First and foremost I dedicate this article to our veterans. They have inspired me to write this article. My conversation with Ray Sabol made me realize that my passion to help our vets stemmed from my own father, a veteran of the Vietnam war whom suffered with PTSD. Ray and I met at the studio of a radio station called Cannabis Radio Network. He was featured on a show about Veterans using cannabis therapeutics for a myriad of ailments, along with my brave veteran friend Tiffany Lee Alward whom I was there to support.
I’m also eternally grateful to be part of Patriots Helping Vets. Patriots Helping Vets, helps our suffering vets find more comfort through teaching them to grow their own cannabis medicine at no cost, and more. Through our conversations and sharing together, a broken part of myself has found a way to heal. Without our veterans we would not enjoy our freedoms. If you would like to help donate growing equipment and or supplies for Patriots Helping Vets, feel free to private message me on my page Kellie’s Holistic Healing or get in touch with Patriots Helping Vets on their page.
Cannabis has been used as effective medicine for thousands of years by humans. As we have become accustomed to smoking the dried and cured female flowers for it’s euphoric effects, we have lost much of what whole plant cannabis medicine can offer us. As an herbalist, aromatherapist, and medical cannabis educator, I advocate for whole plant medicine as much as possible. Utilizing all aspects of the cannabis plant according to it’s therapeutic value is key, giving more specific and targeted effects through cannabis therapeutics.
Our under-served veterans and civilians continue to keep me motivated and on the learning path. Stories of veterans and patients getting their life back through cannabis medicine is so inspirational. As a child, I saw and experienced first hand how PTSD can manifest in veterans of war, and it tore my family apart. My mission in life is to prevent more families from being torn apart due poor symptom management from PTSD and the like, through education and resources. If you are suffering with PTSD or any multitude of debilitating emotional and physical challenges, it’s important for you to know that cannabis has prevented many veterans from committing suicide, and it has given them quality of life back!
I seek wisdom from science and leading cannabis researchers, in order to educate patients on how to effectively use cannabis for symptom relief and increase quality of life. Here is a brief synopsis of some of the main cannabinoids/ phyto-therapeutics found in the cannabis plant, that can be utilized in varying ways ; CBD: A powerful neuroprotectant/antioxidant, anti-seizure, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulator. Helps the body to maintain balance and overall well-being. THCA: has anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory properties, and also provides relief to inflammatory bowel disease, R.A., and autoimmune issues. THC: Pain reliever, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotectant CBG: An antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotectant. Chlorophyll: A supreme chemical messenger agent for delivery of oxygen, B vitamins and Iron through the blood and aiding in absorption.
Terpenes, also called the essential oils of cannabis, are quite an important piece of the overall chemovariety or “strain” of cannabis, and will yield many different effects depending upon the plant’s overall constituents and their synergistic effects. When choosing a particular chemovariety or cannabis preparation, it’s important to consider the terpene content as well. Here is a brief list of some of the most common terpenes found in cannabis, and the common effects they have on the body; Limonine: uplifting and energizing, Linalool: calming, anti-anxiety, Myrcene: Sedating, Beta-Caryophyllene: anti-inflammatory, pain relieving.
Holistic Heath Practitioner & Educator/Cannabis Educator and Product Developer
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Cannabinoid information sourced from the Key Word “Cannabinoids” in PubMed and Lectures from Dr. Ethan Russo
Disclaimer: We do not sell cannabis or participate in any illegal cannabis activity. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and do not intend to cure, treat, or prevent illness or disease. Always consult your health care provider when adding an herbal regiment into your health care routine.