03 Oct Copaiba – Copaifera reticulata, officinalis, coriacea, and langsdorffii
Copaiba essential oil gives CBD oil a run for its money.
Copaiba is one of the latest oils to be released by doTERRA, which has created a bit of a buzz. It is taken from the resinof the copaiba tree in South America. It has been used by natives of north and north eastern Brazil in health practices since the 16th century.
Copaiba can be taken externally and internally or diffused. It aids a clear complexion, and internally can support major systems like the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, nervous and respiratory systems.
The main component that makes it so effective is a sesquiterpene called β-caryophyllene that binds to the cannabinoid 2 receptor and exerts anti-inflammatory effects. It is not a psychoactive cannabinoid, so makes a great alternative for those who to use CDB oil.
There are studies that suggest it exhibits anticancer, antioxidant and antimicrobial action, even going as far as to suggest apoptosis ability (programmed cell death) and anti-proliferative effects against colorectal cancer cells. (Dahham, S.S.; Tabana, Y.M.; Iqbal, M.A.; Ahamed, M.B.K.; Ezzat, M.O.; Majid, A.S.A.; Majid, A.M.S.A. The Anticancer, Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Properties of the Sesquiterpene β-Caryophyllene from the Essential Oil of Aquilaria crassna. Molecules 2015, 20, 11808-11829.)
This is exciting indeed as it is inexpensive and easy to use, and smells great also. Its aromatic description is spicy, woody.
- Can support the health of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive and respiratory systems
- Powerful antioxidant
- Helps calm, soothe, and support the nervous system
- Promotes clear, smooth skin and reduces the appearances of blemishes.
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