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Why Roots?


Roots hold and build the foundation for growing life. When harnessed at the correct time, those elements can be infused into many formulas to help you feel better naturally. Cannabis Root, is the main component in our formulations because of its amazing pain & anti-inflammatory properties, to support, soothe and calm your body so it can do its own work.

Root History


General Cannabis & Hemp Info


Cannabis is an incredibly diverse plant with over 400 chemical compounds. Some of these compounds are common in the plant world and some are specific to the Cannabis family and have a long documented history. 

It's one of the earliest domesticated plants known to mankind and has been cultivated by many civilizations for over 12,000 years. It is annual, growing from seed up to 5m in height (16 ft). It is one of the most efficient plants known for its ability to utilize sunlight to photosynthesis.


•Roots were valued for therapeutic purposes in many traditional cultures. Many athletes use compounds derived from Cannabis (CBD) as a healthier alternative for pain management and recovery. A Canadian study published in 2012 analyzed Finola hemp had found that the flowers contained CBDA (the acidic precursor to CBD) at an approximately 2.4% concentration, while the leaves, stems and roots contained 0.5%, 0.04% and 0.004% respectively. The parts also contained the precursor to CBDA, a substance known as hexanoyl-CoA, in concentrations of 15.5%, 4.0%, 2.2% and 1.5% respectively.

•The roots are primarily composed of sugars and lipids, low levels of terpenes, alkaloids and various other compounds have been isolated. In 1971, it was determined that ethanol extract of hemp roots contained the terpenes friedelin, pentacyclic triterpene ketones, and epifriedelanol

•Friedelin and its derivate epifriedelinol are abundant in nature and are known to have significant anti-inflammatory activity. Friedelin is found in many plants, such as citrus & rhododendron, as well as in algae, lichen, coal & mineral wax. Friedelin is also present in cork and the bark of oak trees. Along with several other compounds in the roots of hemp, friedelin has shown potent anti-inflammatory activity. It is thought to have hepatoprotective (liver-protecting) and antioxidant effects, epifriedelanol has been demonstrated to have antitumor effects

•Several pentacyclic triterpene ketones are thought to cause apoptosis in cancer cells, as well as reduce inflammation, pain and bacterial infection and possess diuretic and immunomodulatory properties.

•They also contain monoterpenes, such as Carvone & Dihydrocarvone, which mainly show pain relieving effects. Carvone & dihydrocarvone are the monoterpenes that give spearmint its distinct aroma and modulate the TRPM8 ionotropic receptor, which is sensitive to cooling and pain. Carvone’s antinociceptive activity has been confirmed by several studies and that is why spearmint essential oil, which contains up to 70% of carvone, is currently under investigation as a treatment for osteoarthritis

• Several alkaloids that may be of medicinal value have been identified in cannabis roots, as well. The alkaloids piperidine and pyrrolidine have both been found in the roots, as well as in the stems, seeds, pollen and leaves. These alkaloids can be highly toxic in high doses, but in smaller doses have been found to have various medical benefits.

Piperidine is used as a chemical ‘building block’ for various pharmaceuticals, particularly those involved in psychiatric medicine such as paroxetine and haloperidol. Pyrrolidine is also used as a building block for a class of stimulant drugs known as racetams.

The roots of cannabis have also been noted to contain choline and atropine in small quantities. Choline is an essential dietary nutrient that is the precursor to the predominant neurotransmitter acetylcholine, and is thought to be crucial to the maintenance of healthy cell membranes.

It’s thought that postmenopausal women are extremely likely to be deficient in choline, meaning that hemp-root tea consumed orally could provide important benefits. Atropine is well-known as a means to dilate the pupil and relax the eye muscles. It also has bronchodilatory properties, and is used to increase heart rate during medical resuscitation

• Hemp root preparations have been used to treat a wide range of conditions, including fever, infections, arthritis, gout, joint pain, and as an aid to women during pregnancy and PMS.

• The main route of administering root remedies has been via topical application.

In 1606, French botanist Louis Hebert planted the first hemp crop in North America in Port Royal, Acadia (present–day Nova Scotia). As early as 1801, the Lieutenant Governor of the province of upper Canada, on behalf of the King of England, distributed hemp seed free to Canadian farmers. In 1937 Canada and the U.S. outlawed hemp because of the confusion with other kinds of Cannabis. It's not until recently Cannabis-Hemp has been available to the general public and it's benefits are re-emerging.


