Herbal medicine from cannabis

Cannabis is a Herb

Cannabis contains hundreds of pharmaceutical compounds (Turner et al. 1980).

Herbalists contend that poly-pharmaceutical herbs provide two advantages over single-ingredient synthetic drugs:

1. therapeutic effects of the primary active ingredients in herbs may be synergized by other compounds.

2. side effects of the primary active ingredients maybe mitigated by other compounds.

Thus, cannabis has been characterized as a “synergistic shotgun,” in contrast to Marinol (∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol, THC), a synthetic, single-ingredient “silver bullet” (McPartland and Pruitt 1999).

Mechoulam et al. (1972) suggested that other compounds present in herbal cannabis might influence THC activity. Carlini et al. (1974) determined that cannabis extracts produced effects “two or four times greater than that expected from their THC content.” Similarly, Fairbairn and Pickens (1981) detected the presence of unidentified “powerful synergists” in cannabis extracts causing 330% greater activity in mice than THC alone.

Hash Oil, a Natural Botanical Extract of Cannabis.

very high quality Hash Oil

Hash Oil is the active ingredient in all cannabis medicines, except root extracts. Hash oil is plant resin, produced on the surface of the plant leaves and flowers. It is a poly-pharmaceutical, composed of mostly cannabinoids, terpenes and flavinoids.

What is the difference between Hemp Seed Oil and Hash Oil?

Hemp seed oil is produced inside the hemp seed. Simply cold press the seeds and squeeze the oil out, is the easiest way to make it.

organic hempseed oil
Hemp Seed Oil is 80% essential fatty acids, mostly omegas 6 and 3, which make it the optimal nutrition and moisture protection for the layers of the skin, our largest organ. It is a poly unsaturated fat, with long molecule chains that enable it to penetrate the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous layers of the skin and deliver medicine locally. It is considered to be hemp oil when there is less than .03% THC the psycho-tropic element in cannabis.
Hemp Seed Oil is fragile, susceptible to heat, light and oxidation. It should not be heated at high temps and always stored properly for freshness.

Hash Oil, 

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Hash oil is produces on the surface of the flowers, leaf and stems of the cannabis plant.
Hash Oil is rich in THC, CBD and other cannabinoids.
The levels of these compounds depend on the strain, climate and processing.

For Topical Medicine we have found that Cannabidiol is truly the jack of all trades as it has been shown to help a much larger group of medical concerns. We now know that CBD and THC partner as antagonists and allies in the human body.

Terpenes are also extremely important to effective medicine, they are the building blocks for certain vitamins, pigments, resins, essential oils and cannabinoids. They also interact creating a range of different smells, qualities and effects. There are over 120 terpenes produced by cannabis, some alter permeability of cell membranes allowing in more or less THC, others affect serotonin levels and dopamine chemistry.

Combined, cannabinoids and terpenes in cannabis have natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties designed to fight infection.

Cannabis has regenerative effects on body tissue stopping the progression of skin sores while repairing skin from herpes simplex, fever blisters, eczema, psoriasis, acne, hemorrhoids, dandruff, dry chapped skin and up to second degree burns.

The anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmotic properties of Cannabis help with swelling, bruising, muscle and joint pain, cramps, strains, contusions, headaches, and migrains.

Analgesic qualities help patients deal with the pain associated Arthritis, Tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel, Neuropathy, PMS, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatism, and many movement disorders.

Quick Cold Wash. QCW

Chop the herb up


place it in an empty bottle no more than ¾ full.

bud bottle2

Put that in the freezer, with the lid off.

Place a bottle of 95% Ethanol in the freezer too.

for 10 to 20hrz
for 10 to 20hrz

12-24 hrs later…

The herb should be frozen solid….


Pour the freezing cold ethanol into the bottle of frozen herb until covered by ¼ to a 1/3 over the top of the herb, put the lid on tight and shake for 3 min. The ethanol will change colour from clear to Gold or Amber. No more than 3 minutes. Work swiftly, you do not want to see any hint of a green colour.

3 Minute shake



Remove lid and strain.

First through a piece of cheesecloth over the top of the bottle.


Or,, a standard kitchen strainer

Kitchen Strainer
Kitchen Strainer

Next, pour through a coffee filter paper, set into a kitchen funnel, with the bottom of the funnel directed into the capture bottle.

coffee filter paper

Be patient,,,,,,, it will take its own sweet time to get through the coffee paper. Do not try to force it through.



Pour a small amount of freezing cold Ethanol to flush the last bit out of the coffee filter.

