Maybe you didn`t know, but marijuana is a vegetable. Its leaves and buds are very rich in antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer compounds, also called cannabidiols, making cannabis a super-food.
When heated, all the medicinal properties of marijuana get destroyed. So it`s better to juice raw marijuana in order to maintain and use all the healing properties it offers.
When you heat marijuana plant, it releases a psychoactive compound called tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. But we don`t have to heat it to get the healing effects.
There are built-in receptors for the cannabinoid compounds in human body. Once they enter our organism, cannabidiols regulate the immune and other systems, and improve the communication between the cells and organs in our body. Better communication provides better functioning and healthy organism.
Human brain contains receptors for cannabinoid compounds, which can only be found in marijuana. SO this plant is the perfect medicine which provides optimal body performance.
Dr. William Courtney is a medical marijuana expert and founder of the organization Cannabis International. He explains how the cannabidiols act as neurotransmitters in the central nervous system enabling 2-way communication, unlike the 1-one transmission which is supporting chronic inflammations.
The cannabidiols actually mimic the natural 2-way communication system.
Dr. Ethan Russo, the Senior adviser of GW Pharmaceuticals, explains that cannabinoids act as modulator in improving many body systems. The endogenous cannabinoid system can restore the balance in your body causes by some biochemical disturbance.
You can avoid smoking marijuana and getting high to obtain the health benefits, simply by juicing the plant. Add some other fruits and vegetables for better taste and effects.
Smoking is the most common cause of inflammation, which leads to infections and dysfunctions, or to describe it in other words, “a communication breakdown” in our body. Certain doctors recommend vaporizing instead of smoking, others say that oral consummation is better than vaporizing. But to prepare cannabis edibles, you`ll need to heat the plant, so juicing is the best medical option.
4 health benefits of raw marijuana juice
Dr. Courtney, as well as many others, claims that marijuana should be legalized and incorporated in conventional diets. Their researches have discovered that using marijuana as food or drink, instead of smoking it, can reduce cancer and prevent:
- Autoimmune diseases
- Chronic inflammation
- Dysfunction on cellular level
- Development and growth of cancer cells
If you are planning on taking advantage of the healing properties of cannabis, consult your doctor, not a dealer. At the moment, marijuana is legal only in Oregon, Colorado, Washington and Alaska, and as a medicine it is allowed in 23 other states.