|Cannabis brings relief to a wide variety of body symptoms and ills
For over 3500 years, various strains odf the green herb, *Cannabis sativa, *or
true hemp, have been among the most widely used of medicinal plants. This
includes civilizations of China, India, Europe, Africa and the Middle
East. Cannabis was used in the USA from 1850 to 1937 to treat more than 100
distinct diseases or conditions.
The *Journal of the American Medical Association *ran a 19995 commentary
supporting the medical use of the marijuana and calling for further
research. Soon thereafter, the National Academy of Science/Institute of
Medicine reported to the office of National Drug Control Policy that "The
accumulated data indicate a potential therapeutic value for
cannabinoid drugs, particularly for symptoms such as pain relief, control
of nausea and vomiting and appetite stimulation.
(*Marijuana and Medicine.* National Academy Pass, 1999. p. 3)
Today scientists hold annual medical conferences to
discuss recent research and study naturally occurring human
endocannabinoids Tens of thousands of patients in ten states use cannabis
with state-level legal protections for approved medicinal use.
Modern medical uses of cannabis include conjunctive treatments for physical
and mental illness (see list in box). Symptoms of numerous ills can be
controlled, bringing effective relief and significantly improving the
quality of life and functionality. It is also a stress redactor, an
expectorant and a topical antibiotic. It can be a safe and effective
alternative to pharmaceuticals such as Demurral, Valium and morphine.
Herbal cannabis and its derivatives are eaten, smoked or used as tinctures,
topical salves and herbal packs, depending on the condition being treated..
Furthermore, Hemp seeds are nutritious and work as general laxatives.
In general cannabis is used to treat symptoms rather than cure diseases.
Since many health problems cause similar symptoms, however, this means that
people with a wide variety of diseases, injuries congenital maladies all
benefit at a basic level: Relief from physical or mental suffering. The
intensity and duration of the symptom often dictates the pattern of use.
Of course, no drug works equally well for all people in all circumstances.
For some people cannabis is like miracle drug, whole for others it may
offer no benefit. Effectiveness is linked to dosage. Some patients find that
small amount suffice, while others need heavy, ongoing dosages to function.
Cannabis bud has a combination of special compounds called cannabinoids that
affect various body simultaneously at allopathic and homeopathic doses.
Not all strains work equally well in treating specific problems. For
example, a variety that reduces nausea and stimulates appetite may not be as
effective at controlling aches, pain or insomnia. Only certain strains of
cannabis plants produce THC at sufficient level top be use as medical
Hempseed has no drug effect. It is a nut-like fruit that contains eight
proteins in excellent nutritional balance plus essential fatty acids that
bolster the immune system and may even reduce 'bad' cholesterol levels.
There are many ways to prepare hempseed, especially now that it is available
in dehulled form. Its oil is used in many foods, sakves, lotion, hygiene.
Health and body care and other products that arre already on the commercial market.
*SUMMARY MEDICAL EFFECTS OF RESINOUS CANNABIS HEMP
1. Cannabinoids stimulate special receptor sites on the *brain* that
affect body systems, triggering a chain of temporary psychological and
physiological effects, initially it has a stimulant effect, followed day
relaxation and overall reduction in stress. Analgesic effect. Blocks
migraine or seizures. Helps mitigate ir control symptoms of multiple
sclerosis (MS)< spiral injury, epilepsy. Enhances sense of humor and of
well-being. Cannabis has synergistic effects with opiates and other drugs.
Not all cannabis has the same potency or effect. May cause drowsiness,
distraction, paranoid or anxiety.
2. Cannabis reddens and dehydrates the *eyes, *lowers intra-ocular
3. Still ringing in *ears* (tinnitus).
4. Dehydrates the *mouth*, stimulates appetite, enhances flavors and
5. Smoked or vaporized cannabis has anti-phlegmatic and expectorant effects
to clear the effects to clear the *throat* and *lungs.* its bronchodilator
effect improves oxygen intake for asthma. Smoke can irritate the mouth,
throat and respiratory system, but vaporization, oral ingestion and other
precautions can mitigate this.
6. Accelerates *heart* beat and pulse. Dilates bronchia, alveloi and blood
vessels. When cannabinoids are inhaled, the lungs and cardiovascular system
add them to the bloodstream flowing directly to the brain. This is an
extremely fast and effective delivery system.