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Hemp seed oil is oil that has been pressed from the seeds of a hemp (cannabis, or marijuana) plant. Hemp has been used as a healing herb, and for many other practical purposes, throughout recorded history. The ancient Egyptians used hemp as one of their medicines. Very little scientific research has been done in the United States on the medicinal properties of hemp. Since hemp comes from the same plant species as marijuana, it was viewed with suspicion in the United States for many years. Researchers are just beginning to study it.

Hempseed oil is rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs), including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It is so rich in fatty acids that one tablespoon of hempseed oil will give an adult human enough fatty acids for one day. Fatty acids, especially linoleic acid (which our bodies convert into gamma-linoleic acid), are important for skin health. Including essential fatty acids in the diet helps to keep the skin smooth and supple. EFAs are also anti-inflammatories, so when you apply them to the skin, or to a red and irritated area of skin (such as a mosquito bite), they have a soothing effect.

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There is no need to worry about psychoactive effects from hempseed oil. Hemp and marijuana are both varieties of Cannabis sativa, and when they are in bloom, they have a similar smell, but marijuana is a variety that is made up of 10 to 25 percent of psychoactive substances (called THC), while hemp contains less than one percent of THC. In addition, hempseed oil is rigorously tested for any trace amounts of THC before it is distributed.

Why It Works

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In 2006, scientists performed a study on patients with pruritus — the medical term for chronically itchy skin. After the application of topical cannabinoid creams, 14 out of 22 study participants experienced a reduction in itchiness — with an average reduction of 86.4%. This study demonstrates that CBD may be incredibly useful in controlling a primary symptom of bug bites and stings: itchiness.

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Traditionally, bug bites and stings have been treated with a range of home remedies — like putting a baking soda paste over a bee sting, icing the affected area, or taking an antihistamine medication to control the itchiness. Of course, each of these methods has its drawbacks, and may not be entirely effective.

Using CBD for Bug Bites and Stings

Green Wellness Life offers an array of high quality, independently tested CBD products to meet your needs. Products that may be helpful for bug bites include:

For most people, being stung or bitten by a bug is a minor inconvenience that results in redness, inflammation, pain and itchiness. But even though these symptoms go away after a few days or a week, it can be hard to not let a bug bite drive you crazy. CBD can help you stop focusing on the bite or sting by alleviating some of the more bothersome symptoms.

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Common symptoms of a bug bite or sting include:

There are a number of insects and spiders that bite or sting. This includes ticks, mites, bedbugs, fleas, lice, horse flies, mosquitos, black flies, bees, yellow jackets, hornets, fire ants, and wasps.

The results of applying Prevail’s SALVation CBD salve to the affected skin are:

There are no side-effects (it cares for and nourishes the skin)

Today it is relatively well known that it is only female mosquitoes that bite. They bite in order to be able to suck our blood which is rich in proteins that are crucial for the successful production and development of mosquito eggs. Since mosquitoes never know when they will successfully come into contact with a potential human host, they take their ‘meals’ very seriously! In just one feeding session they can consume up to three times their body weight in human blood.

What happens when we are bitten by a mosquito?

Calming of irritation

Calming of itching

Why does CBD soothe skin after a mosquito bite?

The main reason that mosquitoes are always on the list of ‘unwanted guests’ is due to the annoying itching that occurs in the place where we have been bitten.

Despite their short lifespan (2 months), mosquitoes have one of the longest traditions in the insect world. Scientists date their beginnings to the period of dinosaurs; it is their small size and adaptability that have enabled the species to survive until today. Mosquitoes don’t bite just humans, they are also partial to the blood of various animals, such as frogs and birds. Did you know that mosquitoes are just crazy about CO2? Exhaled carbon dioxide is the reason that mosquitoes discover even the smallest slit in a window or hole in a mosquito net. Practice makes perfect and mosquitoes have had a huge amount of time to perfect their abilities! They now have a special organ for detecting the presence of carbon dioxide, which they are able to detect at distances of up to 50 meters.