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Forest Nymph Botanicals For Sale:  Issues with Santa Cruz County forces Forest Nymph to move. The owner has used these formulas for over a decade to cope with systemic sclerosis, but the disease has hit her spine. Thus, Forest Nymph seeks a buyer who’ll preserve our primarily organic formulas & philosophy of being of service to the healing of our world. A thriving business for over 8 years, Forest Nymph holds turnkey solutions for franchising in all the legal states. Email

Forest Nymph: awarded Excellence in Products~Tinctures / Sublinguals by the 2018 Greenstate Cannabis Awards.

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Share your Forest Nymph story! Please email how our Botanicals have helped you, to be shared on our social media.

Forest Nymph Botanicals For Sale:  Issues with Santa Cruz County forces Forest Nymph to move. The owner has used these formulas for over a decade to cope with systemic sclerosis, but the disease has hit her spine. Thus, Forest Nymph seeks a buyer who’ll preserve our primarily organic formulas & philosophy of being of service to the healing of our world. A thriving business for over 8 years, Forest Nymph holds turnkey solutions for franchising in all the legal states. Email

Forest Nymph: awarded Excellence in Products~Tinctures / Sublinguals by the 2018 Greenstate Cannabis Awards.

Forest Nymph Botanicals have been specially designed for your medical cannabis pain relief needs. Our products are handcrafted in the Santa Cruz Mountains, beginning with the finest quality, organic, outdoor grown Cannabis sativa and indica blends. In the indoor vs. outdoor grown debate, we feel, as do so many others with experience in this, that outdoor grown cannabis, among the natural, invigorating elements of Nature, including real sunlight, produces a superior plant. We use the full bud for its maximum potency, and the majority of our product ingredients are certified organic. As you will see, the ingredients for every one of our products are selected to work synergistically together so that we can offer you the most potent formulas that you will find available anywhere.

Ingesting rather than smoking cannabis is a far healthier way to gain from its benefits. The nasty side effects from smoking long term are abundantly known. In addition, research has clearly shown that smoking cannabis is not able to release the higher therapeutic levels of cannabinoids that are sought when treating for illness. In contrast, ingesting cannabis, allowing the intestinal tract to fully absorb the active cannabis compounds, raises their bioavailability by hundreds of times, vastly increasing their therapeutic potency. The absorption rate achieved is stronger and longer lasting, both for mind and body. But, here again, there is another health issue that comes into play, and that is, regarding diet. Always eating white flour and white sugar baked cannabis goods, high in carbs, for seriously ill patients is not advisable. Such a diet of constant sweets, in fact, becomes counterproductive. Which is why tinctures and topical use creams, we believe, is the better way to go.

Cannabis and Cannabinoids

The cannabis plant, of which there are a number of species and subspecies, has been cultivated and used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. That fact is widely accepted by all. Current research has now convincingly shown why cannabis has had such a distinction. In the words of the National Cancer Institute itself, on its website in March 2011, it states, “The potential benefits of medicinal cannabis for people living with cancer include antiemetic effects [substances that counteract vomiting and nausea], appetite stimulation, pain relief, and improved sleep.” It goes on to state that in addition to the use of cannabis in symptom management are its possible antitumor benefits. For the first time, it listed cannabis as a Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM). More recently, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, well-known neurosurgeon media personality, has come out in favor of the benefits of medical marijuana/cannabis. He states that “we have been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 years in the United States” regarding the “very legitimate medical applications” of cannabis.

Dr. William Courtney, a member of the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine, has come out as a strong proponent not only of the medical benefits of cannabis, but also its use as a dietary essential. That is a strong endorsement indeed. Dr. Donald Abrams is another medical doctor who does cutting-edge research in the medical use of cannabis. He says, “Cannabis is a medicine that is anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and probably has some direct activity against cancerous cells.” Both of them cannot speak highly enough of its positive effects, either as a preventative or as a therapeutic medicine.

The active compounds in cannabis are called cannabinoids (in fact, one class of cannabinoids occur naturally in our nervous and immune systems). When taken internally, the botanical phytocannabinoids will bind to specific receptors in our cells to produce various pharmacological and somatic effects, particularly in the central nervous system and the immune system. Dr. Courtney states that cannabis “helps our body’s regulatory system be more effective…it helps all 210 cell types function more effectively.” The most notable cannabinoid that had first come to the attention of research is the famous tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the primary psychoactive compound of the strain cannabis sativa, responsible for its bringing on an unmistakable euphoric high. But another cannabinoid that has come to the forefront in recent years that shows as much or even more benefit in a broader therapeutic context is cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive cannabinoid with many overall healing properties for an ailing body.

There are many strains of cannabis, primary of which are cannabis sativa and cannabis indica. The better-known cannabis sativa is high in THC and has low or no CBD, giving it more of a mental emphasis on the psychoactive state of “feeling high.” The immediate benefits of THC lean more toward relieving stress, anxiety, and conditions like ADHD. Cannabis sativa is therefore recommended for those with issues of depression and mental stress. For example, it can benefit those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Cannabis indica has a much higher level of CBD, with lower or almost no THC, depending on the particular strain. CBD is considered much more effective on the body: It relaxes muscles, works effectively as a general analgesic (pain reliever), and helps with sleep. It has more of a pronounced medical effect, especially for cancer patients wanting to relieve pain and the side effects of chemotherapy. It promotes a relaxed, laid back sense of well-being. It is a potent anti-inflammatory, especially for chronic inflammation, such as arthritis. Research is showing it to be the primary agent in cannabis for inhibiting cancer cell growth. Cannabis indica soothes and heals, but does not produce an unwanted “high.”