Guest: Dr. Cass Ingram/The Cannabis Cure

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An interview with Dr. Cass Ingram author of the new book, The Cannabis Cure

Are you cannabinoid deficient? Take the self-test

For centuries mankind has relied on the cannabis plant for its medicinal properties. Ancient Egyptian text from the 2nd century (called Fayyum Medical Papyrus) contains the earliest known record for the use of cannabis as a medicine for cancer. In the 3rd through 4th centuries, the herb gained popularity for its effectiveness in easing the pain of childbirth and was also used as a surgical anesthetic.

“The secret to the cannabis plant’s curative and pain relieving power is derived from a special group of chemical compounds which reside in the plant called cannabinoids (kuh-NAB-uh-noidz),” says Dr. Cass Ingram, one of the world’s foremost experts in medicinal herbs and spices, and author of the new book, “The Cannabis Cure.” “Cannabinoids are crucial not only for the healthy operation of the central nervous system but for the endocrine, cardiovascular, and immunological systems as well.”

Dr. Ingram says cannabinoids, of which there are just over 60 types, are now being studied by scientists world-wide to ascertain their medicinal value in treating specific diseases and medical conditions. Humans produce many of their own cannabinoids, and dietary sources include dark leafy greens, especially parsley, black pepper, rosemary, oregano, basil, and sage.

“The richest source of cannabinoids is a liquid CO2 extract taken from the cannabis plant,” says Dr. Ingram. “Not only does the extract contain a complete assortment of cannabinoids, it also contains other important chemicals including caryophyllene, the premier cannabis-source anti-anxiety and anti-depressive agent.

“Adequate levels of cannabinoids allow for a process of continuous cleansing to occur within our cells and organs,” says Dr. Ingram. The adequate internal presence of cannabinoids holds the key to disease prevention and the achievement of a long, disease-free life.

Cannabinoid deficiency self-test

Are you dangerously cannabinoid deficient? Dr. Ingram includes a simple Cannabinoid deficiency self-test on page 89 of his book, The Cannabis Cure. Some of the symptoms which indicate you need to build up your cannabinoid levels are:
can’t sleep
suffering from epilepsy for many years
anxiety or depression
taking mood-controlling medications
obsessive-compulsive syndrome
gets too emotional, fits of rage and/or anger
seizures or seizure syndrome
tremors
schizophrenia
rarely eat dark leafy greens
alcohol addiction
suicidal thoughts
Dr. Ingram says after taking the test and marking our symptoms, most of us will likely find we have at least a “mild to moderate” cannabinoid deficiency.

“This means you are likely not getting sufficient cannabinoids in the diet, and/or your body is unable to make sufficient amounts,” says Dr. Ingram. “For optimal health increase the consumption of dark leafy greens, especially parsley, and also to consume greater quantities of cannabinoid-rich spices, including black pepper, rosemary, oregano, basil, and sage. Also, take a mixture of raw, organic CO2-extracted hemp plus CO2-extracted wild oregano, 5 drops daily.”