Hemp for Health: The Medicinal and Nutritional Uses of Cannabis Sativa

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, 1997 - Health & Fitness - 264 pages
Hemp, Cannabis sativa, is one of the world's oldest sources of food and medicine, with a history that dates back ten thousand years. It relieves glaucoma, epilepsy, migraines, insomnia, asthma, the nausea associated with AIDS and chemotherapy, and a host of other conditions. It was once a staple in every American medicine cabinet, but because hemp is the plant from which marijuana is derived, it has been unavailable to consumers until recently. Now products made from imported hempseed are sold by stores and mail-order companies across the United States to satisfy a growing demand. Hemp for Health reveals the developments that have returned this ancient plant to the forefront of health and nutrition and that have doctors calling for its legalization.

The author provides everything from recipes using hempseed, and an analysis of cannabis's therapeutic effect on the nervous system, to current information on bills that are currently moving through several state legislatures to legalize domestic hemp production .
 

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Contents

Hemp A Plant for All Seasons
6
Cannabis Through the Millennia
14
Sympathetic HealthCare Systems
31
The Cannabinoids
50
Marijuana Classification
59
The Resinant Brain
64
Sight for Sore Eyes
78
Eating and Digestion
85
Holistic Health and Hemp
123
The Age of Deceit
140
The Legal Prognosis
153
Getting Started with Cannabis Therapy
189
Cannabis therapy Reference Table
198
Recipes for Hempier Health
205
Cannabis Patient Registry Questionnaire
212
Resources
223

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems
93
Reproduction Metabolism and Topical Applications
103
Nutritious Healthy Hempseed
112
Notes
226
Bibliography
246
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Dedication 
Acknowledgments
A Note to the Reader

Introduction

1   Hemp: A Plant for All Seasons
2   Cannabis Through the Millennia
3   Sympathetic Health-Care Systems
4   The Cannabinoids
5   Marijuana Classification
6   The Resinant Brain
7   Sight for Sore Eyes
8   Eating and Digestion
9   Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems
10  Reproduction, Metabolism, and Topical Applications
11  Nutritious, Healthy Hempseed
12  Holistic Health and Hemp
13  The Age of Deceit
14  The Legal Prognosis

Appendix A: Getting Started with Cannabis Therapy
Appendix B: Cannabis Therapy Reference Table
Appendix C: Recipes for Hempier Health
Appendix D: CPR Questionnaire
Appendix E: Resources

Notes
Bibliography 

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