From custom genetics, to innovative farming, and state-of-the-art extraction, Noma is refining the way we cultivate and use Herbs.
Cannabis is one of our most powerful adaptogenic grounding, and soothing plant allies. Noma’s signature, CBD-rich cannabis is grown locally and harvested at peak potency. Our cannabis varietal undergoes the industry-standard for lab testing of terpenes. These tests are done to accurately identify our unique cannabis cultivar. The terpene tests have indicated anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antispasmodic, antidepressant, and anti-tumor properties.
A unique nervine, lemon balm calms the mind while providing focus and subtle energy. Lemon balm supports the nervous system, helping with insomnia, tension migraines, and anxiety-induced palpitations. Lemon balm is also an excellent carminative herb that relieves spasms in the digestive tract. The herb's tonic effect on the heart and circulatory system causes mild vasodilation of peripheral vessels, thereby lowering blood pressure.
Skullcap is remarkable for its effectiveness at easing nervous anxiety and calming a busy mind. Skullcap renews and revivifies the central nervous system. It's also known for its specific effect of helping release deep muscular tension along the spine. It may be used to treat any condition associated with exhaustion or depressed states, and to ease premenstrual tension. Our skullcap is grown and processed locally to ensure ethical harvesting and high potency.
Tulsi (or holy basil) functions as an adaptogen, enhancing the body’s natural response to physical and emotional stress. Holy basil uniquely supports the liver to process the inflammatory stress hormone cortisol, an action that can result in positive effects on the heart, weight management, and overall vitality. With a Sanskrit name that translates to “Beyond Compare,” this herb is a vital plant ally.
The perennial herb peppermint is widely beloved for its use in the treatment of digestive disorders. Peppermint produces relaxing effects on the muscles of the digestive system, combats intestinal colic, and efficiently stimulates the flow of bile and digestive juices. Cooling and mildly stimulating, peppermint has been traditionally used to treat fevers, colds, and influenza.
German chamomile is a relaxing nervine herb that not only promotes deep sleep, but is also effective in alleviating anxiety and stress-related disorders. As an antispasmodic herb, chamomile works on peripheral nerves and muscles, indirectly relaxing the whole body. Because chamomile is rich in essential oil, it acts on the digestive system to promote proper digestive function.
Passionflower is a powerful, non-addictive sleep aid that enhances pleasant dreams. Used synergistically with other herbal sedatives and nervines, passionflower is most effective in formulas. The antispasmodic, nervine, and pain-reducing qualities of passionflower make this botanical a key ingredient for nerve pain, insomnia, asthma, and menstrual discomfort, as well as anxiety and attention disorders.
The genus name derives from the Greek hero Achilles, who is said to have applied an ointment made from yarrow leaves to the wounds of his warriors during the war against Troy. A powerful yet abundant herb, yarrow is effective when used internally for nervous tension, respiratory infections, digestive complaints, and fevers. A great astringent, yarrow is used for hemorrhoids and menstrual issues. Centuries ago in China, the stalks were used for divination with the I Ching.
Cocoa is one of the most potent sources of polyphenols, plant micronutrients that aid in supporting healthy levels of cholesterol, reducing inflammation, and supporting cognitive function by increasing the flow of blood to the brain. Theobromine, the alkaloid contained in cocoa beans, may decrease blood pressure by dilating the blood vessels. Cocoa is high in iron, calcium, and magnesium.
Coconut butter contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), a readily-burned super fuel for the body. MCT oil can support athletic performance, fat burning, and mental clarity. Studies have found that regular consumption of coconut-derived MCT oil reduces LDL (the bad cholesterol), and increases HDL (the good cholesterol). One study found positive effects of MCT oil on brain function, memory, and processing in Alzheimer’s patients. Coconut is rich in the micronutrients manganese, copper, iron, phosphorous, selenium, and zinc.
For centuries, R. rosea has been used in the traditional medicine of Russia and Scandinavia. Several studies have shown R. rosea to increase physical work capacity and dramatically shorten recovery time between bouts of high-intensity exercise. Overall, most users find that it improves their mood, energy level, and mental clarity. Our rhodiola varietal is grown with great care by a collective of farmers, doctors, and scientists in Alaska.
Licorice root has been used therapeutically for several thousand years in both Western and Eastern systems of medicine. Modern research has demonstrated that licorice root has healing effects upon the endocrine system and the liver, among other organs. Specifically, licorice soothes mucus membranes including the gut and respiratory lining. Sweet and warming, licorice is nourishing to the adrenal glands and kidneys. It is widely used in Chinese herbal preparations to harmonize the various herbs in a formula and produce a synergistic effect.
Olive oil is renowned for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Studies have revealed that oleuropein (a polyphenol found in olive oil) naturally lowers blood pressure, prevents cardiovascular disease, and has anti-tumor effects in certain cancers. This polyphenol has also been found to protect the brain from memory loss and reduce inflammation in joints. Olive oil is high in polyphenols, tannins, and ketones, and is a rich source in vitamin E.