by Dr. Mary Clifton

Did you know blending CBD with other medicinal plants creates a stress-busting powerhouse? Click here to read about 2 ingredients that blend well with CBD and amplify its benefits.

A wide variety of herbs, adaptogens and essential oils can be enjoyable to consume and valuable for your health on their own, and especially when coupled with CBD. Blending herbs and essential oils that have similar possible effects as CBD, such as promoting relaxation, improving sleep or relieving pain, can enhance the benefits. Certain herbs and oils also offer a sensory experience that can complement and enhance the flavours and overall experience of consuming CBD. 

Below are 2 plant-based ingredients that support the body and have been known to help balance the body’s emotional response to stress. 


Herbal therapies can be extracted from the roots, stems and leaves of many different plants. They may add a variety of health benefits when used properly.  Many herbs work in combination with CBD to promote positive psychological and psychoactive effects. 

Adaptogens like ashwagandha have been used for centuries and are believed to help your body adapt to external stressors, help you find calm, restore balance and support your mental well-being.  


L-Theanine is an amino acid found in some mushrooms and plants that has the potential to maintain a calm and relaxed physical and psychological state. In addition, by triggering feelings of creativity, L-Theanine can promote calm daydreaming and gentle alertness. This can help to properly store memory during times of stress. 


Mary Clifton, M.D. is a board-certified, licensed, internal medicine doctor practicing in Manhattan. She is a recognized expert in CBD and Cannabis and the founder of and the highly respected professional certification course, “The Cannabinoid Protocol”.  She is the bestselling author of “The Grass Is Greener: Medical Marijuana, THC & CBD OIL: Reversing Chronic Pain, Inflammation and Disease” and “Get Waisted”, as well as five companion cookbooks.