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Tuesday, 25 July 2017 06:55

Cannabis in Ancient times used as Medicine

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One of the oldest texts ever found is the Ebers Papyrus. It was written somewhere around 1550 BC and is one of the oldest finished medical textbooks to have been found so far.

It mentions a number of formulas which make use of cannabis IE, hemp. It was commonly used to alleviate pain and inflammation caused by numerous diseases and injuries.

Women in particular used marijuana to ward off depression and other psychological problems in early Egypt.

The oldest medicinal use of the herb in the region may date back even further, to 2000 BC, when it might have been used to treat glaucoma, cataracts, hemorrhoids, vaginal bleeding and yes, even cancer. Cannabis was probably not a cure, but used to lessen the symptoms mostly. Modern Science is just starting to look more in depth into this plant. We are only beginning to verify the fact that cannabis has some truly amazing pain-relieving properties. It is a very potent calming agent for the imbalanced central nervous systems of patients suffering from Parkinson’s Disease and many other illness's.

Yes they have also found traces of Cannabis in Egyptian Tombs and in their Artwork, Religion and Culture
In 1881 the mummy of Pharaoh Ramesses II was discovered and when his tomb was finally opened in 1995 traces of cannabis were found in his tomb. That was the last thing anyone was expecting, but there it was.

Since then, a lot of the uncovered mummies have shown similar traces of Cannabis and even other drugs such as Cocaine and Opium, confirming the suspicion that indeed cannabis and other drugs were already a part of the regular culture in ancient Egypt.

In ancient Egypt there is a fair amount of artwork that depicts what looks to be cannabis, showing it being used for medicinal, religious and cultural purposes. 

Seshat, the goddess of wisdom and Bastet, the feline goddess of war were often depicted with a leaf of the cannabis plant in paintings of them from thousands of years ago. Bastet, the goddess of war, was depicted using cannabis but more for witchcraft.

There is also evidence suggesting that ancient worshipper's may have been consuming marijuana in one form or the other during their religious festivities and rituals.

They have also found Cannabis, in its digestible form in tombs in the Turpan District of Xinjiang, China that date back 2000s to 2500 years ago via carbon-dating. Mankind's use may date back even farther than 12,000 years ago.

Carl Sagan in his book “Dragons of Eden”, Carl Sagan speculated that marijuana may have been the first crop planted by Stone Age Man, using the Pygmies as an example. The Pygmies were basically hunter-gatherers until they started planting marijuana, which they use for religious purposes.

In defense of the Pygmies, perhaps I should note that a friend who has spent time with them says that for such activities as the patient stalking and hunting of mammals and fish, they prepare themselves through marijuana intoxication, which helps to make the long waits, boring to anyone further evolved than a Komodo dragon, at least moderately tolerable. Ganja is their only cultivated crop. It would be wryly interesting if in human history, the cultivation of marijuana led generally to the invention of agriculture, and thereby to civilization.”

Carl Sagan
Saturday, 22 July 2017 10:37

Herpes

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We hadn't planned on testing HCO against any Herpes strains however some of our Patients have been so impressed with HCO that they have been doing it themselves. So far there are only very early reports and its only been tested by a very limited number of people and in limited cases but its been tested against both HSV-1 and HSV-2. All of these users have reported conditions clearing in 72 hours after their first application at the first onset of an outbreak. We are going to try to formalize some method of testing this against patients early herpes prodrome symptoms.

For now we can only say that of those who have reported using HCO for either HSV-1 and HSV-2 all have reported their outbreaks have lasted 72 hours or less. Some have used nothing but HCO, others used it in conjunction with their regular meds. All have said they were shocked how well it worked rating it up to 90% better than anything they had used before.

We are quite curious how effective it might also be against Herpes Zoster in anyone with Chickenpox or Shingles. For now all information we have gotten is anecdotal at best but none the less the results are impressive enough that for anyone currently using HCO this is good to know.

We do have one patient who was bold enough to leave a Testimonial about her use, you can find it here

Saturday, 22 July 2017 10:30

Recommended Holy Cannabis Oil Dosage

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First off, HCO should never be taken orally with or combined with Alcohol, doing so will intensify the effects same as if you smoked marijuana while intoxicated on Alcohol.

HCO aka Holy Cannabis Oil can be taken both Topically and Orally. If your doing it topically your unlikely to feel any psychoactive effect from the Cannabis that is in it. That's not to say that the Cannabinoids are not making it into the body cause they are. However they are not likely to contain a large enough dose to overcome the low absorption rate of human skin. Depending on what your trying to treat the best method of dosing is to take it orally.

 

Recommended Dosage

Start small to figure out what is the best dose for your body. Start with 1 drop and work your way up. Everybodies Endo Cannabiniod system is different. If you didn't feel anything then next day try doing 2 in the morning and the 2 at night.
Increase by one each day until you find your dose. You will know by listening to your body.

Some issues may require a higher dose and if you can tolerate it you will benefit from doing larger doses. We have some patients taking up to 1/2 teaspoon in the morning and another at night, this should provide meaningful sleep at night plus stimulate your appetite.

If you do to large of a dose you will feel the psychoactive effects which can be quite pronounced. There is the equivalent of 8 grams of high grade cannabis in each bottle.

