Applied topically, cannabis is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, analgesic, anti-fungal, cell regenerative, healing, hydrating and soothing. Research is now proving that the topical use of cannabis is one remedy that will change many lives. The skin has an endocannabinoid system that effects all of it’s functions. CB1 and CB2 receptors are present in almost all cell types. Activation of cannabinoid receptors by endocannabinoids on epidermal cells regulates normal function of the skin. Endocannabinoids also suppress inflammation in the epidermis. These endocannabinoids are constantly released in specific amounts, depending on the “healthy need” of the organ, resulting in the skin’s cannabinoid tone. Endocannabinoid molecules are synthesized by several cell types in the epidermis, hair follicles and sebaceous glands.
Comfrey contains an ingredient called allantoin, which aids the regrowth of skin, along with rosmarinic acid and tannins. Allantoin has been developed as an approved medication for over-the-counter skin treatment for a variety of skin issues. Rosmarinic acid helps to soothe pain and reduce inflammation, while allantoin helps boost the growth of new cells and aid granulation. In large quantities, mucilage (a gelatin plant-derived compound) is another main component of comfrey. It's also high in Vitamin C and Calcium. It is clinically proven to relieve pain, inflammation and swelling of muscles and joints in the case of degenerative arthritis, acute myalgia in the back, sprains, contusions and strains after sports injuries and accidents.
One of the active ingredients that makes horsetail potent includes the antioxident compound, silica. This, along with other phytochemicals, have dramatic effects on the body and are powerful skincare agents This unique and complex mixture is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and antiseptic. If you want to reduce the redness of boils or acne, eliminate eczema or psoriasis, or prevent premature aging, horsetail extract contains all of the necessary components to do that. Silicon is one of the rarest minerals needed by our body, horsetail has naturally high concentrations of silicon, which is a key element in protecting bone mineral density and integrity as we age.
Applied topically, the properties of hemp are anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, analgesic, anti-fungal, cell regenerative, healing, hydrating and soothing. The skin has an endocannabinoid system that effects all of it’s functions. CB1 and CB2 receptors are present in almost all cell types. Activation of cannabinoid receptors by endocannabinoids on epidermal cells regulates normal function of the skin. A 2010 study in the Journal of Investivative Dermatology revealed that the endocannabinoid system is critical to the life cycle of basal cells, which make up around 90% of the cells in the epidermis. Supporting the endocannabinoid system using hemp can help regulate the life cycle of cells for more radiant, youthful skin. CBD as an antioxidant is even more powerful than Vitamin C, E, A, or omega 3 fatty acids, which are all also present in hemp oil, making CBD hemp oil a good source for antioxidants. Hemp used topically potects the skin from free radicals, like UV rays, smoke, and environmental pollutants. Endocannabinoids also suppress inflammation in the epidermis. These endocannabinoids are constantly released in specific amounts, depending on the “healthy need” of the organ, resulting in the skin’s cannabinoid tone. Endocannabinoid molecules are synthesized by several cell types in the epidermis, hair follicles and sebaceous glands. CBD binds to a special set of receptors in the skin known as TRPV-1 receptors, where it can help feelings of heat, itch, and pain.
Chamomile has many powerful skin aiding properties such as anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, and contains essential oils and antioxidants. Additionally, it's hypoallergenic and helps to reduce skin irritants by neutralizing free radicals. The anti-inflammatory effects of this plant make it great for sensitive and acne prone skin types with inflammation. The natural disinfecting properties help heal minor skin woulds, and the antioxidants fight and block out irritants by eliminating free radicals. This incredible herb helps reduce acne inflammation, breakouts, and minor scars, promotes a healthy glow of the skin as it heals, restores its natural moisture content, and increases the penetration and effectiveness of other skincare topicals. One of the most effective elements of this plant is it's ability to calm and sooth deep into the cellular level of your skin.
The useful Aloe Vera plant has been prized as a healing herbal remedy since ancient times. It has potent anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, which make it excellent for many skin related issues. Also, it provides a protective layer to the skin which helps retain moisture. Aloe is rich in antioxidants and minerals which can help speed healing, and is most commonly used as a topical treatment for cuts, burns and other wounds. Research has shown that aloe speeds up skin cell reproduction by as much as eight times and penetrates the epidermis four times faster than water. As it is rich in vitamins C and E and beta carotene, Aloe has strong anti-ageing qualities. It contains substances – gibberellins and polysaccharides – that stimulate the growth of new cells, while glycoproteins reduce the inflammation and redness. Aloe Vera is a great natural treatment for acne, scars, stretch marks, sunburn, aging, and much more.
