And all spinning from my recent experiences and those of Wondrous Roots’ clients…
Herb in the Spotlight: Wild Lettuce
Common Names: Wild lettuce, Bitter lettuce, Opium Lettuce, Green Endive, Prickly Lettuce
Botanical Name: Lactuca virosa
“Research indicates that cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive component of cannabis, is responsible for the reduction of inflammation associated with chronic inflammatory states, as demonstrated in a 2004 study by Italian researchers from the University of Milano-Bicocca. In the case of endometriosis, the cells that line the uterus (the endometrium) are present outside of it and can bleed, releasing inflammatory mediators and causing localized pain. The administration of cannabidiol greatly improves the patients’ quality of life because they can control the pain, and even completely stop taking any other medicine.”
“It is thus clear that endometriosis is associated with clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CECD). Women with endometriosis have lower levels of CB1 receptors in the endometrial tissue. The reduction of the ECS function leads to the growth of the endometriosis throughout the body and to feeling more pain. Endometriotic pain is mediated with the CB1 receptor.”
and.. a client with nausea experienced immediate relief while in my office…
Why do you think this woman was recommended by her doctor to start taking a statin – cholesterol-lowering medication? Look at her labs!