WHOLE PLANT MEDICINE
Let the "Entourage Effect" Flower
“Whole plant medicine” is a term used to describe remedies utilizing the full spectrum of the compounds cannabis has to offer. The interaction of the compounds within cannabis is known as the ‘Entourage Effect.’ There are more than 480 natural components found within the cannabis plant, of which 100 plus have been classified as "cannabinoids” that work together to take part in regulating pain relief and cell regeneration. Many other non-cannabinoid compounds (terpenes, ketones, esters, fatty acids, lactones) are produced by the plant that also have therapeutic effects. Our whole plant raw infused topicals are not heated [ decarboxylated ] which offers a full plant profile of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids that result in a topical rich in anti-oxidants and skin nourishing adaptogens.
Click below to learn more on how Cannabinoids act as antioxidants to aid in decreasing free radicals and oxidative stress in our bodies.
the aroma of terpeneS
THE FLOWER'S FINGERPRINT
Terpenes are fragrant oils that give cannabis its aromatic diversity. These oils are secreted in the flower's sticky resin glands, the same resin that produces THC, THCA, CBDA, CBD, and other cannabinoids. Terpenes are not unique to cannabis; they can be found in many other herbs, fruits, and plants as well. Terpene profiling is thought to be one of the most accurate ways to discern cannabis strains. They aren’t just responsible for the distinctive smells of different cannabis strains; each identified terpene in cannabis also has its own set of medical properties. There are many pharmacological importance of terpenes, or terpenoids, which form the basis of aromatherapy. Cannabis' fragrance are determined by the predominate terpenes in a strain. Approximately 200 terpenes have been found in cannabis. Your nose knows, so choose the aroma that resonates with you.
FLOWER ACIDS - THCA
Cannabis actually contains very little THC in its natural plant form. Upwards of 80-90% of the THC found in cannabis is actually in the form of THCA, non psychoactive, until it goes through a process known as decarboxylation (heating). THCA acts as a cannabinoid receptor agonist, [initiates a physiological response] acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, has anti-proliferative abilities [prevents the spread of cells into surrounding tissues] and helps manage muscle spasms.