Here at TerraGold Plus, we discuss a lot about the benefits of full spectrum hemp CBD extract and how it can aid in relieving many health ailments. We strongly believe that CBD grown from the hemp plant can be a natural addition to help gain control of some issues you may be experiencing. CBD can help with pain, inflammation, anxiety, cramping, and many more.
We have talked about how CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system to help boost your brain, nervous, and immune systems in you your body. At TGP, we strongly believe plants can be a great source for medicine and CBD from hemp is one piece of gaining optimal health.
For many centuries different cultures have used plants, herbs, and minerals found in nature as their means for healing basic and more severe ailments. As explorers opened up the world and trade became more prevalent, herbal remedies and herbs were exchanged between the Chinese, the Muslims, the Indians, and the Europeans.
New herbs like ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon began appearing in Europe. While European herbs like sage were traded in the Far East. Further reaches into Central and South America found even more medicinal herbs that were later used to help treat major illnesses like malaria and smallpox. Obviously, these herbs were more available and modern medicine was not as advanced as it is today, but many of the currently prescribed drugs were once found in nature. The current prescription drugs have been further synthesized and chemically altered in order to mass produce it and become more readily available.
In recent years, the opioid epidemic has become a major issue. According to the Health and Human Services department that over 113 people die every day due to opioids. That is over 40,000 people per year. This is an obvious crisis that needs to be addressed. The positive side is that this is a wake-up call and more doctors are seeking further education on alternatives to prescription drugs like CBD.
CBD is naturally found in the cannabis (commonly known as marijuana or hemp) plant. At TerraGold Plus, we only use CBD found from industrial hemp plants. CBD is one of around 60 known cannabinoids found in the plant. Cannabinoids are beneficial compounds that can provide a lot of healing benefits. The most famous source of cannabinoids is hemp/marijuana. However, you can also find them in common foods that you may have in your kitchen.
Cannabinoids exist in these other foods:
- Black Pepper
- Black truffles
- Flax seeds
Pretty amazing, right? Mother nature has a way of offering so many benefits!
You may have seen our previous blog post about what full spectrum hemp oil means. In short, full spectrum hemp oil means that the concentrated oil is packed full of cannabinoids and terpenes.
Terpenes are also naturally formed in plants and vegetables and offer their unique healing ability. Besides giving your fruits and vegetables some of their fragrance, they also work hand in hand with cannabinoids to better stimulate those CB1 and CB2 receptors in your endocannabinoid system. Just like cannabinoids, you can probably find some terpenes in your kitchen right now!
Here are some terpenes and common foods that contain them:
- Myrcene: in mango, bay leaves, and lemongrass