The team here at NanoSoluble CBD is really into the benefits that can be derived from natural products – like the hemp plants that provide the essential cannabidiol we use in our water-soluble CBD. Honey certainly can be categorized as one of nature’s beneficial powerhouses, too, so we are happy to celebrate National Honey Month this September.
The Honey Board calls honey “Nature’s Finest Work.” We might argue that particular point with them, but we definitely agree with them in thinking that honey is pretty amazing stuff.
The History of Honey
As the Honey Board tells us, “The story of honey is older than history itself. An 8,000-year-old cave painting in Spain depicts honey harvesting, and we know it’s been used for food, medicine and more by cultures all over the world since.”
As Aaron Cadena writes in his brief overview of the history of CBD, which is posted on Medium, not even cannabis – let alone CBD – can even begin to match that. “The first documented use of cannabis-derived medicine dates back to 2737 BC when Chinese Emperor Sheng Nung used a cannabis-infused tea to aid with a variety of ailments including memory, malaria, rheumatism, and gout,” Cadena says.
The history of CBD only goes back to 1940, when R. Adams, M. Hunt and J.H. Clark published a paper entitled “Structure of cannabidiol, a product isolated from the marihuana extract of Minnesota wild hemp” in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
Of course, you can’t talk about honey without talking about honey bees, which the Honey Board refers to as “one of our planet’s most important animals.” This is something else that we’re not going to argue with them about. Honey bees are essential pollinators. Without them and the work they do about a third of the food on your plate would disappear!