ZV Wellness Blog

Learn about whole body wellness, CBD, Ayurveda and much more, in our ZV Wellness blog articles.

Holiday Gift Giving Ideas

It’s the gift giving season and we’ve compiled a list of ZV products worth sharing. Honestly all of our are products

5 Tips for an Ayurvedic Thanksgiving

This month many of us will be celebrating the biggest feast day of the year. The Thanksgiving holiday is right around

8 Unique Father’s Day Gifts You Won’t Find Anywhere Else!

Unlike most Father’s Day Gift Guides that affiliate marketers and content writers create, this Father’s Day Gift Guide was created

5 CBD Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

5 CBD Facts You Probably Didn't Know Most people have heard of CBD by now–the cannabis compound that’s created a

10 Ayurvedic Habits to Include in Your Morning Routine

Why a Morning Routine Matters A healthy lifestyle is the result of many small decisions added up overtime. What we

ZV Columbia River Gorge Spa Experience

Columbia River Gorge Spa a long week, long day, long year? Improve your quality of life with the ultimate dynamic:

CBD Pre-Rolls: Your Questions Answered

For those on a path of healing who aim to prioritize their health and wellbeing, the words “marijuana” and “pre-rolls”

10 Tips To Keep Pitta Cool This Summer

The three doshas in Ayurveda are Vata (air and space), Pitta (water and fire), and Kapha (earth and water). Each

Do you Dare to Self-Care?

Ever find yourself sitting at your computer desk midweek planning for the inevitable weekend that awaits? Your friends and family

Can Social Isolation Cause Social Anxiety?

A year into the pandemic, mental health experts have noticed an emerging global phenomenon – anxiety about life after coronavirus;

CBD for Pets

Are you searching for an all-natural remedy for your pup? The cannabis industry is booming at a rate so fast

CBD vs CBG, the “Mother Cannabinoid”

In the last several years, there has been a rise in the pursuit to lead more organic and holistic lifestyles

5 Tips to Balance Your Body with the Earth for Earth Day

1. We Embody the 5 Elements and 3 Primary Energies Ayurveda is an ancient science (5,000 years) based on the

How and Why to Do an Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse

What is an Ayurvedic cleanse? Seasonal cleanses are an important part of Ayurvedic teachings. They can take place at any

Tips To Feel Your Best In Kapha Season: Break Through Winter Stagnation

Life is lived in cycles. We see this in the changing of seasons, the human life journey, animal routines, and

What Is CBD? CBD 101: Everything You Need To Know

Today, CBD can be found anywhere from internet storefronts, community markets, chiropractic offices, coffee shops, health clubs, and more. It

A Guide To Managing Anxiety With Ayurveda

Anxiety has steadily increased in modern society, and the current state of the world certainly isn’t helping. According to the

The Complete Guide To CBD Salves: What They Are And Why You Should Use Them

CBD has exploded in popularity in recent years. From oils, vaping juices, tinctures, edibles, salves, and more, CBD comes in

The Ayurvedic Habit of Oil Pulling: Benefits and How-To

Western medicine and Ayurveda both look to the health of one’s tongue and mouth as an important indicator of one’s

10 Ayurvedic Habits For The New Year

If we want to feel differently, we have to make different choices. It’s as simple and as complicated as that!

Six Drink Recipes For Comfort & Wellness During The Holidays

It’s no secret that the holiday season is even more enjoyable with a hot cup of wellness between your palms

The Benefits & How-To of Abhyanga: Ayurvedic Self Massage

The skin is the body’s largest organ and one that we often neglect. Though the health of our skin is

Your Guide To Cozy Home Shopping

Shop From Home With Comfort Let’s be honest, there are some perks to shopping at home this holiday season. Who

Why Is Skin Health So Important? Understanding Your Skin Type In Ayurveda

We tend to place a lot of value on skin appearance in our society. There are endless solutions, products, and

Saucha: Purity In Food, Thought, and Routine

What Is Saucha? Patanjali, an ancient Indian sage, offered the Eight Limbs of Yoga as spiritual practices that reveal the

What Are the Six Tastes In Ayurveda?

