Incorporating Cannabis into Healing Blends

Incorporating Cannabis into Healing Blends

“What is a weed? A plant whose virtue has not yet been discovered.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson   Herbalists have long been aware of the therapeutic benefits of cannabis. For much of history, many medicine gardens contained a cannabis plant where it was used for tinctures, salves and smoke. Modern herbalists tend to view cannabis as an important one, but by no means the only powerful plant in the arsenal of medicinal herbs.   Mary…

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The Best Strains for Making Cannabis Topicals

The Best Strains for Making Cannabis Topicals

Cannabis topicals are quickly becoming known for their ability to soothe sore muscles and relieve pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia and other inflammatory illnesses. In some states, cannabis-themed spas are popping up to offer infused mud masks, salt scrubs and massages. Many people who have tried these topicals find them superior to over-the-counter medications currently available in drug stores. Topicals are basically ointments and salves administered onto the skin. Our skin is the body’s largest organ…

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Lord of Bhang

Lord of Bhang

Cannabis in India Although cannabis is currently illegal in India, it has a long history of widespread use. It’s been an essential ingredient in Ayurveda, an ancient and holistic system of medicine, for thousands of years. An article in India Today cites the 4,000 year old Bhaishajya Ratanavali, a compilation of Ayurvedic formulas that mentions cannabis as a healing aid for a number of conditions, including epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. It is also commonly used…

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