At Vital Body Therapeutics we solar infuse our blends with 9 carefully selected herbs, all known for their anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.All of our herbs are certified organic and sustainably sourced. Here’s an overview of each one found in our CBD products: Arnica, Comfrey, Devil’s Claw, Chamomile, Ginger Root, Hemp, Holy Basil, St. John’s Wort and Thyme.
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)
Origin: USA Use: Excellent for growing new cells to repair damaged soft tissue and bone. Research also shows it to be effective for muscle pain relief.
Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens)
Origin: Namibia Use: Widely used in Europe for treatment of arthritis pain, headache and low back pain. A number of scientific studies have found that it can help relieve the pain and stiffness ofosteoarthritis, particularly when it affects the knee or hip.
German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
Origin: Hungary Use: Chamomile is sometimes called an “herbal aspirin” since it’s been a popular home remedy for lowering pain for centuries. A study in human volunteers demonstrated that chamomile flavonoids and essential oils penetrate below the skin surface into the deeper skin layers. This is important for their use as topical anti-inflammatory agents.
Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale)
Origin: Peru Use: Most research shows strong evidence that ginger is effective in treating the symptoms associated with arthritis. The compounds in ginger can function as a COX-2 inhibitor, the same way as common medications for rheumatoid arthritis.
Hemp (Cannabis Sativa)
Origin: USA (Colorado) Use: Industrial hemp has high concentrations of a compound called cannabidiol, or CBD. CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system to provide therapeutic benefit to virtually every part of the body.
Holy Basil (Ocimum Sanctum)
Use: A treatment from the Indian Ayurvedic tradition, holy basil (also known as tulsi) is one of the most sacred herbs in the tradition. An adaptogen, it helps maintain homeostasis in the body even while under large amounts of stress by regulating the creation of stress hormones including cortisol and adrenaline. Research has shown that the increase of stress hormones also causes anincrease in pain perception.
St. John's Wort (Hypericum Perforatum)
Use: For the treatment of skin conditions such as burns, cuts, wounds, insect bites; anti-inflammatory properties help relieve strains and muscle pain.
Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris)
Use: Strong anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties beneficial for treating pain and bacterial skin conditions.