Cannabis is an incredible herb that has long been used as a natural remedy due to its medicinal properties. This herb has been cultivated in many different regions of the world for centuries.
In addition, the controversy surrounding the use of this herb actually dates back a long time. Cannabis was also banned for medical use in the United States and many other countries in the world.
However, a recent comprehensive study examined the health benefits of cannabis. The results have shown that the healing properties of this herb were far too valuable to simply ignore.
This herb has long been used to cure numerous ailments, such as asthma, Crohn’s disease and other immune system-related digestive problems such as IBS; anxiety and stress disorders; multiple sclerosis; post traumatic epilepsy; inflammation; pain; anorexia; nausea; cancer; and more.
Also, it has been used to alleviate the symptoms or reverse many neurodegenerative disorders, including Tourette’s syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease.
Cannabis Is a Remarkable Natural Remedy for a Wide Range of Health Problems:
Mixed with cold-pressed, raw, organic coconut oil, the health benefits of medical cannabis are numerous! Additionally, coconut oil is a super-food with a wide array of therapeutic effects.
The antibacterial and antioxidant properties of coconut oil help cleanse and moisturize your skin. When taken orally, coconut oil has a beneficial impact on each cells. Many studies have proven that coconut oil could boost metabolism, balance hormones, decrease inflammation and alleviate pain, lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, and improve digestive and brain health. That’s not all, the oil has also been found to help fight depression and kill cancer cells.
A Mixture of Coconut Oil and Cannabis – A Natural Remedy for Numerous Ailments
Like any other herb, there are also multiple cannabis varieties.
If you know which type is most beneficial for your treatment, then you will choose the right one. Specifically, the 2 active phytochemicals found in cannabis include TCH or tetrahydrocannabinol and CBD or cannabidiol.
THC has psychoactive properties, whereas CBD does not.
In fact, marijuana strains that have a high amount of THC are beneficial for glaucoma, sleep problems, digestive issues, nausea, pain, and asthma.
Moreover, a high amount of CBD is beneficial for neurological and psychological disorders, ADHD, seizures, chronic pain, tumors, and cancer.
Sativa family flowers possess higher amounts of CBD, whereas the indica variety possesses higher amounts of THC. In addition, raw cannabis doesn’t have psychoactive properties. However, if you heat it, it results in a certain chemical reaction, which creates THC.
You can use cannabis to prepare various natural remedies, but make sure you find the adequate plant variety for maximum benefits.
How to Prepare a Mixture of Cannabis and Coconut Oil
The decarboxylation process, i.e., the chemistry term for heating cannabis to produce THC is the first step in preparing this homemade remedy.
The Decarboxylation Process:
- A baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- 1oz. of cannabis buds
- Start by preheating your oven to 115°C/240°F and then simply break up the buds into small pieces.
- Next, spread one layer on a baking sheet. Make sure the sheet is fully covered without any empty spaces.
- Afterwards, bake it for about 40 minutes. Moreover, you should toss it every ten minutes.
- Once it has turned medium brown and dried, you should remove the sheet from your oven and let the cannabis cool. When adequately dried, the cannabis should be crumbly.
- Pulse it in a blender or food processor, until the cannabis is coarsely ground.
- Then, keep it in an airtight glass jar.
Use it to prepare your own natural remedies.
How to Prepare the Oil:
Things You Will Need:
- An ounce of cold-pressed, raw, organic coconut oil
- A gram of decarboxylated marijuana
Note: You can adjust the amounts to this ratio.
Place the marijuana in a sturdy glass jar. You should also add the coconut oil. Afterwards, you should fit the jar’s lid tightly and then place it in a pot containing water.
Then, heat it on low for about an hour. Make sure to not bring it to a boil in order to prevent the oil from overheating.
Next, you should strain the solids into another sturdy glass container through a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer. Then, start squeezing the liquid from the cannabis into the oil.
You can use this natural remedy topically or orally. You can also consume the solids by baking or cooking them as other herbs.