One Plant is Recognized as Powerful Medicine for Many Health Issues

Cannabis Background

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You may have seen the flurry of videos and testimonials lately all stating how cannabinoids (CBD’s) have worked miracles in the lives of many who thought they had hopeless medical conditions. It seems as if the whole world is discovering that marijuana is more than just a recreational drug, it can prevent chronic diseases, reduce pain, as well as relax the nerves.

This isn’t something new, however. Many people don’t know that there has been a systematic suppression of knowledge of the indigenous people’s use of this medicinal plant. The history behind this plant is absolutely fascinating and goes to demonstrate just how the present day system of Big Pharmacy  has worked so hard to keep the medicinal properties of this plant a secret, even going so far as to criminalize it and imprison those who tried to use it.

Well before Christianity was born, cannabis was being used as medicine, especially in India and in Asia. Somewhere around the 19th century, this plant was brought to the attention of Western medicine and it reached its peak use during the last decade of that same century. It was widely used at that time in the way of tinctures and extracts.  Soon after the first few decades of the 20th century, however, the medicinal use of cannabis declined. See more information about marijuana benefits.

More than 5,000 years ago, cannabis was known to have very positive effects on the nervous system. Using cannabis it was easy to obtain stimulation of the appetite, relief from pain, and calm the nerves. Cannabis use goes back to the person many people consider the father of medicinal plants and agriculture, Chinese Emperor Chen Nung. This emperor is thought to have written the first pharmacy guide, written about the medicinal use of various plants. Emperor Nung wrote that cannabis could be used to treat constipation, malaria, age related forgetfulness, menstrual problems and rheumatism. Find out also how cannabis oil helps cancer.

As we stated earlier, cannabis was widely used during the 19th century for medicinal purposes. However, it was also well known that the preparations of cannabis varied from pharmacy to pharmacy. At that time, the active ingredient was unknown and this made any type of quality control virtually impossible. This is one of the reasons cannabis fell out of favor as a medicine.

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  1. Deb Ashlynn

    Oct 30, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    And the back side is, it causes dysthymic disorder, obesity, and lethargy.

    • Jacob William Schwartz

      Nov 5, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      Well there it is… the dumbest thing I’ll be reading all day.

      • Deb Ashlynn

        Jan 26, 2015 at 3:47 pm

        And you have nothing to back your childish comment up with so put up or shut up.