For thousands and thousands of years the human race has used the cannabis plant to treat everything from menstrual cramps to leprosy. In Greece they used it for ear aches and swelling. Early American settlers used marijuana to treat depression. And in 1850 this ancient plant was added to the U.S. Pharmacopeia, and was known to successfully treat neuralgia, tetanus, typhus, cholera, rabies, dysentery, alcoholism, opiate addiction, anthrax, leprosy, incontinence, gout, convulsive disorders, tonsillitis, insanity, excessive menstrual bleeding, and uterine bleeding, among others.
Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil & Marijuana Capsules
The greatest oil to use when making cannabis infused capsules is definitely coconut oil. Because coconut oil contains high amounts of EFA’s (essential fatty acids) is makes a very good binding agent for the cannabinoids and draws them out of the cannabis plant-material very nicely. Coconut oil is fairly inexpensive, is readily available in organic form, and is easy to work with at room temperature since it solidifies. All of these reasons, plus the added health benefits of using coconut oil make it the best oil for making cannabis infused capsules.
Coconut Oil Infused with Cannabis
Infusing cannabis into coconut oil works great when looking for a way to ingest cannabis. Since the essential fatty acids in the coconut oil are easily processed by the liver, and THC is also processed by the liver when eaten, the infused oil gives the cannabinoids a great entry into the liver where it can be processed into the metabolite called 11-hydroxy-THC. 11-hydroxy-THC is said to be 4-5 times as potent as the smoked form of THC.
Once the cannabinoids are infused into the coconut oil, you will be able to gain the benefits of both the medical marijuana strain you have chosen to use, as well as the natural health and immune benefits of the coconut oil itself.