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Terpenes for Well Being

Author : Andrew Freedman
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Start Your Self-Care Journey with Cannabis Cocktails, Cooking, and Creams "Whether you are new to handling or consuming cannabis, have an interest in aromatherapy, or want to expand your culinary repertoire to include the basics of natural plant terpenes, you'll enjoy this book!” ―Jacqui Pressinger, director of the American Culinary Federation #1 New Release in Pharmaceutical Drug Guides, Health, and Mind & Body Reference International wine scholar and seasoned cannabis professional, Andrew Freedman, brings a fun, step-by-step guide to using terpenes for both physical and emotional self-care, including relaxation, stress management, and natural medicine anxiety relief. Herbal remedies to feel better outside and inside. In recent years, cannabis has taken the natural medicine community by storm, with terpenes as the number one conversation starter. To Freedman, dubbed "The Cannabis Sommelier", terpenes have a depth of complexity, whether it’s helping to set your intention, creating the mood, and now―fusing it with cocktails, cooking, and aromatherapy. With engaging text, informative charts, and recipes for both edible and non-edible terpene consumption, Terpenes for Well-Being provides both a botanical breakdown and comprehensive drug guide to aromatherapy-related techniques for relaxation, natural stress relief, and anti-anxiety treatment. Cannabis cocktails and aromatherapy. In the tradition of cannabis cookbooks, Terpenes for Well-Being offers terpene-infused food and cocktail recipes to promote well-being. With information on the distinct characteristics of different terpenes, this exciting self-care book offers a hands-on, DIY approach to terpene-infused lotions, potions, foods and beverages. Inside, you’ll find recipes for: • Bath salts • Cocktails • Food pairings • And more! If you’re looking for cannabis gifts or self-care gifts for women or men―and enjoyed books like The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies, A Woman’s Guide to Cannabis, or Cannabis Pharmacy―then you’ll love Terpenes for Well-Being.

Terpenes for Well Being

Author : Andrew Freedman
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Terpenes for Well-Being will be a clear, step-by-step guide to using terpenes for both physical and emotional self-care including relaxation and stress management. It will include specifics about what terpenes are, how they work and how they can be used. There will be information about the distinct characteristics of different terpenes and a guide to consuming terpenes to effectively care for oneself or others through terpene-infused lotions, potions, foods and beverages.

Terpenes

Author : Beverly A. Potter, Ph.D.
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What Are Terpenes? Terpenes (pronounced tur-peens), or terpenoids, are aromatic metabolites found in the oils of all plants. Terpenes are chemical oils produced by plants that create the unique flavor, scent and effect of herbs, fruit and flowers. When smelling a flower or herb, your nose actually registers the unique terpene profile of the plant. More than 30,000 unique terpenes have been identified in plants, animals, microbes, and fungi, which create aromas and flavors. Terpenes help carry out biological functions, can serve as vitamins, pheromones, and hormones as well as influence the immune system. When combined, terpenes produce complex profiles. For example, the herb lavender smells pleasant, tastes slightly sweet and floral, and has a relaxing effect. Terpenes are secreted along with cannabinoids in the flower’s sticky resin glands. They are responsible for cannabis’ smell, flavor and contribute to its overall sensory effect. Terpenes give the Blueberry cannabis strain its berry smell, Sour Diesel its skunky smell, and Lavender its floral aroma. Over 100 different terpenes have been identified in the cannabis plant, and every strain tends toward a unique terpene type and composition. Terpenes play a key role in differentiating the effects of various cannabis strains. Terpenoid production evolved over time in plants, including cannabis, to attract pollinators and to act as defense compounds. Female cannabis plants produce glandular trichomes, which are glands that look like small hairs or growths that protrude from the flowers and leaves. Trichomes house crucial compounds, including cannabinoids (such as THC and CBD), flavonoids, and terpenes. Terpenes and cannabinoids interact synergistically to promote relaxation and stress-relief, while others promote focus and acuity. The effect profile of a given terpene can change when combined with other terpenes and cannabinoids in a phenomenon known as the entourage effect. Research suggests that terpenes offer medicinal value as they mediate our body’s interaction with therapeutic cannabinoids. Technology has developed a method of distilling terpenes into highly concentrated forms that can be used individually or in conjunction with other terpenes. Terpene isolates are commonly used in cosmetic products, incense, food flavorings, perfumes, natural medicines and a wide variety of everyday products. Pure, isolated terpenes are highly concentrated and may pose health risks if consumed or applied to the skin with out proper dilution. Working with terpenes is shaman-like, calling on an understanding the terpene to safely unlocking their amazing potential. For instance, certain varietals are more potent than others, meaning that one dilution method cannot be applied to every type of terpene. Achieving balance can be tricky but well worth the personal learning needed. -- Beverly Potter

