Many people are often confused by the term and effectiveness of homeopathy. Did you know that Cannabis also known as marijuana is actually very similar to homeopathy? Cannabis had its first known use in 1783. The first uses of Homeopathy were in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. In fact in 1813, the founder of homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann, used homeopathy to treat an epidemic of typhus, which affected Napoleon’s soldiers after their invasion of Russia. Even Napoleon himself was treated successfully with a homeopathic remedy for a case of psthiriasis (and in case you don’t know what that is…It’s pubic lice. Gross!)
The definition of Cannabis is as follows according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
“1: a tall Asian herb (Cannabis sativa of the family Cannabaceae, the hemp family) that has a tough fiber and is often separated into a tall loosely branched species (C. sativa) and a low-growing densely branched species (C. indica) : HEMP sense 1a —used especially for cultivated varieties having high levels of THC
2a: the psychoactive dried flower buds, leaves, or preparations (such as hashish) or chemicals (such as THC) that are derived from the cannabis plant especially: MARIJUANA”
According to webmd.com “Homeopathy is a medical system based on the belief that the body can cure itself. Those who practice it use tiny amounts of natural substances, like plants and minerals. They believe these stimulate the healing process.
It was developed in the late 1700s in Germany. It’s common in many European countries, but it’s not quite as popular in the United States.”
What many people don’t know and understand is that similar to Cannabis, Homeopathic remedies are derived from nature as well. Just like certain strains of Cannabis can have different effects on the mind and body, homeopathy uses different substances from nature to help the body heal itself from different ailments. Many people have heard of certain homeopathic remedies such as Arnica, which can help with bruising and swelling, or Chamomile, which can soothe irritable children while teething or help you fall asleep. I’m sure almost all of you have heard of Chamomile, but did you know it is a classic homeopathic remedy?
Just like most things in life most Homeopathic remedies come from Latin roots so you may see the term Cimicifuga Racemosa or Pulsatilla and think what the heck is that but they are each a remedy made from flowering plants, specifically the black cohosh and the wind flower. Are we seeing a pattern here? Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae.
When I was trying to simplify homeopathy and homeopathic remedies to people in the United States I wanted to bring us back to something we are all familiar with. People have been using Cannabis for years and now it has even become legal across many parts of our country. We know this plant to help people with many medical ailments, such as pain and anxiety. And just as I mentioned earlier, it is just a plant. We take that plant and dry the leaves, process it into many different forms such as turning it into oils or gummies or leaving it as a flower to be smoked and inhaled. The ingredients we use in our products are just the same, natural ingredients that have been processed and put into an ingestible form to allow your mind and body to gain benefits with a focus on easing particular symptoms.
Hopefully this quick comparison of cannabis to homeopathy helps you to…
It’s Just a Plant (A Natural Substance)