Did you know tinctures were once the most popular form of cannabis medicine? In fact, until prohibition began in the late 1930s, cannabis tinctures were available at most pharmacies.
Debbie Wilson: The Journey Back from Traumatic Brain Injury and Dementia, with a Side of Disappearing Diabetes
“In 2013, I had been diagnosed with dementia, and I could tell I was disappearing. I couldn’t even remember how to make myself coffee—or tell you how I take that cup of coffee.”
As we wrap up Breast Cancer Awareness month, it’s worth noting that during our grandmothers’ lifetimes, real, significant progress has been made against this group of diseases: it’s no longer the death sentence it once was.
By now most of us probably know that research and anecdata (referenced in our last blog as anecdotal evidence based on personal observations and experiences) strongly suggests that cannabis has the ability to heal cancer.
There’s a common, disparaging word predictably thrown out by critics and skeptics to describe positive experience with cannabis to self-treat serious illnesses and their symptoms: “anecdata.”
Every day, the team at Myriam’s Hope, a nonprofit cannabis collective, works together to transform cannabis flowers into pure cannabis concentrate and then mix it into tinctures and salves. Patients across California who are suffering from cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic pain, and a number of other ailments use the extracted medicine to…
Why are these essential oils so effective at killing cancer cells? Much like cannabis, these substances contain many terpenes including limonene, menthol, α-pinene, 3-carene, and α-farnesol.
“I used the oil for three to four weeks before I saw any results, and then the results were dramatic,” he testifies in the video. “Not only was the oil healing my nose, but it was bringing cancer to the surface that I didn’t even know was there.”
The reason cannabis is particularly effective in treating skin conditions is because it’s properties can help reduce many of the most common symptoms and triggers, including: Inflammation, pain, Immune system malfunctions and Infections
Other forms of epilepsy seem to respond just as well to high-CBD therapy. Dr. Margaret Gedde found that child patients with Dravet syndrome, Doose syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome all improved with extract use.