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How to use Cannabis Oil? – Ultimate Guide for Beginners

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Cannabis is a well-known psychoactive drug, which has significantly made its way when it comes to the medical field. In today’s time, the spotlight is on cannabis oil and people are trying to figure out how to use it! Did you know that cannabis has a name in ancient India? Ayurvedic cbd oil and other related products have been used by people since a long era. 

Well, first thing first! Cannabis comes from a beautiful plant called cannabis sativa. This plant has two species – hemp and marijuana, where both of them contain a certain amount of molecules, CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). These two are the main chemical compounds which are present in different ratios in the plant. If the THC is more than 0.3% then you are stoned, whereas CBD will not get you high. Long story short, hemp contains more CBD and therefore it will not produce a sense of elation. On the other hand, marijuana has more than 20% THC and it will make you feel intoxicated. 

If you are a neophyte in this industry, then you might be inundated with so much contradictory as well as confusing stuff about cannabis oil. Isn’t it? Do not worry, here you are going to get the right and up to date information in detail. At least, by now you know that cannabis is not a bad thing but has a stigma. Let us unveil everything about its renowned oil! 

What is cannabis oil?

As the name suggests, it is a substance extracted from the flowers of the cannabis or marijuana plant and then it is mixed with a neutral oil. It is unprocessed and contains two active compounds, which are CBD and THC. Cannabis is dried but the oil is thick and sticky. It is crucial to know that the oil for medicinal purpose contains mostly CBD and it will not make you feel stoned if taken in the right amount. However, some people may experience dry mouth, greater weakness, and drowsiness after consuming cannabis based medicine or oil.  

Why do you want to use cannabis oil?

This is the vital question that you need to answer! What’s the motive? Do you want to consume it for recreational purposes or you have some health issues for which you are counting on it? We strongly oppose its recreational use but we welcome it for the medicinal purpose. You will be surprised to know that it may be used for treating pain, insomnia, epileptic seizures, stress, and cancer. People are embracing vijaya ayurvedic medicine to get good results and achieve optimal health when prescribed by a certified doctor.

How to use medical cannabis oil for health? 

Usually, it is taken sublingually! In fact, it is considered as the most effective way to consume it. Before you ingest it, what you have to do is- shake the bottle well as this will ensure that the extract and oil are mixed evenly. Now, open your mouth, place a drop under your tongue with the dropper and then close your mouth. You do not have to swallow it at first but let it sit and get absorbed by the mucous membranes. It will come into action after 30 to 90 minutes of ingestion, depending on the pace of your metabolism. Do not forget that you will be consuming cannabis as medicine.

It’s advisable you opt for cannabis oil after consulting your doctor and follow the directions he gives. In general, people begin with a low dose and go slow. If you want to consume it then you need to make sure you have a family member near you on whom you can trust as you may feel anxious at first. If in case you have ingested too much oil then do not fret but eat something or drink water. Always remember that this time will pass, so you don’t have to panic at all. 

Is cannabis oil legal in India?

You can’t get this oil in any regular retail shop in India because it is not yet legal. But it is sold by authoritative organizations such as AYUSH (Indian Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy), and those with GMP certification. By the way, there are companies that are working for cannabis legalisation of drugs in India. According to the latest update, Uttarakhand and UP are the two states that have legalized the cultivation of low THC content hemp plant which is grown for seeds and fibre. Apart from these, a statement was issued by Madhya Pradesh stating that they would legalise the cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes. It is illegal right now but in cannabis ayurveda world, people consume it as natural medicine. That is why cannabis oil has been prescribed by the doctors as it has a range of incredible health benefits to offer.

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International Book of Records – Women’s Health Awareness Camp 2021

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यत्र नार्यस्तु पूज्यन्ते रमन्ते तत्र देवताः ।
यत्रैतास्तु न पूज्यन्ते सर्वास्तत्राफलाः क्रियाः ॥

Being a man or a woman has a significant impact on health, as a result of both biological and gender-related differences. The health of women and girls is of particular concern because, in many societies, they are disadvantaged by discrimination rooted in sociocultural factors.