Terpenes and Terpenoids

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Terpenes belong to the diverse class of chemical constituents isolated from materials found in nature. They play a very important role in human health and have significant biological activities, including anticancer, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects. This book provides an overview and highlights recent research in the phytochemical and biological understanding of terpenes and terpenoids, examining the most essential functions of these kinds of secondary metabolites.

Your Cannabis CBD THC Ratio

Author : Uwe Blesching
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The author of the game-changing Cannabis Health Index returns with a book designed specifically for general readers who want to understand how THC and CBD can benefit them. While CBD is the new buzzword for health and wellness, many researchers and practitioners believe that the symbiotic relationship between THC and CBD, known as the entourage effect, allows for greater therapeutic benefits for patients. Unfortunately, when it comes to optimizing that ratio to a particular health condition, it is often a process of trial and error for medical patients. Your Cannabis CBD:THC Ratio provides detailed information on how to find the best ratios of CBD:THC and covers the preferred ratios of these two primary cannabinoids for ten prevalent medical conditions —including cancer, chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia, and many others. Blesching’s unique chemotype-based system takes into account CBD:THC ratios, the various forms of cannabis medicine available to consumers, and the subjective therapeutic dosages, presenting a complete evidence-based methodology. -- Uwe Blesching, PH.D.

The Healing Code of Nature

Author : Clemens G. Arvay
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Human beings are inseparable from the natural world, co-evolving with all of life. In order to thrive, we need to nourish this bond. In The Healing Code of Nature, biologist Clemens G. Arvay illuminates the miraculous ways that the human body interprets the living “code” of plants, animals, and our larger natural habitat for healing and sustenance. Here is a book as inspiring as it is fascinating, offering a new vision for the future of medicine and the way we relate to our environment. Learn more about: • The new science of eco-psychosomatics: the study of the close connection between mind, body, and nature • The biophilia effect and the healing relationship between humans and trees • Epigenetics and the mounting evidence of how environmental experiences of a living being can directly affect genetic material • The role of evolutionary medicine in understanding and treating cancer • Regenerating in nature and taking a time-out from the stressors of modern living • Unleashing the healing potential of encounters with animals • Moving beyond the materialist view to reclaim nature as an unsolvable mystery

Antioxidants in Fruits Properties and Health Benefits

Author : Gulzar Ahmad Nayik
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This book provides a comprehensive review of the antioxidant value of widely consumed fruits. Each chapter covers the botanical description, nutritional & health properties of these popular fruits. Fruits are one of the most important indicators of dietary quality and offer protective effects against several chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, obesity, and various types of cancer. In order to effectively promote fruit consumption, it is necessary to know and understand the components of fruits. In addition to underscoring the importance of fruit consumption’s effects on human diet, the book addresses the characterization of the chemical compounds that are responsible for the antioxidant proprieties of various fruits. Given its scope, the book will be of interest to graduate and post-graduate students, research scholars, academics, pomologists and agricultural scientists alike. Those working in various fruit processing industries and other horticultural departments will also find the comprehensive information relevant to their work.

