Unlike the majority of homemade edibles, (or even many of the varieties available to purchase at dispensaries), HigherVeda Medicinal Treats made a conscience decision to revolutionize the way we consume cannabis. This is one of the major reasons I became so intrigued by this company and the way they create their healthy and potent edibles. Instead of filling their edibles with massive amounts of sugar in an attempt to try and improve the overall taste, or to simply mask the cannabis flavor, this innovate company took a step back and realized there is a much healthier and more beneficial way to make cannabis work for a wide array of consumers. As their website states:
“HigherVeda is inspired to accentuate the proven healing properties of Cannabis through formulations based in the ancient principles of Ayurveda to provide wholesome effect-based products for consumers who prioritize balance and quality.”[i]
What distinguishes HigherVeda from other companies on the market is not only do they use cold-water hash, but the fact that they integrated a 3,000 year-old Ayurvedic herbal healing technique into the creation of their edibles. Tracing back to India, Ayurveda treatments are far more of a “whole-body healing” than Western medicine, and believe there must be balance and harmony between the mind, body, and spirit.[ii] Even more appealing is that each of the three edible varieties this company has created are filled with natural antioxidants, healing herbs, spices, and supplements that not only support a healthy body, but facilitate in calming the mind and creating a sense of tranquility within your spirit as well.
“Snuggle Bites reflects common knowledge and ancient wisdom that cannabis is a healthy sexual enhancer. We have included herbs that are used as ‘aphrodisiacs’ in Indian medicine. They don’t just increase libido but strengthen the body for greater fulfillment for both men and women. Medicators report that Snuggle Bites increases passion! Snuggle Bites is perfect for people who medicate to experience life more fully. Useful to remedy: hormonal imbalances, fatigue, PMS, and many sexual disorders.”[iii]
Ingredients: Coconut: Flakes, Flour, Sugar & Oil (medicated with hybrid organic cold water hash), Sunflower Seeds, CA Raw Honey, Agave Syrup, Hemp Seeds, Milk Powder, Cacao Nibs, Pecans, Shankha Pushpi (often called “Brain tonic or boost”)[iv], Kapikkachu (reduces stress and anxiety, calms nerves, and reduces inflammation)[v], Maca (improves energy, endurance, and memory support), Vidari Kanda (good aphrodisiac properties, memory enhancer, known as “Grandmother of Indian Ginseng)[vi], Beet Powder, Vanilla, Guar Gum, Orange, Ashwaghanda (“Indian Ginseng”, increases sexual desire, helps calm the brain, reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, and increases the immune system)[vii], Ginger, Rose Petals, Peruvian Pink Pepper, food-grade Rose Geranium & Rosewood Essential Oil. Garnish: Orange Peel.
Results: I decided to use the “Snuggle Bites” for relief from fatigue and to see if it actually would help with PMS symptoms. I’m happy to say it was surprisingly advantageous in both of these applications. While researching what each of these specific Ayurvedic herbs were used for and what each herb helps promote, I discovered the majority had anti-inflammatory properties in them. Many of these herbs also helped provide energy, reduce my anxiety and nerves too. I also noticed a significant reduction in cramps and irritability as well.
The first thing I tasted when I bit into the “Snuggle Bites” was a moderately strong orange tanginess and a pleasant ginger aftertaste. In this variety I was actually able to detect the high quality of hybrid cold water hash used. Even though I was able to taste the hash in this variety, it wasn’t an unpleasant or unwelcome flavor at all. In my opinion, being able to taste the hash used added an additional feature that was incredibly enjoyable. The crunch from not only the pecans, but the hemp seeds and sunflower seeds gave this bar a fantastic mouth feel. It wasn’t too sweet and not too floral either. Overall I loved the taste of the “Snuggle Bites” and would highly recommend them to any patient looking for an effective, healthy, yet delicious edible.
Buzz Bar combines 200 mgs THC from Sativa-hybrid cold-water hash with Cacao[viii] (purest raw form of chocolate, filled with antioxidants and promotes intelligence and memory), Coconut (nourishment and strength building), Bramhi (Ayurvedic herb which supports mental clarity, anxiety, and cool-headedness)[ix], and Maca[x] (improves energy, endurance, and memory support) for a long lasting, focused energy that is perfect for working or working out! Useful when medicating is used for ADD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and disorders where increased physical activity is required.
Ingredients: Coconut: flakes, sugar & Oil (medicated with cold water hash), Agave Syrup, Cacao Powder, Date paste, Cacao Nibs, Maca Powder, Bramhi[xi], Guar Gum, Psyllium Husks[xii], Vanilla, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cayenne, and Pink Himalayan Salt. Garnish: Goji Berry.
