As champions of full-spectrum plant medicine, Sacred Garden uses the entire plant to produce medicinal products, including the roots! For starters, why are roots important? It begins with soil. Healthy soil ensures a healthy plant. Roots, being the connecting force between plant and soil, are therefore the plant’s communication system to life itself.
Cannaroots, when ground to a powder, can be simmered to create tea. This powder can be boiled down further and reduced to a base extract for tinctures; or it can be simmered in oil and water, whereby the oil is separated and used for topicals such as body lotions, lip balms, and massage oils. Sacred Garden’s Cannaroot topical contains a base of beeswax and cocoa butter, as well as locally-sourced honey, ginger, frankincense, and St. John’s Wort, which is an anti-inflammatory and an antimicrobial. When applied topically, St. John’s Wort may help treat minor wounds, burns, and ulcers.
While smoking is the most popular way to consume medical cannabis, the tide is shifting, and other parts of the plant are drawing newfound attention. Smokeable can ease pain in a general sense, yet topicals allow the medicine to concentrate its healing capabilities on one specific part of the body. Also, if smoking has adverse effects for you, topicals are a good alternative, because you don’t feel anything except for pain relief.
Novel as it may seem, cannabis root is a traditional therapy, the use of which spans back thousands of years. In a way, you could say cannabis culture is returning to its roots.