What's A Woolly Umbrella?

What's A Woolly Umbrella?

No, we didn't make a mistake with the article title. Neither are we about to branch out into fashionable rain protection products. So what on earth is a woolly umbrella? Read on to find out!

Meet The Woolly Umbrella


The woolly umbrella, otherwise known as Helichrysum Umbraculigerum, is a member of the daisy family that grows in South Africa and has a distinct smell of curry.

What's fascinating about this plant is that, despite not being related to cannabis, it produces huge amounts of cannabinoids. Over 40, in fact!

For those of you who don't know, cannabinoids are any compounds that have the ability to interact and influence the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is viewed as the master regulator of a wide range of bodily functions and is present in humans and most animals.

As these bioactive compounds have the ability to influence such a significant system, they have great potential for optimising well-being.

What Cannabinoids Does The Woolly Umbrella Produce?


Unfortunately, the woolly umbrella does not produce any CBD, nor does it THC.  It does, however, produce significant quantities of CBG, which is a key compound in our CBG Oil.

6 additional cannabinoids found in this plant were chemically identical to those found in cannabis, but the 30+ other cannabinoids were previously unidentified. 

While it does share some similar compounds to cannabis, it's important to remember that both the woolly umbrella and cannabis contain hundreds of different compounds that seem to have synergistic relationships. So actual the effects they have on people are likely to be different when taken in their whole forms.

Nonetheless, for those looking to make products from pure CBG or other isolated cannabinoids, this is an exciting avenue to explore. As the woolly umbrella seems to produce these cannabinoids more efficiently than the cannabis plant.


Where To Buy Woolly Umbrella


Unfortunately, at the time of writing, it seems that this plant is not available for purchase in the UK. And even when it is, it will likely need to undergo safety testing to ensure that it is fit for consumption.

But luckily for you, we already sell a wide range of hemp and CBD products that are packed with beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes, and more. Click the ‘Shop Now’ button at the top of your screen to check them out!