Discover The Healing Power of Hemp
The concept of whole plant extracts is a large part of wholistic healing in general. Naturopaths and other alternative healers have used whole plant extracts for centuries. Full Spectrum Hemp contains hundreds of whole plant compounds and has also been used for natural remedies for centuries.
How Many Plant Compounds Are There in Full Spectrum Hemp?
A hemp plant (Cannabis plant) contains over 480 different natural, organic compounds, among them are many essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, proteins, chlorophyll, fiber, flavonoids, along with terpenes and its original 66 cannabinoids.
In short, a full spectrum hemp product contains all the natural ingredients from the plant. These compounds when combined together create what is known as an "entourage effect", working in concert to intensify a desired effect. Although the "entourage "effect is well known when combining cannabinoids, it is also present when plant terpenes are working synergistically to create their own natural perfume, the scents that are unique to each plant.
The two cannabinoids you may have heard the most about are Tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) and Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV). These substances are a tiny part of a cannabis plant, however, 40%, of the plant resin extract is Cannabidiol (CBD, which is thought to have anti-anxiety effects.)
CBD and The Human Body
CBD is an entirely different compound from THC and reacts on the human body through many pathways. It does not produce a “high” and does not impair a person’s ability to function.
According to a 2015 study published in Neurotherapeutics, CBD influences many other receptor systems in our body. For example, CBD can increase the body’s levels of anandamide, a compound associated with regulating pain, which can reduce pain perception and improve mood.
Cannabidiol (CBD) may also limit inflammation in the brain and nervous system, which could benefit people experiencing muscle pain or nerve pains as well as insomnia, and certain immune system responses, but its interactions are still being studied. Plant terpenes can also act as natural anti-inflammatories, especially when applied or used with massage. That is why we recommend that you massage CAlIRUB Green Topical Relief into any area where you feel inflammation or pain.
Nature has equipped our bodies with an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that receives signals from cannabinoids. Our bodies produce some cannabinoids of their own, which are called endocannabinoids. The ECS helps regulate functions such as sleep, immune-system responses, and pain. CBD influences the body to use its own endocannabinoids more effectively. It’s a complex way to reduce pain. Nature has made her own gentle and effective healing system, nevertheless, scientists are still studying the elusive pathway to the pain-relieving and healing power of CBD.
Full Spectrum Hemp with Its CBD is Entirely Legal
As of 2018 The United States Government has classified full spectrum hemp (widely known as industrial hemp) as Hemp Cannabis NOT considered a drug. Full Spectrum Hemp defined by the USA Farm Bill, cannot contain more than 0.3 percent THC, per section 10113. Within these limits any cannabis plant that contains less than 0.3 percent THC is considered non-hemp cannabis and is protected under federal law.
CALIRUB Products Comply with The USA Farm Bill
When Xena creates a CALIDROPS product, she uses Full Spectrum Hemp and organic extra virgin olive oil. The lab tests of CALIRUB certify that all products are all less than .3 percent THC. She also combine her topicals with 10 essential oils because these oils contain many terpenes which, when combined with the terpenes in the hemp plant, create that “entourage effect” that I mentioned earlier.
The "entourage effect" is the strengthening of the properties of terpenes when combined. In other words, terpenes work best in combinations. Terpenes have natural healing power and create the aroma of most plants. Researchers believe that some terpenes may also act on your endocannabinoid system as do cannabinoids. When I consider the terpenes in the hemp plant combined with the various terpenes in the essential oils, I know that CALIRUB represents alternative healing at its best! As an added benefit CALIRUB topicals feature just the right essential oils to create a natural perfume with an exquisite, heavenly scent.
I Hope you’ve enjoyed the CALIRUB Blog today! Stay tuned for our next blog post. Xena has a few things to say about the essential oils and terpenes in our topicals.
Post by Cheryl Robbins December 2020
Read More About Terpenes
From Science Direct- Terpenes' medicinal properties are supported by numerous in vitro, animal and clinical trials and show anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, anxiolytic, anticancer, antitumor, neuroprotective, anti-mutagenic, anti-allergic, antibiotic and anti-diabetic attributes, among others.