What is CBD?

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a natural compound derived from the hemp plant. 

CBD is one of over one-hundred cannabinoids that are active ingredients found in the cannabis plant family.  For a multitude of reasons, CBD is believed to support wellness for those held back by a wide range of ailments. 

What are the health benefits of CBD?

The European Journal of Medicine reported that “topical CBD application has therapeutic potential for relief of arthritis pain‐related behaviors and inflammation without evident side‐effects.” 


Unlike when ingested, CBD topicals applied directly to the source of pain do not have the anti-anxiety or sleep-inducing effects. 

Why CBD over other pain relief options? 

CBD provides the possibility of wellness, without the numerous side effects commonly found in other medical options on the market.

Made with real ingredients you can pronounce, utilizing CBD is an all natural approach to wellness. 

Will it get me high?

No. Hemp is defined as having less than .3% THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.  Ralph's Garden uses CBD derived from hemp grown here in the USA, which is a separate, naturally occurring cannabinoid. This means that Ralph's Garden salve contains zero THC.


It is important to note that there are CBD products that derive their CBD from marijuana, which can in fact contain THC. This is not one of those products. 

Is it legal? 

Yes. Under the U.S. Farm Bill, also known as the Agricultural Act of 2014, industrial hemp is legally grown, that hemp has to be below .3% THC. The hemp used in Ralph's Garden is grown legally in Kentucky as part of that legislation passed in 2014.  

Why salve? 

Because it works. Applied directly to whatever part of the body needs help, CBD salves bypass the digestive system and can immediately go to work where they’re needed.

Ralph's choose a salve, vs. a lotion, because oil based salves do not require the chemical preservatives found in a water based lotions, and can therefore be made naturally.

Both CBD and THC are compounds in marijuana, but while THC gets you high, CBD doesn't -- and, neither are completely legal.

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Many of cannabinoids have therapeutic value and CBD is no exception.

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