Is CBD Oil good for heart disease?

Updated on October 20, 2020


CBD oil has been getting a lot of attention these days as it is considered to help with several ailments and health conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, and epilepsy. There are also claims that CBD oil is good for heart disease, and in this article, we will discuss how CBD oil can help with heart disease. 

How can CBD Oil help with heart disease?

Sajid Javid, the then home secretary, authorized the use of cannabis-derived medicine for epilepsy in 2018. From 1 November 2018, doctors in England, Wales, and Scotland can prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products for some conditions such as epilepsy. 

Some studies have already tried to look into the effect of CBD oil on our cardiovascular system. And CBD oil is studied all over the world for further evidence of a positive impact on heart health. 

CBD oil interacts with our endocannabinoid system that plays a vital role in keeping us healthy, and it is a well-known fact that CBD oil has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is these properties that make CBD oil a potential cure for heart diseases as CBD oil helps reduce the conditions that later lead to heart diseases such as high blood pressure.

Lower Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure is among the leading causes of heart diseases and is cited as being associated with almost 50% of heart attacks and stroked by the British Heart Foundation. Chances of heart disease are highest in the people who have high blood pressure. A study conducted in 2017 suggested that a single dose of CBD lowered the blood pressure in healthy volunteers. By lowering your blood pressure, you can make sure that the chances of heart disease are minimal. 

Reduced Inflammation

Inflammation is among the most severe issues that one can face. Your heart is not immune to inflammation, and inflammation of heart can be a result of certain viruses, bacteria, diseases, or an autoimmune disorder. CBD Oil has been used as an anti-inflammatory substance for years and can benefit your heart by lowering inflammation in your body. 

Reduced Arrhythmia

Arrhythmia refers to a condition when a heart beats too fast, too slow, too early, or too irregularly. In most cases, cardiac arrhythmia is harmless, but when the heartbeat is extremely irregular, then it can lead to serious health issues. 

There is some preliminary evidence that suggests the role of CBD oil in reducing arrhythmia. Researchers are still studying this aspect of CBD oil as some studies have found that CBD oil can suppress cardiac arrhythmias in rodents. Although further research is needed to confirm that CBD oil can reduce arrhythmia in humans also as there has been no conclusive study on the role of CBD in lowering arrhythmia in humans.


At this stage, there is some clear evidence that suggests the role of CBD oil in lowering high blood pressure, reducing inflammation, and reducing arrhythmia. CBD oil is currently researched all over the world, and even the WHO issued its report on the benefits and uses of CBD Oil. It is expected that in the coming years, there will be even more conclusive evidence that will prove the benefits of CBD oil in treating several conditions, including heart diseases. 

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