Monday, April 4, 2016

ARTHRITIS PROBLEMS?



ARTHRITIS PROBLEMS
by: deliciously Dee

Canna infused lotions, salves and/or oils are gaining more and more popularity for elderly people and those with painful disorders of the skin, joints, and nervous system. There are many who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, like myself, who often cannot move their fingers when they wake up in the morning; by applying a thin layer of cannabis infused salve the pain is relieved in minutes rather than consuming any risky opioids. 

Individuals and patients whom have never touched a bong or a joint are now becoming fans of topical marijuana therapies. Also many athletes are catching on to the pain-relieving properties of these lotions, lathering up injuries and post-workout sore muscles for faster recovery time.

Rather you suffer from arthritis, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, eczema, psoriasis, these medicated topicals applied directly to the skin allow cannabinoids like THC and CBD to be absorbed into the muscles and work their healing abilities directly on the affected area. The secret to how it works is simple. Our skin contains both CB1 and CB2 receptors, which pick up cannabinoids and use them to send signals to the rest of the nervous system, reducing inflammation, and swelling in pain effected areas.

Like most medicated products, dozens of different topicals exist using different strains of cannabis and different ratios of cannabinoids. A topical formulated with THC or high-CBD strain is likely to have stronger pain-relieving effects. Typically, a cannabis extract is mixed with other natural pain-relieving ingredients such as menthol and arnica to maximize the soothing effect.

Hemp and cannabis could make many modern chemicals obsolete.  If you know someone who is in pain and/or if you live in a state where medical marijuana is legal, make their day and completely change their mind about marijuana by gifting them this amazing homemade topical treatment. 



WARMING MUSCLE RUB
by: deliciously Dee



It’s really easy to make, and it really works! The essential oils in the rub help promote blood flow to the area, which is what gives you that warming feeling. Extra blood flow helps the muscles heal faster, also lets not forget that happy ingredient working its magic. ;D


Here are the benefits from each of the oils in the rub.

Peppermint oil 
natural painkiller (analgesic); muscle relaxant; cooling properties; stimulates blood circulation
Eucalyptus oil 
natural analgesic; anti-inflammatory; vasodilator (opens blood veins to improve circulation)
Clove oil
natural anti-inflammatory agent; stimulates blood circulation
Ginger oil
natural anti-inflammatory agent; analgesic
Black Pepper oil
warming, stimulating, improves circulation



INGREDIENTS:


- 56 grams (1/4 cup) canna infused olive oil
- 56 grams (1/4 cup) canna infused coconut oil
- 14 grams (1 tablespoon) beeswax
- 20 drops of each of the following essential oils
Peppermint
Eucalyptus
Clove
Ginger (you can substitute 1/4 t ground ginger if necessary)
Black Pepper (you can substitute 1/4 t ground black pepper if necessary)

SUPPLIES:

- small pot
- pyrex measuring cup (or any heat-proof glass or metal bowl)
- funnel
- coffee filter
- a second pyrex measuring cup, or a small bowl
- small airtight container for storage (mason jar)
Start by filling the small pot with a few inches of water and putting the pyrex measuring cup or heat-proof bowl inside the pot to create a sort of double boiler. Put the pot on the stove and turn on the heat to medium.

if you’re using ground ginger & ground black pepper 
instead of ginger & black pepper oils
Add the olive oil, coconut oil, ground ginger and ground pepper to the bowl or pyrex. Bring the water in the pot to a simmer and let the spices steep in the oils for about 20 minutes. Work quickly at this point because the beeswax will start to solidify as it cools.

After 20 minutes, add the beeswax and continue heating the mixture until the beeswax melts.

if you’re using ginger & black pepper oils
Start by adding the olive oil, coconut oil, and beeswax to the pyrex or bowl. Bring the water in the pot to a simmer and continue heating until the beeswax melts.

*From here on out the directions are the same regardless of which ingredients you used. 
While you wait for the beeswax to melt, put a coffee filter inside of a funnel and place the funnel over another pyrex measuring cup.
Once the beeswax is fully melted, carefully pour the oil mixture through the funnel and coffee filter to strain out the ginger and pepper flakes and any other impurities.

Strain the oil through the filter, it may take a while, just be patient! Once all the oil has been strained, add 20 drops each of peppermint, eucalyptus, and clove oil to the mixture. (If you didn’t use ground ginger and ground black pepper, add 20 drops each of ginger and black pepper oil as well.)

Once the essential oils are mixed in, pour the oil mixture into a small airtight container (mason jar). Seal the container and let it set for a few hours at room temperature until it solidifies. You now have a finished homemade canna infused warming muscle rub!
Rub a small amount of the homemade canna infused muscle rub on any painful muscles after a workout, and the heat from the rub combined with canna will start to ease your muscles right away! Pain free is a HAPPY way to be! 



Ever made your own warming medicated muscle rub? 
How did it go? Let me know below!

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Birth name Danielle Russell, friends and colleagues call her Dee.  Dee has been making medibles or medicinal edibles with cannabis from 2006 to present.  In 2014 she published the first edition of her cannabis cookbook, The Happy Chef THC, including hip-hop album “The Prescription” from hip-hop artist and MMJ patient B-Real of Cypress Hill. The year 2015 was the year of legalization for medical marijuana for the state of Nevada.  Dee worked as a Canna Chef in the first licensed MMJ Production Kitchen in the state of Nevada located in the fabulous city of Las Vegas - she still continues to make her edibles for the patients in the state today.

Are edibles not your thing?  Maybe you had a bad edible cannabis experience?  Eat too much or not enough - trouble dosing?  Or - perhaps you enjoy cooking with the plant and/or have an interest in joining the cannabis industry as a Canna Chef in an MMK Production Lab.  In with case, HER LATEST CANNA COOKBOOK IS THE ONE YOU NEED!!  Check out her latest EXPERT CANNABIS COOKBOOK - Deliciously Dee The Happy Chef Expert Cannabis Cookbook.  (available on Amazon & iBooks)