Taste holds a very different meaning in Ayurveda than it does in the West. Ayurveda teaches that the taste of

Yoga Discipline Through Sun Salutations and Mantra

Discipline on the Yoga Path The spiritual path requires self-discipline, also referred to as tapas in Sanskrit. Meaning “to heat

Tapas: Mental Discipline, Creating Routine and Structure in Life

How many times have you or someone you’ve known been so excited to integrate change in your life just to

What is Agni? Tips to Strengthen Your Digestive Fire

Ayurveda teaches that each individual is a microcosm of the macrocosm, meaning we are each an embodiment of the universe

Transitioning Into Fall: Ayurvedic Cleansing Guide

Seasonal cleanses are an important part of an Ayurvedic lifestyle. They can take place at every seasonal juncture, but they’re

Yoga Series to Cool the Body, Gentle Twists, & Cooling Pranayama

Whether you’re looking to cool down or simply nourish your emotional, mental, and physical body, yoga and pranayama offer a

Exploring the Benefits and Properties of Neem & Coconut Oil

Neem and coconut oil are celebrated remedies for balancing pitta dosha. Since pitta is dominant in the summer months, neem

Understanding Pitta: The Energy Governing Transformation, Metabolism, & Temperature

The concept of doshas is foundational in the teachings of Ayurveda. Put simply, doshas are energies within the body that

What Causes Inflammation? Ayurveda on Pain & Inflammation

In the last twenty plus years, Western society has witnessed a stark increase in inflammatory diseases (an umbrella term to

Yoga Series Exploring the Benefits of Yin Yoga

Modern yoga encompasses a wide range of techniques. In the west, the style of yoga that is most commonly practiced

Exploring the Benefits and Properties of Ashwagandha and Ghee

Ashwagandha and ghee are both powerful superfoods that have been used and revered for thousands of years in Ayurveda. Used

Understanding Vata: the Energy Governing Creativity, Mobility, and Change

The concept of doshas is foundational in the teachings of Ayurveda. Put simply, doshas are energies within the body that

How Can Ayurveda Help With Allergies?

Oh, allergies! Many of us experience them at some point in our lives, especially in spring and early summer, and

Yoga for Lung Health, Digestion, and Elimination 

Yoga is the secret ingredient that has the ability to improve many aspects of one’s life. From reduced stress and

Yoga to Boost Immunity

Eagle Poses, Lion’s Breath, Breath of Fire The immune system is our primary defense against any pathogen, bacteria, or virus

Healthy Digestion

How Healthy Digestion Supports the Immune System Ayurveda considers strong digestion to be the foundation of one’s overall health. Optimal

Feature on 10buds.com on Cannabis & Yoga

  Thank you 10buds.com for this shout out! “Canna-Veda sessions with ZV Botanicals’s founder, Joanna Matson, are designed to bring

Mouth Pulling Oil

What is Oil Pulling? Do I swallow it? Where do I spit the Oil? Oral Health in Ayurveda Oral health

Dry Brushing and Self Massage

How Dry Brushing and Self-Massage help move toxins and improve elimination Self-massage (abhyanga) and dry brushing (garshuna) are ancient Ayurvedic

Adapt & Thrive with Tulsi

Adaptogens: Exploring the benefits and properties of Tulsi  Ayurveda recommends the incorporation of herbs when necessary along one’s journey toward

The Power of Breath

Pranayama and the Power of the Breath What is your breath like in this very moment? Is it slow, fast,

What is Ama?

The Importance of a gentle, detoxifying Spring Cleanse Ah, it’s springtime. The air is warming, the plants are blooming, the

Yoga, Ayurveda and Lung Health

Yoga as the Sister Science of Ayurveda; Kapha Series for Lung Health Yoga and Ayurveda can be thought of as

Understanding Kapha

The Energy governing Structure, Cohesion, Stability Ayurveda is founded on the belief that everyone and everything is composed of a

DOSHA 101: Vata, Pitta and Kapha

What is Ayurveda? Vata, Pitta, Kapha Explained Everything in nature follows the embedded rhythm and laws of the universe. This

Beverage Master: Combining the Cannabis and Cocktail Cultures by Becky Garrison

ZV Botanicals was highlighted in the article “Beverage Master: Combining the Cannabis and Cocktail Cultures by Becky Garrison”. “Joanna Matson,

The Best Boost

How Ayurveda Strengthens Our Immune System By Samantha Case The prevalence of Coronavirus is reminding many of us just how

Presentation: Women in Ayurveda with Shruti Keerti and Joanna Matson

Watch Jo Matson’s presentation on Women in Ayurveda with Shruti Keerti!

