Alternative Medicine and Health
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This references the principle psychoactive ingredient of cannabis. THC is found inside the dried resin glands of the female cannabis flower. The male plant can also produce small amounts of THC. Along with other cannabinoids like cannabigerol, THC has anti-bacterial properties for humans.
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Referring to Cannabinoid receptors, they have a wide variety of functions. CB1 and CB2 receptors are present in the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract. The ECS helps to maintain optimal balance in the body also know as "Hemeostasis".
Cannabidoil (CBD) is a compound found in cannabis that has many medicinal benefits. It is non-psychoactive and increases the amount of endocannibinoids in your system, thus counteracting the psychoactive effects of THC. The medicinal benefits include treatment for inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures and spasms.
Cannabis in its natural form can be both smoked or vaporized through devices that are available from online shops, dispensaries and cigar/smoke shop. It can be smoked in form of cigarette or in a tobacco pipe. Vaporizing Cannabis involves the use of hot air to vaporize the THC and not burning the flower itself. Considered a much healthier consumption method than smoking.
Concentrates are forms of both extracted THC and CBD. There are two methods of extraction, solvent and solventless. These methods result in different products such as hashish, oil and distillate. These concentrates can be taken in many ways such as pills, suppositories, solubles, edibles and the basic methods of smoking and vaporizing.
Edibles are made from both flower and or concentrates . They are a great way to ingest cannabis with out smoking or vaporizing and damaging the lungs. This alternative can be preferable depending on the illness or ailment that you are treating. The most common forms being cookies, brownies, chocolates and candy.