Benefits of Tumeric

What is Tumeric?

Probably the most popular use for turmeric is in curries. It adds brilliant flavour, colour, and fragrance to make that curry dish delight your senses and palate. With peppery, warm, bitter notes and a mild fragrance, turmeric has a bright yellow colour and comes from the root of the curcuma longa plant, which has a tough brown skin and deep orange flesh.

So, we know that it’s delicious and beautiful—but what makes it so healthy? It’s been long used in Chinese and Indian medicine, and it’s time to learn why.

 

  1. Reduces Inflammation 

Perhaps one of the best-known benefits of turmeric is its anti-inflammatory properties. The pigment in turmeric comes from curcumin, and curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory comparable even to prescribed pain medications or NSAIDs. Whereas most medical anti-inflammatories will work to reduce a couple inflammatory mediators (i.e., the compounds causing the pain), curcumin is effective against a dozen of these compounds—meaning it’s attacking way more of the pain-causing agents than other pain medications. It works in all kinds of outward inflammatory conditions from sprained ankles, arthritis, and bursitis to internal inflammatory conditions like neurological disorders.

 

  1. Improves Cognitive Health 

Perhaps one of the most important and interesting uses of turmeric is for cognitive health. Conditions of the brain can be rooted in inflammation. The increase in these inflammatory mediators can cause damage to the brain cells or inhibit their function, and this can contribute to cognitive decline, memory loss, and other conditions. Dementia and Alzheimer’s can both be classified as inflammatory conditions. Dementia is an umbrella term referring to any deterioration of cognitive function, and Alzheimer’s is the most prevalent form of age-related decline.

 

  1. Can Help with Heart Disease and Cholesterol 

Again, the curcumin in turmeric is the thing that does the work here. Curcumin works in several different ways to help with heart disease, as well. It helps with LDL cholesterol in two ways: one, it works as an antioxidant to prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, keeping it beneficial instead of harmful; two, it increases LDL receptors to give LDL cholesterol more places to go and do its job, preventing it from spending too long in our bloodstream and oxidizing. Both are excellent steps to take in the direction of healthy cholesterol levels and cardiovascular health! Curcumin is also helpful for endothelial function. We have this lining of all our blood vessels called the endothelial and its job is to keep blood vessels healthy. When that’s not working, it’s a failure of, or disease of, or lack of action in this endothelial spot. Curcumin helps the endothelial work better, helping the vessels use their own safety mechanisms to keep themselves healthy.

 

  1. Can Improve Liver Functions

The liver performs 500 different functions in the body—and can therefore easily become overwhelmed. Fatty liver disease can occur through excessive alcohol consumption or, more commonly nowadays, through sugar consumption. It is becoming very common. The good news is that by fixing up the diet to avoid refined sugars and things that break down easily into sugar, you can take a big step towards avoiding fatty liver. Curcumin can also help! It has been shown to lower liver enzymes which are the markers that are used to measure liver function.

 

  1. Can Improve Thyroid Functions 

Turmeric is a rich source of many vitamins and minerals, including Manganese. In fact, just 2 teaspoons provide 17% of your daily recommended intake of this vital mineral. What does manganese do for you? For one, it helps maintain proper thyroid function. It has been estimated that 200 million people in the world have some form of thyroid disease. In Canada, 30% of the population suffer from a thyroid condition. The thyroid gland plays a crucial role in our overall health. If it is not operating at peak performance, it can produce life-altering symptoms that impact your health and happiness. What are some signs that your thyroid might be a bit sluggish? Dry or gritty eyes, thinning hair, weight gain, numbness or tingling in any area of the body, constipation, tinnitus, heart palpitations, dry skin, fatigue, feeling cold. You can see why it’s important to have your thyroid in proper working condition, and turmeric provides the manganese you need that could help do that.

 

  1. A Good Source of Pigment Rich Vitamins

Finally, turmeric is a good source of other vitamins and minerals, such as iron, fiber, vitamin B6, copper, and potassium. In just 2 teaspoons, it has 10% of your recommended iron intake. We know that iron is mainly an aid in our energy, since it helps metabolize proteins and plays a role in the production of hemoglobin and red blood cells. But it’s important to not just get iron from red meat, as this can cause a burden on the body. Turmeric is a great meat-free source of iron! And what about vitamin B6? 2 teaspoons contain 5% of your daily B6 intake, which helps to stimulate co-enzyme activities, protect the immune system, and produce positive effects on things like metabolism, PMS, hormones, skin conditions, etc.

 

Organa products containing tumeric:

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Benefits of Rose

What are the health benefits of Rose?

  1. Treats Skin Conditions

One of the greatest benefits of rose is its strong anti-inflammatory properties. These properties can help treat multiple ailments, both internal and external. It may even help sooth the irritation of eczema or rosacea.

