The health benefits of cannabis seems to be an endless list. From the cannabis plant, we obtain oil, extracts, wax and seeds, which can be used for many purposes. For instance, we can make raw hemp juice from the leaves of this unusual plant that is slowly becoming socially accepted despite all the stigma associated with it.
Raw hemp juice was initiated and promoted in the States by Dr. William Courtney – a specialist in the hemp diet.
What are the benefits of drinking cannabis juice?
As it turns out, eating raw hemp parts alone or in the form of juices has a very beneficial effect on the human body. There is a wealth of cannabinoid acids (THCA, CBDA) found in raw hemp. This is the best solution especially for those who care about providing a well-absorbed dose of cannabinoids.
We derive the full benefits (i.e. therapeutic properties) of the cannabis plant if it’s consumed in form of a drink or edible — there is absolutely no psychotropic effect if cannabis is administered orally in its raw form – simply because the compound (THC) responsible for the psychotropic effects of cannabis is still in its acid form (THCa). It only becomes psychoactive when it gets activated through heat or fat soluble.
How to eat raw hemp?
Every part of the marijuana plant is edible. The leaves can be added to salads, the remaining parts of the plant can be used for vegetable and fruit cocktails. Cannabis can be infused into any recipe. However, the fastest and most effective way to consume raw hemp is to make a juice out of it. The following video shows you how to make a juice from cannabis for the highest health benefits.
In other to avoid the psychoactive effects of cannabis, we must remember not to heat the prepared dish/juice and do not mix the cannabis leaves with fat. THC and other popular cannabinoids are hydrophobic oils. In other words, they are insoluble in water but soluble in alcohols, fats, and oils. Thus, raising the temperature will lead to the transformation of the THCa acid form into psychoactive THC — because the presence of fats enables THC to dissolve.
Alternatively, you can use Cannabis sativa L. hemp seed which does not contain high THC concentration.
Another important aspect to note when juicing raw cannabis is; when too much heat is applied to the cannabis, it causes some of the cannabinoids to lose their properties. As such, it is recommended to use a juicer, i.e. masticating juicer.
Which marijuana strains are best for juicing?
Ideally, female marijuana plants are best for juicing cannabis. Mixing the leaves of different strains is also good. Any strain with a rich CBD profile will do.
Which diseases can raw hemp juice be used to treat?
Supplying cannabinoids to the body can help fight ailments such as:
- chronic inflammation,
Regular drinking of hemp juice can help to fight and possibly heal a number of illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus erythematosus, and endometriosis.
Kristen Peskuski, the wife of Dr William Courtney was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus at the age 16. By 19 she was diagnosed with another medical condition called (endometriosis), and the same time she experienced an abnormal menstrual cycle that lasted for seven months (during this time she was told she won’t be able to get pregnant).
However, not only did Kristen experience a dramatic reduction in every one of her previous ailments, her overall health also improved after drinking cannabis juice regularly.