The public is becoming more and more aware of the medical qualities that this plant has. It is now, easier to find this plant, because the governments in North America decided to loosen up the restrictions on marijuana and its medical use.
If you decide to prepare this cannabis coconut oil, you will be able to experience all of its benefits. Coconut oil is packed with nutrients, and in this case, because it is flavorful oil, it acts as a carrier. It hydrates the skin and it has potent antibacterial and antioxidant properties.
The cells in the body benefit from the its consumption, and it can also treat inflammation, relieve pain, promote brain health, treat depression, regulate cholesterol levels and destroy cancer cells.
Cannabis on the other hand, can treat asthma, pain, anxiety and nausea. The studies show that it is extremely effective when it comes to treating epilepsy, cancer, digestive disorders, Crohn’s disease, PTSD and more.
The human cells have receptors that are sensitive to cannabinoids, which means that it can also be used to treat and prevent neurodegenerative diseases.
Coconut oil and cannabis
Like all plants, cannabis plant also has a number of varieties. The most active phytochemicals in marijuana are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). They are fat soluble and this is one of the reasons why coconut oil fits perfectly in this combination.
The active component of cannabis is THC, while CBD is not. Marijuana strains that are very rich in THC can treat asthma, glaucoma, sleep and digestive disorders and nausea, more effectively.
Raw cannabis does not have psychoactive qualities, but when heating, there is a chemical reaction, which is responsible for the formation of THC.
This process provides protective effects, because THC attaches to the cannabinoid receptors in the body.
Cannabis coconut oil recipe
You will need to heat (decarboxylate) the marijuana in order to release its THC, and to activate its healing ingredients.
You are going to need:
- Baking sheet
- One ounce of cannabis buds
- Parchment paper
How to prepare it:
You need to preheat the oven to 115 degrees Celsius, and then break the cannabis buds into smaller pieces using your hands. Then, spread one layer on the baking sheet. It is important to not leave empty spaces between the marijuana. Bake it for 40 minutes. When you notice that the cannabis is dried and darker in color, remove it and let it cool down.
Then put it in a blender or a food processor, blend it and keep it in a glass container that is preferably airtight.
How to prepare the oil?
- One ounce of cold-pressed virgin coconut oil
- One gram of decarboxylated marijuana
Add the coconut oil and the crushed marijuana in a glass jar, seal it and then place it in a pan filled with water. Put the pan over a low heat, and heat the water for 60 minutes, without boiling it. Then, strain the pieces in the oil and then transfer it into another jar.
How to use it:
You can use this oil topically or you can consume it. The pieces that you have previously removed from the oil are eatable as well when cooked or baked. This oil can also be used for cooking. Just make sure to avoid high heat, because high temperatures will cook out the active compounds from the marijuana.