CBD oil

The Many Uses of Wildflower CBD Oil

Cannabis, Product Review

Support the immune system with this versatile herbally fortified CBD oil.

Wildflower’s CBD+ Orange Mint tincture provides a large dose of CBD charged with a pleasant flavor. Like the Tropical Fruit tincture, this product uses coconut oil rather than alcohol like a traditional ‘tincture’. What this provides is a completely vegan, alcohol-free CBD oil that can be used in a bounty of ways. I use my 1000mg CBD+ oil as a daily supplement to promote overall health & reduce inflammation, for help with my joint and muscle pain, and even in my baked goods for a little extra relaxation with the sugar high.

Every product in the CBD+ line from Wildflower is formulated to interact with and support the endocannabinoid system. At 1000mg per bottle each dropper contains 33 mg of full spectrum CBD. CBD from Wildflower is imported from Germany where it is extracted from naturally-grown hemp plants grown both pesticide & fertilizer-free. CBD+ Orange Mint oil is crafted with Mediterranean liver tonic herb milk thistle alongside the immune supporting cannabinoid. The active ingredient in milk thistle is Silymarin which is both an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Together the all natural ingredients can help us build immunity, relieve pain and reduce side-effects of other immune-based conditions. There are many uses for CBD and this product is a great option for someone who needs a higher dose.

The best way to take the Orange Mint Tincture is with a sublingual method. That means we just let the dropper-full sit right under the tongue and absorb into our system. But that isn’t the only way I’ve been utilizing this oil. When I’m especially anxious I’ll often make a cup of tea and is a great addition to a relaxing cup with skullcap, chamomile, and other herbs for anxiety. Before yoga class taking a few droppers has also been immense in quieting the chaos of the day and letting me focus on my hour-long practice.

There is a clarity to the effects of CBD that my mom describes as ‘waking up in the morning after camping on the lake’. Just as she described, there is a certain serenity that accompanies CBD for me. The last and more exciting way that I’ve been adding this flavored CBD tincture to my life is by adding droppers full to the olive or coconut oil I’m using in baked goods. That serenity described above is helpful when eating more sugar than usual. These are just the most recent ways I’ve been enjoying my CBD tincture, but the possibilities of how it can be used are definitely endless.

CBD+ Wellness tincture in Orange Mint flavor is the perfect high-dose product for someone hoping to use the product for the purposes of holistic healing. Before yoga, during anxiety-ridden days, or even just for fun alongside my favorite chocolate chip cookies; use the coconut oil-based tincture as you wish and enjoy the CBD magic.

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Tropical Fruit CBD Tincture from Wildflower

Cannabis, Edibles, Product Review

A full review of Wildflower CBD+Wellness Tincture from what it’s made of down to the best uses for the full spectrum oil.

Tinctures and CBD oils are an exceptionally accessible product for those new to cannabis but looking to enjoy some of the benefits of the plant. In my time spent working in the industry, anyone who has approached me with no cannabis experience asks about CBD oil first. Each company seems to have their own flavor and sometimes supporting herbs for added benefits. The Wildflower line of CBD Tinctures is comprised of two flavors each an indicator of the dosage. This week we’re going to take a closer look at the 500mg Tropical Fruit flavored oil which is marketed as a CBD+Wellness Tincture.

What’s It Made Of?

As is the Wildflower way, the CBD Wellness oil is made with all natural ingredients right down to the flavoring. The tincture is made to utilize the naturally occurring miracles in nature to inspire wellness inside of us. Their recipe includes coconut oil, 500mg full spectrum CBD oil, milk thistle extract, and natural flavors. Each dropper will contain around 16 mg of CBD and the suggested dose is 1-2 full droppers.

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The first thing to note is that their CBD oil is full spectrum, which means that the flavonoids and other valuable compounds weren’t stripped away in the extraction process. Another key component of the tincture is the milk thistle, a little gift of a plant that inspires liver and kidney health. The active ingredient in milk thistle is silymarin, an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Over at Wildflower, right here in Bellingham, they have concluded that this ‘liver tonic’ herb works very well with the inflammation-based work that CBD tends to do in the body.

How Do I Use It?

Something that I’ve learned in my time working with various cannabis-infused products is that they all serve their own purpose. I find tinctures and oils to be beneficial for me as a daily supplement taken straight, but that’s not all I’ve been using the Wildflower Wellness Tinctures for. With the change in weather and my uptick in using my fingers as I’m learning to boulder, my joints are really screaming at me lately. On days that the problem areas are throbbing a bit, I have been doubling my daily dose of oil from 2 droppers to 4.

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To get the most out of a dose it’s advised to take the supplement sublingually, or simply put, right under the tongue. I like to just let it sit there until it naturally dissolves back into my mouth. It’s easier to let the oil sit under your tongue with the delightfully luscious flavor of tropical fruit infused into the CBD tincture. After using these oils almost daily for about a month, my muscles are notably less sore and strained after workouts. The imminent pain in my neck and back also tends to feel more smoothed over throughout my day. Also, my skin, which is a place where liver issues tend to bubble to the surface, is luminous despite indulging in some dairy-filled foods.

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All in all, the Tropical Fruit Wildflower CBD+Wellness tincture is a delightful supplement to each day. The dosage is high enough to feel the effects of the cannabinoids and herbs and the flavor is delicious enough to leave under my tongue for 30+ seconds. I would definitely recommend this product for those interested in trying CBD.

 

Herb Spotlight: Milk Thistle for Liver Health

Herb Spotlight, Herbalism

The milk thistle is from the same family of plants as the artichoke, but unlike that tasty treat, it doesn’t have a large bulb-shaped flower. It is commonly known as holy thistle and Mary thistle. Based on folklore we have surmised that this plant got its name when three drops of milk from the Great Goddess’s breast dropped onto the leaf. As religion shifted the lore began to tell the tale using the Virgin Mary. It is commonly known as a powerful and nourishing liver herb as well as a protective herb in pagan herbalism.

Scientific Name: Silybum marianum

Magickal Stats: Elementally fire, ruled by Mars

Parts Used: Seeds

Improves Function Of:

  • Liver Restorative
  • Spleen Tonic
  • Vascular Tonic

Aides in Relieving Symptoms Of:

  • Inflammatory, infections, & degenerative liver disease
  • Swollen spleen
  • Asthma
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Varicose veins

Assists Spiritually With:

  • Protection
  • Fending off evil
  • Attract Good

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How Does It Work?

The main ingredient in milk thistle is Silymarin, an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. According to many sources, milk thistle has been used historically for liver disorders like cirrhosis and hepatitis. In the 2008 HALT-C study, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that Hepatitis C patients who did use milk thistle had both milder and fewer symptoms of liver disease with a somewhat better quality of life. Milk thistle was also suggested as a factor in enhancing standard treatment for pneumonia.

What Do I Do With It?

Milk thistle is taken as an herbal supplement, found usually in capsules. It can also be made into a tea. It has shown to have very few side effects if any. Most people just cite gastrointestinal discomfort. Those with diabetes, heart condition, fibroid tumors, and endometriosis should consult their doctor before taking milk thistle internally.

Magickally it can be used in multiple ways. Simply place a bowl of milk thistle seeds in a room and restore the vitality. We can gather strength from growing milk thistle or carrying a seed in our pocket. Many witches suggest it can be used to expel demons, some also call spirits by boiling the seeds in water. Or divine questions by boiling water and adding thistle seeds before meditating on a question.