 

  1. Soothes Sore Throats

Doctors often prescribe antibiotics for sore throats, but you may want to try rose as well. Rose has traditionally been used to sooth sore throats. While research is needed to prove its effectiveness, there’s strong anecdotal evidence to support it and very little risk in trying it.

 

  1. Reduces Redness

Rose has been used as a beauty product for thousands of years, so it’s no surprise that it can improve your complexion and reduce skin redness. The antibacterial properties may help reduce acne. The anti-inflammatory properties can reduce skin redness and puffiness.

 

  1. Treats Infection

Rose has powerful antiseptic properties, which can prevent and treat infections. Because of this, rose is often included in a variety of natural and medicinal treatments. One study even found that when rose water was used in eye drops to treat conjunctivitis cases, its antiseptic and analgesic properties helped in treating the ocular disease.

 

  1. Antioxidant

Rose contains several powerful antioxidants, which can help protect cells from damage. One study found that these antioxidants had potential lipid peroxidation inhibitory effects. This provides powerful cell protection as a result.

 

  1. Heals Wounds

Rose has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that can help wounds heal faster. These properties can help clean and fight off infection of cuts and burns. They can also help cuts, burns, and even scars heal faster.

 

  1. Improves Mood

Rose can have strong antidepressant and antianxiety properties. A 2011 study found that the extract of rose petals can relax the central nervous system in mice. This resulted in antidepressant and antianxiety effects.

 

  1. Relieves Headaches

Rose water and rose essential oil are commonly used in aromatherapy to help relieve headaches. This may be due to the de-stressing effects discussed in the section above. One study that the vapor of rose water can soothe headaches. Another option is to apply a compress soaked in rose water to the head for 45 minutes for positive results.

 

  1. Anti-Ageing

Rose water is often found in beauty products aimed to reduce wrinkles. That’s because it may have anti-ageing effects. In addition to soothing irritated skin, it may reduce the appearance of wrinkles when applied topically.

 

  1. Aids Digestion

In folk medicine, rose water has been used to aid in digestion and reduce digestive upset. According to a 2008 study, there is some evidence that rose water can positively influence digestion and relieve digestive upset. It may also improve bile secretion, which can further aid digestion.

Benefits of Beeswax

What is Beeswax?

Beeswax is a natural wax produced by honeybees of the genus Apis. The wax is formed into scales by eight wax-producing glands in the abdominal segments of worker bees, which discard it in or at the hive.

 

 

What are the health benefits of Beeswax?

 

  1. Moisturizes Skin

Beeswax is an amazing way to moisturize the skin and is commonly found in skin care products and cosmetics. It can help protect and repair rough, dry or chapped skin because it can lock in moisture. In addition to being a natural moisturizer that treats dry skin, you can use it daily to help prevent dry skin in the first place.

 

  1. Protects the Liver

In 2013, the Korean Journal of Internal Medicine published a study that investigated the alcohols found in honeycomb and if their antioxidant effects helped protect the liver. Researchers conducted the study using a mixture of beeswax alcohol to evaluate the safety and effectiveness in people with fatty liver disease. The study was conducted for a period of 24 weeks, finding that it helped normalize liver function and improve symptoms of fatty liver.

 

  1. Lowers Cholesterol

Research reports that very long-chain fatty alcohols obtained from plant waxes have been reported to lower cholesterol in humans. The nutritional or regulatory effects produced by wax esters or aliphatic acids and alcohols found in unrefined cereal grains, beeswax and many plant-derived foods lower LDL (bad) cholesterol by 21 percent to 29 percent and raise HDL (good) cholesterol by 8 percent to 15 percent.

 

  1. Anti-Inflammatory

As medicine, beeswax has been studied in the use of relieving pain and inflammation and has mild anti-swelling effects. A 2014 study published in the Korean Journal of Internal Medicine reports that it was used to helped relieve inflammation caused by osteoarthritis. All randomized patients completed the study, and 23 experienced a reduction in pain, joint stiffness and physical function. These reductions were significant beginning in the second week and became enhanced during the trial.

 

  1. Clears Acne

Beeswax is one of the most well-known home remedies for acne. It has strong antiseptic, healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Making it effective in the treatment of acne. It’s also an excellent skin softener and emollient that helps maintain a smooth skin texture after acne elimination. The combination of skin care applications, a healthy diet and daily exercise is the best way to control and prevent acne.

 

  1. Heals Cracked Lips

The natural moisturizers in beeswax make it the perfect lip balm. If you suffer from cracked or chapped lips, topical applications of beeswax and a few other ingredients can provide some much-needed relief.

