As South Africa approaches times when soon cannabis oil will be all over the shelves as a natural medication, we urge you to realise that cannabis oil is good for you. We explain it here, in this blog, as we want to educate all our customers about this emergent natural therapy. Funnily enough, cannabis and its derivative products have been used for centuries to treat pain, depression and more!
Medical Cannabis Oil is Historically Good for You
Medical cannabis has already survived a long history – ancient physicians in many parts of the world mixed cannabis into medicines to treat pain and other ailments. Initially, cannabis was reduced to a powder and mixed with wine for consumption! Cannabis oil is the thick, sticky ingredient that is removed from the cannabis leaves and plants. We explain it here – this resin contains numerous chemical compounds called cannabinoids. Most people use or know about the two main cannabinoids:
- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – a psychoactive compound prevalent in cannabis that makes the user high; mostly illegal as it is a controlled “drug” in most countries
- Cannabidiol (CBD) – a non-psychoactive, second most abundant compound found in cannabis, with few side effects; mostly legal, especially as medical cannabis
In the 1970’s, drug companies created synthetic THC as Marinol, a capsule drug. However, most people smoked cannabis because its effects are almost immediate when the smoke is inhaled. In the mid-1900s, medical interest in the use of cannabis began to grow in the West. Cannabis was one of the secret ingredients in several so-called patent medicines. Then more than 280 producers made at least 2 000 cannabis medicines before 1937.
Cannabis Oil and Essential Oils are Good for You
Remember that cannabis oil is an extract, not an essential oil. When we make cannabis oil products, like cannabis oil balms and creams, we add essential oils which have also been used for decades by different cultures to treat health and illness. Essential oils are safer, cheaper and more natural than other medications we buy in pharmacies and have fantastic effects on the human body and mind. Essential oils are antioxidants, anti-depressants, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-stress and stimulating. Blending healing essential oils with healing cannabis oil results in a powerful antidote to pain and disease!
Cannabis oil is good for you – scientists have revealed that despite the slightly addictive qualities of cannabis oil (its potential for abuse and addiction), the therapeutic use of the cannabinoids cannot be ignored. Cannabinoids can treat human illnesses, often with success. THC and CBD work with the body’s endocannabinoid system, an ancient system comprising cannabinoid receptors, endogenous cannabinoids that zone in on these receptors, enzymes that cause changes in the endocannabinoid system and more. Vital endocannabinoids aim to ensure the balance of pleasure, metabolism, moods, mental states, physical states and the processing of pain and sensory information.
South Africa is Recognizing the Healing Benefits of Cannabis Oil
In South Africa, it is now legal to grow, use and own cannabis in the privacy of one’s own home. Maybe more people will start creating cannabis oil at home as this is not too difficult to do. The best extraction method is to use organic coconut oil which is both non-toxic and nutritious. Cannabis oil containing CBD and/or THC can treat nausea and vomiting, insomnia, arthritis, epilepsy seizures, muscle spasms of multiple sclerosis, the pain of fibromyalgia, migraines, heart disease, depression, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. New research suggests that cannabinoids can stop cancer cells from growing into tumours and prevents tumours from spreading. Anecdotal evidence also reveals that many people are using cannabis oil to treat children with autism and ADHD, their pets and their elderly folk.
We encourage you to chat to us about your health requirements and we can point you in the right direction for the best cannabis oil on our shelves!