The Wife Hemp Strain + Review

The Wife Hemp Strain + Review

Quite a while ago now, I decided to try taking CBD in the form of gummies. I was not impressed at the time because I did not feel that it did anything for me-good or bad.

I recently decided to try taking a strain of hemp called, “The Wife.” Here is what happened!

First, a quick look at the alleged benefits of CBD

CBD has become increasingly popular over the years due to its possible benefits. Some of them have more scientific evidence behind them than others.  Here is a list of things that CBD is touted as being of benefit for:

  • Pain
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Sleep issues
  • Inflammation
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer symptoms
  • Nausea

When reading up on people’s experiences with CBD, many find there to be no benefits and many find there to be some benefits. What one may feel (or not feel) seems to do with the CBD product they use and/or their own brain chemistry.

The Wife hemp strain

There are many strains of hemp and The Wife is the name of one of them. Like all other hemp strains, it is very high in CBD and very low in THC (only around .3%).Since THC is a psychoactive ingredient, you will not get the high feeling with The Wife due to the low amount of it.

The Wife is described as having a smell that has mixture of skunky, sweet and floral notes. The flavor of it is said to be pleasant with hints of cherry.

Different strains of hemp are allegedly good for different ailments. The Wife is said to help with pain and nausea along with providing a calming effect to the mind.

With this hemp strain and others, you can use it in a few different ways. It can be vaped (not recommended), smoked, cooked with, made into capsules, used in teas and more (see here for some other ideas: https://www.allgreensaz.com/7-great-ways-to-use-cbd-flower-for-everyday-use/).

My review of The Wife

To be quite honest, the reason why I wanted to try CBD again was because I read an article about how it may possibly fight COVID-19 in the body. This was thought to be due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

I do not want COVID-19 again. The possibility of reinfection really scares me so I want to do everything I can to prevent and/or make sure that the second round is not any worse than the first one.

 After reading said article, I went right away to Google to search for CBD products. I was not interested in the gummies that I took the last time trying CBD, so I spent a good amount of time searching for something that I thought would be better.

I came across a site for a hemp farm called, Golden Eagle Farms. Their site was simple and nice which I liked. I also liked that the farm is run by people who have years of experience growing hemp. That to me means that they really know what they are doing.

Golden Eagle Farms offers five different strains of hemp in flowers and topical forms. For each strain of hemp, there is a list of the constituents that are in them as well as their lab results which shows their levels of THC.

I took a good look at the reviews for each strain on the farm’s website as well as on other CBD sites. The Wife stuck out to me as one to try due to its alleged ability to alleviate pain and nausea. My husband was interested in trying it as well so we ordered some.

Our order of The Wife came really fast which was great because we were so eager to try it. The packaging was nice and simple, just like their website.

I was worried that the hemp flowers would smell really bad but I honestly liked it. When we took it out of the package, the smell reminded me of chicken alfredo (the best way I can describe it).

My husband decided to extract the hemp into oil so that we could make capsules. This was because we are not interested in vaping and smoking. Each capsule he made of it was about 20 mg.

On this particular day, I was having pretty severe ovary pain due to ovulation. I usually take Tylenol when this happens but this time, I wanted to go without it to see how the hemp would work for me.

Within 30 minutes of taking 40 mg (two capsules) of the hemp, I felt a mild wave of relaxation come over me and my ovarian pain was gone. This was amazing to me!

Ever since then I have been taking 40 mg every evening and when I am in any kind of pain. I love the relaxation that I get from it because sleepiness does not come with it. I can take it during the day and still be able to get things done without needing to take a nap.

I also become very clear-headed after taking it. With this and the calmness it causes, one would definitely be able to get their studying and academic work done easier than they could without it.

As far as nausea relief goes, it does not work against the level of nausea I get. I think I would need a higher level of THC to have that benefit.

Another thing I like about The Wife is that the affects seem to last for hours. This means that it will end up saving me money because I will not have to take a bunch of capsules each day to help with any pain I have.

I have not experienced any negative side effects from taking these hemp capsules. This is something I was worried about but maybe I do not take a high enough dose for those to happen.

If I were to rate it on a scale of five stars, I would give The Wife a solid five. Buying this was totally worth it for me.

I highly recommend this strain

The Wife has been such a great addition to my daily supplement intake and I would recommend it for others to try as well. I know that CBD does not work for everyone, but it might be something worth trying if you are willing to spend the money.

I would love for it help fight against COVID-19 if (and probably when) I get re-infected with it although I am not holding out hope. My plan is to keep taking it for my general well-being as it seems to be good for that!

