Cannabinol (CBN) is one of the hundreds of cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids are the chemicals responsible for providing healing and therapeutic effects on patients, and their effects are very varied. CBN is a chemical that can provide relief from insomnia, loss of appetite and chronic pain.
There’s not a lot of information out there on cannabinol, but some researches have been conducted and have demonstrated promising results on the following areas:
CBN is a powerful sedative, backed up by studies conducted in 1976. It was also discovered that the combination of CBN and THC in strains results in a super powerful sleeping effect which is what probably happens when people get super high and just feel like napping. Cannabinol is not known for getting people very high, so if you want to sleep without getting high your best bet is to pair the chemical with other type of compounds.
Research on rats demonstrated that cannabinol is responsible for increasing appetite, which makes it a great option for people who suffer from degenerative diseases and who don’t want to get high every time they consume their medicine (like THC).
In rodents, CBN demonstrated help in asthma and other types of inflammatory diseases. It prevented the overproduction of mucus in lungs and is also helpful for combating allergies.
One of the most surprising discoveries was that CBN could function as an antibiotic, battling powerful infections like MRSA, a dangerous disease that can result in amputations and even death.
THC and CBD are both known to have a healing effect on pain, both tapping into capsaicin-sensitive sensory nerves.
Cannabinol has a hypothermic effect on the body, being able to lower its temperature, providing pain relief and a cooling effect.