Sage Moon Apothecary’s Cannabinoid Tincture is a cannabis-free tincture from herbs that are known to possess cannabinoids, cannabinoid precursors, or cannabinoid-like compounds. There is currently much research going on regarding plants other than cannabis and hemp that contain these much valued and important compounds. And there is a ton of research on the benefits to health that cannabinoid therapy holds. This holds promise to be an important tincture to bring into many people’s lives.
Helichrysum, also referred to as Everlasting or Immortal Flower, is one of very few plants, other than cannabis and hemp, that contain cannabinoids, specifically CBG, as well as cannabigerol acid-like compounds. (CBG occurs early on in the cannabis growth cycle and is a precursor to the cannabinoids THC and CBD.)
Helichrysum is derived from the Greek word “helios, which means “sun” and “chrysos”, which means gold. It is one of the herbs that we frequently use in our skincare salves which is an amazing flower for healthy, well nourished skin that also has mood lifting qualities. It is also anti microbial and helps protect the body against microbial infections, especially when used on skin wounds. It also may reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and help improve blemished skin. Additionally, it may help with pain relief when taken as a tincture or when used in a salve and applied externally.
Cacao contains a variety of compounds that interact directly with the endocannabinoid system. It is similar in it’s effects as non psychoactive CBD.
Echinacea has been found to contain cannibimmetic N-Alkyamides which are well known for being the biological compound which most closely resemebles THC activity, as it directly stimulates cannabinoid receptors. Echinacea is also an excellent immune system supporting herb. It is anti viral, anti bacterial, and anti microbial.
Hawthorn is an adaptogenic herb who’s primary effect is on the heart. It can help support heart health and may help to support and reverse issues such as congestive heart failure, blood pressure issues, etc.
For more information on plants containing CBD and CBG, Hempedification has an excellent blog entry.
Recommended adult dose is 5 to 10 drops once or twice daily. This is a tincture that is going to vary greatly depending on each individual. Use your best judgement and awareness. Children's dosage is approximately 1 to 2 drops daily.
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Ingredients: helichrysum (Asteraceae), cacao (Theobroma cacao), echinacea (Echinacea augustfolia), hawthorn leaf, flower, & berry (Crataegus), rose petals (Rosa), chamomile flowers (Matricaria chamomilla), grain alcohol, water, vegetable glycerin