In honor of Self Care Sunday, we are zening out with a warm twist on a classic Ayurvedic remedy – renamed ‘Cured Pink Moon Milk!
A traditional herbal remedy for anxiety, stress, and insomnia highlighting ashwagandha with warmed homemade hemp milk and spices is surely going to be a family favorite!
Enjoy this warm mug before bed, and let its goodness promote a restful, rejuvenating, and restoring night of sleep!
CBD isn’t the only cannabinoid we’re excited about within this recipe. Infused with Full Spectrum Hemp Oil, this mug provides your body with an array of benefits from each unique cannabinoid from CBD, CBG, CBC, CBN, and THC (less than .3% THC). Choosing the hemp oil for this recipe was a no-brainer knowing what each of these powerful compounds can provide to the body.
With a whole range of healing benefits, cannabidiol-or CBD oil – has grown in popularity in recent years. There are different types of CBD products, however, it is important to understand the differences. The two main types of CBD are CBD isolate and Full Spectrum CBD oil.
The cannabis plant contains hundreds of different phytochemicals including cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds. When CBD is referred to as “full spectrum” or “whole plant extract”, it means that product contains CBD as well as all other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant including CBN (Cannabinol), CBG (Cannabigerol), CBC (Cannabichromene) and THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin), to only name a few. And yes, along with these cannabinoids, hemp-derived full spectrum products also contain trace amounts of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), terpenes, and flavonoids.
While there is still so much to learn about these other compounds, researches in Israel have discovered that whole-plant cannabis extracts (also known as Full Spectrum Hemp Oil) that contain these other cannabinoids are more beneficial than isolate extracts alone.
There has been a tremendous amount of research into each of these cannabinoids:
CBN: Its name may bear striking resemblance to CBD, but cannabinol, or CBN, offers a unique profile of effects and benefits that have researchers encouraging for more scientific investigation as this compound may pass the dearly praised CBD as studies continue to show its healing powers. So far, CBN’s studied benefits include pain relief, anti-insomnia, bone cell growth, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsive, appetite stimulant. CBN’s most cherished characterized attribute is its sedative effect, and according to lab tests, 5mg of CBN is as effective as a 10mg dose of diazepam, a mild pharmaceutical sedative.
CBG: Cannabigerol (CBG) acts as a chemical precursor to other cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. It displays a multitude of potential health benefits including working as a neuroprotectant, having antioxidant properties, aiding with skin ailments as an antibacterial and anti-fungal agent, appetite stimulation, treatment for gastrointestinal disorder, inflammation reduction, and shows promise in fighting cancer, decrease in blood pressure, which may benefit glaucoma patients.
CBC: Cannabichromene, or CBC, doesn’t get a lot of praise or attention like the two well-known cannabinoids THC and CBD. However, it has shown to have profound benefits including antimicrobial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-depressant, brain growth stimulation, anti-proliferative, and the reduction of migraines.
THCV: THCV is similar to THC in molecular structure and psychoactive properties, but it provides a variety of pronounced and altogether different effects. With its trace amount (.3%) in our Full Spectrum products, it still provides a wide range of benefits including blood sugar regulation and reduction of insulin resistance, weight loss, anti-inflammatory, anxiety reducing, and the reduction of tremors associated with conditions such as ALS and Parkinson’s disease.
If you are on the fence about what oil to add to your tonics, lattes, or other kitchen goodies, visit the blog What’s Happening in the World of Wellness to learn the difference between the Classic Mint Oil vs Full Spectrum Oil.
Homemade Hemp Milk:
½ cup hemp seeds
3-4 cups of water (use less for thicker, creamier milk)
1 pinch sea salt
1 while date, pitted
½ tsp vanilla extract
Add hemp seeds, water, salt, and any additional add-ins to a high-speed blender. Top with lid and blend for about 1 minute or until the mixture is well combined.
Scoop out a small sample with a spoon to test flavor/sweetness. Add more dates, salt, or vanilla as needed
Pour the mixture directly into a serving container.
Pink Moon Milk:
1 cup of Homemade Hemp Milk
½ cup tart cherry juice
1 tsp beet powder
2 tsp local honey
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp ashwagandha
1 serving Cured Raw Oil
Pinch of nutmeg
Place milk into a small pot and add the rest of the ingredients over medium-high heat.
Use a small whisk to mix everything together until incorporated and warm enough to your liking.
(Optional) transfer to a blender and blend for 1 minute until frothy
Top with edible flower petals or a dusting of Cinnamon Honey