A numerous researches found that cannabis is extremely powerful plant which has a lot of benefits for our body. It can be used in treating different diseases and illnesses.
How to Use Marijuana as Medicine
If you combine marijuana with cold-pressed virgin coconut oil you will get an amazing remedy.
We all know that coconut oil is very beneficial for our health and beauty. It has antibacterial and antioxidant properties. We can use it for moisturizing and cleaning our skin, reducing cholesterol levels, boost our metabolism, balance hormones, reduce inflammations and promote brain and digestive health.
Cannabis on the other hand, is used for years, for treating asthma, anxiety, pain and nausea. It also has antioxidant properties and we can use it for reducing inflammations. The latest studies confirmed that cannabis is very efficient in treating: immune disorders, cancers, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis and neurodegenerative diseases.
Cannabis and Coconut Oil
You have a several varieties of cannabis and you must find the best one for your treatment.
Cannabis has two active phytochemicals known as cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol which are fat soluble. That is why coconut oil is the best ingredient with which you can consume cannabis.
Higher concentration of CBD has better results for treatment of cancer, tumors, chronic pain, seizures and neurological disorders.
“CBD seems to offer natural protection against the marijuana high. Numerous studies suggest that CBD acts to reduce the intoxicating effects of THC, such as memory impairment and paranoia.
CBD also appears to counteract the sleep-inducing effects of THC, which may explain why some strains of cannabis are known to increase alertness.
Both CBD and THC have been found to present no risk of lethal overdose. However, to reduce potential side effects, medical users may be better off using cannabis with higher levels of CBD.”
Sativa family flowers contain higher levels of CBD and the idica varieties are higher in THC. THC is the psychoactive component of cannabis. Also is proven that raw cannabis is not psychoactive.
Making Cannabis Coconut Oil
The most important is the process of decarboxylation- the chemistry term for heating marijuana to release its THC.
Preparing the Cannabis
With heating up the cannabis, you will active the healing compounds in it.
You will need:
- One ounce of cannabis buds
- Parchment paper
- A baking sheet
Firstly preheat the oven. Then break up the cannabis buds into smaller pieces. Spread a single layer on a parchment-lines rimmed baking sheet. Then Bake the cannabis 3- minutes, tossing every 10 minutes. When the cannabis gets dried and darkened in color remove the baking sheet from the oven. Finally put it in a blender and blend it well.
Ingredients you will need for preparing the oil.
- 1 gram decarboxylated marijuana
- 1 ounce cold pressed virgin coconut oil
Place the marijuana and the coconut oil in a jar. Tightly fit the jar’s lid and place in a saucepan full of water. Then heal the water and leave it boiling for 60 minutes. After that strain solid from the oil and squeeze the liquid from the cannabis into the oil. The Cannabis coconut oil is ready for use.