• leighanalynn

Integrating Plant Medicine - Hemp

Updated: Jul 17, 2020

We've explored various types of plant medicines now, from Manuka honey to Lion's Mane and now onto one our favorite's and specialties, hemp aka cannabis sativa.

Hemp is known for the cannabinoids it produces like CBD [cannabiderol] and CBG [cannabigerol], both have their own unique and amazing purposes. Something even cooler though is that the cannabis sativa plant while known as hemp cannabis also be known as the devils lettuce and produce the cannabinoid THC.

It's pretty phenomenal that one plant can have so many different strains and even different phenotypes within the strain! Pretty, pretty phenomenal indeed! And as if the myriad of different cannabinoids this baby can produce wasn't enough, the cannabis sativa plant [like many others] also produces terpenes. Terpenes are the distinct flavors and aromas you get after smelling things like lavender, roses, or a fresh batch of Tangie. Yummmm.

Hemp has had a long history with various types cultures, some using it for medicinal purposes and other's using it for far more devious reason. Regardless, this plant is truly magical and resilient, it has held strong and continues to hold strong throughout the evolution of the human experience. And in my opinion, we're only getting wiser about the plethora of ways to use this plant.

Benefits of CBD

  • Anti-Inflammatory

  • Reduces Redness

  • Promotes Healthy Sleep

  • Can Reduce Pain

  • Reduces Nausea

Different Ways to Use CBD

Using hemp [or even cannabis] to create and nurture habits of self-care, whether it be with daily yoga, mantras [every Monday], daily meditations, crystal baths, or whatever it is that floats your boat, hemp/cannabis can be highly beneficial for your mental health and mindset! It can help you take a step back and check in with yourself when consuming mindfully and is exactly why we have integrated it into our daily routine.

And for those who aren't sure what CBG is, you can find more information here.

The moral of the story is, hemp and cannabis work well with a variety of lifestyles and almost shape shifts into exactly what the person who is using needs. So whether you have inflammation or what to focus on slowing down and tapping into your power, the cannabis sativa plant is for you! Hemp is legal in 50 states, but remember to only check out trusted sources.