Medicinal Plants for Holistic Health and Well Being

Author : Namrita Lall
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Medicinal Plants for Holistic Health and Well-Being discusses, in depth, the use of South African plants to treat a variety of ailments, including tuberculosis, cancer, periodontal diseases, acne, postmacular hypomelanosis, and more. Plants were selected on the basis of their traditional use, and the book details the scientific evidence that supports their pharmacological and therapeutic potential to safely and effectively treat each disease. Thus, this book is a valuable resource for all researchers, students and professors involved in advancing global medicinal plant research. Many plants found in South Africa are also found in other parts of the world. Each chapter highlights plants from other worldwide locations so that scientists can study which plants belong to the same family, and how similar qualities can be used to treat a specific disease. Uses traditional medicine as an efficient means to identify and further investigate South African and similar plants used as lead compounds in modern drug discovery Includes a number of chapters dedicated to using medicinal plants to treat various skin disorders, which is not covered often in other books on medicinal plants Organized by specific diseases, with vital evidence-based data related to the bioactivity, pharmacological potential, chemical structure and safety information

Cannabis Grower s Handbook

Author : Ed Rosenthal
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Ed Rosenthal’s Cannabis Grower’s Handbook is the definitive guide for all cultivators—from first-time home growers to experienced large-scale commercial cannabis operators. The Grower’s Handbook breaks down the fundamentals of marijuana cultivation and demonstrates their practical applications in gardens of any size. Learn new techniques to maximize yield and efficiency and to grow bigger, more potent resinous buds! Cannabis Grower’s Handbook covers the newest lighting technologies such as LED and adjustable spectrum bulbs; permaculture and regenerative farming techniques; advanced drying and curing methods and strategies; comprehensive integrated pest management; and over a dozen specialized garden setups. Still deciding what to grow? This guide will help you choose among the many options from innovative breeders, which now include autoflowering plants and CBD and CBG varieties of hemp. With over 600 pages of full-color photos, this grower’s guide presents the latest science, tools, and methods to enable you to grow a cannabis garden of any size, anywhere—indoors or out. Ed Rosenthal’s books are known for their easy-to-understand and trend-setting content and have educated millions of growers—hobbyists and professional cultivators alike consider Ed’s books their go-to guides. This fully updated edition of Ed’s groundbreaking Marijuana Grower’s Handbook comes at a time when more people than ever before can legally grow cannabis and want to know how to maximize their yields. Once again, Ed shows you how, this time drawing on the contributions and research of the pioneers and leaders in the legal cannabis industry, as well as from professors at leading horticultural schools at the University of California at Davis, Cornell University, the University of Connecticut, and Oaksterdam University. Two new co-authors have contributed their expertise to Cannabis Grower’s Handbook: Dr. Robert Flannery holds a Ph.D. in plant biology and is the founder of Dr. Robb Farms, a licensed cannabis producer in California. Angela Bacca is an editor and journalist who has specialized in cannabis content for over ten years and edited the 2010 edition of the Marijuana Grower’s Handbook. Dr. Robb and Angela Bacca join Ed Rosenthal to bring the must-have Cannabis Grower's Handbook to a rapidly "growing" audience.

Fragrance and Wellbeing

Author : Jennifer Peace Rhind
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For thousands of years fragrance has been used, across many varied cultures, for altering mental and emotional states, and as part of spiritual practice. This book explores the impact of fragrance on the psyche from biological, anthropological, perfumery and aromatherapy viewpoints. Beginning with an exploration of our olfactory system and a discussion of the language of odour, the book examines the ways in which fragrance can influence our perceptions and experiences. It introduces us to a broad range of fragrance types – woody, resinous, spicy, herbaceous, agrestic, floral and citrus, as well as the attars that form part of Unani Tibb medicine. Traditional and contemporary uses and the mood-enhancing properties of fragrance types are presented. The book then provides an overview of the theoretical and philosophical frameworks that have been used to analyse how and why we choose fragrance. Finally readers are given guidance on how to cultivate their olfactory palate, which reveals a new dimension in the use of fragrance to enhance wellbeing. This book offers a wealth of knowledge on plant aromatics and the powerful influence of fragrance on wellbeing. It will be of particular interest to aromatherapists, perfumers, psychotherapists, ethnobotanists and anthropologists.