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      CBD Articles and Information — cannabis in India

      Soma Flora: A Cannabis brand with the finest quality Ayurvedic Potions

      When we think Ayurvedic healing practices, what may come to mind are the Vedic scriptures and the wealth of knowledge they hold. Ayurveda goes back almost 5000 years and is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems. Just like this healing modality, Soma Flora believes in maintaining the fine balance and health of the mind, body and spirit in order to live a healthy life.

      Soma Flora is a product 5000 years in the making. ‘Soma’ was essentially a mysterious plant/drink that the sages and saints used to heal, in combination with mantras and rituals. While the ancient formulation of Soma has been lost to time, this is a faithful reproduction bringing together cannabis oil and other flora of India with the same intention of bringing peace, relief and bliss into your life. It is an attempt to resurrect an ancient vision, a historic dream and bring it back to the consciousness of the people. 

      Soma Flora made its entry into the Cannabis movement with a range of CBD Edibles such as Honey, Medical Cannabis Oils, Cordyceps Capsules and more. They plan to branch out and bring Hemp clothing, innovative Vijaya products and Ayurvedic formulations into the market.

      Currently, Soma Flora has brought Cosmic Elixir and Lunar Potion into the market. Both of these products are exceptionally unique and loved by customers who use them as a healing modality. What makes these products unique is the formulation of herbs and plants that have been known for their healing properties. For example, Cosmic Elixir uses passion flower, betel nut, kanna and mimosa pudica along with Cannabis – CBD, THC and CBG. And the Lunar Potion uses fennel and nutmeg along with Cannabis. Look anywhere in the world and you won’t find this unique blend of healing ingredients. Soma Flora aims to bring back Soma as a psychotropic medium of exploration for the people and connect them to a higher purpose.

      Even though Soma Flora is just over a year old, it has risen to be one of the leading Vijaya brands in India. It connects people with our rich heritage and is to be used as a vehicle for healing. With one foot in the past, one in the future and its heart in the right place, Soma Flora makes its mark in the Cannabis market.

       

       

      Soft, supple lips are easy with CBD Lip Balms

      From shea butter and cocoa butter to rosehip, coconut oil, green tea and more, you can now find an abundance of lip balms in the markets. If you’re someone who has tried and tested a few but have not had any luck with enhancing the quality of you lips, then we think you’ve been missing the nourishment of a key ingredient – CBD.

      Cannabis has been used in ancient Ayurvedic medicine for centuries and its healing properties when it comes to topical application as well as consumption are unparalleled. In this article we’ll take you through some benefits of using CBD lip balms so you can get an idea of its potent healing properties before you place an order!

      It is replete with anti-inflammatory properties

      CBD is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Oxidative stress can give your lips an aged and wrinkled effect and CBD helps combat this with this exceptional antioxidant properties. The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD also reduce dryness and itching to a large extent and can help heal dry and chapped lips. CBD helps soothe the skin and reduce any irritation and is also good for people with sensitive skin.

      The Cannabis plant also may contain anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. When CBD is used with other natural moisturizing components like coconut oil, shea butter etc, it can boost its healing properties and seep into deeper layers. It also helps seal moisture in your lips and prevents it from becoming too dry and flaky.

      If you want to get started on your lip care journey with CBD, you have a number of options to choose from at CBD Store. Here are a few we recommend. Check it out and we hope you find something to make your lips feel as smooth as ever!

       

      Cannabis – Oil, Tincture & Paste: What are the differences and which one is for you?

      Cannabis – Oil, Tincture & Paste: What are the differences and which one is for you?

      For anyone who stumbles upon cannabis and its healing properties, it can get confusing to make a choice. This is because the current cannabis market is replete with options and although this is an exciting thing, it can be overwhelming for a first timer. As the variety grows, so should the clarity. This is why we’re about to give you a complete lowdown of each medium of cannabis products – whether it’s full-spectrum, broad spectrum or isolate, we’re going to explain the various formats you can consume these in and this will help you gauge what’s best for you.

      Let’s get started with the most common mix up – CBD Oil vs. CBD Tincture

      Many still perceive CBD oil and CBD tinctures interchangeably. However, this is a common mistake (made by some brands too) and they do come with some differences.

      CBD tincture

      A ‘tincture’ became associated with a dropper style bottle. But this is not what differentiates the two as CBD Oil and CBD tinctures can come in dropper style bottles. Simply put – the main difference lies in the solvent used to extract CBD.

