The medicinal benefits and qualities of cannabis are slowly being discovered by scientific research, but we manage to walk slowly in the infinite abilities of this very potent plant for our health.
We can now say for sure that cannabis is highly beneficial in treating many health conditions and illnesses.
But what is there to be done with this information. We can make cannabis coconut oil.
Luckily cannabis is becoming easier to get due to the reduced restriction by the governments of North America about the medical use of cannabis which are proven by many scientific researches. So you can freely, take some cannabis and keep it in dark, dry and cool place ready for use.
Cannabis used as Medicine
There are many ways that you can utilize the medical cannabis if you just combine it with some carrier oil – the cold-pressed virgin coconut oil. Coconut oil is abundant in beneficial nutrients and can be used as cream for personal care.
Coconut oil contains antioxidant and antibacterial properties, and it is beneficial in promoting hair growth and thickens your hair and also has the ability to clean and moisturize the skin. It can also be consumed to improve your overall health. It also contains medium-chain fatty acids and due to it, coconut oil can improve digestive and brain health, balance hormones, relieve pain, lower inflammation, improve metabolism, and lower the ‘bad’ cholesterol in the body. It is also very powerful in eliminating cancer cells and treating depression.
Coconut oil has amazing flavor and it can be added to spices and herbs that are utilized medicinally as diverse carrier oil.
Marijuana has been used for many centuries in the treatments of nauseam pain, asthma and anxiety. It has the ability to reduce inflammation – the main sign of disease and illness; due to its antioxidant properties. Lately, its benefits have been proven in the treatments of multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, post traumatic stress disorder, cancer, Crohn’s disease and other digestive disorders related to immune system like irritable bowel syndrome, and many others. It is extremely powerful due to the special receptors for cannabinoids that are present in the human cells – and in the brain, with insinuation for treatment and the prevention of neurodegenerative illness.
Coconut oil and Cannabis – the remedy for every problem
Cannabis has many different types, just like every other plant.
You need to decide which one is the best suit for you, according to the treatment goal. Tetrahydrocannabinol – THC and cannabidol – CBD are the 2 most active phytochemical in cannabis. And the coconut oil is the best choice for this combination because these phytochemicals are fat soluble.
CBD is not a psychoactive component of cannabis and the THC is not.
The type of marijuana (cannabis sativa) that are rich in THC give better results in treating glaucoma, sleep and digestive disorders, nausea, pain and asthma.
Experimental studies have shown that the ‘perfect drugs’ in treating glaucoma are some cannabinoid agonists (WIN 55212-2, anandamide), because they are very supportable in topical us, act as neuroprotectors on retinal ganglion cells and lower the intraocular pressure.
And the type of marijuana with higher concentrations of CBD is best for treating neurological and psychological disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), seizures, chronic pain, tumors and cancer.
CBD also prevent from getting marijuana high. CBD also lowers the THC’s effects of toxicity, like paranoia and memory impairment. It is also efficient in preventing sleep inducing effects of THC, and this is also common for many varieties of marijuana to promote high alertness. Both of these varieties – THC and CBD do not pose any risk of lethal overdose. In order to lower the possible side-effect, it is recommended to use marijuana with bigger concentration of CBD.
The indica types contain higher concentration in THC and the sativa family flowers are higher in CBD. When the cannabis is heated it leads to chemical reaction, in which the carbon atom in tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) is lost and THC is formed. The most protective effects of marijuana’s active ingredient are obtained when we decarboxlyate it in food, skin balm or a tincture before using it. THC can connect to cannabinoid receptors better that THCA.
It is very simple to prepare the coconut cannabis oil; the harder thing is to choose the correct type of it, due to unique chemistry of a person’s body.
Your health will be improved, no matter which type of cannabis you decide to use.
Patients have been kept to cannabinoids as neuroprotectants and antioxidant for nearly 20 years by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Preparation of Cannabis Coconut Oil
Decarboxylation – or the process of heating marijuana to free the THC, is the starting step of preparation of the medicine.
The making of Cannabis
The healing compounds in the cannabis are released in the process decarboxylation – which is in fact heating the cannabis.
What you need:
- 1 ounce of cannabis buds
- A baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Heat the oven to 115°C/240°F.
- Then separate the buds in little pieces using your hands.
- Take the baking sheet rimmed with parchment lines and add one layer. Cover the whole sheet with marijuana.
- Then put it in the oven and bake for about 30-40 minutes and turn them every 10 minutes in order to be baked evenly.
- When you see that the cannabis is dried and its color is become light medium brown, take it out from the oven and let it cool. When dried, the cannabis is crumbly.
- Then put it in a blender and turn it on until it becomes ground but not too much. Then put it in a glass jar with airtight lid and it is ready to be used to prepare the medicines.
Making the oil
- 1 ounce cold-pressed virgin coconut oil
- 1 gram decarboxylated marijuana
- Measure the marijuana and put it in a glass jar and then pout the coconut oil. Then close the jar and put it in a water-filled saucepan.
- Then put it in the stove and heat it gradually for 1 hour, but do not boil it. (this will keep the oil not to overheat)
- Then strain the solids using cheesecloth or a mesh strainer and put them in other glass jar. Pour the cannabis liquid in the oil.
- You can use the cannabis coconut oil as a topical lotion or eat it. You can also eat the solids from the oil, cooked with other herbs or baked.
The cannabis oil can be used for cooking, but not on high head, because it will cook out the active compounds.