CBD, or cannabidiol, is becoming the health trend that might take over the world–but how do you begin to find out more about CBD? If you try to research online there’s a lot of reputable information out there, but you have to shift through all the too-good-to-be-true claims and misinformation to get what you’re looking for.
What’s the best way to try or buy CBD? Why are people using it? How does it work? What’s the difference between hemp and cannabis? What’s the endocannabinoid system? So, many questions… Perhaps you want to target a specific physical complaint like chronic pain or inflammation or you just want to make CBD part of your wellness routine. Are you curious about cooking with CBD or trying homemade, CBD-infused topicals and beauty products? Maybe you just want some background info before you go in a new CBD store and get hit with a sales pitch?
Here’s five books that cover the basics, from general use to medicinal applications, as well as recipes for CBD-infused cuisine, cosmetics, and other DIY concoctions:
CBD: Hemp Oil 101 by Tommy Rosenthal–This book is full of basics for readers looking for a general overview of CBD, how cannabinoids work with the body’s endocannabinoid system, and potential benefits. In it’s second edition, the new version has been updated with current information and data. In particular, learn everything you ever needed to know about hemp oil, which has been used for many purposes, both medicinal and industrial, for centuries. As an added bonus, the author will include “A Brief History of Cannabis,” with the new edition. At Amazon.
CBD: What You Need to Know by Dr. Gregory Smith, M.D., MPH–Written by medical doctor and consultant Dr. Gregory Smith, this book gives an overview of CBD that’s focused on patients and medicinal uses. Readers seeking info on specific illnesses will find short chapters that discuss CBD treatment for seventeen different medical conditions, including “chronic pain, tapering off opioids, fibromyalgia, anxiety, and seizures.” Dr. Smith also explains legal issues, details how CBD works, and provides links to resources. At Amazon.
CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis, Healing Without the High by Leonard Leinow, Juliana Birnbaum, Michael H. Moskowitz M.D.–In this CBD-infused volume, readers will find in-depth information on CBD and different types of medicinal applications for CBD, like vaping, edibles, sublinguals, topicals, tinctures, oils, and much more. Authored by Synergy Wellness CEO Leonard Leiman, Permaculture Research Institute’s Juliana Birnbaum, and Michael H. Moskowitz M.D., these health and wellness experts also address CBD for pets, as well as what could be coming up in the future of CBD-based treatments. At Barnes and Noble.
CBD Every Day: How to Make Cannabis-Infused Massage Oils, Bath Bombs, Salves, Herbal Remedies, and Edibles by Sandra Hinchliffe–If you’re the crafty type and interested in how hemp and CBD can be used at home to create infused cuisine and cosmetics, then this instructional book is for you. Experience how simple, homemade recipes and remedies are made, while you learn how to source and use ingredients like hemp oil, butter, and extracts. This volume contains recipes for “salad dressings, beverages, snacks, desserts, infusions, herbal medicines, and spa goodies like soap, bath bombs, salves, and lotions.” Learn how to incorporate CBD into everyday life, for enhanced health without getting “high.” At Amazon.
The CBD Kitchen: Over 50 plant-based recipes for tonics, easy meals, treats & skincare by Leah Vanderveldt–The recipes in this book allow at-home readers, from CBD beginners to seasoned users, a variety of methods to bring CBD into their daily routine. There are instructions for how to make “smoothies, teas and coffees, snacks and desserts, light savory meals, and even mocktails and cocktails, plus CBD skin care,” all infused with hemp oil. Wellness expert Vanderveldt also explains the potential benefits of CBD to relieve inflammation, anxiety, and pain. At Amazon.