      CBD tinctures are an alcohol-based extract. High-proof alcohol the solvent used to extract the natural compounds of the cannabis plant and is also used in the finished product. This gives CBD tinctures a very bitter taste but a longer shelf life. The bitter taste is masked with additives like sweeteners, flavoring, or vegetable glycerin. Some companies might also add vitamins, herbal extracts, or supplements like melatonin, depending on the goal of the product.

      CBD Oil

      CBD Oil is often a blend of CBD Extract (or paste) and carrier oil like MCT coconut oil. CBD oil is usually made by extracting other compounds from the plant material along with CBD such as terpenes and flavonoids – both of which come with their own benefits. The method used to extract this is called supercritical CO2, a process which helps retain the bioavailability, sustainability and quality of the plant. After this paste is extracted, it is then mixed with the carrier oil. Sometimes, essential oils are also used for their own benefits and flavor. CBD oils are more commonly found and even the products labeled CBD tinctures or CBD oil tinctures are more often CBD oils.

      CBD Paste

      CBD paste is the most concentrated extract and in terms of potency is the most potent among the three. CBD paste is the form of CBD that is usually added to carriers like MCT oil for further consumption. CBD paste is for those who need to consume higher quantities of CBD for medicinal purposes. CBD paste is also more cost effective and can be used to make your own CBD edibles to experiment and have fun with your medicinal intake of CBD. However, pastes usually come in a syringe and it can be hard to dispense and figure out the dosage.

      We hope these differentiating factors help you make the right choice for your purchase. Another ideal way to do so is to consult with our doctors and make a purchase with their guidance.

      India’s only trusted CBD brands

      India’s only trusted CBD brands

      Cannabis, the wonder plant is gaining momentum yet again in the 21st century after its decline in the 20th century. The cannabis consumption in India has always had medicinal and religious overtones. It has been a part of our culture for centuries but has lost its place in society after its criminalization. The wonders and benefits of this plant have been buried under the moral and legal debate – but not anymore. Cannabis is so versatile and can be used in a number of ways, more sustainably than any other materials available.

      What are cannabinoids?

      Cannabinoids are the compound that is extracted from hemp – a variety of the cannabis sativa plant that is one of the fastest growing alongside bamboo. There is evidence that indicates hemp was used to make ropes since 10,000 BC.

      Today, what we use in the market is cultivated for its low THC quantity and is known as industrial hemp. CBD is also extracted from the leaves and flowers of industrial hemp and makes up almost 40% of hemp extract. Apart from CBD and THC, hemp is also rich in CBN, CBDA, CBG, CBC, CBL, CBCA, and CBGA, among many other less researched and popularized compounds.

      How do these cannabinoids assist you in feeling uplifted?

      Our ECS or Endocannabinoid system is running the show. It regulates mood, appetite, temperature and motor perception, the immune system and much more. Essentially, it maintains the harmony and balance in our body. Our ECS does this by releasing endocannabinoids. While endocannabinoids are produced by our bodies, phytocannabinoids are produced by plants and they have been observed to interact the same way with the ECS. 

      The research that has been conducted so far, strongly suggests that cannabinoids are helpful in minimizing chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation, depression, PTSD, addiction and epilepsy. It’s also being discovered that cannabinoids work more effectively when taken together (known as full-spectrum), creating the entourage effect. If you want to experience the full potential of the healing properties of hemp, we suggest you experience the entourage effect! 

      How to choose the right Cannabis brands in India

      If you’re interested and would like to purchase some Hemp or CBD products in the upcoming days, here are a few things to keep in mind while doing so because the market in India is still largely unregulated and you may be in for an unpleasant or unsatisfactory experience if you don’t go about this the right way!

      • Firstly, always do your research and buy from a well-reputed and trustworthy brand! Get to know the brand and buy if you comply with their ethics. 
      • Know the source of your hemp! Related to the point above, also research where the hemp used in your product comes from because hemp absorbs heavy metals and pesticides from the ground. You don’t want to be consuming adulterated or polluted hemp. 
      • If the brand or product has a Certificate of Analysis or COA, you’re good to go! This shows that the product has been tested and the ingredients are clearly labelled.

      What are some of India’s most trusted and leading CBD brands?

      Here are some brands that give you full-spectrum and CBD isolate products that are highly trusted and effective.

