Adaptogens: Expanding the Entourage
Mar 24, 2021
By J Gordon Curtis
While we obviously consider cannabis to be the “perfect plant,” we cannot ignore that there are thousands of plants out there with similar therapeutic and beneficial properties. Many of these plants work synergistically–both within our bodies and with other plants.
Having been used for centuries in ancient medicine (Namely, Chinese, Ayurvedic, and other Eastern traditions as well as shamanistic and western tribal cultures,) these herbs have the ability to adapt to the needs of the body. We call these herbs and plants “adaptogens” for exactly this reason.
Ashwagandha, turmeric, kava kava, lion’s mane mushroom, and many others have the benefit of helping to find balance within the various systems off the body. If CBD is the gas pedal, adaptogens are the cruise control. They help maintain an equilibrium for various aspects of our bodies.
How to: Pairing CBD with Adaptogens
We love to pair CBD with our products from our good friends over at Anima Mundi. Anima Mundi focuses on natural solutions with adaptogenic power. For example, these three elixirs. On their own, they are able to assist with sleep, happiness, and cleansing/detoxifying. Mixed with CBD, these benefits can be compounded and heightened.
We love to assist with finding the best CBD product for whatever need you’re looking for but, sometimes, the best way is to combine the two together and allow the effects of the CBD to be guided by another holistic option.
Right now, I personally utilize a combination of Bubba Kush 21.5% CBD flower, Anima Mundi’s Heart Chakra, and Crown Chakra sacred herbs that I will smoke before bed. The CBD is a powerful relaxant, the Heart Chakra opens up my lungs to keep me breathing right through the night, and the Crown Chakra calms my mind and prepares me for bed.
All of these solutions compound and assist each other. Cannabis works by combining a cauldron of ingredients on its own. Due to this, it only makes sense that it would work more powerfully alongside other natural solutions.
Common powerhouse combinations of adaptogens and CBD products would be:
- Our tinctures mixed with the Dream Elixir for a powerful nighttime blend.
- Our flower mixed with the Energia Tonic for a morning-use relaxant that will keep you powered through the day.
- The Dolores Tonic mixed with our CBD Tea for a strong pain relief that is long-lasting.
Whatever the mixture, always remember HEALTH IS WEALTH and, if you treat your body with kindness, it will return that kindness to you!