Post by Shirley Wilson
Marijuana and Herbs – A Healthy Mix
How Taking Medicinal Marijuana and Herbs can Benefit Your Health
We all know how herbs can benefit your health. Natural remedies have become the norm in a society that credits traditional medicine. But, there’s something even better. Mixing medicinal marijuana with herbs is most beneficial. The healing properties of the combination of both herbs, whether you’re taking dry herb, oil concentrates, capsules, or edibles from the cannabis plant, is definitely something to look into for alleviating disease symptoms. Suggestions for some common blends are highlighted below. But, the great thing about mixing medicinal cannabis with natural herbs is that you can make your own combinations suited to your specific needs.
Medicinal Cannabis Tinctures:
Medicinal Cannabis Tinctures are alcohol-infused cannabis extracts. They’re also known as green or golden dragon. The process of making tinctures from marijuana dry herb is simple. Just follow the instructions and you’ll soon enjoy the many medical benefits.
Ingredients and supplies include:
1 Ounce of premium grade dry herb cannabis shake Any hash or kief for added potency 2 cups of Everclear or high ABV liquor A cannabis grinder Aluminum foil 1 Sealable plastic bag 1 Amber glass eye dropper 1 Large mason jar 1 Glass oven-safe pan 2 Coffee filters 1 Cheesecloth pack 2 cup measuring cup 1 Rubber band 1 Pair of latex gloves 1 Funnel
Step 2 requires grinding and heating the dry herb cannabis.
One ounce of dry herb cannabis shake or trimmings should be grinded, sealed in a plastic bag and placed in the freezer for one hour. Next, spread the marijuana shake and natural herb evenly in a oven-safe pan. It’s best to use a glass pan. The pan then needs to be covered with aluminum foil. Then, preheat your oven to 235 degrees. Do not let the cannabis shake heat up higher than 235 degrees because it will burn. Further information about decarboxylating cannabis can be found here.
In Step 3, you’ll be extracting the cannabinoids from the cannabis.
First, you want to let the pan cool down, but leave the foil in place. When the pan is cool enough to touch, carefully take the heated marijuana and herb and place it in a mason jar. Add the alcohol so it just covers the cannabis and herb. The cannabis and herb then need to go in the freezer anywhere between one week to six months. Shake the jar for one minute every day.
In this stage, you will process the tincture.
Using a funnel, pour the entire mixture through a double layer of cheesecloth into another glass container. Once all the liquid is poured, ring the cheesecloth until everything is squeezed out.
Be sure to use gloves when ringing the cheesecloth. What you’ll have left is a murky solution. Then, you’ll need to clean out the first jar and dry it thoroughly. Secure two coffee filters over the mouth of the jar with a rubber band. Next, pour the mixture into the jar so all of the plant matter is left on top of the coffee filters.
Enjoy! Your tincture is ready to use. Keep your tincture in a cool, dry place preferably in an amber jar.
Common Herbs for Overall Health
Two common herbs known for their healing properties are burdock root and valerian root. These herbs are great for tinctures. Burdock root is full of antioxidants and iron. It’s good for protecting the liver, detoxifying blood and improving skin conditions. It’s also used as a diuretic and digestive aid. Valerian root is a sedative, which helps with insomnia and anxiety. When combined with cannabis, these tinctures enhance the healing properties of the mixture giving you optimal health benefits.
Medicinal Smoking Blends
Chamomile, as most people know, is great for sleep. Anyone who’s had trouble sleeping has either tried or just heard about chamomile as a natural sleep aid. But, it also is good for relieving anxiety and giving you a sense of calmness. The flavor is sweet and flowery. When combined with certain cannabis strains that are full of terpenes linalool, pinene, or limonene, this tincture is a great way to end the day.
Mullein is another herb good for relaxation and mild sedation, but it’s also good for soothing your throat. It tastes earthy and light, which gives it the ability to pair with any marijuana strain. It’s best taken by smoking.
Medicinal Cannabis Beverages
Dandelion Cannabis Tea
Believed to be good for the liver, dandelion is full of vitamins and nutrients such as potassium, zinc, magnesium, iron, and vitamins A, C, and D. When both Dandelion and Cannabis are taken from a warm dandelion cannabis tea, the combination of the two herbs gives you a perfect blend for optimal
Lavender Tincture Lemonade
Lavender is probably the most known herb for relaxation. Combined with cannabis, the mixture of the two herbs gives optimal relaxation properties giving you an overall sense of well-being.
The mix of marijuana and herbs is excellent for good health. Knowing a few good cannabis and herb recipes could help you get healthy.
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