Hemp For Health: The Medicinal and Nutritional Uses of Cannabis Sativa by Chris Conrad

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

byChris Conrad

Paperback | February 1, 1997

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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 .

About The Author

A driving force behind Proposition 215, Chris Conrad has been educating others on the benefits of hemp for nearly a decade. He is the founder of the Business Alliance for Commerce in Hemp and the author of Hemp: Lifeline to the Future. He lives in Northern California.
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Title:Hemp For Health: The Medicinal and Nutritional Uses of Cannabis SativaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:February 1, 1997Publisher:Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

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ISBN - 10:0892815396

ISBN - 13:9780892815395

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Table of Contents

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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