Cannabidiol (CBD) has made a huge impact on the skin care industry. From serums to moisturizers, masks, oils, and more, the options become endless when speaking on this antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredient. However, many do not know the history and evolution of CBD and how it became to be a popular trend in skin care. The cannabis plant, which not only harvests CBD but also its more potent counterpart THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) as well, was said to be gathered as early as 12000 BC in ancient Siberia and Mongolia. During this time period, the cannabis plant was used in clothing, cooking, and religious practices. Around 6000 BC, China began to partake in research regarding the plant in order to understand its potency. This rise of cannabis further perpetuated into India between 2000 and 1000 BC. Cannabis was considered to be a very sacred plant in India and was used in festivals, weddings, religious ceremonies, and more. Furthermore, it was considered to be an ingredient, which when consumed, could allow one to reach enlightenment in Tantric Buddhism. Cannabis did not, however, begin to be used in skin care until around 1279 to 1213 BC in ancient Egypt. Much research regarding cannabis was extracted from the heavy use and different functions found in the Middle East.
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