Some of the sociocultural factors that prevent women and girls to benefit from quality health services and attaining the best possible level of health include:

  • unequal power relationships between men and women;
  • social norms that decrease education and paid employment opportunities;
  • an exclusive focus on women’s reproductive roles; and
  • the potential or actual experience of physical, sexual, and emotional violence

This International Women Day let’s create awareness on Women Health together. We at Hempstreet would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the International Book of Records – Women’s Health Awareness camp 2021 which is scheduled for the 6th of March 2021 on the occasion of Women’s Day 2021.

Hempstreet is India’s first research to retail venture in the ayurvedic cannabis sector. We are working in conjunction with top-notch scientists to conduct R&D around safe medication utilizing cannabis to be provided via our network of over 60,000 medical practitioners and 220 clinics around India.

We strive to bring an effective and responsible usage of cannabis, especially on the pain relief front, to our potential patient base of over 35 million individuals. Recently we have developed an Ayurvedic Pain reliever namely Trailokya Vijaya Vati which is very useful in abdominal cramps during menstruation.

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Trailokya Vijaya Vati: Providing relief in multiple joint pains

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Abstract: This is a clinical case study of a 72-year-old female with multiple joint pains and Rheumatoid arthritis in both upper and lower extremities and how Trailokya Vijaya Vati helped her cope with the condition and add quality to her life.

Ayurveda Perspective 

The description of AMAVATA dates back to 1500 BC in Rigveda. The main pathogenic event in RA is the formation and deposition of AAMA which is the causative factor for inflammation.
Restoration of AGNI and management of SHOOLA are the two basic principles in the treatment of AMAVATA. The TIKTA rasa and USHNA guna of Vijaya makes it is choice of drug for the treatment of RA and multiple joint pains.

 Introduction

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a long-term, progressive, and disabling autoimmune disease. It causes inflammation, swelling, and pain in and around the joints and other body organs.
RA usually affects the hands and feet first but it can occur in any joint. It usually involves the same joints on both sides of the body.

The symptoms of RA tend to come and go. During a remission, they can disappear, or they can be mild. However, during a flare, they can be severe. The joint damage that occurs with RA can make it difficult to perform daily activities.

Case Report

Patient description

This patient with the age of 72 Years had rheumatoid arthritis and multiple joints pain in both upper and lower extremities. She was walking with a tremendous amount of pain, and her gait could quickly tell how excruciating the pain was there for her to bear. She also complained of digestive disturbances and disturbed sleep.

Case history

This old lady was on potent pain killer as Voveran 50mg and Ultracet daily. The adverse side effects of these pain killers were visible on her body with her gut became acidic as she presented with severe gastritis pain whenever she took chemical pain killers to combat her pain issues. To beat gastritis and pain, she also started to take modern anta acids that troubled her digestion.

Treatment plan

Medicines to be used – Trailokya Vijaya Vati. After a thorough clinical examination, she was prescribed with TrilokayaVijayaVati with one tablet three times a day for a period of seven days initially.

Expected outcome of the treatment plan

The expected outcome was to relieve her of the pain, inflammation, improve digestion, and that the patient should get a sound sleep. 

Actual outcome

Even this small duration of a week was sufficient enough in this case to witness the painkilling effects of Cannabis or Vijaya. The one week use of ‘TrilokayaVijayaVati’ helped her not to consume synthetic pain killers, her quality of sleep improved with no pain induced nights, her digestion got enhanced during the process. She presented with an improved gait and walk when she walked into the clinic after a period of one week.

Discussion

As mentioned in Ayurveda the line of treatment was decided with an aim of restoration of AGNI and management of SHOOLA. 
The patient got relief from most of her complaints within a week of starting with the treatment.

Conclusion

In the last 50 years, extensive research has been done on RA and multiple joint pains associated with it by modern medicine but the etiology and a standard line of treatment are still developing. New research has revealed various biological agents that have provided relief to a significant number of patients. However, these agents are very expensive, require close monitoring, have side effects, and need to be used indefinitely. 

