Hemp has many different names and is the world’s oldest sources of food and medicine. Hemp has been used in medicine for at least ten thousand years.
Hemp is one of the oldest sources of food and medicine. It can relieve glaucoma, epilepsy, migraines, insomnia, asthma, nausea associated with AIDS and chemo. It used to be a staple in every medicine cabinets of Americans, but because hemp is the plant that is derived from marijuana is derived, it has been made unavailable to consumers. Products made from made from imported hemp seed are sold by stores and mail-order companies across the U.S.
Hemp seed is not a psychoactive. It is far more nutritious than soybean, contains more essential fatty acids than any other source, and is second to soybeans in complete protein, high in B-vitamins, and is 35 percent dietary fiber. Hemp has been proven to create miraculous results; it can also be used to create textiles, building materials, and hygiene products. But, you should know there is a difference between cannabis and hemp.
These two products are from the same genus plant. Industrial-grade hemp is a helpful resource in the world; it lacks stimulating the power of the substance that is known as delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. It is the active chemical of THC that brings the “high” that is associated with marijuana. Hemp contains 1.5 percent of this substance while marijuana possesses between 4 percent and 20 percent.
The legal amount of THC in Canada was used to create products and cannot exceed 0.3 percent. The plants are rather close in details, but supply different functions for dissimilar reasons, which shows through in the physical makeup of the two plants. Hemp is stronger than the marijuana variety, which means it holds the possibility to create a wealth of raw materials.
How to make tinctures and herbal extracts:
Herbs: Fresh or dried chopped herbs can be used and use one pint of menstruum to two ounces of dried herbs, or about two handfuls of fresh.
Menstruums: There are three basics, or solvents that are used to extract the chemical compounds of herbs in tinctures, alcohol, glycerin, and vinegar. Alcohol is the most used because it can get out fats, resins, waxes, most alkaloids, and some volatile oils, along with other plant compounds. Water is necessary to extract water-soluble plant chemicals. 80 to 100 percent alcohol like vodka, brandy and gin provides the alcohol water ratio that you need.
Making an easy tincture:
– Finely chop herbs
– Place herbs in a jar and label with the date
– Add sufficient liquid menstruum to cover the herb.
– Place a tight fitting lid on the jar and place the jar in a dark place at room temperature and shake at least once a day.
– After 2-3 weeks, strain the contents through layers of cheese cloth.
– Let settle overnight
– Restrain through filter paper
– Store in a labeled amber glass bottle away from light and heat.
For the butter
– Two pounds of unsalted butter
– Melt the butter at low-medium temp.
– Remove the froth with a spoon
– Continue until no more froth appears.
– Store in airtight container in the fridge.
Ingredients for ghee
– 2lbs ghee (clarified butter)
– 2 ounces finely ground cannabis
1. Melt the ghee in a pan on keep on a simmering heat.
2. Add cannabis slowly and stir often.
3. Allow to simmer for an hour
4. Strain through cheese cloth
5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.