People have been using and cultivating cannabis (marijuana) for a variety of purposes for centuries.
In fact, the oldest written record of cannabis for medicinal purposes dates back to 2727 B.C. by the Chinese Emperor, Shen Nung.
Ancient Egyptians used it to treat glaucoma and inflammation; the Greeks touted its powers to treat ear aches and swelling—even early Americans used the plant to treat depression.
By 1850, the potent therapeutic properties of the cannabis plant had made their way into the U.S. Pharmacopeia, where it was cited to treat: “neuralgia, tetanus, typhus, cholera, rabies, dysentery, alcoholism, opiate addiction, anthrax, leprosy, incontinence, gout, convulsive disorders, tonsillitis, insanity, excessive menstrual bleeding, and uterine bleeding,” among other things.
Despite the seemingly irrefutable evidence of its medicinal value dating back thousands of years, and by almost every culture, by the late 1930s, the US federal government had prohibited both therapeutic and recreational use of the plant.
Since then, it has taken almost a century of legal challenges and ongoing testing to bring cannabis and its healing abilities back into the medical forefront.
Currently, there are over 20,000 published reviews and studies with respect to the cannabis plant and its potent and therapeutically powerful cannabinoids—almost 33 percent of which have been published in the last four years.
Cannabis oil is associated with 187 diseases and 77 different pharmacological actions ranging from insomnia, epilepsy, diabetes, stroke, and brain injury to asthma, dementia, fibromyalgia, ADHD, and almost every type of cancer.
One of the most interesting studies is a 2014 study published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology that revealed that cannabis essentially contains a compound that may kill brain cancers that neither chemotherapy or radiation can touch! (1)
From all the studies on cannabis, researchers know there are over 60 cannabinoids in cannabis, but according to several studies, a specific one, cannabidiol (CBD)—also one of the most abundant ones—”has been found to inhibit and/or kill a wide range of cancers in the animal model, including gliobastoma (a difficult-to-treat type of brain cancer), breast, lung, prostate, and colon cancer.”
What has researchers very excited, however, is that the cannabinoids in cannabis also have the ability to inhibit the stem-like regeneration of cancer cells.
This is very important because cancer stem cells, which are unlike regular tumor cells, are capable of breaking off from an existing lesion or tumor and then forming a new colony of tumor cells.
And while radiation and chemotherapy may be able to ultimately reduce the size of a tumor, in doing so, they also enhance the remaining post-treatment lesion or tumor with more cancer stem cells, and in some cases, these treatments may even transform non-cancer stem cells into cancer stem cells, which of course, not only defeats the purpose but also makes matters much worse for the patient.
Unfortunately, though, even with all of this scientific proof and knowledge, medical marijuana is still only legal in a few states but both politicians and supporters in the medical community continue to fight for its blanket acceptance based on the significant and continued positive research.
Coconut oil—and its countless healing properties—has essentially jettisoned to the top as one of the all-time best therapeutic foods.
Similar to cannabis, coconut is associated with helping numerous diseases and has as many pharmacological actions—50 or more to date, including improving cholesterol levels, weight loss, boosting immunity, digestive issues, kidney problems, heart disease, diabetes, HIV, and a variety of different cancers.
Another more recent 2014 study published in Lipids in Health and Disease, revealed that taking virgin coconut oil can reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and help improve the functional status and the quality of life of breast cancer patients. (3)
Treating Cancer With Cannabis And Coconut Oil
One of the issues with medical marijuana has always been finding the best delivery system. Some people choose to smoke it, which is not always acceptable or as viable for other people.
Often the cannabis can be made into a highly-concentrated liquid that requires only a minuscule amount to achieve therapeutic results.
But what researchers have found, is that one of the easiest and safest—not to mention, healthiest—ways to consume medical marijuana is by infusing it into coconut oil, which also makes the medication more bioavailable.
As the studies show, coconut oil on its own is a powerful healing agent, but when infused with potent therapeutic cannabinoids, both of which have been proven to help kill cancer cells, it then becomes a powerful “one-two punch” against a disease that is literally killing Americans.
How To Make Cannabis and Coconut Oil
There has never been a more pertinent or necessary time for safer, effective and affordable cancer cures—and even more importantly, preventions.
While more and more people who have successfully cured their cancer using alternatives like cannabis and coconut oil are making their claims known to medical professionals, the scientific community is taking note.
And cannabis and coconut oil may one day be a standard treatment protocol for cancer patients world-wide. Until that time comes, however, researchers continue to bolster the scientific-based evidence behind these two powerful therapeutics, ultimately paving the road for those who wish to make an informed choice on how they will treat their cancer.