 

  1. Reduces Stretch Marks

Stretch marks can make some people uncomfortable and prevent you from wearing some of your favorite summer fashions, so if you’re wondering how to get rid of stretch marks, you may want to try beeswax. Due to its ability to protect the skin and retain water, it can have positive effects on those unsightly marks. A study conducted at Yonsei University College of Medicine in Korea reports that stretch marks are dermal atrophic scars with epidermal thinning due to decreased collagen and elastic fiber. The study suggests that collagen is a major extracellular matrix component that’s very important in wound healing. Since beeswax contains vitamin A, which is helpful in collagen production, it can greatly benefit the reduction of stretch marks.

 

  1. Treats Jock Itch and Fungal Skin Infections

Jock itch and fungal skin infections are annoying, but they can be treated using beeswax. Because it’s anti-inflammatory, it can help reduce the pain associated with jock itch and fungal skin infections while provide moisturizing benefits to help reduce the itching.

 

Organa Products Containing Beeswax:

CBD Salve

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Benefits of Coconut Oil

What is Coconut oil?

Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm.

 

What are the Health Benefits of Coconut oil?

  1. Weight Loss Aid

Coconut oil is a weight-loss-friendly fat because it contains fatty acids that have strong effects on your metabolism. It helps you burn more calories, reduce your appetite, and reduce BMI.

Coconut oil is different from other fats that you may eat. While most foods contain long-chain fatty acids, coconut oil has mostly medium-chain fatty acids, which are metabolized differently than the longer ones. Medium-chain fatty acids go directly to the liver after being digested, where they can be immediately used for energy or transformed into ketone bodies. Additionally, studies have shown that medium-chain fats are not stored as efficiently as other fats. Coconut oil is also “thermogenic,” which means that eating it can increase your fat burning compared to consuming an equal number of calories from other fats like olive oil or butter. Studies have shown that this can help you burn up to 120 additional calories per day. It also helps increase the body’s metabolic rate by removing stress on the pancreas, which helps you burn more calories and lose weight.

 

  1. 2. Improves Heart Health

Coconut oil has been shown to increased levels of good HDR cholesterol and decrease levels of bad LDL cholesterol. This means it will lower your risk of developing heart disease and high blood pressure. This is also due to the medium-chain triglycerides that are in this oil. These unique saturated fats help with two of the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease: obesity and arteriosclerosis. While obesity alone can damage your heart and increase your risk of cardiovascular issues, the main cause of heart attacks and strokes is arteriosclerosis, which is when your arteries harden and become narrow. Medium-chain triglycerides such as coconut oil help prevent the hardening of your arteries that can lead to these life-threatening health issues.

 

  1. Treats Alzheimer Symptoms

Coconut oil contains fatty acids that help improve brain function of Alzheimer’s patients. This effect has to do with ketones, which are what your body produces when you convert fat into energy. Your brain uses glucose as a primary source of energy, and in Alzheimer’s disease it has been shown that brain cells have a hard time metabolizing glucose. However, the ketones that are produced in your body when you digest coconut oil can give you an alternative source of fuel to maintain the nourishment of your brain. Research is continuing for the benefits of coconut oil for people who are experiencing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. While some of these studies are still in their early phases, many people have provided anecdotal evidence to back up the claims that coconut oil can vastly improve the brain function of those suffering from Alzheimer’s.

 

  1. Improves Skin and Hair Health

Applied topically, coconut oil helps moisturize the skin, reduce eczema symptoms, and prevent hair damage. Coconut oil is full of lauric acid, which is a fatty acid that is well-known for its antimicrobial, moisturizing, and hormone-regulating properties. It also has anti-aging and skin-regenerating abilities and can stimulate the production of collagen in your skin and keep you looking young. Further, the vitamin E found in coconut oil protects your skin from sun damage. When it comes to your hair, coconut oil helps keep it moisturized and prevents it from protein loss when it is damaged. This oil helps your hair grow in a healthy way and gives a shine to your strands. Due to its low molecular weight, coconut oil can penetrate your hair shaft and prevent your hair from becoming damaged. Coconut oil is also used as a hair care oil and is included as a primary ingredient in various conditioners and creams that are manufactured for dandruff relief. If you have damaged hair, coconut oil works as a great conditioner and will help you regrow healthy hair. It provides your hair with the essential proteins that are required for nourishing and treating damaged hair.

 

  1. Improves Dental Health

The lauric acid in coconut oil helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease by attacking the harmful bacteria that leads to these dental issues. Also, oil pulling using coconut oil can help get rid of bad bacteria in your mouth and reduce risk of periodontal disease.

The main cause of periodontal disease is a buildup of plaque and harmful bacteria in your mouth. Research shows that using coconut oil can decrease the buildup of plaque on your teeth and help reduce your chances of developing gum disease. One study showed that using coconut oil for oil pulling significantly reduced the amount of plaque buildup and signs of gingivitis in participants who already suffered from plaque-induced gum disease. Lastly, coconut oil kills Streptococcus and Lactobacillus, which are two types of bacteria that are primarily responsible for tooth decay. Coconut oil can fight these bacteria as effectively as chlorhexidine, the active ingredient found in mouthwash. Because of this, coconut oil can help in the prevention of tooth decay and tooth loss.

