GOSHEN COUNTY – When talking hemp, the thoughts of many turn immediately to illicit drugs, specifically marijuana.
But, as an agricultural crop, the uses for commercial hemp are legion. Commercial grown hemp has no Tetrahydrocannabinol – the active ingredient which produces the “high” in marijuana users – and can be used for different applications.
Rope has been made from commercial hemp for many years. It’s strength and ruggedness made rope very strong. Clothing is made from commercial hemp, today it has found the usefulness in medical treatment.
Modern research is finding numerous uses for Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, one of the many compounds which can be extracted from commercial hemp. The substance is showing promise in treating a variety of ailments, from arthritis to antibiotic-resistant infections, as well as cancer.
“Everybody has an endocannabinoid system in their body it is almost the same make up as the plant,” said Amy Marie Eisaman, owner of WyoHempHub. “Our bodies produce a small amount of CBD, but it is not enough and has been damaged over time by what we put into our bodies.”
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a biological system, which are originating lipid-based reverting neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors, and cannabinoid receptor proteins that are expressed throughout the central nervous system (including the brain).
Discovered in humans and animals alike naturally combined endocannabinoids are chemical compounds that activate the same receptors. The ECS helps to regulate functions such as sleep, immune-system responses, and pain.
What CBD will do is go back and reset the receptors in your system. Eisaman has designed products made with CBD to reset the pain receptors in the body.
“The body has different receptor throughout the body,” she said. “By taking the oil it will send a signal to the brain.”
Eisaman is from Morrill, Neb. She grew up in Torrington and has owned a couple of business.
“I started with CBD and owned The Center Soul, but I don’t have a brick and mortar for it but I still own it,” she said.
Eisaman noted her own, personal health issues she said were made better using CBD oil, including an auto-immune disorder which made her skin unusually sensitive to the sun. Her body would break out from very little exposure to the sun.
Becoming extremely sick from this auto-immune disorder, the CBC corrected the problem doctors were having problems diagnosing, she said.
“I was very pleased when I got my first sun burn this year. That was proof to me I could be out in the sun, as long as I am on my CBD and not have to be always shaded,” Eisaman said. “There has been a lot of studies done on it, how it repairs and fix’s and balances autoimmune disorders.”
Eisaman is a self-taught person who speaks with and learns with people throughout the world about CBD and its effects. She is not a medical professional, she stressed. But, with access to people around the world who are in the industry, she can find out most information about CBD.
Eisaman’s products are produced here to insure the purity of her oils and creams. She works with a farmer that processes the hemp oil for her in Kentucky.
One of her customers is a 92-year-old woman with replacement knees and various, other aches and pains. She takes the oil and uses the cream which she loves the products. Eisaman’s customer base has grown since her introduction of The CBD cream and oils for whatever ales you.
“I am not going to say that it is a miracle plant or a cure all,” Eisaman said. “It will help people to get their life back. I’ve seen it with my own eyes.”