The French Toast: “The Connection Between Ayurveda, Cannabis, And Psychedelics” by Becky Garrison

Jo Matson & ZV Botanicals was featured in Becky Garrison’s Article on The French Toast “Joanna Matson-Tandberg, Ayurveda practitioner, cannabis

Joanna Matson at Hemp CBD Connex 2020

Coronavirus and You

  Navigating the Coronavirus As you are probably aware, there is a health crisis spreading the globe at record speed. There is

What is Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old medicine originating from the vedas.  Literally meaning “knowledge (or wisdom) of living”.  Ayurveda teaches us

Meet Us at Hemp CBD Connex

What is Hemp CBD Connex? Are you ready for a deep dive? This burgeoning mega billion dollar industry is nothing

What is Oil Pulling?

What is Oil pulling? Oil pulling is great way to boost your oral health! Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic

Miss Grass: Forget Dry January—Here’s How To Do A *High* January By Diana-Ashley Krach

Jo Matson was featured in the Miss Grass article, “Forget Dry January—Here’s How To Do A *High* January” By Diana-Ashley

zBLISS Pomegranate Orange Twist afternoon cocktail and mocktail

Enjoy an afternoon treat with a bright zBliss beverage. With or without spirits it’s sure to lift yours.

Easy Winter Spiced Cocktail or Mocktail Recipe: zSPICE Winter Warmer

One of the best ways to cut through the winter chill is by warming up with a flavorful cocktail or

Medium: Hemp 101- The Basics by Veronica Castillo

Jo Matson was interviewed by Veronica Castillo for her piece on Medium titled “Hemp 101- The Basics”. In it, hemp

Navigating Change (with Grace and Ease)

Change is hard. That is an almost universal fact in the minds of many people. Humans resist change, no matter

Our Founder

Joanna strives to embrace Yoga and Ayurveda in all aspects of her life. She balances her life through with her

CBD Understood

Ailments and Issues

Chronic Pain & Inflammation Patients who suffer from chronic pain caused by Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, leaky gut syndrome, diabetes,

CBD for Endometriosis

Find out more.

Educational links: Cancer Information

Burton Goldberg Simply Your Health Cancer Treatments Research Cancer Protocol Life Extension – 10 critical factors Life Extension – supplement

Dr. Bonnie Goldstein

Dr. Bonnie Goldstein, M.D. – leader in CBD and plant based medicines and research. Specializes in children and seizures. Watch now.

Dr. Ethan Russo

World Renowned scientist and researcher in the field of CBD and plant based medicines. Learn more about the endocannabinoid system

Dosha Wisdom

VATA DOSHA VATA consists of AIR and ETHER. VATA is the primary dosha, which is responsible for movement and communication,

What’s YOUR Dosha?

~ Explore Your Prakriti ~ Circle these answers based on the state of your natural being throughout your life. The

What’s YOUR Dosha?


We are starting to gather a list of ayurvedic practitioners on our practitioners page. Email us your favorite pracitioners and we’ll add

DIY VEDA-Research

Educational Links Project CBD Patients out of Time Society of Cannabis Clinicians  O’Shaughnessy’s Report Medical Jane  UCSD Research on Medical

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old medicine originating from the vedas. Literally meaning “knowledge (or wisdom) of living”. Ayurveda teaches

Ayurvedic + Plant Synergy

AWAKEN TO THE WISDOM OF YOUR TRUE NATURE: Ayurveda has long held that true health and wellness comes from the

Just a few healing words…

Be the Change What does that phrase mean to you? What in your current life seems to need the most

High Quality Essential Oils

Young Living

Manifest Your Destiny Now

Blink you eyes. It is said that our brain has 1,000 thoughts in the time it takes to wink once.

New Beginnings…

Capture the Light Winter Solstice brings the longest night, and the shortest day, as we here in the Northern Hemisphere

Change the story…

Change your story…. What does that mean? Have you ever noticed that each and every one of us creates our