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      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.

       

       

      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.

      Tackle winter dryness with these Hemp Lotions

      It's getting colder each day, and winter can wreak havoc on your skin - making it dry, itchy and irritated. Dry skin occurs when our skin doesn't retain sufficient moisture — perhaps, because of frequent bathing or use of harsh soaps. Wintertime poses a special problem because humidity is low both outdoors and indoors, and the water content of the epidermis  tends to reflect the level of humidity around it. Dryness during winter results in problems like wrinkles, winter xerosis, eczema and so on.

      Keeping the skin hydrated is especially important during winter as it keeps the skin smooth and supple. Moisturizing is one important skin care routine to combat the winter dryness.

      Here are 3 hemp creams from our store which will help keep the skin hydrated throughout the rough winters:

      1. KENSHO VALLEY HEMP WITH GREEN TEA ,SHEA BUTTER AND ALOE VERA

      Consisting of various antioxidants and Vitamins, and having healing properties which is soothing for sensitive and irritatable skin.

      The catechins in green tea reduce irritation, redness, and swelling. Caffeine and tannins in green tea help shrink blood vessels around the eyes, making it a miracle for treating puffy eyes and dark circles. The antioxidants present also slows down ageing. Shea Butter is rich in fatty acids and vitamins. It has anti-inflammatory and healing properties which is also soothing for sensitive and irritable skin. It conditions, tones and softens your skin. Aloe Vera is known to treat after shave razor burns and cuts. The enzymes in it can also help exfoliate the skin to make it smoother. It can help prevent future lines and smoothen wrinkles. It's one of the most natural remedies for sunburns or burnt skin.
      And last but not least, Hemp! It is anti aging. It stimulates natural production of collagen and retains elasticity, hence, reducing fine lines, wrinkles and stretchmarks. It regenerates skin’s protective layer and Improves oxygenation and hydration.

      2. CANNAEASE SKIN PROTECT VIJAYA LEAF EXTRACT

      Their Full-Spectrum oil is brought to in it's natural form with maximum benefits. It reduces dryness and keeps the skin hydrated. When mixed with Virgin Coconut oil provides a calming effect to the skin.
      It can reduce the excess sebum production in the skin, and provides soft and supple skin. Virgin Coconut oil with hemp extract is a perfect for acne prone skin as it prevents human sebocytes, the cells that create sebum, from producing too much of the oil. It aids with skin conditions marked by redness, itchiness, and scaly. Cannabidiol is known to have beneficial anti-inflammatory properties, including the ability to reduce the production of inflammatory cells of the immune system called cytokines. Cannabidiol may help those experiencing pain, by reducing pain perception when Cannabidiol interacts with cannabinoid receptors (CB2 receptors).

      3. CURE BY  DESIGN HEMP BODY BUTTER

      Contains the richness of Hemp Seed oil, Mango Butter, Shea Butter, Jojoba oil, Almond oil and Avacado Extract, what more could you ask for!

      Mango Butter prevents wrinkles, eliminates itchy and dry skin and protects from UV rays. Shea Butter treats acne and blemishes the skin. It also reduces skin inflammation, is anti ageing and restores the elasticity of the skin. The naturally extracted Jojoba oil Soothes sunburn and is deeply hydrating. The Almond oil reduces puffiness and under eye circles. It also reduces the appearance of scars and stretch marks, improving the complexion and the skin tone. Avacado extract calms itchy skin, heals chapped skin and replenishes dry skin.
      Hemp Seed oil is anti-inflammatory, anti-acneic, fights ageing and reduces dryness. Hemp oil is also non-comedogenic; it does not clog your pores while moisturizing your skin for smooth texture. It works with all skin types!

      So wanna make your skin look flawless during those winter festivities? We're here to help you with that!

      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.

      Understanding CBG and CBN: the lesser known heroes of Hemp

      Understanding CBG and CBN: the lesser known heroes of Hemp

      If you’re here, that means you’re on the path of exploring the benefits of Cannabis or you’re already convinced and sure of the benefits. Either way, we’re here to tell you that the Cannabis industry is a fast-growing market due to the fact that it comes with innumerable benefits and many that are just being uncovered. As we all know, the most popular component of Hemp that has gained the most popularity is CBD. CBD, without a doubt, has some profound effects on wellness and energy levels. However, Hemp consists of more than hundred such compounds that come with their own benefits and the two we are highlighting are CBN and CBG.

      Compounds like CBN and CBG can be found in full-spectrum hemp oil which comes with a plethora of benefits due to the presence of compounds such as terpenes, fatty acids along with other compounds like CBD, CBN and CBG. We know that our bodies are innately compatible with Cannabis because our body contains receptors in the Endocannabinoid System that bind naturally with CBD. The Endocannabinoid System is present in the body to regulate various functions like sleep, mood, appetite, inflammation and pain. Among the molecules that bind with CBD when introduced into the body is CBG and CBN.

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      What is CBG?

      CBG, short for Cannabigerol makes up 3% of the Cannabis plant. It is the precursor to CBD, CBC and THC. It is known as the stem cell because it breaks into these compounds. The older the plant, the more the chances are that it will break into these compounds. CBG, much like CBD does not get you ‘high’ but it is one of the compounds that balance out the high of THC, giving you a more palatable feeling. However, it does present its own set of health benefits that include: 

      • Potential treatment of glaucoma
      • Anti-inflammatory benefits
      • Combating neurodegenerative disorders, 
      • Potential anti-cancer and anti-bacterial treatment

      A clearer understanding of CBG is still being sought as it is one of the harder compounds to obtain

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      What is CBN?

      While CBG is a pre-cursor to CBD, CBN is the successor to THC. CBN only exists in mature plants because it is the result of an ageing process that turns THCA into a new molecular compound. In short, continuous exposure to light and oxygen eventually turns THC into CBN. This compound also comes with its own set of benefits that scientists are slowly unraveling. Some of them include: 

      • Protection of the nervous system
      • The capability to heal and grow bones
      • Pain relief
      • Anti-inflammatory properties
      • May treat epilepsy 

      When these compounds are taken along with the others such as CBD, an entourage effect is produced. This delivers health benefits that are greater than the sum of its parts as they interact with each other to give you a wider range of benefits. 

      If you are intrigued and want to experience the benefits of these compounds first hand, browse our site and find the product that suits you best.