Cannabis as a medicine – remedies of the past rediscovered

Perception of something changes with new evidence and facts. One can see that happen for ayurvedic cannabis medicine now as new research points to the many therapeutic applications of cannabis products.

 

What is cannabis?

A grouping of plant species found to grow naturally in various regions across the globe. Mature cannabis plants produce highly resinous buds that are utilized for their therapeutic medicinal value.

What is hemp?

A variety of plant species closely related to cannabis. Hemp is primarily cultivated for the creation of therapeutic cannabinoid extracts, nutritional supplements, and its strong fibers used in fabrics, rope and other industrial applications. 


A great many cultures from different regions across the globe have a long history of utilizing cannabis and hemp as a natural remedy for anxiety, pain, insomnia, and the treatment of several other ailments. However, despite this storied and shared cultural heritage, an overall lack of scientific understanding coupled with a perceived potential for societal harm has resulted in decades of strict prohibitions worldwide.  

Fortunately, the accumulation of a slow but steady trickle of evidence-based research has begun to rapidly change perceptions regarding cannabis, and the wide range of therapeutic applications for cannabis and hemp products.

COMMON SYMPTOMS & CONDITIONS FOR CANNABIS MEDICINE THERAPY

Acute Pain

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Anxiety

Arthritis

ADHD

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autoimmune Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Cachexia / Poor Appetite

Cancer Related Pain

Chronic Fatigue

Chronic Pain 

Crohn's Disease

Depression

Endometriosis 

Epilepsy

Fibromyalgia

Headache / Migraines

HIV / AIDS

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Inflammation

Insomnia / Sleep Disorders

Menstrual Pain / Cramping 

Mood Disorders

Multiple Sclerosis

Muscle Spasticity

Nausea and Vomiting

Neuropathic Pain / Nerve Damage

Palliative Care

Parkinson’s Disease

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 

Seizure Disorders

Spinal Injuries

Stress


This research has helped to fuel recent regulatory and social changes across the globe, leading to a resurgence in the use of cannabis as a medicine, and redefining our understanding of its therapeutic potentials. 

Countries such as India, Canada, the USA, Uruguay, Australia, Germany, the UK and many more have enabled pathways for patients and health care providers to access cannabis medicine-based therapies. This has rapidly accelerated advancements in research into the many applications of cannabis medicine, and has subsequently led to the creation of an entirely new generation of products and consumption methods. All of which have been designed to maximize efficacy while minimizing any potential harm/side-effects.

COMMONLY AVAILABLE PRODUCTS IN THE GLOBAL CANNABIS MARKET

Full Spectrum Extracts

THC Distillate

CBD Isolate

Synthetic Cannabinoids

Infused Edible Oils 

Gel Capsules

Tinctures

Sublingual Sprays / Patches

Topical Creams

Transdermal Patches

Dry Whole Flower

Vaporizer Cartridges


For patients in India, cannabis is recognised as a potent plant ingredient in Ayurveda, and cannabis medicine has earned ratification from India’s Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa and Homoeopathy (AYUSH). As with other medications, patients can speak with their doctor about the appropriateness of cannabis medicine therapy for their needs. One can also seek out the advice of an ayurvedic doctor who specializes in the use of cannabis medicine. If deemed appropriate, patients will be provided with a prescription to be fulfilled by a manufacturer of approved cannabis medicine products. 

Due to restrictions imposed under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, cannabis medicine products currently available in India are required to be made only from the leaves of the cannabis plant. Once harvested, the leaves undergo an extraction process resulting in a highly concentrated mixture of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds found in the cannabis plant. This concentrated extract is then used by manufactures of cannabis medicines to create infused edible oils, topical creams/lotions and other form factors.

COMMONLY AVAILABLE PRODUCTS IN INDIA

Infused Edible Oils

Gel Capsules

Tinctures

Full Spectrum Infused Oils

Topical Creams

Hemp Oil

Hemp Seed


To begin your cannabis medicine journey today, book an appointment now with the Savikalpa Virtual Clinic[hyperlink] for an online doctor consultation, or request more information from a member of our highly trained clinic staff (eclinic@savikalpa.com).

We pride ourselves on being one of India’s most qualified sources of fast, friendly, and professional access to cannabinoid medicine online!


Interested in learning more? Send us your questions (eclinic@savikalpa.com). It is our mission to educate patients in any way we can, and we would be delighted to hear from you.


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