As scientific research takes baby steps into the medicinal qualities of cannabis, we find the door opening to an infinite view of what this extremely powerful plant can do for our health.
There is now no question that cannabis can be used to treat and even cure many of our ills.
What can we do with this knowledge? Why, make cannabis coconut oil of course!
Fortunately, the governments in North America are loosening restrictions on the medical use of marijuana based on recent research and it is becoming easier to obtain. If you can, get some, store it in a cool, dry, dark place, and use it when you need it.
How to Use Marijuana as Medicine
Combined with cold-pressed virgin coconut oil as a carrier, the possibilities for medical cannabis are almost limitless! Coconut oil in itself is a highly nutritious food and personal care salve.
Moisturizing and cleansing for the skin with antibacterials and antioxidants, coconut oil can also be used on hair to thicken and promote new growth. When eaten, it benefits every cell of your body. Coconut oil has been found to reduce “bad” cholesterol levels, boost metabolism, reduce inflammation and relieve pain, balance hormones, and promote brain and digestive health via its medium-chain fatty acids. It’s been found effective in combating depression and in killing cancer cells.
As a flavorful oil, it is a perfect versatile carrier for herbs and spices used medicinally.
Cannabis, on the other hand, has been used as a medicine for millennia to treat anxiety, asthma, pain, and nausea. One of its most important antioxidant effects is reducing inflammation in the body, which is always a precursor to illness and disease. Only in recent years has it been found that can be used for the treatment of Crohn’s disease and other immune system-related digestive disorders (like irritable bowel syndrome), cancer, post traumatic stress disorder, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and more. It’s so potent because human cells contain receptors specifically for cannabinoids—even in the brain, with implications for the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative disease.