 

  1. Strengthens Immune System

Coconut oil has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties that help improve the immune system. It contains antimicrobial lipids and lauric acid, which can kill various pathogens and help prevent infections. Coconut is made up of 50% lauric acid, which your body transforms into monolaurin. This antiviral agent fights off several different pathogens and viruses, such as herpes, the flu virus, cytomegalovirus, HIV, listeria, h. pylori, and harmful protozoa like giardia lamblia. While not all of those viruses may sound familiar, it is just important to note that coconut oil is a helpful tool to keep around as a natural solution for boosting your immune system and the antiviral properties found in coconut oil have been put through extensive research. Consuming coconut oil on a regular basis can help reduce your chances of contracting a virus or allowing harmful bacteria to invade your body and make you sick.

 

  1. Reduces Inflammation

Coconut oil also has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that help treat arthritis by reducing the inflammation in your muscles and joints. Because of its high lauric acid content, coconut oil reduces the inflammation that causes pain. In fact, studies have found coconut oil extracts to be equally as effective as Indomethacin, which is a popular prescription pain medication.

Many look to the anti-inflammatory properties of coconut oil to help with arthritis and to use as a natural source of pain relief. This makes for a low-cost and effective alternative treatment to prescription medications. Applying coconut oil topically helps increase blood supply to joints and reduce pain and swelling. Some even see coconut oil as being useful beyond treating arthritis, for people with other joint conditions, such as fibromyalgia.

 

  1. Improves Digestive Health

Coconut oil is one of the most easily digested oils available, which makes it easy for your body to process. The health of your gastrointestinal system is critical to your overall health and well-being. If you suffer from a poorly functioning digestive system, it can lead to many chronic health problems that can interfere with your quality of life. Consuming coconut oil can help prevent these problems. You have a wide variety of organisms living in your intestines. Some are beneficial to your body, and some aren’t so healthy. When the organisms multiply, the nerves in your intestinal walls have an abnormal reaction, which interferes with proper nutrient absorption and leads to digestive distress such as bloating, constipation, and gas. This leaves you with the inability to absorb many of the nutrients that you are consuming. Coconut oil improves the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and helps destroy candida and other bad bacteria in the intestines. This, along with coconut oil’s anti-inflammatory effect, helps prevent stomach ulcers and ulcerative colitis.

 

  1. Improves Bone Health

Fats are extremely important when it comes to building healthy bones. Coconut oil improves absorption of calcium and magnesium, which are necessary for strong bones. This, along with the many antioxidants found in coconut oil, helps prevent and treat osteoporosis by increasing bone volume and preventing bone loss. The improved calcium absorption that occurs by consuming coconut oil helps stop tooth decay and develops strong teeth. When that benefit is combined with increased magnesium absorption, it creates a great benefit for middle-aged women who may begin to suffer from osteoporosis.

 

Organa Products Containing Coconut Oil:

CBD Salve

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Benefits of Chamomile

What Is Chamomile?

Chamomile plants are a member of the Asteraceae/Compositae family. There are two common types of chamomile used medicinally today: German chamomile (chamomillarecutita) and Roman chamomile (chamaemelumnobile).
The chamomile plant is native to Western Europe and Northern Africa, but these days it’s grown all around the world in different temperate regions.
Records show that chamomile benefits have been recognized for centuries, with the herb being used both medicinally and cosmetically. Germans have used chamomile to resolve digestive issues since at least the first century, and records show that Egyptians worshipped the plant and dedicated festivals to its healing properties. Egyptian noblewomen were known to crush chamomile flowers and apply them to their skin to preserve their youthful glow and naturally slow signs of aging.
Romans used chamomile as a medicinal herb to fight disease and promote longevity. Its healing qualities spread throughout Europe and eventually the British brought chamomile plants to North America. Doctors throughout Europe and in the early settlements of America included chamomile in their medicinal bags because it was able to reduce pain, inflammation, allergies and digestive issues. People also used it as a natural deodorant, shampoo and perfume.

What are Possible Health Benefits of Chamomile?

1. High Source of Antioxidants
The main antioxidant components extracted from chamomile flowers are the terpenoid group of antioxidants, including chamazulene and acetylene derivatives. Because these delicate compounds are unstable, they’re thought to be best preserved in an alcoholic tincture or “essential oil” form.
These compounds help to reduce inflammation by fighting free radical damage and preventing cell mutation. Chamomile benefits start with antioxidants that are associated with better immune function, lower rates of mood disorders, reduced pain and swelling, and healthier skin, hair, nails, teeth and eyes.

