CBA is the abbreviation for Copaiba (co-pie-e-buh), an oil-resin native to the Copaifera tree. Located in South and Central America, these trees can grow to over one hundred feet! They are recognized by their feather-shaped leaves and thick trunks, which are full of a honeycomb network of capillaries full of the oleoresin. Harvesting and extracting CBA oil is done in a similar method to how you would tap a maple tree.
CBA oil has many suggested uses with various health benefits. From anti-inflammatory properties, wound healing, pain relief, and bringing relief to infections such as bladder and strep. One of the main reasons that CBA oil is such a resource to the body when it comes to reducing inflammation is because of the very high levels of beta-caryophyllene. You can read more about this dietary cannabinoid compound by checking out our What is beta-caryophyllene? blog. It is also a terpene, a botanical force of nature. Click here to read more about terpenes.
The way that compounds like beta-caryophyllene work in CBA oil, it has been suggested by our founder Ruth that there could be an increased holistic effect on the body from the neck down. Ruth often says, “CBA oil is to the body what CBD is to the brain.” This is because of the interaction it has with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body. In short, the CB2 receptor is a primary regulator of inflammation. Both CB1 and CB2 are cannabinoid receptors, but the science shows us that beta-caryophyllene is a selective binding agent to the CB2 receptor affecting the reduction of inflammation in the body. In general, there is evidence that because of its high levels of beta-caryophyllene, CBA oil can decrease the burden of inflammation-induced damage following neural and non-neural diseases.
In conclusion, CBA oil is an earthy oleoresin that, through the process of distillation, forms an essential oil. CBA is full of anti-inflammatory properties for the whole body. Its exotic origins, the way that it is harvested, and its interaction with CB1 and CB2 receptors in the human body are making it popular. CBA is being researched more and more due to its cannabinoid (beta-caryophyllene) content, and some results suggest its power as a protector of cells from free radicals. CBA oil has never had any mind-altering properties in it, unlike the origins of CBD oil from the cannabis plant. CBA is an attractive alternative to CBD but is also a suggested stand-alone botanical resource.
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