Every day, the cannabis plant is more and more present in the field of medicine. Pharmacies sell various brands of cannabis creams and oils. Two THC-containing drugs have even been approved to treat neuropathic pain triggered by multiple sclerosis and seizures derived from Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome: Sativex and Epidiolex respectively. Both require a prescription, but other dermal application products such as cannabis alcohol has many benefits and can be consumed by anyone.
What is cannabis alcohol?
Cannabis alcohol is a product similar in appearance to ethyl alcohol that is purchased in pharmacies as a wound disinfectant; but, in this case, its main active ingredient is cannabis. Indeed, this compound gives it a greenish tint which makes it possible to differentiate them with the naked eye.
cannabis alcohol has no psychoactive effectsTherefore, being an ingestible product, it is not capable of causing the harmful consequences that everyone associates with cannabis. In addition, this product is made only with hemp, a cannabis plant with a high CBD content and very little THC. Specific, THC level should not exceed 0.2% be able to be sold legally, as dictated by the law in force in Spain.
Thus, the most common is to use marijuana flowers and leaves in greenso the component that will include cannabis alcohol will be the acidic version of cannabinoids, which also have several benefits but no negative side effects. The main properties of CBDA and THCA (acid form of CBD and THC) are anti-inflammatory and analgesic.
Cannabis alcohol: benefits and uses
There are two ways to make cannabis alcohol: using the leaves and flowers of the plant, or mixing alcohol with cannabis seed oilsome benefits of which are similar to that of the green plant.
for its properties analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and even relaxing; It is common to use cannabis alcohol to combat the symptoms of arthritis, rheumatism and any other muscle or joint pain, including strokes.
Moreover, it is very moisturizing and suitable for oily skin, because hemp is a seboregulator. For this reason, acne sufferers can also use it sparingly. The main ingredients of this product are high-quality ethyl alcohol (the same as that bought in pharmacies) and hemp in all its forms. To avoid the drying of the skin that this type of alcohol usually produces, vegetable oil is also added. In this way, its absorption into the skin is also facilitated.
How to apply cannabis alcohol to reap its benefits
To mitigate the muscle discomfortthe ideal is apply the product to the affected area, massage for a few minutes and let the cannabis alcohol act for its benefits to appear. The same formula is useful for tired legs. In the case of arthritis, it can be used as many times as the patient needsbecause it is not harmful to the skin.
In general, for relieve any type of physical painSimply apply it to the area while it is stimulated and wait for the time indicated by each manufacturer to achieve its effect.
Cannabis alcohol too benefits all types of dry skin, hydrating it. It’s as simple as applying a little product to the affected area, massaging lightly and letting it work.
How to make marijuana alcohol
- 10-15 g sweet leaves or green cannabis flowers
- 5 g of decarboxylated cannabis
- 500 ml of pharmacy alcohol
- Vegetable oil (coconut, olive, hemp seeds, almond…)
- Glass jar (1.5-2 l.)
- fabric colander
Making cannabis alcohol step by step
- sterilize the jar glass by boiling it.
- Introducing the cannabis into the potpreviously chopped with scissors.
- add alcohol and make sure the flowers are fully covered.
- Stir the mixture for about a minute.
- macerate in a dark, cool place for 3-4 weeks.
- Shake the bottle once or twice a day.
- Filter the contents into another glass jar, separate the cannabis from the liquid using the fabric strainer.
- Add vegetable oil.
Once the cannabis alcohol has been prepared, it is necessary store it in a dark and cool place so that it retains its properties and its benefits can be used much longer. These come from the cannabinoids extracted from the plant after immersing it in alcohol. These compounds are very delicate and deteriorate with light, heat and oxygen; so constantly opening the ointment will also be harmful to him.
To avoid this, it is recommended prepare a smaller container for daily use and fill it in if necessary.
On the other hand, in this case we used decarboxylated cannabis. It is not strictly necessary. In this way, the only thing you want to achieve is to increase the properties of cannabis alcohol and, therefore, its benefits; but it will be just as effective with freshly cut plant material.
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