Marijuana is now legal in many states and it is important to understand the effects on the human body. Marijuana has two active molecules: Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD the non-psychoactive component and CBD is legal in the USA. THC is the psychoactive component (it produces a “High” for the user) and will affect cognition. THC is not legal in many states.
CBD decreases inflammation, reduces nausea, helps alleviate pain, and is an anxiolytic. THC also helps relieve pain and nausea and it also improves appetite and decreases muscle spasms. The “High” associated with TCH and its effect on cognition is not tolerated by some patients.
But most patients find that combining CBD and THC yields the best result.
Forms of Marijuana
Some Marijuana products are CBD dominant (the product contains more CBD than THC), and some Marijuana products are THC dominant (the product contains more THC than CBD).…
Taking Arnica to Help Recovery from Inguinal Hernia Surgery
Whether you’re particular about what you put in your body, you’re concerned about taking strong prescription pain killers, or you simply prefer a more natural approach to healing, homeopathic therapy is an effective way to promote healing from hernia repair surgery. Arnica montana is a key homeopathic medicine in a pre- and postoperative surgery protocol.
Arnica montana is a perennial plant. At its largest, it stands just one to two feet high. It prefers northern and central European hills on mountains and meadows, as well as Siberia. Arnica montana is rare in the U.S.; however, it can be found in sparse patches in the northwest. It blooms in July and August – bright yellow flowers that resemble daisies.
A Little Background
Arnica montana’s use as a medicine dates back to at least the 1500s. But, writings about its healing properties…