Intuition, Peace, Cleansing, Protection, Dreaming
Antioxidant, Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal
Topically- anti-inflammatory, soothing, calming
Tea- aids digestion, relaxant, sleep aid, deeper REM sleep & dreaming
Smudging- treats headaches, nerve issues, nosebleeds, sleep aid
Mugwort is powerful for relieving pain and soothing join aches. It will settle an upset stomach and aid in digestion. It can also help to balance your mood. There’s research now that is proving it also has many cancer fighting properties, killing the cancer cells at the source. Completed and current ongoing studies on the uses of mugwort indicate that links to the fundamental component of the plant, artemisinins, as being toxic to certain cancer cells. Relatedly, mugwort is a naturally occurring anti-malarial. As scientist have continued to study the components that effect malaria, they’ve found links to artemisinins targeting mitochondria, andoplasmic, reticulum and the lysosome. Cancer cells contain a higher level of iron than healthy cells do, which in turn, makes them more susceptible to the toxicity in artemisinin.
Mugwort is a yellow dye, an insect repellent, an ingredient in food dishes, and a possible treatment for conditions ranging from flatulence to infertility. In traditional Asian medicine, mugwort is used in a process called moxibulstion, a bundle of herbs burned on or over an acupuncture point to release energy.
Moxibustion has been practiced for more than 3,000 years in China, and advocates claim that it can strengthen and warm your blood and life energy, and treat inflammations and cancers. Studies show how moxa smoke can improve the autonomic nervous system and induce a relaxing effect on the body. Moxibustion with mugwort is also used to treat menstrual cramping and to help a baby in the breech position turn. This amazing herb is used to treat stomach and intestinal problems such as: colic, gas, diarrhea & constipation; and also used to ease: headaches, nosebleeds, chills, fever, nerve problems & insomnia.
Aids digestion, Healing, Immune Boosting, Creativity, Inspiration
Highest antioxidant capacities of any food, Antiseptic, Anti-bacterial, Antihistamine, Expectorant, Anti-microbial, Breath Freshener, Insect Repellent, Anesthetic, Anti-fungal, Insecticide
Topically- calming, cooling, soothing, pain releif
Tea-the superhero of digestion, it’s delicious!, Calming, Centering the heart & mind, cleans your mouth
Smudging–deodorizing, highly aromatic, insect repellent, calming & soothing, headache&allergy relief
Mint plants contain an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent called rosmarinic acid. This compound is also what makes it beneficial in relieving allergies. The other main component of mint is Menthol, a natural aromatic decongestant that helps to break up phlegm and mucus. Menthol is also a powerful aid for soothing flu & virus symptoms. These properties make mint the perfect antiseptic mouth wash and breath freshener.
For thousands of years, and in countless cultures, mint plants have been used to aid with upset stomach & indigestion, by increasing bile secretion and encouraging bile flow. It is effective and safe to use for many complications and diseases of the digestion system, including heartburn, bowel pain & discomfort, ulcers and more.
Expectorant, Lung health, Soothing, Protection, Courage
Apotropiac(wards off negativity), demulcent & diuretic, mild nervine, Antiseptic, Antiviral
Tea- eases viral infections, soothes mouth sores and ulcers,
Topically- Antiseptic, natural disinfectant, aids in healing earaches and ear infections.
Smudging – clears bronchial airways, expectorant, soothing, antiviral
The common name for the herb Verbascum, Mullein, is derived from the Latin word “mollis”, meaning soft. It is also known as candlewick, lungwort, torch plant, woolly mullein, and here in the west, cowboy toilet paper. This incredible herb has been used around the world for thousand of years. One of the first recommendations in historical texts from 2,000yrs ago was to use mullein specifically for lung conditions. The Cherokee applied the leaves as a poultice for cuts and swollen glands. The Navajo smoked mullein, referring to it as “big tobacco”.
Taken as a tea, or inhaled, it can help with cough, congestion, sore throat, as well as helping inflammatory respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis, and chest colds. Both the leaves and flowers contain mucilage, which is soothing to irritated membranes, and saponins, which make coughs more productive. Research has shown that mullein has strong anti-inflammatory activity, and antiviral properties. Leaf poultices can be uses to treat bruises, tumors, rheumatic pains & hemorrhoids.
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