2. Fights Anxiety and Depression
Chamomile, whether in tea, tincture or essential oil form, is one the best medicinal herbs for fighting stress and promoting relaxation, according to research from Alternative therapies and medicines in Health. Inhaling chamomile vapors using chamomile oil is often recommended as a natural remedy for depression and general anxiety, which is one reason why chamomile oil is a popular ingredient in many candles, aromatherapy products and bath-soaking treatments.
In extract form, chamomile is frequently used as a mild sedative to calm nerves and reduce anxiety because its vapors travel directly to the olfactory part of the brain, turning off tension and reducing the body’s stress response. Therefore, practitioners use chamomile to effectively relieve symptoms of chronic anxiety and stress.

3. Improves Digestion
Believed to be a powerful digestive aid, chamomile can be used to treat various gastrointestinal disturbances, including gas, acid reflux, indigestion, diarrhea, motion sickness, nausea and vomiting. Chamomile extract can help shorten the course of diarrhea and colic in children as well as relieve symptoms associated with the conditions like pain and anxiety.
Many of these benefits are due to chamomile’s natural relaxing effects. Because the brain and the gut communicate directly back and forth via the vagus nerve, a more relaxed mind can also help heal leaky gut, which can mean reduced symptoms of chronic conditions like leaky gut, IBS and other gut-related issues. Chamomile benefits include mellowing effects also make it a good choice for pregnant women in order to relax the digestive tract and act as a natural remedy for nausea.

4. Has Strong Anti-Inflammatory and Pain-Reducing Abilities
Chamomile is sometimes called an “herbal aspirin” since it’s been a popular home remedy for lowering pain for centuries. Chamomile flowers are used alone or in combination with other anti-inflammatory foods to reduce pain, congestion, swelling and redness. They’re effective at reducing facial swelling, skin irritations, toothaches, pain from infections and underlying issues of inflammation. This is the reason chamomile extract is commonly added to beauty products like facial or body lotions, toothpastes, and bath soaps.

5. May Help Fight Cancer
Recently, several studies dug into the anti-cancer activity of chamomile. Evidence shows positive effects of chamomile stopping cancerous tumor growth and acting as a natural cancer treatment. Inhibition of cancerous cells is believed to be due to chamomile’s antioxidants called apigenin, which are bioactive constituents that appear to help fight skin, prostate, breast and ovarian cancers.
In a recent study published by the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, chamomile extracts were shown to cause minimal growth inhibitory effects on normal healthy cells, but showed significant reductions in human cancer cells, especially androgen-refractory cells that often lead to prostate cancer.

6. Relieves Congestion
Because chamomile benefits include both fighting infections and reducing mucus congestion, it’s added to many nasal sprays. Chamomile tea is also a good choice when you’re sick and want to beat a cold, the flu or sinus infection.
Studies indicate that inhaling steam with chamomile extract is helpful in common cold symptoms. Some people even gargle chamomile tea or extract to fight inflammation of the mucous membranes and within the mouth and throat.

7. Promotes Skin Health
Suffering from breakouts or dry, irritated, aged, red skin? Try using chamomile oil mixed into lotion. Chamomile promotes smooth, healthy skin and relieves irritations thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Chamomile’s flavonoids and essential oils penetrate below the skin surface into the deeper skin layers of the skin, preserving its youthful appearance, completion and immune defenses. As a traditional medicine, it’s been used for centuries to treat wounds, ulcers, eczema, gout, skin irritations, bruises, burns and canker sores.
Today, we know chamomile benefits and uses go even further — it’s also useful for getting rid of signs of aging like dark spots and fine lines, reducing dandruff naturally, treating chickenpox quickly, and fading scars. Additionally, it makes a great natural diaper rash treatment and can even be used around the eyes to fight infections and sties.

8. Keeps Gum and Teeth Healthy
In addition to healing skin and the respiratory tract, chamomile benefits include the ability to fight various bacterial infections of the oral cavity, teeth and gums. Chamomile benefits help reduce pain associated with cancer sores, wounds and toothaches, plus they fight harmful bacteria that can live within the mouth.

9. May Improve Heart Health
Recently, chamomile has been associated with providing cardiovascular protection. Because of its high level of flavonoids, chamomile consumed in foods is linked with a lower risk of death from coronary heart disease in elderly men.

 

Organa products containing Chamomile:

Organa CBD Chamomile Soap

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Benefits of Lavender

What Is Lavender?

Lavender is a flowering plant in the mint family that’s easily identified by its sweet floral scent. It’s believed to be native to the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and India, with a history going back as far as 2,500 years.

In ancient times, lavender was considered a holy herb. Additionally, it was used to freshen up and give a light scent to a variety of personal items, such as clothing and hair.

 

What Are Possible Health Benefits of Lavender?

