Marijuana is a common name of the plant called cannabis. Cannabis sativa is the botanical name for marijuana.
The medicinal part of cannabis is the flowering tops. Cannabis is an herbaceous annual plant found growing wild and also cultivated in warm climates. It can be found most everywhere in the U.S.
The rough, angular, branched stems reach a height of 3-10 feet and bear opposite (or alternate near the top), palmate leaves with 5 to 7 narrow, lanceolate, coarsely serrate, pointed leaflets. The flowers are small and green, the male growing on one plant in axillary panicles, the female on another on spike-like clusters from August to October. The fruit is a small, ash-colored achene. (SOURCE: John Lust, The Herb Book, pg. 145-46.)
How it Works
The chemical agent that gives marijuana its chief property is called THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
Marijuana is primarily known for its euphorigenic and opiating properties. It is said to lift the spirits. It also is a muscle relaxant and an anesthetic (numbing pain). In addition to the properties supra, marijuana is also listed as an antiepilectic (combats epilepsy), antitussive (prevents coughing), antibiotic, antiasthmatic, antispasmodic, analgesic, hypnotic, oxytocic, antidepressant, anodyne (prevents pain), neuralgia (prevents migraine headaches), appetite stimulant, tranquilizer, nervine, and topical anesthetic.
The plant primarily was grown and used for industrial purposes. It is reported that there are over 300 industrial uses for cannabis or hemp. Ship’s charts, maps, logs, and Bibles were made from cannabis or hemp. Clothes, uniforms, textiles and fabrics, ropes, sails, pennants and ensigns were also made from hemp.
The U.S. Pharmacopoeia indicates cannabis can be used for treating ailments such as:
- Fits of coughing
- Delirium tremens (alcohol withdrawl)
- Migraine headaches
- Menstrual cramps
Some of the negative effects of Marijuana use include destroyed brain cells. It impairs cognitive skills and memory recall. It also affects the hypothalamus gland, which regulates appetite.
Metaphysically speaking, marijuana causes etheric or auric mucus. It causes a dark grayish appearance in the aura, which denotes serious toxicity.
Smoking marijuana also impairs sexual activity. Instead of oxygen circulating to the genitals, carbon monoxide circulates to the genitals.
Smoking marijuana is deleterious for a developing baby in the womb. Be aware that marijuana smoke like all other smoke corrupts and pollutes the bloodstream.
Many health advocates are pro marijuana for healing and medicinal purposes. DHerbs.com is PRO marijuana as a medicinal, in liquid extract or tea form.
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