The endocannabinoid system is a complex network that deals with neurotransmitters and the overall nervous system of the body; studies show that this system is involved with your body’s immune system as well as its responses to stress.
CBD is well-known to hold certain characteristics that interact quite well with this system in our bodies, enabling healing by promoting better communications between cells involved in neurotransmission; certain all-natural spices bear similar properties:
- Saffron is similar to CBD products due to its anti-inflammatory activities, as well as its enhancement of retinal blood flow, aiding in convulsions or headaches. Saffron enhances the GABA receptor and acts as a relaxant; it can also improve learning and memory.
- Turmeric has been shown to fight inflammation; it has even been studied for its potential to help fight cancer and type 2 diabetes. Turmeric can protect against alcohol-induced brain damage, as well as improve your body’s sensitivity to insulin. Other healing properties of turmeric include improved cardiovascular function and the clearing of beta-amyloid plaque linked to Alzheimer’s dementia.
- Black Pepper also holds anti-inflammatory potential and can lower blood pressure and even aid in digestion; its essential oil has the power to reduce nicotine cravings and ease withdrawal symptoms. Together black pepper and turmeric can cause a stronger antidepressant effect than either spice delivers on its own. Black pepper is full of beta-caryophyllene, an important medicinal component of many cannabis strains.
- Nutmeg interacts with the endocannabinoid system by inhibiting certain key enzymes that break down the two main endocannabinoids; this triggers cell communication to protect against stress. Nutmeg can be beneficial for easing pain, anxiety, hypertension and various inflammatory conditions in preclinical research.
Your kitchen spices hold a world of healing potential! And now there’s another all-natural healing option: CBD. It works better than simply consuming amounts of spices from your kitchen cabinets and is perfectly safe! CBD is derived from the cannabis plant and holds all the potential without the concerning side effects. Processed into oils and a myriad of options, CBD has the ability to reduce your stress, aid in your digestion, and give you better sleep!
Check out Brookside Holistic Solutions for all-natural wellness products; with options like CBD oils, honey, coffee, and chocolates, you’re sure to find just what you need to complete your kitchen cabinet. Contact us with any questions!