Today, lavender is more than just a fragrant plant. This herb is also used for medicinal and therapeutic purposes. So, if you’re dealing with a few medical issues of your own, and you don’t want to risk the unpleasant side effects that come with many over the counter and prescription medicines, here’s a look at the potential health perks of using lavender.

 

  1. Improve Sleep

Insomnia is a nagging problem that effects a lot of us. Cutting out caffeine and getting more exercise may help induce sleep, but sometimes these efforts and other remedies don’t work. As a result, you end up a groggy mess in the daytime.

If you’re willing to try anything for a restful night’s sleep, a study published in March 2017 in the British Association of Critical Nurses found lavender essential oil to be an effective remedy in improving the sleep quality of intensive care unit (ICU) patients who had difficulty sleeping.

  1. Treat Skin Blemishes

A variety of essential oils are also excellent for dermatology use, including lavender. In fact, if you have acne, eczema, or skin inflammation, applying lavender to affected areas may play a role in treating blemishes and ease inflammation. The antioxidant activity of lavender may also contribute to wound healing.

  1. Natural Pain Relief

One study found lavender to be an effective remedy for postoperative pain. It can function as a pain reliever because the oil contains linalyl acetate and linalool — anti-inflammatory components that are found in many essential oils.

Lavender also contains polysaccharides. Another study published in the journal Phyto therapy Research stated that plants containing these molecules are “the most potent in curing inflammatory diseases,” which includes arthritis and rheumatism.

  1. Regulate Blood Pressure and Heart Rate

Chronic high blood pressure puts added stress on the heart, increasing the risk of health complications like stroke and heart attack. But a small study published in 2017 in the Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research found that when 40 people inhaled lavender essential oil after open-heart surgery, they reduced their blood pressure and heart rate, suggesting the oil had a positive effect on their vital signs. Yet the authors note more research is needed on this possible benefit.

  1. Relieve Asthma Symptoms

Because of the anti-inflammatory effects of lavender, it may also improve bronchial asthma. A study on mice published in July 2014 in the journal Life Sciences found that lavender essential oil had a positive impact on respiratory health, relieving allergic inflammation and mucus hyperplasia. Whether the same effect would be seen in humans remains unclear.

  1. Lessens Menopausal Hot Flashes

Hot flashes (or hot flushes) are a common menopause symptom that affects many women. It causes a sudden feeling of heat over the body, and it can make the face flushed and trigger perspiration. But lavender may help reduce menopause flashing and improve quality of life, according to a study published in September 2016 in the Journal of Chinese Medical Association.

  1. Helps Combat Fungus Growth

There are also several studies highlighting the potential antifungal properties of lavender. Studies suggest lavender may be effective in inhibiting the growth of certain types of fungus, such as C. albicans. It could also act as remedy for treating athlete’s foot and ringworm, which are also caused by fungus, according to previous research.

  1. Promotes Hair Growth

In yet another study, lavender essential oil applied to the backs of mice once a day, five times a week, for four weeks, resulted in an increase in their number of hair follicles and a thicker dermal layer. This leads researchers to believe that lavender could potentially be used as a hair growth promoting agent, though more research is needed.

  1. Reduces Anxiety & Depression

Lavender has been well studied for its anxiolytic, or anxiety relieving, effects. Studies show both oral, inhaled and topically absorbed lavender may reduce anxiety. Some studies suggest oral lavender may be effective as an anti-anxiety medication. Scientists have found similar types of results for lavender’s effectiveness in treating depression.

 

Organa products containing Lavender:

Organa CBD Lavender Soap

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Organa CBD Lotion

Organa CBD Shampoo

Organa CBD Conditioner

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CBD & Hair Health

What Causes Hair and Scalp Issues?

Your hair starts growing in the root of your follicle. This root is made up of cells and proteins that promote hair growth. Blood vessels supply the root with food for your scalp. As your hair is pushed through your skin, it passes an oil gland that adds oil to your hair. Because hair follicles don’t all grow hair at the same time, you will lose approximately 50-100 hairs per day. After a hair falls out, this follicle will take a break and not immediately re grow a new hair. Oiliness, dandruff, and scalp irritation are the main contributors to thinning, dry, and gray hair. This is because it hinders the productivity of your hair follicles by weakening them and clogging them up.

How can CBD help?

CBD can help keep your hair from falling out as well as promote regrowth because it makes your hair follicles healthier and stronger. Here’s how it works:

Vitamin E

CBD is known to condition your scalp and your hair. Together Vitamin-E and the fatty acids in CBD oil can work as an emollient meaning that they stop water loss while offering a softening effect on your hair. Vitamin E helps to get rid of dandruff that clogs your hair follicles especially the oily, waxy, and dry kind.