      #1 Hempstrol CBD

      Hempstrol is truly high-quality CBD, a crowd-favourite and one of the first to give Indians full-spectrum CBD! It is sourced from experts with experience of 25+ years in Colorado USA, contains no pesticides or additives and is completely organic. It uses the latest quality CO2 extraction and the best part is, it’s so affordable despite being of such pristine quality.

      #2 Neet CBD

      Looking for pure CBD products that will support your journey of healing? NEET CBD offers organically grown, non-GMO and cruelty free products that deliver a high quality experience.They draw inspiration from the ancient healing practices using Hemp as stated in the Vedas, for ailments of the modern world. 

      #3 Moksa CBD

      Moksa is one of the most unique & luxurious brands in India so far! They have created water-soluble CBD drops infused with blue-pea tea, jasmine tea and hibiscus tea so your CBD consumption can become a tea ritual thereby relaxing you even more.

      #4 Soma Flora

      Soma Flora is a brand that is 5000 years in the making. It uses ancient ayurvedic herbs and practices along with Cannabis to give you an authentic and impactful healing experience. It is a faithful reproduction bringing together cannabis oil and other flora of India with the same intention of bringing peace, relief and bliss into your life.

      #5 RVD CBD 

      Throughout the course of much of his career, Rob Van Dam has been an open advocate for community and the medicinal uses of the cannabis plant. And now you can experience the fruits of his passion in India. They work with the singular goal: To make and distribute the highest quality CBD products, that are both strong enough and effective enough – even for RVD.

      #6 Noigra CBD

      Noigra gives you full-spectrum CBD in yummy flavours. It is perfect for dropping into drinks, drizzling over your food, or squeezing directly into your mouth. Their CBD Oils are safe, legal & easy to use and deliver a consistent, high-quality CBD experience every time in your choice of flavour.

      Look no further than CBD Store India to give you a wide range of Hemp Oils and CBD products of the highest quality. While CBD has already gained a lot of traction worldwide, it is still essential to stay wary of purchasing only from trusted sources and brands in India. With this natural medicine on the rise, it’s an exciting time to be alive!

       

      CBD and mysticism – What we can learn from Anandamayi Ma

      When one chooses to begin their journey on the spiritual path, they are presented with a number of instances that wake them up to the qualities within themselves that they haven’t been aware of. We all have experienced this type of awakening at some point in our lives and as we embark on the journey of infusing light to even the darkest parts of us, we begin to look for guidance – we seek others who have been through the journey, whether it’s our friends, gurus or plant medicine.

      One wise and radiant woman who has helped many along their spiritual journey is Anandamayi Ma. She was an Indian saint who lived until 1982. She has been described as "the most perfect flower the Indian soil has produced” by Sivananda Saraswati. Her teachings are fluid and feminine because they do not adhere to “one right path” or “one way of being”. She always stated that “everyone is right from their own standpoint”. "How can one impose limitations on the infinite by declaring this is the only path—and, why should there be so many different religions and sects? Because through every one of them He gives Himself to Himself, so that each person may advance according to his inborn nature." She says as she describes the nature of her beliefs. She advocated for the spiritual progress of women by demolishing discrimination and introducing the sacred thread ceremony that was previously available only to men to women.  

      She was observed to be persistently and naturally in a state of divine bliss. Her nature was endearing, magnetic and intriguing to many. Even when her mother fell dangerously ill, she was seen to be detached and in a state of neutrality. If one chooses Anandamayi Ma to look up to on their journey here on earth, it opens up the mind to the possibility that one can live in a state of impermeable joy. But in this fast-paced world and life, although many of us may be enraptured by her teachings, it becomes very hard to stay aware and in a positive mindset all the time. We can only draw inspiration from such amazing women and teachers and try to stay true to our path. Although it may be difficult, it is not impossible. With our modern-day problems comes tools that are designed to help you on your spiritual journey and one such tool is Cannasbis. CBD specifically can help transport you to a more aware, and open to the messages from your soul and intuition. As Anadamayi Ma also says, the best teacher you can encounter is your own inner nature. Self-realization is god-realization, she says.

      If you’re on the spiritual path and are feeling stuck or frustrated in your journey, or if you simply are inspired by Anandamayi Ma, or you just want to advance on your journey, take a little help from CBD to get you in the state of mind to absorb and integrate the magic this world has to offer. If you are a woman who’s reading this, now is the best time to start because it’s Women’s Month at our store and we are giving you 10% off with the code WMN10. Godspeed on your journey! May you encounter the magnificence of your own soul.