The Duchess of Cornwall spoke knowledgeably about the benefits of CBD oil as she was on a tour to a London farmers’ market today.
She said she had heard ‘fantastic’ things about the cannabis derivative which has been touted as a wonder cure for everything from arthritis to epilepsy.
Camilla tried a sample of hemp oil, which comes from the seeds of the plant but has no cannaboids in it, declaring it "delicious".
Accompanied by Prince Charles, Camilla was at the Swiss Cottage Farmers’ Market to celebrate the 20th anniversary of London Farmers’ Markets.
The couple touted stalls and met several owners who have sold at the market since its first year in 1999.
At the "Hempen" stall the duchess chatted to Sophia Lysaczenko, 31, who works on a hemp co-operative in south Oxfordshire.
Camilla seemed keen to chat about the apparent benefits of CBD oil - formally known as cannabidiol - which has become a popular natural remedy for people concerned about the side effect and effectiveness of traditional drugs.
Made from the whole of the hemp plant, including its stalks and flowers, it does not contain the compounds that can cause users to become "high".
Last year specialist doctors were given the option to legally issue prescriptions for cannabis-based medicines when they agree that their patients could benefit from this treatment.
"This oil is so fantastic. It helps so many people. I’ve spoken to people who have serious conditions such as epilepsy that have benefited from it."
She even tried some £8 hemp oil - made from the seeds of the plant, which is said to contain more beneficiary omegas than fish oil - with a piece of bread, saying: "Wonderful!"