Do any of you take CBD or have taken it? What are/were your experiences?

Thanks for reading!

Here is a link to the Golden Eagle Farms The Wife hemp strain: https://goldeneaglefarms.us/collections/hemp-flower/products/wife-hemp-flower

Some CBD sources about CBD:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6043845/

#cbd  #hemp  #plants  #thc #health  #covid19  #pain  #nausea  #anxiety

The Ways Peppermint Could Be Useful and How To Use it

The Ways Peppermint Could Be Useful and How To Use it

Such a wonderful plant!

There are so many plants out in the world producing wonderful things that can be used in various ways. Some of them we do not know much about and some of them have been studied extensively.

An example of a really popular plant is peppermint. I personally love it.

Let’s take a look at how it can be used!

Its use spans back many years

Peppermint is native to Europe and the Middle east. It was first discovered in the mid-1700s and has been beloved ever since!

It needs to be grown in at least partial sunlight. Full sunlight is said to cause more flavor and nutrients to be produced in the leaves. It really spreads when it grows so it is important to have enough room.

Peppermint is just one of many different plants in the mint family. Other ones include spearmint, water mint, chocolate mint, apple mint, banana mint, lavender mint, Pennyroyal, strawberry mint and so many more!

Alleged benefits

Peppermint has been studied quite a bit. Like any other plants, further research could be done for more definitive answers. Many people seem to be happy with it though!

The following is a list of benefits that peppermint may have:

  1. Helpful for athletes: May cause faster reaction times and increase grip strength.
  2. Helpful for GI and bowel issues: May sooth issues such as functional dyspepsia and IBS.
  3. Has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial effects
  4. Helpful for general nausea
  5. Helpful for respiratory issues
  6. Helpful for aches and pains
  7. Helpful for hair growth

You can find various studies and anecdotal evidence behind the aforementioned benefits.

How you can use peppermint

There are different forms you can get peppermint in and different ways you can use it. Here are some of them:

  1. Using it as an ingredient in food: There are many different recipes that you can find that use peppermint leaves. From breakfasts to desserts!
  2. Chew the leaves:  You can chew on the leaves for instant fresh breath!
  3. Drink it in tea form: You can use the leaves to make your own or buy tea bags. Peppermint tea might help you with digestion if you drink it after meals and it may ease nausea.
  4. Smell it: Smelling the leaves or the essential oil can help ease nausea, headaches and breathing problems.
  5. Rubbed on parts of your body: Diluting peppermint essential oil (here is a guide:  https://www.nowfoods.com/now/nowledge/diluting-essential-oils) in a rollerball bottle is really useful to have around. It can be rubbed on places where you are experiencing pain (like on your temples for a headache) or on your belly/wrists for nausea relief. The diluted oil can also be used as a deodorizer for your armpits if necessary.
  6. Use on hair: For hair growth/health, you could put drops of the essential oil in your conditioner, use it as a hair rinse after washing, put it in a hair mask, use it diluted on your edges/eyebrows and as a hair deodorizer.
  7. Use in homemade cleaning products: If you like to make your own products to clean with, you can use peppermint essential oil as an ingredient. It could help give the DIY products a better smell and may provide some antibacterial action.
  8. Take it in capsule form: You can find peppermint oil gel capsules to swallow when needed for digestion, GI, bowel and nausea issues.

How I use peppermint

As I mentioned before, I love peppermint.

This is how I use it on a regular basis:

  1. Smell the essential oil for nausea.
  2. Drink the tea for nausea.
  3. Rub the diluted oil onto my head when I have my PMS headaches.
  4. Mix a few drops of the essential oil in my hair masks and handfuls of my conditioner (my hair requires a lot!).

I just ordered some peppermint drops from a company called, Tummy Drops (here is the product: https://www.amazon.com/Tummydrops-Natural-Peppermint-30-Drops/dp/B004BH503U/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=tummy+drops&qid=1588718115&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzVktOUThKRFVHTkhKJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDAzMzI4M0RFVjc1T1pQM0QyViZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNDU3OTc4MUdQQVRNVzdCMEZYSyZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=). These are candy made with peppermint and used for nausea. I want to try these to see if they work for my PMS sickness. If they do, I will replace them for drinking the tea (I cannot always handle drinking it).

