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grass hopper

grasshopper – foto by smith

This summer, British and Italian researchers found that molecules in marijuana can slay the superbug methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus.

In recent years, compounds in cannabis or related molecules have been shown to slow the growth of lung tumors in mice, decrease hardening of the arteries in rats, and boost the egg-binding capability of tobacco smokers’ sperm.

It has also spurred hopes that these molecules (or similar ones) might prove therapeutic for traumatic brain injury, inflammatory bowel disease, allergic contact dermatitis, atherosclerosis, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s disease, among others.

Between 2007 and this summer, several randomized clinical trials have found that smoking marijuana can relieve pain in patients with nerve degeneration caused by HIV or other disorders. Compounds in cannabis also seem to reduce nerve pain and possibly decrease spastic movements in people with MS.

In the 1980s, the Food and Drug Administration approved an oral formulation of THC, the most psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, to treat nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy. Later, it also approved it to boost the appetites of people with AIDS.

Patients who smoked cannabis reported significantly less pain than those who used dummy cigarettes.

– the above data taken from

Also from online searches and the street vine – grass eases pain, settles the stomach, builds weight, steadies spastic muscles, and relieves PMS, glaucoma, itching, insomnia, arthritis, depression, childbirth, attention deficit disorder and ringing in the ears.

From my own research, add an ounce of good grass to a quart of olive oil and put the jar in the sun to heat for 3 days, then let sit for 4 weeks. Massage the oil into your arthritic sore places to assuage pain. Or better yet, go online and search for the recipe for making grass salve with beeswax.

grasshopper – foto by smith

2 Responses to “grass hopper”

  1. MadM says:

    Menopause also relieves PMS!

  2. MadM says:

    Childbirth, too.

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