A result from several small studies suggests that in people with RA, Cannabis has helped to curb morning pain, improve sleep and lower inflammation in joints. Hence the use of Cannabis in the treatment of RA and Multiple Joints Pain can be further promoted as it is also a cheaper and an effective alternative to the other available drugs.

Case study shared by Dr. Preeti Chhabra, Consultant Ayurvedacharya

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How Ayurveda can help to manage long-term pain in Osteoarthritis?

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Abstract: Osteoarthritis commonly referred to as OA is the most common joint disease and one of the most widespread of all chronic conditions managed in General Practice. Whilst its prevalence increases with age, a significant number of adults experience symptoms of OA earlier in life. Most cases of OA are not extraordinary, yet the individual experiences of the affected can help a health practitioner to fully understand the impact of the diseases in the overall population.

This case report was triggered by a patient who was eager to tell her story and also reach out to the others suffering from OA- as to how a simple Ayurveda drug helped her to manage her long term pain effectively. As the importance of narrative medicine is increasingly being recognized to have a positive impact on patients and also helps clinicians to strengthen their practices, a summary of this case highlighting the use of Trailokya Vijaya Vati was made.

Introduction

Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of our bones in our joints gradually deteriorates.

OA has often been referred to as a “wear and tear” disease. But besides the breakdown of cartilage, OA affects the entire joint. It causes changes in the bone and deterioration of the connective tissues that hold the joint together and attach muscle to bone. It also causes inflammation of joints.  

The pain and limited mobility in OA occurs as a result of destructed cartilages. Left bare of their padding, bones rub painfully against each other – particularly in the hands, spine, knees and hip. 

For years, there have been very limited treatment options available for OA. The treatments include pain management, steroidal injections, physiotherapy and surgery as a last resort. Out of these pain management is the best sought treatment as PAIN itself is a major symptom in this condition.

 Case Report

Patient description

A 48 yr old female was presented with complaints of pain in both knees for 8 years, since the last 3 months the pain had aggravated from moderate to severe to highly intolerable which was leading to increased anxiety and also restless sleep. The pain would increase on an activity like walking or climbing up the stairs and would be relieved by rest. 

Case history

The patient has no history of fall or trauma. She walked without a walking aid but requires support when there is a peak in pain. 

She has been on analgesics since when she doesn’t exactly remember, taking periodic physiotherapy sessions as advised by the doctor. She took Intra-articular injections a couple of times but the relief was temporary (6-8 months).  She was recently advised bilateral knee replacement by her doctor and she decided to give it a last go through an alternate option! The pain was her only concern.

Recently the severity of the pain was so intense that it was impossible for her to use stairs and she is sedentary most of the time. 

Physical Examination

  • BMI – 30 (Obese)
  • Gait – Antalgic
  • Fell – Mild crepitus is felt upon moving both knee joints.
  • ROM – Restricted and Painful
  • Blood Results – ESR and CRP raised

Treatment plan

Medicines to be used – Trailokya Vijaya Vati. After a thorough clinical examination, she was prescribed with Trilokaya Vijaya Vati with one tablet two times a day for a period of seven days initially.

Expected outcome of the treatment plan

The expected outcome was to relieve her of the pain and that the patient should get a sound sleep. 

Actual outcome

Within a week, she began to notice a distant difference in her pain.

Discussion

The treatment was focused on effective pain management as that was the only factor troubling the patient at this given point. The patient was not ready to undergo surgery thou she was counseled that she might need one over a period of 5 years or so. 

She was also prescribed other drugs effective on OA and mild exercises. Trailokya Vijaya Vati not only helped the patient with pain but also gave her a sound night’s sleep. The patient also reported being less cranky throughout the day. 

Conclusion

For years, treatments for OA have majorly being planned on physiotherapy, steroidal injections, and joint replacement surgery. But as pain management is now emerging as an individual branch, there has been an increased focus on pain management in the treatment of OA. 

Unlike Rheumatoid Arthritis, OA hasn’t had any major breakthroughs that have dramatically improved its medical treatment. Drug development for OA has been slow because the disease itself follows a slow process. 

Dr. Anirudha  Mohite, Consultant Ayurvedacharya

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