During this unprecedented time of uncertainty, we have heard many concerns regarding inhalants and other methods of cannabis consumption in addition to concerns regarding longevity of products. We would like to take a few moments to share other methods, such as tinctures and the potential benefits that may may come with them. With that said, Sun God Medicinals has a great lineup of products including our herbal compounded tinctures that may support many people's concerns.
In comparison with other methods, tinctures present a long shelf stability ranging between 2-4 years of use or more. Of course this depends on storage conditions and the ingredients used, however this may provide a solution to the concern of longevity.
Our 1 oz tinctures offer around 30 servings per container. These servings are full of whole-plant herbal goodness with as many phytochemicals as we can extract like a wide spectrum of cannabinoid profiles. Our most common potency levels are around 500 mg of THC or CBD/bottle and provide approximately 16 mg/ serving size.
There has been some concern expressed recently regarding inhalants and the respiratory system. Tinctures are a great alternative method of consumption as they are used sublingually and present a 15 minute activation time for many people. Tinctures also provide easy convenience to the consumer and our herbal compounded tinctures are full of nourishing herbal supports like valerian root or elderflower.
We would like to highlight a few products that can help people cope with the realities of our current situation:
Panacea - Immunity Aid 500mg CBD
This is a great tincture formulated with a wealth of powerful herbs that helps your body's immune system bolster its natural defense system. It contains Reishi mushrooms, echinacea root, elderflower, and yarrow. All are fantastic herbs and a shroom that may help your body to prepare for battle!
Heka - Mental Ease 500mg THC or 500mg CBD
These tinctures are formulated to aid people who are experiencing worry and fear.
Using full spectrum cannabis or hemp paired with allied herbs such as skullcap, milky oat tops, and passionflower. These herbs have traditionally been used to aid in increasing ones mood and reducing onelevel of fear.
Hypnos - Sleep Support 500mg THC or 500mg CBD
These tinctures are formulated as a sleep aid and contain chamomile, hops and lemon balm - which are all herbs that support your body's ability to relax. Many people are experiencing sleepless nights which can put stress on their immune system as cell recovery is essential for whole body wellness.
Aja - Body Relief 500 mg THC or 500 mg CBD
This product line presents opportunities for overall body nourishment through the use of burdock root, Valerian root, licorice root, and nettle leaves.
Do you have questions about herbs for women’s health? Do you often feel that female health issues are not really being addressed at the level they should be? We at Sun God Medicinals want to share our insight into some potential herbal allies, lifestyle supports, and our new women’s health tinctures now sold at OLCC dispensaries in Oregon, for women to use during their most femme times.
First, let’s discuss hormones. What are they? How do they influence women’s bodies? On a very simplified level, the female body is like a giant hormone factory. It has many moving parts that don’t always meet the performance standards women are hoping for. Each organ is dependent, on some level, on the directions of the microscopic chemical compounds we call hormones. The main functions of these hormone messenger molecules are to regulate the metabolism for growth and developmental benefits, normalize sexual function for reproduction purposes, and of course support the human body’s varying emotional states.
There are a variety of reasons why hormones such as testosterone, estrogen and cortisol to name a few, fluctuate throughout our daily lives, but especially during the times of menopause and menstruation. So you can take a deep breath and feel relieved, because It’s not all in your head. Hormonal fluctuations are a normal occurrence to experience that often feel like: erratic mood swings, debilitating cramping and bloating and a variety of other unique symptoms that arise during the monthly hormonal shift of menstruation or during the transition of menopause.
Sun God Medicinals recognizes the importance of supporting female bodies during these dramatic hormone shifts. We have mindfully formulated tinctures that support both moon cycles and menopause experiences. We use whole-plant extraction processes to ensure each herb in our Eir Moon THC tincture and our Eir Menopause THC tincture encapsulates the diverse therapeutic constituents they may offer. The combination of the bioregional herbs chosen for these blends have both traditional context and modern research to allow you to experience the healing potential of ancestral herbalism.
Moon cycle, or ‘that time of the month’ for our lady friends, influences a woman's hormones significantly. Over the course of a month, the body moves through two main hormonal shifts that we can support using herbs and lifestyle adaptations. These phases during a woman's menstruation cycle are known as the Luteal, or estrogen dominant phase, and the Follicular, or progesterone dominant phase. Traditional herbal therapies are frequently used to help guide women through the debilitating symptoms of cramping and bloating, digestive discomfort, and the nervous system tension that goes hand and hand with women’s cycles.
Menstruation is also a time that we may consider reframing our view of this cyclical experience into one of purification. There are even some Native American tribes that view menstruation as a time of cleansing and rebuilding. As an act of respect for the women during this time, some tribes would incorporate female-only sweat lodge ceremonies to honor the revitalizing cycle the women are going through; they would use herbs such as Chaste Tree and Yarrow to support uncomfortable symptoms that may accompany a moon cycle- read more about commonly used herbs by native tribes.
In Ayurveda, the moon cycle is seen as an opportunity to shed toxins and allow for the regrowth of healthy tissues; this ancient eastern approach is referring to the purification of the reproductive organs and of the entire body. Herbs such as Fennel and Tulsi have been traditionally used to combat the varying symptoms of moon cycles and are still routinely prescribed by Ayurvedic healthcare professionals.
Similarly, during the transition of menopause a woman's body experiences a huge overhaul of the entire endocrine system - the group of organs which influence our hormone levels most. Many women find simple lifestyle changes such as avoiding hot flash triggers and regular exercise very beneficial for combating the unwanted symptoms that accompany the transition of menopause. Research has shown there may be benefits of regularly taking a Black Cohosh supplement to aid in hot flashes, boost the lobido, vaginal drying, emotional instabilities and excessive sweating.
The Sun God Medicinals team is always here for support and to answer any questions you may have about our available products. Happy healing and let the legends guide you!
From our Sun God team thoughts on our products, Oregon medicinal herbs, and ingredient transparency.