Holy Cannabis Oil will do a lot more than just help you sleep and eat normally though, it helps reduce swelling, promotes our bodies own natural healing and promotes new skin growth and helps reduce chronic localized and non-localized pain.

If what your treating is skin related or surface related, then go ahead and just use it topically but you will get a lot more out of it by taking it orally.

If you have experience with Cannabis you may wish to start with a few drops twice a day but don't be afraid to up the dose if you can to a full dropper. For those who want to you can do it topically by either applying it directly to the location your treating and by applying it to the soles of your feet.

 

Saturday, 22 July 2017 09:25

Cinnamon

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Cinnamon is a spice that comes from the branches of wild trees that belong to the genus "Cinnamomum" - native to the Caribbean, South America, and Southeast Asia.

There are two main types of cinnamon:

  • Cinnamomum verum (Ceylon cinnamon), most commonly used in the Western world
  • Cinnamomum aromaticum (Cassia cinnamon or Chinese cinnamon), which originates from southern China, is typically less expensive than Ceylon cinnamon.

Cinnamon has been consumed since 2000 BC in Ancient Egypt, where it was very highly prized (almost considered to be a panacea). In medieval times doctors used cinnamon to treat conditions such as coughing, arthritis and sore throats.

Modern research indicates that this spice may have some very beneficial properties.

Health benefits

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Cinnamon is used to help treat muscle spasms, vomiting, diarrhea, infections, the common cold, loss of appetite, and erectile dysfunction (ED).

Cinnamon may lower blood sugar in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, according to Diabetes UK.1 However high quality research supporting the claim remains scarce.

Fungal infections - according to the National Institutes of Health2, cinnamaldehyde - a chemical found in Cassia cinnamon - can help fight against bacterial and fungal infections.

Cinnamon-other
Cinnamon sticks or quills.

Diabetes - cinnamon may help improve glucose and lipids levels3 in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published inDiabetics Care.

The study authors concluded that consuming up to 6 grams of cinnamon per day "reduces serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes." and that "the inclusion of cinnamon in the diet of people with type 2 diabetes will reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases."

In addition, a certain cinnamon extract can reduce fasting blood sugar levels in patients, researchers reported in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Alzheimer's disease - Tel Aviv University researchers discovered that cinnamon may help prevent Alzheimer's disease. According to Prof. Michael Ovadia, of the Department of Zoology at Tel Aviv University, an extract found in cinnamon bark, called CEppt, contains properties that can inhibit the development of the disease.

HIV - a study of Indian medicinal plants revealed that cinnamon may potentially be effective against HIV4. According to the study authors, "the most effective extracts against HIV-1 and HIV-2 are respectively Cinnamomum cassia (bark) and Cardiospermum helicacabum (shoot + fruit)."

Multiple Sclerosis - cinnamon may help stop the destructive process of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a neurological scientist at Rush University Medical Center. Cinnamon could help eliminate the need to take some expensive and unpleasant drugs.

Lower the negative effects of high fat meals - Penn State researchers revealed that diets rich in cinnamon can help reduce the body's negative responses to eating high-fat meals.

Saturday, 22 July 2017 09:23

Cassia

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Cassia is a spice that is produced from the inner bark of the Cinnamomum verum tree which is native to Sri Lanka. It is also known as true Cinnamon, Chinese Cinnamon or Cinnamomum zeylanicum. It tends to be sold under the name Cinnamon when in the form of a spice, as powder or sticks of bark. However when it is sold as an essential oil it often has the name Cassia.

Cassia Essential Oil

Various methods are used to obtain cassia essential oil, such as drying and grinding the seeds and steaming the bark, leaves, twigs and flowers. Cassia produces a slightly sweet aroma, and it imparts a spicy taste that has a slight bite.

Health Benefits

Traditional practitioners use cassia to treat a variety of maladies, including:

• blurred vision
• bloodshot eyes
• constipation
• high blood pressure
• diabetes
• stomach and muscle spasms
• diarrhea
• erectile dysfunction
• flatulence
• kidney disorders
• nausea and vomiting
• cramps
• bed wetting
• menstrual problems
• cancer
• to incite abortion
• depression

Antimicrobial Action

Positive reports about the essential oil from NIH confirm that the Cinnamomum Cassia tree contains cinnamaldehyde, a chemical that seems to counteract bacteria and fungi.

Killing Bacteria

The U.S. National Library of Medicine cites the early use of spices for antimicrobial purposes, in fact it is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical books, and is mentioned several times in the Bible Much more recently, around the year 1676, Van Leeuwenhoek described some effects of using spices. Current interest in cinnemaldehyde is showing potential for development as an antimicrobial agent in food. Problems with adding a sufficient quantity of a flavorful spice such as cinnamon include the way that it alters the taste of food.

Halting Fungal Infections

Cassia oil is used for athlete’s foot, a condition that can occur from walking on communal shower floors and saunas as well as swimming pools. Cassia is a well known and highly regarded antifungal agent.

Killing Viral Infections

A virus is smaller than a single cell bacteria, so small that ordinary microscopes cannot detect it. More difficult to eradicate than bacteria, viruses are hampered by the cinnamaldehyde in cassia oil. Cassia is widely accepted as being an effective antiviral.

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"Cannabis has a very rich history of medicinal use that dates back thousands of years and across many cultures.."