This formulation is one of our most potent topicals. Featuring the crude extract Rick Simpson Oil, this cream contains every bit of the healing properties of the hemp plant; cannabinoids, terpenes, polyphenols, chlorophyll, and more. This rawest of hemp extracts is accompanied by an array of tree resins which have been used as remedies for thousands of years. As cannabinoids are also resins, it is a perfect marriage of resins from a variety of botanical sources such as Boswellia Sacra, Commiphora Myrrha, Catechu, Sweetgum, Pine Needle Oil, and Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil. Resins are produced by plants to protect them from invasive microorganisms and physical damage, imparting countless benefits on us as well. Frankincense and Myrrh resins have been used readily by Greek and Egyptian cultures thousands of years ago and likely tens of thousands of years prior.
Rick Simpson Oil: This is one of the most raw and crude hemp extracts, preserving every active ingredient in the plant so they can more effectively work in combination as nature intended. This extract type is as “full spectrum” as it gets; all of the benefits of the flower but a lot more concentrated.
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Rick Simpson stumbled upon his cannabis fame purely by accident. Long before “Rick Simpson Oil” was coined as a term, and long before cannabis was considered remotely mainstream, Rick Simpson was an engineer working in a Canadian hospital in 1997. [/expand]
Boswellia Resin: Frankincense is sourced from the resin from Boswellia Sacra and has been used for its therapeutic benefits for longer than written history. With modern science, we’ve learned that a great many of the benefits of this amazing resin come from the boswellic acids. AKBA (3-O-acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid) is the most important and effective acid among them.
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“Frankincense (乳香 Rǔ Xiāng; Boswellia Species) is reported to contain 60-85% resins (mixtures of terpenes), 6-30% gums (mixture of polysaccharides), and 5-9% essential oil. The resin portion is composed of pentacyclic triterpenes, in which boswellic acid is the active functional group. The gum portion consists of pentose and hexose sugars with some oxidizing and digestive enzymes. The essential oil is a mixture of monoterpenes, diterpenes, and sesquiterpenes.”
It is very important to note that the most functional aspect of the Boswellia is the resin, not the essential oil. Most products use easily acquired and utilized Frankincense essential oil and call it a day. Not us. We use the highest quality resin in the world because we care enough to find the best and most effective components of the most therapeutic plants in the world.
“In a study, it was reported that the resinous part of B. serrata contains the following: Monoterpenes (α-thujone); diterpenes [macrocyclic diterpenoids such as incensole, incensole oxide, iso-incensole oxide, a diterpene alcohol (serratol)]; triterpenes (such as α- and β-amyrins); pentacyclic triterpenic acids (boswellic acids)”
It is important to note just how complex the full resin component of this plant secretion is; if you are someone excited by terpenes, consider the complexity of an entire world of terpenes out there waiting to be utilized, not just hemp terpenes. The complexity and variety of terpenes are endless and the potential benefits are equally so.
Myrrh Resin: From the same source, our Myrrh resin is second to none in quality and freshness. Frankincense and Myrrh is a classic combination, and nearly every tradition and civilization documented its use. Together, these resins were used for nearly every type of remedy imaginable.
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Black Pepper CO2 Extract: Contains Piperine which is often used to aid in the absorption of pharmaceuticals and natural active ingredients like Curcumin, which some studies claim has increased absorption by 2000%. We believe Piperine greatly aids in the absorption of CBD. Guineensine is another active component of black pepper which has been found to be an endocannabinoid reuptake inhibiter. This is one of the same therapeutic mechanisms of action as CBD, making it a ‘Cannabimimetic’. It therefore has potential to greatly extend the benefits of CBD. The volatile oil content (essential oils) which makes up 34% of our CO2 extract consists of β-Caryophyllene and Myrcene, two of the most therapeutic and well-researched terpenes.
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Catechu (Acacia) Resin: Its active lipophilic compounds include catechins, catechols and catecholamines, all known to be powerful antioxidants. This plant was used in Ayurvedic medicine for its potent protective and healing properties.
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Sweetgum Resin (Storax): “Sweetgum trees are large, deciduous trees found in Asia and North America. Sweetgum trees are important resources for medicinal and other beneficial compounds. Many of the medicinal properties of sweetgum are derived from the resinous sap that exudes when the outer bark of the tree has been damaged. The sap, known as storax, has been used for centuries to treat common ailments such as skin problems…”
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Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil: Composed of terpene hydrocarbons, mainly monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, and their associated alcohols. Used in ancient medicine to treat a variety of skin conditions and as an antimicrobial agent.
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Pine Needle Oil:
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