Fatty Acids

The fatty acids in CBD promote growth. This is because fatty acids are proteins much like what the roots of our follicle produce. These fatty acids help feed the follicle and allow the hair to continue growing.

Omega Vitamins

CBD has omega 3, omega 6, and omega 9 which improve scalp tissue. The stronger your scalp tissue is, the faster follicles expand and grow.

Linolenic and Gamma Linolenic acid

These acids help sustain normal hair growth. This means that instead of your hair stopping growing after a few months, CBD will help it grow for longer amounts of time.

Pigment Cells

Because CBD contains fatty acids and Linolenic acid and Gamma Linolenic acid, it helps keep cells healthy. These acids are food for your scalp cells. As you use CBD oil on your hair and scalp, cells are strengthened including pigment cells within the hair follicle preventing the destruction of pigment cells, therefore preventing greying.

Normalizes Your Scalp

Things like straightening your hair, blow drying your hair, washing, and even putting hairspray in your hair all throw the balance of oils on your scalp off. The things we do to our scalp and hair daily can wreak havoc on our hair follicles thus contributing to an increase in hair loss, dandruff and greying.

CBD has been known to add to hair growth in several different ways. The reason for better hair growth is the content of omega-9, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acid. These ingredients are very important when it comes to cleansing hair and stimulating hair growth.  They help to balance your body’s natural scalp oils and keep dandruff production down. They also help to add strength, prevent breakage and keep hair from going gray.

It doesn’t matter if you dye your hair or are always teasing it.  No matter how much heat you apply to your hair, or how many times you brush it, CBD can keep your hair extremely healthy and keep it from breaking, causing fewer split ends and frizziness.

 

Products we recommend:

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CBD Vape Pens

CBD, or cannabidiol, is experiencing huge popularity, and vaping is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to consume it. CBD is a compound found in cannabis plants that can be extracted from marijuana or industrial hemp and processed for consumption in oral and edible products, or for inhalation in e-liquid (usually called CBD vape oil). Hemp has been cultivated for thousands of years for its fiber, and more recently as a source of CBD. Hemp-derived CBD doesn’t contain measurable amounts of THC, the psychoactive ingredient that produces the well-known “high” produced by marijuana. Vaping CBD is a more effective method of consumption than edibles, capsules, or topicals because the inhalation provides greater bioavailability. That means the user can absorb more of the product. While there is still more to learn about the long-term effects of vaping CBD, vaping is considered to be a much safer way to consume than smoking, while being equally effective.

Should you vape CBD?

Despite all the research already done, scientists and medical professionals agree that there is still much more to discover about the potential of vaping CBD. Now that you’ve seen some of the current research, you can make an informed decision whether a CBD vape is right for you. Even if you’re perfectly healthy, you may get benefits from using CBD. If you think that vaping is not for you, there are other ways to take CBD, like tinctures, and oral and edible products.

CBD vape juice vs CBD tincture:

CBD oil is also referred to as hemp oil and has been traditionally used in an oral tincture. It usually contains MCT oil (derived from coconuts) and is not suitable for inhalation! Studies have shown that inhaling oil like that can pose serious health risks like lipoid pneumonia. Unlike CBD vape juice, CBD tinctures are strictly for ingestion. Unfortunately, many of them do not have proper warning labels and are sold in e-juice style dropper bottles. There’s an important distinction to make between CBD oil tinctures and CBD oil made for inhalation. CBD oral tinctures are oil-based whereas CBD vape oil is not.

CBD Cartridges: 

Similar to THC oil cartridges, these are slim disposable e-cig tanks filled with CBD e-juice. (Organa’s CBD Vapes contain pure CBD distillate, made using a CO2 or a solvent-based extraction method.) They connect to a standard 510 battery and provide an easy entry into vaping CBD.  Available in several yummy flavours, you can check out Organa CBD vapes under Vape Pens on our site!

Cooking with CBD(Isolate)

 

How to Cook with CBD Isolate

Cooking with CBD isolate is a lot easier than you might think, and a lot of fun too. Those boring meals that once inspired you to order in suddenly seem more interesting. To turn any recipe into a cannabidiol masterpiece using CBD isolate powder you’ll need to know a few basic things: How to use the “Double Boiling Method.”,What a Carrier oil is,
CBD & Temperature.


The Double Boiling Method

The double boiling method is a simple heat control technique used in cooking. This method is typically used for ingredients you wouldn’t want to be exposed to high heat – such as cannabidiol. Whenever we cook with CBD isolate, the FIRST thing we do is use the double boiling method to infuse the isolate with a carrier oil. The double boiling method is important because it is how we turn the pure CBD isolate powder into an ingredient that can be used in just about any recipe.


How to Use the Double Boiling Method

To infuse isolated cannabinoids with a carrier oil – use the double boiling method as described below. Keep in mind that you’ll want to use an appropriate amount of carrier oil to match your dose. As you experiment you may use different doses, but we are going to keep things simple. If you are cooking with 1 gram of CBD isolate powder, you’ll want to use 1-2 teaspoons of carrier oil.