Results: After trying the “Buzz Bar” I experienced significantly less anxiety and had a noticeable improvement in my overall mood. Even my coping mechanisms for dealing with stress seemed to be more balanced and allowed me to go on with my day feeling more even-keeled and composed. I was surprised to experience such an observable reduction in my chronic fatigue syndrome, as well as progress with my other chronic pain disorders. The quickest enhancements to arise after eating the “Buzz Bar” had to be the expansion to my memory and the rate of retention and concentration. I felt like I not only absorbed more information that I read, but also had a considerably longer attention span than normal.
The coconut was the most noticeable to me when I took my first bite. I next detected the Date flavor with sweetness from Agave Syrup and Cacao. It had a very mild spice from the Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cayenne, and most likely from some of the Ayurvedic herbs. I also noticed some crunchiness even though this bar doesn’t have any form of nuts in it, so the crunch had to have come from the Cacao Nibs and possibly even a little from the Pink Himalayan Salt. I was impressed and somewhat surprised by the intense lack of cannabis flavor in this edible, despite the milligram level, which is always a good sign of a great cannabis baker. Overall I definitely enjoyed the flavor of this bar and appreciated the balance of flavors.
“Snooze Bar encourages sleep and provides stress relief with 200 Mgs THC from Indica-hybrid cold-water hash augmented by Nutmeg, Almonds, Poppy Seeds and 4 Ayurvedic sleep herbs. These ingredients have been recognized by many cultures to support restful sleep and counter the effects of stress. Useful when medicating for PTSD, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, and generalized depletion.”[xiii]
Ingredients: Coconut: flakes, sugar, flour, coconut oil (medicated with Indica hybrid cold water hash), Agave Syrup, Milk Powder, Pecans, Almonds, Cacao Nibs, Hemp Seeds, Raw CA Honey, White Poppy Seeds (helps with insomnia, digestion, joint pain, and many aliments)[xiv], Water, Vanilla and Almond Extract, Nutmeg, Shanka- Pushpi[xv], Kappikatchu[xvi], Cardamom, Cinnamon, Guar Gum, Psyllium (Natural fiber that reduces inflammation and digestive problems)[xvii]. Garnish: Candied Lemon Peel.
Results: In addition to my anxiety and chronic pain disorders, I also have a rather severe case of insomnia that usually keeps me up until sunrise most days of the week. I’ve tried everything from herbal teas and assorted over the counter sleep aids like Melatonin, to even prescription sleeping pills. Unfortunately every single method either didn’t work or left me feeling hung over and unable to focus or concentrate for the entire next day. This surprisingly wasn’t the case with HigherVeda’s “Snooze Bar”. I ate the 50mg “Original Dose Minis”[xviii], and proceeded with my nighttime routine. By the time I made it to my bed, approximately 20 minutes later, I could hardly hold my eyes open and was without a doubt ready to fall asleep. Unlike my failed experiences with the previously mentioned sleep aids, I was able to sleep completely through the night without waking up until morning. The best part about this experience was I woke up feeling refreshed and clear headed.
In my opinion this was a sweeter bar due to the coconut, CA Raw Honey and Agave syrup. It also had a minor chocolate taste coming from the Cacao Nibs that blended with all of the other flavors beautifully. My favorite part was the crunchy nuttiness flavor the “Snooze Bar” had thanks to the Pecans, Almonds, Hemp Seeds, and the White Poppy Seeds. I hadn’t had White Poppy Seeds by themselves before, (at least not that I’m aware of), and they had a sweet crunchy and nutty flavor that I genuinely enjoyed. The Lemon garnish, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, and Cardamom balanced out the sweetness of the other ingredients brilliantly and added a warming and quite comforting experience that helped relax my body enough to fall asleep.
I am particularly thankful for the opportunity to try each of these effective varieties of edibles from HigherVeda Medicinal Treats. I can honestly say each cannabis treat was not only mouth-watering, but they were all highly advantageous and did what they claimed. It was unquestionably a nice variation from the usual cannabis infused treats or edibles sold in the dispensaries that are filled with unknown components and tons of sugar. This company proves that edibles can taste wonderful using natural and organic, wheat free ingredients. So if you medicate, but are often concerned about what exactly you are ingesting, next time try reaching for a deliciously potent, healthy, and enticing cannatreat by HigherVeda Medicinal Treats.
*HigherVeda Medicinal Treats offers three types of bars, which come in full 200mg each bars, “single bites” in 10mg “Low Dose Minis” and 50mg “Original Dose Minis”. Prices range between $3.50-$20 depending on dosage level.
-Make sure to check for drug interactions with any medications you may be taking and these Ayurvedic herbs.
* I have received these products from this sponsor in order to facilitate in my review; No other compensation was or has been received. All opinions expressed in my reviews are 100% my own personal opinions and not those of any sponsor or company!*