Defining and Using CBD Oil as a Natural Remedy
CBD oil, or cannabidiol oil (say can-uh-bih-dye-all), is a blazing hot topic these days. Many natural health practitioners are extolling the amazing healing and restorative potential of cannabidiol, and anecdotal stories on CBD oil’s success are legion. Studies do exist that seem to back up what people are saying. The positive benefits of CBD oil could be phenomenal. But there is some confusion on what CBD oil actually is, and what it’s good for.
Most of us know enough about cannabidiol to know that it comes from the marijuana plant, also called cannabis, also called hemp (the industrial variety). Our knowledge generally ends there, especially in the states that do not yet have medical marijuana laws in place. For this reason many are justly concerned about the legality of obtaining and using cannabidiol. We wonder:
Terms like hemp oil, marijuana oil, and hemp seed oil only add to the confusion. We need to demystify. Let’s do that now, and talk about what cannabidiol really is, what it can do, and how CBD differs from some of the other related products that you hear about.
Make Your Own Herbal Honey
Sweet, rich, healing honey. It’s delicious medicine all by itself, known for being:
Herbal honey is so easy to make that this how-to is going to be very short. You’re basically going to combine fresh or dried herbs in honey for an arbitrary amount of time. The result is an herbal honey that can be used in a variety of ways.
Earaches, Ear Infections: Herbal Remedies
When your child is suffering with an ear infection or earache, it’s hard not to feel helpless. We want to take away their pain, and often turn to medications and antibiotics to do this. However, unless the situation is severe, we could be doing our childrens' immune systems a disservice by turning too frequently to medications. Studies have shown that many childhood ear infections will often clear up on their own in a few days. This means that worried parents can focus more on offering comfort and immune boosting measures than directly combating the pathogen behind the infection. Herbalists have long turned to mullein herb and garlic to soothe the discomfort of earaches and ear infections. Let's take a closer look at these two powerful plants.
Read on to take a closer look at the big hitters in this, and many other herbal earache oil remedies: Mullein and Garlic.
I'm Jennifer Capestany, a clinical herbalist and freelance writer with a practice in North Texas. Helping people deal as naturally as possible with rheumatoid arthritis, chronic illness and other chronic conditions is my calling.