Hello from Salve Herbal
First of all thank you for visiting our site and taking the time to read our first blog post. We are Salve Herbal, an independent herbal remedy and wellness brand formed in June this year. We are Stuart and Louis, two friends passionate about promoting the use of natural wellness products and steering people away from big pharma and horrible synthetic chemical medicines. Natural is best in our opinions.
Our entry to market has focused around Hemp oil. Oils derived from the hemp plant and has recently been legalised in the UK (about time we think!) and has many health benefits including stress/ anxiety relief, sleep aid, pain relief and is also fantastic for the skin and hair.
See below for some information on Hemp Oils, it’s legality, purpose and why you should be using it as a lifestyle supplement today!
Is Hemp oil legal?
There has been a fair amount of confusion surrounding the legality of Hemp oils. But while the vast majority of cannabinoids are controlled substances under the Misuse of Drugs Act, rest assured that our oils are legal across the UK for medicinal purposes, provided it has been derived from an industrial hemp strain that is EU-approved. These strains contain very little to no THC (the psychoactive cannabinoid).
There are strict restrictions in place with regard to our oil’s THC content: for Hemp oil to be legal in the UK, it must contain no more than 0.2 per cent THC, and the THC must not be easily separated from it.
Salve Herbal’s Hemp Oil not only conforms to the requirements but is the best available on the UK market in terms of taste, quality, strength and application.
How do you take Hemp oil?
Hemp oil is most readily available as a tincture. This can be taken by applying a few drops under your tongue, holding in your mouth for a few moments so it can be absorbed, before swallowing. It can also be added to water or smoothies. A spray form is available (simply spritz under your tongue), as are capsules, creams that can be applied topically, and e-liquid for vape pens.
When it comes to dosage, guidelines state you should start with the smallest possible dose and gradually build up – its effects should be immediate, so you will be able to tell if the lower dosage is working for you. However, it’s always best to consult your doctor before trialling any new medication or remedy.
What are the benefits of Hemp oil?
- Hemp oil can alleviate pain and cancer-related symptoms
Many studies – both animal and human – have examined the link between Hemp Oil and pain relief, which are thought to be down to the oil’s ability to reduce inflammation and interact with neurotransmitters.
One study found that multiple sclerosis sufferers experience increased mobility, reduced muscle spasms and reduced pain when treated with a combination of Hemp and THC for one month; while another study demonstrated Hemp oil improved pain management for those with rheumatoid arthritis.
What’s more, Hemp oil has been found to alleviate symptoms associated with cancer treatment, including chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
- Hemp oil can ease anxiety
Several studies have found that the use of Hemp oil is helpful in reducing anxiety, meaning it could be a beneficial natural remedy for sufferers. Back in 2011, a study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology found that when people with generalised social anxiety disorder (SAD) were given 600mg of Hemp oil prior to a public speaking test, as opposed to a placebo, they experienced significantly less anxiety, difficulty and discomfort during their speech.
- Hemp oil is a natural antidepressant
Many studies have examined Hemp oil’s antidepressant-like effects. It’s also been shown to safely improve the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children.
- Hemp oil could be beneficial in epilepsy treatment
Clinical trials have found Hemp oil to be highly effective in the treatment of certain types of epilepsy. There is also growing evidence to suggest it could help more types, although further research is needed to fully understand safe and optimal dosing.
- Hemp oil could treat acne
Due to the effects of Hemp oil on the immune system and its ability to help reduce inflammation, it may offer relief from acne. In fact, a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that Hemp oil inhibited the production of sebum in the sebaceous glands in the skin.
- Since taking Hemp, we have never slept better!
Hemp oil defeats insomnia and enhances valuable REM sleep leaving you waking up the best possible you can be!
We see the huge potential Hemp Oil has to offer and have been avid fans for years. We really are pleased with our product and hope it works as well for you as it has for us.
Please get in touch with any questions you may have or just to say hello
All the best
The Salve Herbal team