The origins of the
wonder ingredient

Sativa is an annual herbaceous flowering plant native to Eastern Asia that has spread globally due to widespread cultivation.

Sativa roots have been used therapeutically in Traditional Chinese Medicine for over a thousand years, particularly for the treatment of inflammation.

Clean and green

Clean and green is the heart of empyri, and at the foundation of each empyri product, is active Canadian-grown roots and seeds.


  • THC & CBD
  • Siloxanes
  • Synthetic antioxidants (BHA/BHT)
  • Parabens
  • DEA Compounds (DEA/MEA/TEA)
  • Synthetic Fragrance
  • PEGs

  • Sativa Root
  • Essential Oils
  • Natural Ingredients
  • Plant Power
  • Sativa Seeds
  • Anti-Inflammatory/Oxidant Compounds

    Benefits On Your Skin

    Sativa roots and seeds are the magic (and the science!) behind empyri's 3-step ritual. Here are the main benefits and the reasons why you’ll find Sativa root extract in all of our products.


    Skin concerns:
    • Redness/Dullness
    • Puffiness

    Sativa roots have been used to treat inflammation for over 1,000 years in Traditional Chinese Medicine because of their high concentrations of the triterpenoid friedelin and monoterpene carvone, active compounds proven to be anti-inflammatory. We know that inflammation is the source of many skincare concerns which is why it is present in all of our products.


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    Proven Effectiveness


    empyri’s hydrolyzed Sativa seed extract is clinically proven to “restore epidermal homeostasis” which means for more balance in your skin. Unbalanced skin can contribute to wrinkled skin, reduced skin strength, decreased lipid (fat) content, dullness, ashy skin, inflammation, loss of moisture and dryness in the texture of your skin. So, nourishing your skin back to a state of balance is an important


    Sativa roots do not contain THC or CBD and instead are rich in healing compounds (triterpenoids and monoterpenes) that have been shown to have a positive impact on many skin conditions.

    Key Actives


    The triterpenoid friedelin is found at concentrations varying from 7.5-12.8 mg/kg in scientific literature, and empyri testing of Canadian Hemp yielded a concentration of 24 mg/kg. Friedelin has been shown to have strong anti-inflammatory activity (1), estrogenic activity (2), and antioxidant activity (3).


    The monoterpene carvone has been found in the oil extract of roots at a concentration of 77.7%. Carvone can also be found in plants such as spearmint and studies show it has decongestant, diuretic, pain reduction, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties.


    Regulatory Information

    empyri skincare products use parts of the Sativa plant that do not contain THC and CBD; therefore, you get the healing qualities of the cannabis plant, without the psychoactive effects. For this reason, our products are not subject to the packaging and distribution restrictions set out in the Act.


    1. Antonisamy P, Duraipandiyan V, Ignacimuthu S, et al. Anti-diarrhoeal activity of friedelin isolated from Azima tetracantha in Wistar rats. South Ind J Biol Sci.2015;1:34–37 [Google Scholar].
    2. Aswar UM, Bhaskaran S, Mohan V, et al. Estrogenic activity of friedelin rich fraction (IND-HE) separated from Cissus quadrangularis and its effect on female sexual function. Pharmacognosy Res. 2010;2:138–145 [PMC free article] [PubMed] [Google Scholar].
    3. 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.