight). CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid with a wide range of therapeutic and medical applications. Some of these benefits5 are-

  • to control pain,
  • to ease nausea,
  • to treat loss of appetite,
  • to treat some symptoms of multiple sclerosis

1. The pro-legalization movement will gain momentum.

Cannabis know as Vijaya has been recognised in the Ayurveda which is governed by the Drugs & Cosmetics Act Based on a conceptual medical system, the Ayurvedic System of Medicine depends on balancing three functional elements of the human body viz: Vayu (air), Pitta (fire) and Kapha (water and earth). As per the Ayurvedic process, Good health depends on equilibrium between all these three factors and any imbalance may cause disease.

Ayurvedic system of medicine is based on a conceptual medical system which depends on balancing three functional elements of human body viz. Vayu (air), Pitta (fire) and Kapha (water and earth). As per Ayurveda, good health depends on equilibrium between these three factors and imbalance may cause disease. Many ayurvedic physicians in India have detailed the qualities and uses of Cannabis sativa for thousands of years. The legislation is being largely boosted as more and more people are becoming aware about the potential benefits of the plant.

2. The selling of cannabis is projected to increase.

We see new ventures in the cannabis space regularly in India due to the rapidly increasing customer base. The western world already has many multi-billion dollar cannabis companies. This only tells us about the potential it hold for India.

3. Consumers will have better knowledgeable about the plant’s benefits as well as its compounds.

The cannabis plant does not only contain CBD & THC, in the recent years we have come to learn that other cannabinoids such as CBC,CBG,THCV, THC A, Terpenes and CNB are a part of the plant. There is an increase in awareness about the effects and benefits of these different compounds.

4. Medical marijuana will be prescribed by more doctors.

IIIM CSIR have been already been conducting research and clinical trials on the scared herb. Many medical cannabis companies in the country have started conducting CME (Continuing medical education ) seminars which will only lead doctors learning about the potential benefit of the plant. This will allow certified practitioners prescribing the cannabis based medicines.

5. A wider range of cannabis products will be offered.

We have seen a range of CBD products already in the market USA & Canada due to the federal legalization . They range from CBD shampoos to CBD sparkling water. We have seen many new innovative cannabis derived products already in the Indian market.

6. There will be more diverse range of customers

Since there are a range of different cannabis products available in the market catering to different segments, it is inevitable that the target group for cannabis is bound to increase over a period of time

Source: Business World

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