As CBD takes the world by storm, the reality is clear, herbal medicine is effective and in high demand. The hemp derived remedy is touted as life changing by some, but officially we can say it is known to help with anxiety, sleep, focus and inflammation. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is the reason we see health benefits when a cannabinoid such as CBD is ingested. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid made by the trichomes of the cannabis plant. Trichomes are the hair like glands on the plant that secrete the cannabinoids and the terpenes of the plant. The ECS has receptors throughout the body that respond to the presence of the cannabinoids. Receptors are found in the brain, spinal cord, immune system, digestive system, and reproductive organs. Considering this, it’s fair to conclude CBD and other cannabinoids have great influence on the human body. Notably, the ECS plays a major role in homeostasis, which is the body’s attempt to maintain balance, or a stable internal environment.
Considering CBD has so many useful benefits, creating a synergistic effect by adding other botanical herbs to CBD tinctures and topicals takes plant-based care to the next level. One of my favorite blends is Full-Spectrum CBD and Turmeric oils with black pepper and orange oil. Copaiba, a tree resin and natural cannabinoid can be added as well. Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory benefits thanks to its compound curcumin. Black pepper is added because of its compound piperine which is anti-inflammatory and enhances curcumin absorption in the body by up to 2,000%. Combining the spices synergistically magnifies their powerful anti-inflammatory effects.
Another favorite is the botanical blend of Full-Spectrum CBD and Rose Bud oil tincture. This unique and pleasurable tincture creates a heartwarming feeling like no other! Organic sustainably sourced rose buds are soaked in kosher vegetable glycerin for 30 days or more. After straining, full spectrum hemp oil is added. This tincture is an easily absorbed liquid which can be used for relief and relaxation. Rose buds have a high level of vitamin C, and have been reported to help ease depression and PMS symptoms such as emotional ups and downs, menstrual cramps, and breast tenderness. Reports also show that rose buds boost skin radiance, aid in digestion and improve immune response. These qualities make rose buds a perfect combination botanical for CBD.
A powerful CBD botanical combination is Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract and Black Seed oil. Black seed oil is made from the seeds of the black cumin plant. Not to be confused with traditional cumin. This oil has been used for centuries with various ailments and has been shown to support the immune system and healthy cellular function. Studies have shown that black seed oil is an effective antioxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory remedy. This powerful immune modulating tincture is Dr. Carlie’s Can Seer Fighter oil.
Topical CBD botanical combinations have elevated effects as well. CBD Pain Relief salves can be made with organic lavender and chamomile in grapeseed oil. Hemp extract and copaiba should also be added for anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. Then, unique blends of essential oils can be added for additional pain relief. Stress Relief Lotion is another topical CBD botanical infusion with potent synergy. The ingredients include organic candelilla wax, wild African shea butter, organic grape seed oil, non nanoized magnesium, aloe vera gel, copaiba seed oil, full spectrum hemp extract, and essential oils. This proprietary blend of essential oils, magnesium and the neuromodulary effects of CBD provide the perfect combination for ultimate stress relief.
Botanical infused bath bombs and bath soaks make for a blissful bath experience. With relaxing lavender or soothing eucalyptus oils, CBD botanical infused bath products make great gifts and help with a healthy sleep cycle when used just before bedtime. The addition of magnesium in the bombs and soaks help relax the body even more. Rose petals in the bombs add to the overall bathing experience.
No matter your preference, tinctures, topicals, or soaks, botanical infused CBD blends enhance hemp oil effects and increase medicinal benefits compared to non-infused oils. With benefits from anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, to immune support and neuromodulating, plant-based CBD botanical infusions take hemp extracts to the next level. For more information about these products and other CBD botanical infusions, visit shop.drcarlie.com.
About the Author
As a medicinal cannabis and endocannabinoid system expert, Dr. Carlie is passionate about cannabis education, believing both sellers and consumers should be knowledgeable about the plant and the phytochemicals within it. Dr. Carlie travels the country presenting on topics around the health benefits of hemp and other natural health solutions. Her most recent speaking engagements include the Texas Hemp Convention, The Lucky Leaf Expo, and the upcoming 2020 Georgia World Cannabis Conference. She is also a guest lecturer for the Houston Academy of Cannabis Science. Dr. Carlie’s Monaco brand CBD line features botanical infused hemp extracts specially formulated for maximum health benefit.