Our Ancestor's,

The first Healers


       Hemp use archaeologically dates back to the Neolithic Age in China. Hemp fibre imprints have been found on Yangshao culture pottery dating from the 5th millennium BC. Up until 1883 hemp was our planet's most important industry for thousands of products and ample enterprises producing the overall majority of the earth's fibre, fabric, lighting oil, incense, fibreglass replacement, lightweight sandwich boards, composite woods, kitty litter, potting mix, feminine care products, fuel, medicines, paper, as well as a primary source of protein for humans and animals.  


     The first mention of the curative qualities of hemp & cannabis roots can be found in Chinese herbal, Shennong pên Ts’ao ching, dating to around 2700 BCE, mentions that cannabis root was dried and ground to form the basis of a paste used to reduce pain caused by broken bones or surgery. The text describes how roots would be dried, then ground to form a paste. The roots were also said to be juiced or boiled to make a tea that was apparently used as a diuretic, to stop bleeding during childbirth and reduce pain from minor injuries.

    The Roman historian Pliny the Elder wrote in his Naturalis Historia in around 79 CE that cannabis root could be boiled in water to make a preparation that relieved joint cramps, gout and acute pain. He also stated that the raw root could be applied directly to burns to reduce pain and blistering, but must be changed frequently to prevent drying out.

     In the 17th century in Culpeper’s Compleat Herbal by English physician and herbalist Nicholas Culpeper. In 1640, another English botanist, John Parkinson, described hemp as “cold and dry”  and he recommended “a decoction of the root to cool inflammation of the head or any other part.”

     This cooling, anti-inflammatory property was confirmed by Dr. William Salomon in his personal notes (1710) and by Dr. Robert James in the book Pharmacopoeia Universalis (1747), and later by Husain Khan, who wrote in an 18th-century Persian medical text: “A poultice of the boiled root and leaves is used for inflammations, and cure of neuralgic pains.”In the Canon of Medicine, the 12th-century medical encyclopedia written by the Persian philosopher Ibn Sina (known as Avicenna in Latin), the antipyretic properties of cannabis roots are discussed. Ibn Sina observes that “the compress with the boiled roots of cannabis decreases fever.

     The Spaniards brought hemp to the western hemisphere and cultivated it in Chile starting about 1545. In 1606, French botanist Louis Hebert planted the first hemp crop in North America in Port Royal, Acadia (present-day Nova Scotia). As early as 1801, the Lieutenant Governor of the province of Upper Canada, on behalf of the King of England, distributed hemp seed free to Canadian farmers. The first crop grown in many U.S. states was hemp. George Washington pushed for the growth of Hemp and even grew hemp himself. In 1850 Kentucky had a peak year producing 40,000 tons. Hemp was the largest cash crop until the 20th Century.

   In 1937, the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was passed in the United States. It levied a tax on anyone who dealt commercially in cannabis, hemp, or marijuana. That same year Canada and the U.S. outlawed hemp because it was confused with other kinds of Cannabis. Reasons, why hemp was included in this law, have been disputed, but there have been several scholars who have claimed the Act was passed in order to destroy the hemp industry that would benefit emerging industries in timber, pharmaceuticals, fossil fuels and clothing markets. Canadian Hemp production was officially discontinued in 1938. 

    After a half-century’s absence from Canada’s fields and factories, hemp cultivation was again allowed in 1997, in 2003, over 6700 acres were grown across Canada mostly concentrated in the Prairies. In 2015 there were over 84,000 acres licensed for cultivation.  Hemp is now being grown successfully in Canada from coast–to–coast. 

A few more facts about agricultural hemp:

  • Does not require herbicides or pesticides when grown

  • Can be grown in a wide range of latitudes and altitudes

  • Replenishes soil with nutrients and nitrogen making it an excellent rotational crop

  • Controls erosion of the topsoil

  • Converts CO2 to oxygen better than trees

  • Produces more oil than any other crop which can be used for food, fuel, lubricants, soaps, etc.

  • Hemp seeds are very healthy, they're the highest protein crop after soybeans and high in omega oils

  • Hemp can be used for making plastics including car parts

  • Makes paper more efficiently and ecologically than wood, requiring no chemical glues

  • Can be used to make fibreboard

  • Can be used to make paint

  • Can produce bio-fuel and ethanol better than corn

  • Can be grown more than once per year in certain areas of the world

  • Hemp fibres can make very strong rope and textiles

What People Are Saying?

“After my bike accident, I tried every prescription & non-prescription medication, along with every natural remedy I could find to relieve my back pain. It wasn't until using a product infused with hemp root, that I finally found the relief I was looking for.”

— Frank, Ontario



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