Learn about the amazing health benefits of juicing raw cannabis (marijuana) leaves

Learn about the amazing health benefits of juicing raw cannabis (marijuana) leaves

Contrary to popular belief, the marijuana plant is a whole lot more than just a psychoactive drug that "stoners" use to get high. In raw form, marijuana leaves and buds are actually loaded with a non-psychoactive, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer nutrient compound known as cannabidiol (CBD) that is proving to be a miracle "superfood" capable of preventing and reversing a host of chronic illnesses.

Though you may not have heard much about it, the CBD found in the marijuana plant -- marijuana is technically just a vegetable, by the way -- is a highly medicinal substance with unique immune-regulating capabilities. Since the human body already contains a built-in endogenous cannabinoid system, complete with cannabinoid receptors, inputting CBD from marijuana can help normalize the body's functional systems, including cell communication and proper immune function.

The way CBDs work is that they bridge the gap of neurotransmission in the central nervous system, including in the brain, by providing a two-way system of communication that completes a positive "feedback loop," according to Dr. William Courtney, a medical marijuana expert and founder of Cannabis International. As opposed to a one-way transmission, which can promote chronic inflammation of healthy tissue, the unique two-way transmission system engaged by marijuana CBDs mimics the body's own natural two-way communications system.

So individuals whose systems are compromised by autoimmune disorders, cellular dysfunction, chronic inflammation, cancer cells, and various other illnesses can derive a wide range of health-promoting benefits simply by consuming CBDs. And one of the best ways to obtain CBDs is to juice raw marijuana leaves and buds, according to Dr. Courtney, who currently runs a clinic in Luxembourg that provides raw cannabis medicinal services to patients in need.

"CBD works on receptors, and as it turns out, we have cannabinoids in our bodies, endogenous cannabinoids, that turn out to be very effective at regulating immune functions, nerve functions, bone functions," says Dr. Ethan Russo, a Seattle, Wash.-area physician who is also a senior advisor to GW Pharmaceuticals, a British drug company that is utilizing CBDs in a new marijuana mouth spray known as Sativex.

"There's a tendency to discount claims when something appears to be good for everything, but there's a reason this is the case. The endogenous cannabinoid system acts as a modulator in fine-tuning a lot of these systems, and if something is deranged biochemically in a person's body, it may well be that a cannabinoid system can bring things back into balance."

Be sure to check out these amazing videos from Cannabis International that explain more about how raw cannabis, and specifically the CBDs found inside the plant, work to promote health and reverse disease:





While some U.S. states like California and Colorado are beginning to recognize and accept that marijuana has legitimate therapeutic value, the federal government continues to classify marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug with "no currently accepted medical use." And as long as it remains classified in this way, most Americans will never have the opportunity to experience the healing potential of this vital superfood.

But Cannabis International and other groups are continuing to educate the public about why marijuana is a food essential, and how legalizing it could change the world. To learn more, be sure to visit:
http://www.cannabisinternational.org/

Sources for this article include:

http://www.washingtonpost.com

NaturalNews.com
By Ethan A. Huff

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alyx 4 years ago

Proper Dietary and Medical Cannabis Dosing: from www.rawhemp.tk Plants sprayed with anything shouldn't be juiced, but some pests are edible, such as Spider mites. To prepare leaves for a juicer, avoid rinsing - soak them in water for 5 minutes. Masticating juicers are efficient for leaves, buds and sprouts; a centrifugal juicer may need additional vegetables to chop fibers. To preserve juice fill containers so that air is minimized; a dose of juice frozen in an ice cube tray retains medicinal value. A sprout's prophylactic, analgesic, anxiolytic, anti-oxidant and activities peak within 1-2 weeks. They can be grown by the hundreds in soil for raw food. For CBD without dysphoria from THC psycho-toxicity, heat bud to 166 degrees with a heat gun - the longer a bud is boiled, the less THC remains. D9THC boils at 157C, D8THC boils at 175C, CBD boils at 188C. Drinking heated juice for THC is more potent because there is less vaporization, adhesion and degradation to decrease potency. When calculating a dose of heated juice from a new strain make sure begin with smaller doses: the amount of THC in a cup of juice can exceed 100 joints worth - which could leave one unconscious for a number of days - and even heated leaves can be psycho-active.

Sally Wright 4 years ago

I have 50+ yrs w/asthma; fnd that, if could get 2 puffs down, in abt 5 min. all my neck/back muscles relaxed & I could breathe easily - but it hurt too badly to suck that smoke down. Learned how to get the TCH into butter (w/o the nasty taste) & make cookies, etc - but don't want to be eating sweets every day. Would love to try juicing.Do you think it could truly help chronic asthma? oR WAS IT A FLUKE THAT THE 1 TIME I TRIED IT, IT SEEMED TO HELP?

dawn (@Sally Wright) 4 years ago

have you ever considered a medical vaporizer with a temperature control setting? You can set it at the minimal tempurature to activate the cannabinoids without inhaling smoke. There is potential that the vapor may still be too much for you if you have really bad asthma. The other option which I think is better than juicing and preserves better, is to make an extract using really strong alcohol and really good quality material. You just have to soak the material in alcohol of your choosing for a while (a few days at room temperature)and then you strain out the material and pour the alcohol into a few dropper bottles and take a few drops as needed. If you haven't also investigated food allergies that could aggrivate asthma, you may want to consider it. Asthma and food allergies are both auto-immune disorders, they can be connected, and both can be helped by cannibinoids. consider other sources of cannibinoids, like echinacea (find a root extract of the appropriate species, check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabinoids for info on other plants with cannibinoids). Tea binds with cannabinoid receptors, just don't drink it with milk. Dairy is known to aggravate asthma.

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