The cannabis plant is cultivated in two principal varieties (marijuana and industrial hemp) and is composed of over 200 types of cannabinoids (chemicals unique to the cannabis plant). These active components have been shown to have both analgesic (pain-killing) and anti-inflammatory (healing) properties when applied to the epidermal layer of the body (skin).
The most well-known compound in cannabis is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and is abundantly present in the marijuana cultivar. Studies have shown it also has potent analgesic or pain relieving properties, which is why it is widely used as a medicinal. A lesser known compound called Cannabidiol (CBD) is present in both cultivars. Studies show CBD delivers potent calming and anti-inflammatory benefits. These cannabinoids are most effective when combined to provide synergistic, full-spectrum benefits.
Apothecanna products are formulated with industrial hemp derived CBD and are available for purchase online or in specialty retailers.