Flax Seeds contain CBD

A recent study in Poland discovered that Flax produces CCD!  Thank you Granny Stormcrow for the heads up!

Getting the Flax Straight about Cannabidiol (Photos)

A research team based in Poland may have discovered that CBD is a major component of the flax plant. The Cannabis plant also makes CBD (Cannabidiol), a miraculous plant compound that demonstrates the potential to treat a wide range of diseases with virtually no side effects.

Interestingly, the researchers discovered the presence of CBD in flax accidently. They were analyzing genetically modified flax plants and comparing them to natural flax plants. The team noted that the production of several compounds was slightly enhanced in the GMO plants and decided to identify them.

The rest of the article at:http://www.examiner.com/article/getting-the-flax-straight-about-cannabidiol

17 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Elizabeth on July 13, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    GW, thank you for your reply! I received it on Saturday!
    I hope you haven’t sent another comment e-mail to me & I erased it by accident, GW? Sometimes I delete e-mails too fast. Thank you, Elizabeth


  2. What ever came of this? Did flax seed oil contain useful amounts of CBD? I have patients that will really benefit from this if true..thanks in advance.


  3. Posted by bobbyg on October 6, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    so is did you figure out anything yet? very interested.


  4. Our lab here in CA has done some testing on flax seeds and oils, and never found anything, using MeOH as a solvent. I wouldn’t get your hopes up, but I’d love to be proven wrong on this one!


    • Lawrd knows I would like to prove you wrong bro, but I haven’t a clue at this point beyond the scientific article. We’ll be trying this as soon as we are satisfied with our new machines calibration.

      Clumsy me bent the injection syringe yesterday injecting primary samples, and we are awaiting new ones by air tomorrow.


  5. Posted by kai kane on February 7, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    Interesting! i thought from first read they found CBD – and i think i just read that there isn’t actual CBD present, but the precursors of CBDa, assuming then that CBD was present or something. GW, can you guys run some flax oil through the the new GC to see how much, if any, CBD is actually there???

    Would also be interesting to see if CBG, CBN or others are present. And the terpenes. , no?


  6. A nice test for that GC would be to confirm the presences of CBD in some flax or flax oil.


  7. Posted by Derick Anderson on February 6, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Any chance you are going to purchase some flax seed extract the oil and see if you can convert the CBD to THC?


    • Hee, hee, hee, isomerizing and acetalizing Flax see oil certainly crossed my moderately deranged alleged mind, but in truth we gots all the THC we can use and covet more CBD to balance out some of the high THC strains, so that they are not quite so discombobulating at high cancer dosages. A good idea though, as it sidesteps cannabis proscriptions!



      • Posted by Elizabeth on July 10, 2015 at 10:01 AM

        Hi, GW. Your above post I am not quite following. Here is what I am getting from it: “we did do research on the flax seed, as to how much CBD it contained. It looks like it hardly has any. It has a lot more THC.” Sigh
        Is that what your above post read, GW? Thank you, Elizabeth


  8. It’s great to know that there is another source of my favorite cannabinoid! Thank you for the information.


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