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Companion Botanical Closeup: Saint John's Wort

Hypericum perforatum, or common Saint John’s wort, is a member of the hypericaceae family. Its common name is based on the fact that it generally blooms at the beginning of summer on or around June 24th, which is the birthday of the biblical John the Baptist. It is native to Europe, Asia and North Africa, and is considered an invasive species in the United States.

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Companion Botanical Closeup: German (aka Blue) Chamomile

Companion Botanical Closeup: Blue Chamomile. Also known as true chamomile and the “star among medicinal species,” German Chamomile, or Matricaria chamomilla L., is a member of the Asteraceae family, just like Helichrysum, the focus of our first Companion Botanical Closeup. The essential oils of these two botanicals figure prominently in our base salve recipe which is used for both our Hemp Infused Salve and our dispensary's 1:1 Salve. On the label of these products, the chamomile oil is listed as blue chamomile…what’s the rub?...

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Companion Botanical Closeup: Helichrysum

There are over 600 species in the Helichrysum genus, a member of the Asteraceae family. It takes it name from the Greek “helios” meaning sun and “chrysos” meaning gold, a tribute to the radiant, golden flowers exhibited by many of the species within the genus. We utilize the essential oil of the species Helichrysum italicum, also known as Immortelle, in both our CVD 1:1 Salve and our Ceres Natural Remedies Hemp Infused Salve. This species is known for its broad therapeutic functions, most notably it’s analgesic and anti-inflammatory qualities. It also contains  high levels of neryl acetate, a compound that supports the regeneration of cells and tissue, a main reason why it has been traditionally used to promote healthy formation of scar tissue. Reputed to support...

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