Cannabis may also be effective at treating the later stage symptoms of Lyme disease. Cannabis can help reduce pain, spams, headaches and nausea. Dr. Sanjay Gupta stated that cannabis is one of the safest and effective treatments for peripheral neuropathy, a crippling symptom most Lymies (patients with Lyme disease) suffer from. Many Lymies take opiate pain medication to deal with their pain, which can be ineffective, addictive, and can even end in overdose. Every 19 minutes a patient dies in the United States from prescription drug overdose.
Initial treatment with antibiotics for Lyme disease can damage your gastrointestinal (GI) system as well as kill all the healthy bacteria in your system, leaving your body open to fungal and bacterial infections. Painkillers can also damage the lining of your GI tract, which is lined with cells containing CB1 receptors. Eating cannabis or taking cannabis oil can stimulate these CB1 receptors to repair the GI tract and reduce unwanted symptoms such as stomach pain, food sensitivity and diarrhea. See more
How Does Cannabis Help Lyme disease?
Cannabis is effective at killing bacteria, viruses, and fungus. All 5 major cannabinoids (THC, CBD, CBN, CBG, and CBC) has been shown to kill MRSA, known as the “flesh eating virus.” Less studied cannabinoids such as 8-hydroxycannabinol have potent antibacterial properties, and single extracts may provide new targets to kill the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.
How USE I Take Cannabis For Lyme disease?
In order for cannabis to be effective at fully eliminating the bacteria that causes Lyme disease from your body as well as reverse the long-term damage to your nervous and immune system, its suggested to eat as much cannabis oil or cannabis in edible form as possible. Merely smoking it will not cure your Lyme disease, but may aid in pain and nausea relief as well as help you sleep.
Eating cannabis tincture, cannabis pills, cannabis drinks, or cannabis edibles may help control your symptoms. If you take cannabis oil or pills, you may want to take as much as you can afford as these products are expensive. Sprinkle flax seeds on your food at every meal you can, as they naturally contain CBD.
Vaporizing cannabis is better than smoking cannabis in a joint, pipe, or bong because it doesn’t burn the flower. Smoking cannabis releases toxins similar to cigarettes, can cause lung irritation and often disintegrates cannabinoids with healing properties. Vaporizing cannabis heats the air around the cannabis, releasing a range of cannabinoids, each with unique health benefits.
A new way to get cannabis into your body is via a transdermal patch, similar to the birth control patch or the nicotine patch. This discrete method provides extended release medication for up to ten hours and is perfect for people who feel uncomfortable with other methods such as smoking cannabis.
Cannabis topicals, in the form of creams or lotions you put on your skin, can help with pain and spasms during the day.
Juicing raw cannabis may reduce pain and inflammation associated with Lyme disease, without that high you get from heated cannabis. That’s because raw cannabis has THCA and CBDA, the non-psychoative forms of THC and CBD. Juice strains of cannabis with high levels of CBD(A) for best results.
Long-term use of CBD is associated with brain fog and short-term memory problems. This may exacerbate the cognitive symptoms of Lyme disease patients and should be avoided. A medium THC potency cannabis strains or 1:1 THC:CBD ratio is reccomended, as opposed to high CBD strains. See More
CBD OIL DOSAGE
Mayo Clinic suggests CBD dosages on scientific research, publications, traditional use, or expert opinion. Cannabinoid dosages and duration of treatment depend largely on the disease.
How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?
To increase appetite in cancer patients: 2.5 milligrams of THC by mouth with or without 1 mg of CBD for six weeks.
To treat chronic pain: 2.5-20 mg CBD by mouth for an average of 25 days
To treat epilepsy: 200-300 mg of CBD by mouth daily for up to 4.5 months
To treat movement problems associated with Huntington’s disease: 10 mg per kilogram of CBD by mouth daily for six weeks
To treat sleep disorders: 40-160 mg CBD by mouth.
To treat multiple sclerosis symptoms: Cannabis plant extracts containing 2.5-120 milligrams of a THC-CBD combination by mouth daily for 2-15 weeks. A mouth spray might contain 2.7 milligrams of THC and 2.5 milligrams of CBD at doses of 2.5-120 milligram for up to eight weeks. Patients typically use eight sprays within any three hours, with a maximum of 48 sprays in any 24-hour period.
To treat schizophrenia: 40-1,280 mg CBD by mouth daily for up to four weeks
To treat glaucoma: a single CBD dose of 20-40 mg under the tongue. Doses greater than 40 mg may actually increase eye pressure. see more
How to pick your strain
There are 3 subspecies of Cannabis;
Indica have by far the most pain fighting, sedating and relaxing effect.
Sativa effects can often induce paranoia and irregular heart beats. Sativa dominant strains are uplifting, energetic and have a “cerebral” high that is best suited for daytime smoking. These types have antidepressant and appetite stimulation qualities.
Ruderalis Its high content of CBD (Cannabidiol) is making it increasingly popular as breeding stock for medicinal strains.
Above are the Species of cannabis plants, to make things even more complicated there have been blending species to make different strains for decades. Many strains made in someones back yards. Knowing how many for sure actually exist is difficult to ascertain. However, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times, Leafly currently has 779 marijuana strains on file.(more)
There’s something about the aroma of cannabis that soothes the mind and body. Like cannabinoids, terpenes bind to receptors in the brain and give rise to various effects. Secreted in the same glands that produce cannabinoids like THC and CBD, terpenes are the pungent oils that color cannabis varieties with distinctive flavors like citrus, berry, mint, and pine.Over 100 different terpenes have been identified in the cannabis plant, and every strain tends toward a unique terpene type and composition
A recent analysis of the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup strain database has found that sativa-dominant plants are more likely to have higher amounts of myrcene, sometimes up to double that of the average indica. Contrary to what other sources say, myrcene might not be responsible for the “couch-lock” effect in indicas.This table shows the average content of different terpenes by mg/g in flowers entrants in either indica or sativa categories. Sativas have higher myrcene and terpinolene, while linalool, limonene and caryophyllene predominate in the indicas. See More
CBD may help
Cannabidiol or (CBD) is derived from Industrial Hemp. It is LEGAL in all 50 states and may helpwith a wide variety of illness & disease's that effect 100 million people in the US alone. In some studies, CBD has been shown to help people with Pain, Rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Lyme's Disease, Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Cancer, Parkinsons Disease, Anxiety and many more ailments.
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