History of Medicinal Cannabis.

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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.
 

 

Radic

Author: Radic

Although I do not have any formal qualifications in this field, my father is a retired herbalist, so I grew up with him growing and making many herbal medicines and cosmetics.
In my youth, I was in a car accident that left me with 7 crushed vertebra, and I, a life of chronic pain. I use to smoke lots of cannabis to control the pain. In 1995 I read a book called Hemp for Health which stated that cannabis is a herb…. That’s when I realized that I could make medicines, very easy from cannabis, rather than just smoke it. So started my journey into the world of medicinal cannabis therapy.
The first extract I tried was a pain cream from the roots to treat my chronic back pain. It worked very well for me, then a neighbor, who was suffering pain from a tropical ulster on his foot, had to be carried to my door. I applied the root cream to his foot, soon after, he was able to walk home unassisted.

Well since then I have dug up many old traditional medicinal recipes to make lots of different medicines with which, I have successfully treated so many different ailments, both on myself and others who asked me for help.
There is nothing more empowering for me, than to grow and make, all my own medicines, that cure and relive all my ailments.
From the garden to the medicine chest, it is all so easy, people have been successfully making their own medicines from cannabis without all the modern technology of today, for hundreds of years..