7 Medicinal & Associative Herbs
Incorporating some herbs into your life is an easy way to improve health. These 7 medicinal herbs including lavender, rosemary, basil that are associated with cannabis, in the form of tea, essential oil, edible food or all natural therapeutic forms.
Ashwagandha (Indian Ginseng) has been used for more than 3000 years, it is one of the oldest plants in medicine (Ayurvedic medicine).
Otherwise known as Whithania Somnifera, it is rich in iron, antioxidants, glucose, potassium nitrate, fatty acids and alkaloid recess ... In addition, its alkaloids play a major role in the active ingredients of the plant, they are steroidal : somnine, somniferin, anferine ... and whithanolides.
The main effect of the Ashwagandha is to give strength and vigor to all people lacking dynamise. Thus, it stimulates the immune system and is considered an adaptogenic plant (it adapts to the body, such as ginseng); effective like any form of stress, concentration and that greatly promotes sleep and metabolism.
Its spectrum of action is very wide, it is used in India in hospitals (preventive cancer) and also as an aphrodisiac.
Lavender of Provence, is a medicinal plant recognized since antiquity. To know that the word "lavender" comes from the Latin word "lavandula", "lavare" which means "to wash".
Although used to "wash", it is especially recognized today for its disinfecting power. In addition, the terpene of lavender has a similarity to cannabis, they subscribe to linalool.
Associated with THC, linalol expresses its potential muscle relaxant, and when this same linalool is combined with CBD, it becomes a powerful anti-convulsive. Thus, isolated linalool has properties as:
- analgesic (acting on opioid and dopaminergic receptors)
- anti infiammatorio
- sedative, and soothing
- anxiolytic (it inhibits glutamate in the cerebral cortex)
- anti oxidant
- antiseptic, antifungal and antiviral
Lavender combines very well with cannabis, whether in oils, tea to achieve synergy between the two plants.
Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary), or Rosemary in English, from the Latin Rosmarinus, "sea dew" is an aromatic shrub used in herbal medicine for its digestive and respiratory properties.
Legend has it that in 1378 a hermit gave the Queen of Hungary, then aged 72 years, paralytic and suffering from arthritis, a beverage that allowed her to regain her youth and beauty of yesteryear and to be asked in marriage by the King of Poland.
Rosemary contains, like cannabis and black pepper, a terpene called beta-caryophyllene (BCP). In addition, this terpene interacts with the 2 type Cannabinoid receptors (CB2).
More specifically, this cellular receptor helps to regulate immune function and inflammation. Thus, PCO can relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety and when combined with CBD, beta-cartophyllene can even fight addiction.
By adding a lot of rosemary and black pepper in your cannabis infusions, 3 plants amplify the therapeutic effects of each one ^^
St. John's wort
St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum), or St. John's Wart (in English) is found in all areas of the world except arctic and desert areas. This plant has been used since the Middle Ages to cure mood disorders and is now called an "anti depression" plant.
St. John's wort is a plant with many benefits. In the Balkans, St. John's wort is added to olive oil and left to rest in the sun. This healing oil is very effective against burns.
But it is its "anti-depression" effects that make St. John's wort an effective herb to combine with cannabis. according to a study of 2009 this plant would be at least as effective as a chemical antidepressant. Associating with cannabis can only raise your mood.
St. John's Wort has been prescribed since 1988 in Germany as an antidepressant treatment for mild to moderate depression.
The Sacred Basil
One of the best adaptogens (anti-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory and highly effective anti-viral plant) is Ocimum sanctum (Holy Basil), otherwise known as "Sacred Basil" or Tulsi.
This plant, family of basil is known and used in India, since more than 5000 years, under the name of Tulsi. Used in Ayurveda for its remarkable healing properties.
Tulsi is effective in the case of:
- cooling and viral diseases
- mental and physical fatigue
- state of great stress
- inflammatory states
- poisoning and exposure to harmful radiation
- high cholesterol, cardio-vascular diseases
- difficult digestion
- pain, headache
It is also considered good for acne. With a simple extract of the plant, cooking as for cannabis ... We obtain a formidable cream against acne, to apply topically recess.
Dr. Bhupesh Patel, from the Università Gujarat Ayurved in Jamnagar, think that tulsi can have a healing action in the case of flu, including H1N1 flu.
Actaea racemosa (Black Cohosh in English) is a homeopathic strain mainly indicated in gynecology.
This plant contains phytoestrogens known to promote balance in the endocrine system, which regulates hormones, it is effective for:
- premenstrual syndromes (with breast pain and pelvic heaviness),
- inter menstrual syndromes (bleeding)
- disorders of the rules (abundant and irregular)
- catamenial headaches (headaches of nervous origin, especially before menses)
- regulation of contractions at the end of pregnancy
Its root contains glucosides with effects similar to those of estrogens: actin, cimicifucoside, as well as an isoflavone, formononetin. Cannabis, on the other hand, enhances the endocannabinoid system, which is partly regulated by estrogen. So taking both sets can help make life and mood easier.
It is also effective in traumatology:
- rheumatic pain in the back and cervical standing, neuralgia
- Tendonitis of the Achilles tendon
Sciatica, particularly on the left side; pains radiating from the back to the legs
- painful muscles after intensive exercise
- insomnia and behavioral disorder, depression, claustrophobia
Echinacea Purpurea (or Purple Echinacea) is an excellent medicinal plant for stimulating and stimulating the immune system. Purple Echinacea has ancestral properties, the American Indians (Sioux, Cheyenne, Comanches) used it to fight against lung infections, sore throats, teeth but also snake bites.
It is one of the first natural antibiotics recognized by modern medicine, today the interest of this plant is reborn against the mutations of strains of bacteria, particularly resistant to antibiotics.
It acts as a powerful natural shield, it contains phenolic compounds, complex polysaccharides, indolizidine alkaloids, long-chain fatty acids, and a specific essential oil.
Its compounds are similar to CBD in some functions. In addition, N-acylethanolamines (NAE) interact with the enzyme that breaks down endocannabinoids (natural cannabis produced by the body). This improves endocannabinoid tone, and some N-alkylamides of Echinacea can also bind the CB2 receptor.
They are cannabimimetic compounds, which means that these compounds are immune, they reduce inflammation and act as an antioxidant. Cannabis has analgesic effects in the same principle of operation.
The spine is therefore favorable to protect the immune system, it is a natural antibiotic, a very powerful anti-infective; it is used in the case of:
- wake up immune system
- pulmonary and respiratory infections (bronchitis, pharyngitis etc ...)
- prevention of flu, colds and fever
- prevents the development of sinusitis, laryngitis etc ...
- prevents bacterial angina
- prevention of winter diseases in general
- protects against pollution and tobacco smoke
- strengthens white blood cells to destroy germs, bacteria etc ...
- destruction of the candidate albicans
- effectively fight against Staphylococcus aureus
- urinary tract infections
- toothache, dental abscess
- bites of spider snakes, insect bites ...
- Lyme disease
- healing of wounds, healing of the skin externally
We recommend to know the dosage of these plants, some are forbidden to pregnant women and children, everything depends on the opinion of the medical professional or your herbalist