What's the history of medical cannabis root usage?

The first recorded use of cannabis root as medicine dates back to roughly 2700 BCE in the Pên Ts’ao ching. Translated as The Classic of Herbal Medicine, this ancient Chinese text by the Emperor Shen-nung mentions that cannabis root was a remedy for pain relief. Dried and ground up to form a paste, the treatment was frequently used for broken bones. In 79 CE, the Roman historian Pliny the Elder wrote in Naturalis Historia that cannabis root was boiled in water for joint cramps, gout, and acute pain relief. In the early 18th century, English physician William Salmon echoed these claims with a cannabis root and barley mixture for treating sciatica and pelvic joint pain. Needless to say, using cannabis roots is in, well, our roots.

What are the liver-protecting properties of cannabis roots?

While the research is limited, in 1971 it was determined that ethanol extract of cannabis roots contain friedelin. Considered to be an antioxidant, friedlin is thought to have hepaprotective (liver-protecting) properties.

What are the topical applications for cannabis roots?

Did you know it is possible to make lip balm from cannabis roots? How about a soothing and healing paste? Dried cannabis roots can easily be incorporated into countless topical applications, which can be infused with olive or coconut oil as well as different essential oils for added healing.

How can cannabis roots help with inflammation?

Up to the turn of the 20th century, physicians in the United States recommended decoctions of hemp root for treating inflammation. The secret behind the practice? It may have to do with the fact that cannabis roots contain several pentacyclic triterpene ketones. These compounds are praised for their antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects.

How can cannabis roots help fight cancer cells?

The pentacyclic triterpene ketones in cannabis roots are also thought to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in cancer cells. Though the research is minimal, cannabis roots may prove to possess effective cancer-fighting properties.

Can cannabis roots be used to stop bleeding?

Cannabis roots can be dried, ground and boiled for use as an anti-hemorrhagic to stop bleeding. This was particularly useful for post-partum bleeding after childbirth in the ancient world.

Can cannabis roots sooth inflamed, burned or irritated skin?

Experiencing troubled skin? You may want to try applying dry cannabis root. The Greek medical writer Oribasius wrote that dry cannabis root could be used for treating skin eruptions when mixed with pigeon droppings. While you may want to hold off on the guano, raw crushed cannabis roots have shown to be effective for treating a variety of skin conditions.

Will these products get me high?

Absolutely not! The cannabis plant that grows above ground includes buds, leaves and even stalks that contain cannabinoids capable of giving you the "high" sensation you are referring to - typically a result of the THC cannabinoid's psycoactive properties. Our products use only the roots of the cannabis plants, and these have no THC and only minor traces of non-psycoactive cannabinoids. So few in fact that these products are not classified as cannabis products and are not regulated by Health Canada. But that doesn't mean they don't work!

Are these products safe for children?

Absolutely! We have several, long-term clients ranging from 2-102 that benefit from our products. Our products come from the roots of the cannabis plant, and are therefore free from anything that would negatively affect a minor. That's why our products aren't regulated by Health Canada. Check out our testimonials for several ways young children benefit from our balms.

Do your products cater to a vegan lifestyle?

Yes. Our products exclude meat, eggs, dairy products, and all other animal-derived ingredients.

Will this product cause a rash?

Unlikely. I fact our products have been known to provide releif and healing from skin rashes. Throughout history, cannabis roots have been used as a remedy for skin rash. This practice is referred to in many recent studies, which highlight the painkilling and sedative properties of the roots for conditions such as skin rash and haemorrhoids.

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