Prickly Ash, CBD , and Absorption
We asked Jason Miller, DACM, Chief Formulator of Green Earth Medicinals, to explain why he includes Prickly Ash (Zanthoxylum americanum) in his CBD botanical formulations.
As a diffusive stimulant that increases secretions, prickly ash is one of several medicinal plants known to contain a group of chemical compounds called “alkyl amides.” This plant is a synergist with hemp extract. We include it in our CBD Oral | Buccal Spray to facilitate absorption of CBD and enhance the formula’s effect on the ECS (Endocannabinoid System).
At Green Earth Medicinals, we combine broad-spectrum CBD with other botanicals to create uniquely effective products. To learn more about why we do this, please watch this educational video from our Understanding CBD video series:
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June 17, 2019