The Power of Blended Plant Medicine: How to Maximize the Benefits of CBD

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 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 flavors 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. When blended with CBD, their stress-reducing effects can amplify.


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 to support the nervous system during stressful situations.  Ashwagandha can help moderate the body’s response to stress and promote focus and calm for the worried mind and stressed nervous system. 


L-Theanine is an amino acid found in some mushrooms and plants that has potential health benefits of improving mood and modulating the emotional response to stress. By impacting the response to stress, L-Theanine may help promote a healthier response to stressful situations. 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. 

Consistency is Key

There is potential for a great deal of amplified benefits when CBD is blended with other medicinal plants. Individual benefits of powerful, but gentle, plant medicinals are boosted when combined. But remember, stress depletes the nervous system quickly so regular replenishment of these herbal medicinals is necessary to maintain balance and homeostasis. 

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.