|Marijuana Recipes & Remedies
For Healthy Living
by Mary Jane Stawell
Marijuana is not just a weed for getting high. It is an herb with nutritional and medicinal benefits—sedative, pain-soothing, and anti-inflammatory action. Marijuana is an analgesic or general pain-killer making it a safe addition to palliative care to reduce the severity of symptoms. So effective is its pain-soothing action that many call it a "new asprin".
Inflammation causes pain, which is central to many aliments like arthritis and multiple scloerosis. Instead of pharmaceuticals many use marijuana to manage pain. Foods we love can trigger inflammatory responses that exaccerbate arthritis and other aliments. The problem is that the classic edibles, like brownies, used by medical marijuana patients for pain management are made from the very foods—butter and chocolate—that trigger inflammation. Marijuana Recipes & Remedies shows how to use canola and other anti-inflammatory oils to make bud cooking oil.
Marijuana tinctures, poultices and salves were widely used by physicans and folk healers before it was rendered illegal. Marijuana Recipes & Remedies tells how to make and use these old-fashioned marijuana medicines.