Welcome to my blog!!! I have been an herbalist & an aromatherapist for over 20 years!! My blog is over 8 years old & there are over 100 informative blogs here. Everything from herbs to some personal blogs. Not only do I have hopes of teaching the masses, I too, have learned a lot during my research on different topics! There's always new & updated information in the herbal & essential oil worlds. There are blogs on herbs, essential oils, nutrition, supplements, different modalities of healing and just a little bit of everything!! Maybe in reading my blogs, just one person will come away with a bit of knowledge that they might be able to help themselves or another human being, I would consider that to be a great blessing.....

Over the years I have had several businesses. It seems I can't get away from seeing if a certain herb or essential oil can help a fellow human and that's usually how it starts. So now, I am in Arizona, I was asked again if I would be interested in starting another herbal biz!! So we now have Herbs 4 Health!! Numerous herbal blends....single essential oils...essential oil blends....supplements....tinctures all to help the body to heal itself.

The information in these blogs is not meant in any way shape or form to plagiarize, for I have never said this is all MY work. It is a compilation of reputable informative websites, my 'go to' books I have always depended upon & my own knowledge. I gather & put together information to help people learn & this way they can come back here to help remind themselves of said information instead of 'where oh where did I find that on the world wide web'. Seems to me it's just better & easier.

DISCLAIMER: This information does not diagnose, treat or heal any type illness or disease.

























Monday, July 13, 2020

CBD vs THC

Despite their similar molecular structures, the 2 main compounds in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) & cannabidiol (CBD) have very different effects on the human body. 

THC is an active ingredient in marijuana that makes you high. It binds to CB1 receptors in the brain to create a euphoric effect.

CBD on the other hand is non-psychoactive which means it won't give you a high. It has little affinity for binding with the CB1 or CB2 receptors & can actually hinder THC's effects when combined. Instead, CBD can activate other receptors such as serotonin & is more often sought out for its potential medicinal benefits, such as pain & anxiety.

Not all studies are created equal, but many have found that cannabinoids can help with specific disorders & diseases. Here are some health issues that CBD & THC can be help.

*AIDS: THC increases appetite and helps with weight gain.
*Alzheimers type Dementia: Studies show THC helps with behavior symptoms.
*Anxiety & Panic Disorders: CBD reduces symptoms.
*Cancer: THC & CBD combination reduces chemo-related nausea and vomiting, manages pain and stimulates appetite.
*Digestion Complications: THC helps improve symptoms of IBS.
*Epilepsy: CBD reduces convulsions.
*Heart Function: THC & CBD combination relaxes some arteries.
*Immune System Complications: THC & CBD combination can alter the growth & function of certain immune cells.
*Inflammation: All of the most common cannabinoids relieve swelling.
*Multiple Sclerosis: THC alleviates MS-related pain. THC & CBD combination reduces muscle spasms.
*Pain: Most of the common cannabinoids relieve pain.
*Parkinson's Disease: CBD alleviates psychotic symptoms and some issues with motor control.
*Schizophrenia: CBD can reduce psychotic symptoms.
*Sleep Disorders: THC improves sleep quality & quantity for some. CBD can increase alertness in some.

Information taken from discoverymagazine.com

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