Throughout human history people have utilized the medicinal properties of plants.  Widely believed to be the first person to catalog his experience studying the use of plants and plant extracts as medicine, in about 2800 BC, the first traditionally recognized Chinese herbalist, Shennong, authored what is believed to be the first study of herbal medicine.  Similarly, the ancient Egyptian Ebers Papyrus, a scroll from 1550 BC that’s over 100 pages long, details 700 medicinal herbs and how to use them. The Greek Corpus Hippocraticum from the 16th century BC also details the use of herbal medicine.

Even today, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 80 percent of the world’s population still uses traditional remedies, including plants, as their primary health care tools.  Further, the majority of new drugs (as much as 70 percent) introduced in the US are derived from natural products, primarily plants. Certainly, the most intense clinical study of the medicinal properties of any plant are being performed at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Israel, and demonstrate the Until recently, the cannabis plant has been known only for its psychoactive properties.  However, multi-year studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and elsewhere have demonstrated the therapeutic value of Cannabidiol (CBD), a naturally occurring constituent of the cannabis plant.

While Cannabidiol does not have the intoxicating effects of marijuana, it has been demonstrated to be a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of common ailments, including the reduction in muscle pain, inflammation and insomnia. At A.J. & MOS we are proud to offer a variety of CBD products from Green Roads Wellness.  Green Roads products are extracted from the cannabis plant in North Carolina under the supervision of the most experienced pharmacist in the CBD industry. Green Roads Wellness offers patients a safe, effective alternative to prescription painkillers, other toxic prescription and over-the-counter drugs that contain harsh chemical compounds alien to nature’s perfect remedies.

While not a substitute for your physician’s advice, we use and recommend CBD gummies and tinctures for insomnia, CDB infused topical pain relief cream for muscle aches and inflammation, and cup of fresh CBD infused tea is a perfect way to relax after a long day.