The Root of it All

The Root of It All

A plant’s root is its anchor, its tether to the earth. Roots evoke images of centredness and strength. Root down to rise up, or so the saying goes. But roots are also a system, a collection of pathways spreading out to seek and guard the water and nutrients a plant needs to grow and thrive. In some cases, roots are also the keepers of active ingredients beneficial to human health and wellbeing. You’ve probably heard of dandelion root tea, and some of our favourite vegetables are in fact, roots – carrots for instance.

At empyri, the root of it all (or should we say, the root that has it all) is the cannabis root.

Cannabis roots have a long history of therapeutic use in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). For over 1,000 years, cannabis roots have been used to treat a variety of conditions including inflammation, gout, arthritis, infection, women’s health including postpartum bleeding and sexually transmitted disease.

"The available data on the pharmacology of cannabis root, as well as supportive historical evidence, provide significant support to its use as a therapeutic herbal medicine". - Dr. David R. Hastings, R.Ac., R.TCPM.

empyri uses advanced scientific methods to analyze for active ingredients in many different kinds of cannabis roots, including male and female hemp strains as well as various strains of marijuana. Cannabis roots do not contain THC or CBD, which are the cannabinoids that cause psychotropic effects or “the high” often associated with recreational marijuana use. Instead, cannabis roots are rich in healing compounds that will benefit your health and wellbeing.

empyri harnesses the space where Traditional Chinese Medicine meets modern science to bring you clean and conscious skincare products that will nourish you from the root. The Cannabis Root.

Because you are loved. 


1. Natasha R. Ryz, David J. Remillard, Ethan B. Russo. Cannabis Roots: A Traditional Therapy with Future Potential for Treating Inflammation and Pain. Cannabis Cannabinoid Res. 2017; 2(1): 210–216. Published online 2017 Aug 1. doi: 10.1089/can.2017.0028 PMCID: PMC5628559


Jennifer Grant with Hemp Roots


Author Bio: Jennifer is the president and founder of empyri.  Jennifer’s passion for formulation and product development was set ablaze in 2019, when she incorporated the healing power of cannabis roots into her long-standing three-step skin care system. Armed with scientific evidence on the actives in cannabis roots and seeds, a clean and conscious brand was born. Using her masters degree in bio-chemical engineering, Jennifer is forging a path to ...READ FULL BIO