Raw CBD oil, also known as full-spectrum CBD oil or hemp extract, is a type of cannabidiol (CBD) oil that is extracted from the cannabis plant without undergoing extensive processing or refinement. Unlike purified CBD oil, which contains isolated CBD, raw CBD oil retains a wide range of cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other beneficial compounds present in the plant.
Here are some key features of raw CBD oil:
- Full-Spectrum Extract: Raw CBD oil is extracted from the whole cannabis plant, including the flowers, leaves, and stems, using methods such as CO2 extraction or solvent extraction. This results in an extract that contains not only CBD but also other cannabinoids, such as THC, CBG, CBC, and CBN, as well as terpenes and flavonoids.
- Minimal Processing: Unlike purified CBD oil, which undergoes extensive refinement and purification processes to isolate CBD, raw CBD oil retains the natural composition of the plant with minimal processing. This preserves the synergistic interaction between cannabinoids and other plant compounds, known as the entourage effect, which may enhance the therapeutic effects of CBD.