Fill the larger pot about a quarter full with water – you’ll want the water to sit about an inch below the smaller pot.
Place the smaller pot on top of the larger pot sitting above the water. You do not want the smaller pot to be directly affected by the boiling water.

  • Bring water to a low boil at a medium-low heat
  • Add your carrier oil to the smaller pot
  • Add your isolate powder to the carrier oil
  • Stir for 10-15 minutes. Be sure to blend your isolate with the carrier oil well – you shouldn’t be able to see any of the isolate once combined.

Once cooled – pour your CBD infused carrier oil into a container that’ll work best for whatever you’re trying to do.


What is a Carrier Oil?

A carrier oil, which is also known as a base oil, is a plant-derived oil which is used to “carry” essential oils and plant supplements. Essential oils and plant supplements can be overly potent or difficult for us to absorb directly, so carrier oils are used to help facilitate the process. Some carrier oils have benefits of their own and each work differently with the different plants they are mixed with. For example, studies show that unrefined coconut MCT oil provides better absorption of CBD than other carrier oils.


CBD & Temperature

When cooking with CBD one thing, you’ll need to keep in mind is the temperature. High temperatures will cause you to burn off the cannabidiol that you’re trying to infuse into your food. To avoid losing potency, you’ll need to keep an eye on the temperature or use the cannabidiol in your food a bit differently.For example, if you want to enjoy infused grilled chicken, you can’t really just put CBD into the chicken. Instead, you’ll need to infuse the cannabidiol with a sauce to put on the chicken once it has finished cooking. This is why recipes for pasta sauces, barbecue sauces, smoothies, and other low heat recipes are so popular. Sauces and other cold-prep recipes ensure you aren’t losing CBD while you cook. However, you can bake with CBD as well. Baking with CBD requires a bit more mindfulness. Your cannabidiol will be in direct heat, so you’ll want to be sure to keep temperatures below 320 degrees.

Now that you’re familiar with the basics of cooking with CBD, go forth my friends and create tasty cannabinol infused treats!

Source:https://www.cbdschool.com/cbd-isolate-cooking-recipes/

CBD Isolate: What is it?

What is CBD Isolate?

With the rapid growth of the CBD industry and constant advances in its technology, there are a lot of terms floating around that are unfamiliar, if not confusing, to many people. “Nano-Amplified CBD” is one of them. While the science and biological make-up of CBD is the subject of much research and scholarly articles, it can all be broken down into simple terms.

The Basics of Cannabidiol (CBD)

CBD starts with the all-natural botanical concentrate that includes the cannabinoids and fatty acids found in hemp plants. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the more than 85 cannabinoids found in various concentrations throughout the different parts of the hemp plant, which is part of the Cannabiceae family. Cannabinoids are class of botanical chemical compounds that deliver an array benefits.

This CBD is then sent to a lab for third-party verification of quality. Afterward, it is added to or infused into foods, liquids, nutritional supplements, topicals, and even cosmetics. Also, CBD contains no THC, so products made from the isolate are not psychotropic and cannot get you “high”.

Psychoactive V. Psychedelic

The world “psychoactive” gets thrown around a lot to describe the “high” that comes with marijuana. It is also used in regard to the effects you do not get from CBD products. However, this loose definition needs clarification.

Psychoactive substances of any kind cross the blood/brain barrier and cause a chemical reaction within the brain. By this definition, substances such as coffee, alcohol, tobacco and even Robitussin can be defined as having a “psychoactive” effect on people, in that it will cause a chemical reaction in the brain.

Psychedelic substances also cross the blood/brain barrier. The difference is Psychedelic substances affect mood or behavior and can even expand consciousness.

CBD Isolate is not psychedelic, in that it does not cause the “high” associated with marijuana. However, it could be considered “psychoactive” by the scientific definition of the term.

What’s the Difference Between CBD Isolate vs Full Spectrum CBD?

When CBD is referred to as full spectrum or whole plant CBD, it means that the CBD contains all other cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant including CBN (Cannabinol), CBG (Cannabigerol), and THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin), to name a few. And yes, along with these cannabinoids, Full Spectrum CBD also contains trace amounts of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), but in very low concentrations (up to .3%), resulting in very minimal psychoactive stimulation. CBD Isolate, on the other hand, is simply purified CBD that has been extracted from the marijuana plant and isolated from the other cannabinoids.

Does CBD oil get you high? Short answer, no.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is naturally non-intoxicating. You may feel calmer when taking it as CBD’s effects are more relaxing vs a high feeling.

Not only will CBD not get you high, but it counteracts the high effects of THC, which is the compound notorious for getting people high.