One of my favorite dishes uses mint in it. It is called, Chicken Tagine and is a Moroccan recipe. There are different recipes for it out there but this is the one I like the best: https://thegoodheartedwoman.com/apricot-chicken-tagine-ginger-mint/

Maybe you will want to try using it

It is relatively easy to incorporate peppermint into your life. There are even more ways than what I put in this post. Some medications are said to have a negative interaction with it so make sure that you look those up beforehand.

I have had great results from using it in various forms and I hope you do too!

Do you use peppermint for anything in your daily life? Let me know!

Thanks for reading!

Some sources-

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3607906/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5814329/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16767798

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/mint/mint-plant-varieties.htm

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4289931/

#peppermint #essentialoils #plants #health #beauty #haircare #tea #stayathome

Supplement Talk: Dandelion

Supplement Talk: Dandelion

I said in my last supplement talk post that I was going to be doing them on the weekends. Well that didn’t happen. So now I will be doing one today!

No that it really matters though because no one reads my blog…

As I have stated before, I love to do research on things these days. I have taken a lot of different herbs/supplements before and I should have done research on them back then. All I did was look at a “blurb” of what they could do for me and immediately bought them.

Doing this could have been very dangerous. I do consume colostrum, ginger, b6 and green tea daily so I guess I am still being dangerous.

A few years ago I consumed dandelion root on a semi regular basis. I took it because it was said to get bloating down and help with acne. In this post I wanted to take a closer look at it in regards to the alleged benefits, scientific evidence and my experience with it.

What it is and alleged benefits

Dandelions are considered to be weeds by many. They have the ability to spread across lawns which make a lot of homeowners unhappy. This makes them go out and buy things that will kill them all off.

A lot of people don’t know that dandelions are actually edible. A quick look around the internet will turn up many delicious looking recipes that use them (see here for one example: https://www.abeautifulplate.com/sauteed-dandelion-greens-with-eggs/ ). It is important to buy them organically from a farmer’s market to avoid the consumption of harmful pesticides.

Dandelions have also been used in hopes of healing various health ailments. Some of the alleged benefits of them are as follows:

1. Gets rid of bloating

2. Helps with gas

3. Helps with appetite (increases it)

4. Helps with constipation

5. Helps control blood sugar

6. Supports the liver

7. Lowers cholesterol

Taking too much of dandelion might cause stomach discomfort. Also, It should probably be avoided altogether if you are allergic to other plants in the daisy family.You can find dandelion on Amazon sold in tea, capsules, powders and liquid extract forms.

What the research shows

My looking on the internet for dandelion research turned up a few studies. There are probably more studies out there but I am guessing they show similar things to the ones I found.

All of the studies I looked at showed dandelion to be high in potassium. Because of this I am going to go ahead and say that it is most likely true. That means you need to be careful when you consume it because it easy to get too much potassium.

In one study I found, there showed increased fluid loss with an extract of the leaf. This study and possibly other studies (presumably) that show this kind of result seems to be a big reason as to why people want to supplement with it.

There was a study showing its potential as an anti-diabetic treatment. It is important to realize that just because there may be some potential doesn’t mean that one should rely on it to treat their diabetes. There is not even close to enough evidence for this.

One study showed some limited evidence of dandelion helping with digestion. This might be part of the reason why it is marketed as helping with bloating, gas, appetite and constipation.

Overall, there is limited evidence that dandelion actually helps with health related issues. As with many supplements and herbs there needs to be more research done which may or may not ever happen.

There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that it helps with certain things though. If you are thinking of supplementing with dandelion, do some research and proceed at your own risk.

My experience with dandelion

I used to consume dandelion root tea from the Traditional Medicinals brand. Three cups a day was the maximum, recommended amount and that is what I stuck to. As I said before, I was taking it for bloating and acne.

I didn’t mind the taste of the tea after I put in Splenda. Without it I definitely would not be able to stand drinking it. The taste is pretty bitter and kind of like coffee to me.

One of the things I noticed from it was that I felt less bloated after meals. It did make me urinate a little more than normal, so for me the de-bloating benefit was true.

Something else I noticed was that drinking it after meals made me slightly hungry again. One of the alleged benefits I listed was that it might help with increasing the appetite. I guess I can say that that was true for me.

In regards to my acne, I actually do recall having clearer skin during that time. That could have been just a coincidence though. Either way I was happy with it.

In conclusion

I found limited research-based evidence and a lot of anecdotal evidence that supplementing with dandelion has benefits. My personal experience with it was positive although I do not feel the need to take it anymore.

Have you tried dandelion as a supplement or in recipes before? Let me know!

Thanks for reading!

#pcosawarenes #health #research #supplements #dandelion #plants