Honey, CDB, Terpenes and Your Immune System

As we enter into the Fall season and those winter related illnesses emerge, we all start thinking about ways to keep our bodies healthy and strong. We like using natural products and honey one of the best superfoods out there. Now infuse honey with CBD and you have an immune boosting, flu fighting combination that will help your body be ready for all that the cold season has to throw at it.

We are obviously biased about our CBD infused honey's ability to help with numerous health issues including cold and sickness, so we wanted to provide some third party case studies and articles that demonstrate the power and effectiveness of honey and CBD.

Can honey help the immune system? 

Honey and Health

There is an extremely informative and scientifically based article, “Honey and Health: A Review of Recent Clinical Research” by: Saeed Samarghandian, Tahereh Farkhondeh, and Fariborz Saminiavailable. 

This is an excerpt of what their research found:

Traditionally, honey is used in the treatment of eye diseases, bronchial asthma, throat infections, tuberculosis, thirst, hiccups, fatigue, dizziness, hepatitis, constipation, worm infestation, piles, eczema, healing of ulcers, and wounds and used as a nutritious supplement. The ingredients of honey have been reported to exert antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative, anticancer, and antimetastatic effects. Many evidences suggest the use of honey in the control and treatment of wounds, diabetes mellitus, cancer, asthma, and also cardiovascular, neurological, and gastrointestinal diseases. Honey has a potential therapeutic role in the treatment of disease by phytochemical, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties. Flavonoids and polyphenols, which act as antioxidants, are two main bioactive molecules present in honey. According to modern scientific literature, honey may be useful and has protective effects for the treatment of various disease conditions such as diabetes mellitus, respiratory, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and nervous systems, even it is useful in cancer treatment because many types of antioxidant are present in honey. In conclusion, honey could be considered as a natural therapeutic agent for various medicinal purposes. 

Honey and Antioxidants

Another article, “11 Amazing Benefits of Honey For Weight Loss, Hair and Skin” found:  

Honey’s antioxidant and antibacterial properties help improve the digestive system and boost immunity. It is also a powerhouse of antioxidants, which are very effective for the removal of free radicals from the body. “Start your day by adding a spoonful of honey and lemon juice (from half a lemon) to a cup of warm water. Drink this cleansing tonic before breakfast to reap the benefits”, says Delhi-based Nutritionist Anshul Jaibharat.  

Can CBD help the immune system?

The online article, "Cannabinoids and the Immune System: Immuno-Cannabinoid Effectsreports:

In fact, many studies have been published examining the effects of various components of the ECS on appetite, metabolic health, blood sugar regulation, obesity, pain sensation, oxidative stress, thermoregulation, eye health, mood, memory, and much more. However, one particularly interesting therapeutic application of the ECS is its effect on the immune system, or what some scientists refer to as “immuno-cannabinoid” modulation. Simply stated, the ECS can help regulate or vary the properties, tone, and overall function of the immune system.

What plant terpenes support the immune system?

According to United Patients Group, Top 5 Healing Terpenes: Terpenes That Amplify The Healing Power Of Cannabis.

Beta-Caryophyllene

This terpene gives clove and black pepper their rich smell and taste. Like many cannabinoids, beta-caryophyllene binds to the CB2 receptor, found mostly in the immune system. Beta-caryophyllene is antibacterial and antiseptic, and it eases inflammation, nerve pain, ulcers, and depression.

 

caryophyllene terpene health immune booster

 

Terpenes for Cold & Flu Season

This last article from: https://hempsley.com/blog/terpenes-cold-flu-season

Bronchodilators, or compounds that relax the muscles in your airways to help clear and expand them, can also be of benefit when we are sick. Terpenes that act as bronchodilators include pinene, linalool, and menthol — a terpene found in mint that acts as the key ingredient of Vicks vapor rub.

linalool terpene for cold and flu health

pinene terpene for cold and flu health

 

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Do not give honey to children under 12 months of age. The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

 

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