At Calivolve HQ, everything we create is meant to show love to your body, from healing hemp and adaptogens, to blissfully delicious dark chocolate. Today, we’re filling you in on one of the coolest benefits of CBD that might surprise you… it can improve your respiratory health with its unbelievable anti-inflammatory properties! Woah, right?
To that end, we believe that a balanced CBD routine is essential. That’s why we complement our fave herb with wholesome foods. In this case, black cumin, turmeric and ginger (which you may or may not spot at Calivolve one of these days, wink wink!) are totally amazing for your lung health. All together, these nutritious ingredients really help you breathe easy. Not to mention, the flavors will send your taste buds into overdrive. As we always say…life should be delicious. That’s our motto and we’re sticking to it, babes!
So, what’s the deal with CBD and respiratory wellness?
According to the Lung Health Institute, a 2015 study showed that CBD opens up bronchial passages to help you breathe steady, avoid low blood oxygen levels and other unpleasant complications. Take asthma, for example! By improving the flow of oxygen in the airways, CBD can relieve a nasty attack, smoothing out the muscles and reducing spasms. Its ability to bind to pain receptors also soothes chest pain.
If you’re struggling with any chronic breathing conditions, consider dabbling in CBD edibles, CBD oil or CBD capsules! Speak with your doctor first, though. It’s important to make sure a medical professional has your back, so that you find the right remedy for your bod.
FYI, trufflettes – we have a super informative dosage guide for our infused chocolate gems right over here. Nom nom nom.
What are the benefits of black cumin seed oil?
It’s just as effective!
Black cumin – a.k.a. “Nigella sativa” – is more than its mildly sweet, lemony, caraway-like flavor. Experimental and clinical studies show that black cumin has a preventative effect on lung disorders and allergies. Why, you ask? It’s a triple threat – an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antihistamine.
What’s more, when blended into your daily routine, black cumin can cleanse the liver, clear up your skin, stimulate your appetite and reduce pain. Sounds a lot like CBD, huh? It even pairs nicely with chocolate, adding a touch of nuttiness. Black cumin seeds are also pretty delish for breakfast. Overnight oats, anyone? If that’s not your jam, sprinkle some into your CBD smoothie or yogurt.
How do turmeric and ginger help inflammation?
Turmeric is a spice you’ve probably enjoyed in flavorful curries. Its main active ingredient, “curcumin”, is a superstar antioxidant known to reduce airway inflammation. This makes it especially effective for people dealing with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
It’s actually the perfect time to try turmeric, since COVID-19 – which wreaks havoc on your respiratory wellness – is still alive and kicking (ugh!). Turmeric’s antioxidant and lung-loving properties add an extra layer of protection, while charging up your immune system.
Ginger is really similar, which is why we love mixing it with turmeric! This healing root has been around forever… we’re talking 2500 years, back when the rise of civilization went down. Clearly, it’s here to stay! When it comes to health benefits, ginger is an antiviral and can enhance your immune system’s response. It’s often used for the ever-so-annoying common cold to break up mucus, reduce inflammation and improve circulation to your lungs.
Looking for an easy way to couple ginger and turmeric? Make a tasty tonic! All you need to do is boil some chopped ginger in water, strain it out, add raw honey and turmeric. You can even spritz some lemon for a nice pucker. We love citrus!
The biggest takeaway we hope you’ll carry along is this: properly nourishing your beautiful self is 100% worth it! Take charge, slow down and reflect on how important your wellness is. Whether you need some help in the respiratory department or boosting your immunity, you’ll find so much relief in CBD, black cumin, turmeric and ginger.
Stay strong and invigorated, Calivolvers!