There are around 3,500 different types of mosquitoes throughout the world. Despite their short lifespan (2 months), mosquitoes have one of the longest traditions in the insect world. Scientists date their beginnings to the period of dinosaurs; it is their small size and adaptability that have enabled the species to survive until today. Mosquitoes don’t bite just humans, they are also partial to the blood of various animals, such as frogs and birds. Did you know that mosquitoes are just crazy about CO2? Exhaled carbon dioxide is the reason that mosquitoes discover even the smallest slit in a window or hole in a mosquito net. Practice makes perfect and mosquitoes have had a huge amount of time to perfect their abilities! They now have a special organ for detecting the presence of carbon dioxide, which they are able to detect at distances of up to 50 metres.
When we are bitten by a mosquito an inflammation occurs in our bodies which appears as red, swollen and itchy skin. CBD cannabinoids have a strong anti-inflammatory effect and are therefore effective in reducing, or stopping, the itching which occurs after a mosquito bite. CBD balm that is rubbed into the effective area also works on the skin’s endocannabinoid system – this means that it accelerates communication between cells and the skin’s epidermis and alleviates excessive reactions which occur after a bite.
A few more interesting facts about mosquitoes
The results of applying Therapeutic CBD Skin Balm to the affected skin are:
The list of positive effects of CBD cannabinoids grows longer by the day. By applying CBD resin or drops under the skin, you will more successfully alleviate problems with insomnia, stress and chronic illnesses. When CBD is applied to the skin, it gets to work by focusing on balance, promotes cellular communication and soothes inflammatory processes. It is this latter activity that is important when talking about CBD cannabinoids and insect bites.
The main reason that mosquitoes are always on the list of ‘unwanted guests’ is due to the annoying itching that occurs in the place where we have been bitten. The itching occurs due to an inflammation which is caused intentionally by our immune systems. Itching, redness, and swelling are the effects of the insect poison reacting against the antibodies that are responsible for fighting poison in our body.
The hemp plant is a far more common source of CBD extracts because of its legal status. As long as THC levels remain below 0.3 percent, farmers can grow their hemp and companies can use that hemp to produce CBD products. Very few states have laws prohibiting the use of CBD products as long as the THC levels remain below the threshold.
Here are a few of the potential benefits of a CBD salve:
What Happens When a Bug Bites?
Take the mosquito for example.
The human body is designed to fight away these invading proteins using the immune system. The immune system releases a hormone called histamine and white blood cells are sent to the area of the bite. The boost of blood flow from the histamine causes inflammation in the area, which results in pain and itching.
CBD is an excellent ingredient all by itself. However, if you’re using it to manage topical pain, itching, or irritation, then there’s nothing wrong with adding a few additional natural ingredients. A salve is perfect because it combines a handful of natural remedies into a single, powerful product that is safe to you. At Tanasi, our CBD salve is made with beeswax and an almond oil base.