Loading... Please wait...
  • +1 (800) 501-6476
  • Home
  • My Account
  • Gift Certificates

Blog

A Brief History of CBD: Queen Victoria and King Henry VIII…Who knew?!

Posted by

Image result for history of cbd

Contrary of popular belief, CBD has been cultivated for more than 10,000 years. Archaeologist found, Cannabis Sativa, the source plant for CBD was likely one of the first agricultural crops planted by early man.

Many different countries found creative uses for cannabis plants. Researchers have found CBD oil has been used in China for cooking since 6,000 BCE and two thousand years later hemp became a common textile for clothing. In 850, even Vikings transported hemp rope and seed to Iceland. From there its popularity soared globally—Arab countries, European countries, and more!

Years later, around 1533 King Henry VIII even fined farmers if they did not raise hemp for industrial use…ironic with all the regulations today! Less than one hundred years later the United States began cultivating hemp as well—at one point it was even illegal not to grow hemp in Virginia. With its increasing popularity, even monarch and other figures of power began using CBD. Queen Victoria used CBD-rich cannabis for menstrual cramps in the 19th century.

Just a little history to correct the common misconception that Cannabis Sativa and CBD do not have historical roots.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Links:

http://www.advancedholistichealth.org/history.html

https://www.projectcbd.org/re-emergence-cbd-brief-...

CBD vs. THC: What’s the Difference?

First off, CBD and THC are two active ingredients in cannabis. Although they are derived from the same plant, they have many key differences. THC and CBD are very distinct in the “high” (or lack of) they give people. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in the cannabis plant. As a result, THC attaches itself to a person’s cannabinoid receptors [...]

Read More »


Having Trouble Sleeping? Try CBD!

Every night, millions of people in U.S. have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. So much that The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has declared March 10 Insomnia Awareness day. If you feel like you have experienced symptoms of insomnia, CBD may be the answer for you!Although cannabidiol activates the same adenosine receptors as caffeine, a stimulant, many people with [...]

Read More »


How CBD may help win the war on breast cancer

Due to its growing popularity, and positive results, more and more research has been done on CBD in the last few years and its effect on breast cancer. Studies over the years have suggested that cannabinoids, found within cannabis may help fight cancer. In 2015, a study conducted by the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry discovered that CBD inhibited the [...]

Read More »


One Thing You Didn't Know About CBD

The benefits of CBD appear endless. New research from Israel suggests that CBD may be the panacea for autism. In Israel there is a clinical trial, the first of it's kind, being conducted with young children to young adults who have autism. Israel is one of three (the others being Canada and Netherlands) pioneers, in researching CBD and [...]

Read More »


Sanjay Gupta: CNN "Weed" documentary game changer

Dr. Sanjay Gupta and CNN brought major credibility to the medical marijuana industry and research worlds. The documentary from one of the world’s most respected news outlets could be a sign of the world moving in a positive direction, regarding the medical use of cannabis. It's a definite game-changer when one of the world's top sources for the news [...]

Read More »


​Got Acne? Here’s How to Fix It

According to the American Academy of Dermatology 50 million Americans suffer with acne. Fifty percent of women between the ages of 20-29 and more than 25 percent of women between the ages of 40-49 suffer with adult acne. For some, it can be a very psychologically debilitating condition. Acne is a chronic inflammatory skin condition caused by a wide [...]

Read More »


​Warning: CBD may change your life

The medical cannabis industry is growing daily. America’s number one industry is booming. For many entrepreneurs, it is like the gold rush. For patients, who live in chronic pain, it has opened the door to alternative healing options for their pain management. With all the talk about Cannabis, CBD, a buzzword, has managed to make its way into the [...]

Read More »


​How to: Live a peaceful life with PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition often experienced by individuals who work, live, or are exposed to extremely stressful environments and situations. PTSD occurs after the individual witnesses and/or survives a traumatic, shocking, scary, or unusually life threatening dangerous event. A person who is suffering from PTSD will often be triggered by something [...]

Read More »


​How to: Fight Seizures like a Boss...

...Or at least try. Let me introduce you to Charlotte’s Web. Charlotte’s Web is a hemp CBD strain variety cultivated by The Stanley Brothers from Colorado. The Charlotte’s Web variety was named after a young epileptic patient named Charlotte Figi who, born with Dravet’s, suffered several hundred seizures a week. Charlotte’s parents contacted the Colorado based growers to help their [...]

Read More »