When it drips out clear, no color. Your done, you got it all.

Cannabis Tincture

The result is a red/yellow off-clear, full strength Tincture of Cannabis.
With little to no chlorophyll’s to speak of and all three medicinal fractions fully rinsed from the herb.

tincture of cannabis

Evaporate the Ethanol out.

Non Activated Extract

Use a fan in a well ventilated area. this process will deliver a non-active cannabinolic acid extract eg THCA, CBDA, etc..
Non-Active extracts are not psycho active,, that means you don’t get stoned, or high from non active extracts.

Activated Extract

For fully activated extracts THC CBD. Apply gentle heat, below 100c. Use a rice cooker or steamer, well ventilated area eg.. outdoors, or Simply
pour into a baking tray and leave, outdoors, in the full, direct sunlight.

The dry oil is amber-clear, and highly potent.

Hash oil

Hash Oil

Full strength medical cannabis extract is a three-part synergy of cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavi(o)noids.

Extractions for medical use should take up all three medicinal families with great efficiency and minimize the amount of chlorophyll’s, concrete oils and waxes which have minimal therapeutic value.

Hash oil                                                                                        hash oil

Where to find 95% medicinal grade Ethanol.


95% Ethanol
95% Ethanol

A.K.B. Productions Pty Ltd.
Lot 60 Deepwater Road.
Torrington. N.S.W. 2371
ph/fax 02, 67346322


Polmos Spirytus Rectified Spirit 95% 500mL

You get it from the local bottle shop. They may have to order it in for you.

Buy it online.

History of Medicinal Cannabis.

How safe is medicinal cannabis therapy?

Medicinal Cannabis

Medicinal Cannabis therapy is 100% safe.
There is no record of any death or, permanent symptoms caused by cannabis, anywhere on the whole planet, through out, all of recorded history.

Medicinal Cannabis Therapy has withstood the age old test of time. Tried and proven.

The earliest record of medical Cannabis comes from ancient China.

In 2737 BC, Chinese Emperor Shennong wrote a book on medicine that included cannabis as a treatment for many conditions. According to ancient Chinese texts, cannabis was thought to be helpful for constipation, gout, rheumatism and absent-mindedness.

Interestingly, Shennong was not only an emperor but a pharmacologist as well. He was said to have tried hundreds of herbs on himself in order to test their medical value.

Ancient Egyptians were the first to use cannabis as a treatment for tumors.

The 2nd century Fayyum Medical Papyrus, an ancient Egyptian text, is believed to contain the earliest record of cannabis as an ingredient in cancer medicine.

While little is known about the successes of ancient Egyptian cancer treatments, cannabis continues to receive significant interest as a cancer therapy today.

Cannabis was used as a veterinary medicine in ancient Greece.

The ancient Greeks used cannabis to dress wounds and sores on their horses after battle. The plant was also given to humans for a variety of ailments, including ear pain and inflammation.

Interestingly, the practice of medicinal cannabis is believed to have spread to Arabic countries from ancient Greece.

Medicinal Cannabis was introduced to Western medicine in the mid-1800s.

In the 1830s, an Irish physician by the name of William Brooke O’Shaughnessy observed the use of medicinal cannabis during a trip to India.

After studying its effects, he introduced cannabis to physicians in England as a treatment for a wide range of conditions, including muscle spasms, rheumatism, epilepsy and pain. As early reports of its effectiveness were published, the popularity of cannabis-based medicines quickly spread across Europe and North America.

Cannabis was listed in the United States Pharmacopoeia from 1851 until 1941.

The United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) provides a list of acceptable medical products each year, and cannabis was recognized in many of its earliest editions. But while cannabis preparations were widely prescribed in the late 1800s, they began to be replaced by synthetic drugs during the 20th century.

Leading up to and following the passage of the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act, prescribing cannabis became increasingly difficult and its once-prominent role in Western medicine was soon forgotten. Cannabis was removed from the USP in 1942 and has never appeared since.

Tincture of Cannabis was listed in the Australian pharmacopoeia until 1977.

Medicinal cannabis is said to have been very common in Australia in the nineteenth and early
twentieth century, although evidence to this end is poorly documented. Pharmacists are known to have made a tincture of cannabis, to treat many common ailments.
before prohibition,,,
Cannabis was in over 80% of all the prescriptions the Australian doctors wrote.
You could buy Cannabis cigarettes to treat Asthma. Which were popular until after World War II because, smoked cannabis is a very effective treatment for Asthma.