Despite the recent public interest in natural and holistic remedies to combat and even cure cancer, Big Pharma continues to invest in synthetic and dangerous chemicals with a laundry list of side-effects. However, marijuana enthusiasts continue to espouse the benefits of using it to keep the symptoms of cancer and other chronic diseases at bay, at the very least as a method to reduce pain thresholds.
Well cancer isn’t the only thing the marijuana plant has been cited as a treatment for. A company named Foria Relief has begun production of a line of vaginal suppositories in order to effectively treat menstrual cramping. Woman have typically resigned themselves to the fate of treating the unpleasant symptoms of their period with over the counter drugs like Midol and Ibuprofen with little to no success. Some have even gone as far as seeking out more powerful prescriptions like Vicodin or Percocet to combat the ill-effects of ovulating. The Foria Relief company hopes to address these problems with a new line of fragrant cocoa butter infused suppositories designed to mitigate the unpleasant and painful episodes of the female menstrual cycle. The pain relief medication is designed to relax the pelvic floor muscles and alleviate the pain symptoms but without causing the psychotropic high or stoned feeling associated with marijuana.
The company uses its own exclusive process of extracting and maintaining the purity of the compounds all while using pesticide free marijuana flowers. The final product comes out to a standardized extract of 60% THC and 10% CBD, which they say balances out the psychoactive properties of the drug.
People who have used the drug testify in droves to the effectiveness of it to treat the pain associated with menstruation. The THC and CBD combine in a dual mechanism to relax the muscles, reduce inflammation and block the pain receptors of the brain, creating a synergistic blend of pain killing properties without the negative effects of pharmaceuticals.
The concept is actually quite ingenious as the majority of cannabinoid receptors are concentrated in the pelvic floor area. This helps to accentuate the efficacy of the medicine on multiple levels. One user described her experience with the medicine as her pelvic area “floating in outer space.”
The drug isn’t approved by the FDA yet and at the moment is only available in California, however that is sure to change as marijuana reform continues to sweep the country. The company is currently expanding their product line hoping to unveil a new sensual oil designed to enhance the aphrodisiacal component of cannabis as a sensual oil for lovemaking.
Despite this overwhelmingly positive news and feedback regarding this new product, it is important to keep in mind the dangers of using a drug as powerful as marijuana. One should carefully weigh all the pros and cons associated with electing to treat their pain with a potent drug. Even though marijuana is natural it is still a strong narcotic agent and should be treated with the utmost care and respect.