Humans may have advanced the world of medical science, but we learned all our best tricks along the way from Mother Nature herself.
The ultimate architect has produced plenty of plants on this planet that have inspired more clinical mixtures, stimulating our bodies and minds in a gentle and natural way that’s truly in sync with the earth.
And at Mr. Moxey’s, we’ve harnessed just a few of those fine designs when putting together the recipe for our Ginger Relief Mints.
The marquee ingredient, cannabidiol—as CBD is more officially known—has been associated with all kinds of relief.
That’s because the hemp plant product works in line with our body’s own mechanism for establishing equilibrium: the endocannabinoid system (or ECS, for short).
This intricate structure spreads across our bodies in a network of sensors, tuned in to pick up on any signs of imbalance, and dutifully dispatching the right kinds of hormones or chemicals to make sure we get back on the level.
Scientists are still trying to figure out the exact dynamic between CBD and the ECS, but studies have shown the plant compound helps make the system more sensitive to change, and, therefore, more effective – which is why CBD has laid claim to any number of relief-related benefits, from easing indigestion to alleviating anxiety.
Our recent addition CBG in a 1:1 ratio with CBD elevates the efficacy of Mr Moxey's Ginger Mints. Click through to our blog post all on CBG to learn even more!
Speaking of indigestion, ginger has long been used as an herbal aid for helping settle down upset stomachs. But that’s far from all the plant can do.
Ginger is a powerful antioxidant and carries a number of anti-inflammatory effects, which allows it to help reduce stress on a cellular level, bringing about a deeper sense of peace from the inside out.
The spicy root has also been linked to lower blood sugar and blood pressure, which can help keep stress at bay, while also acting as an all-around pain reliever, finding particular potency in helping alleviate our joints.
This herbal tea favorite is also associated with digestive relief, acting on still more anti-inflammatory properties that help keep things humming in our gastrointestinal system.
Chamomile has also been found to impact anxiety and depression directly, with several studies showing the herb’s potential for lowering stress levels and the severity of the unpleasant feelings.
Even the ultimate form of relief is not outside the bounds of this wonderplant, as chamomile is perhaps most famous for its ability to help encourage sleep, not just in quantity but in quality, bringing about deeper slumbers and more REM activity.
A bright-tasting herb, lemongrass famously brings about feelings of relaxation from its citrusy scent alone. But the plant is also full of antioxidants that would work to lower stress levels all the way down to the cellular level.
On a more macro scale, lemongrass also impacts the gastrointestinal system, helping ease inflammation and discomfort there, and bringing about a more internally balanced feeling.
Plus, lemongrass also works on bringing down blood pressure, which is not just good for our heart health, but our mental health.
An herb truly worthy of its divine moniker, holy basil has long been linked to a number of health-boosting benefits.
Chief among the plant’s claims to fame is its apt role as an adaptogen – a type of herb that helps our bodies naturally adapt to stress and promote hormonal balance. And a number of studies have found holy basil more than adept at the task, with the plant connected to both antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties.
One study even found holy basil to help promote socialization, with respondents taking the plant feeling more relaxed and ready to go out on the town.
But whether you want to bring Relief Mints along on a date or simply use them to settle into a lovely night in, the mouth-coolers are made to make sure whatever you’ll feel is as chill as a mint, whatever you’re doing.