Take for example this recent finding: the Institute of Molecular Psychiatry at the University of Bonn in Germany just discovered that the activation of the brain’s cannabinoid system triggers the release of antioxidants that act as a cleansing mechanism. This can remove damaged cells form the body and even helps our mitochondria perform at optimum levels. (These are often referred to as the powerhouse of our cells.) The study is published in the Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society, B. It describes how endocannabinoids greatly enhance many functions of the body.
The big one, of course, is that cannabis treats cancer. At least 20 medical studies prove it. Cannabis also builds the immune system (replacing many over the counter cold and flu medications, and can even replace questionable influenza vaccinations). Cannabis along with hemp has over 50,000 uses and could help transform our world.
You don’t have to ‘smoke’ cannabis to get its benefits. In fact, this is the worst way to take in its medicinal value since burning any plant causes oxidation. Juicing it, vaporizing it, or distilling the oils are the best ways to make use of its therapeutic properties. (Distilling is the holy grail. In fact, since it yields more potent oils.)
The cannabinoids are just one helpful aspect of this incredible plant. Its fibers are also incredibly strong, and you can even make biodegradable plastics from the Cannabis Sativa L. plant.
This plant truly can replace hundreds of medications and add incredible value to the planet as a whole. Its time for us all to embrace it.
Christina Sarich is a humanitarian and freelance writer helping you to Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.