Phoenix tears, Rick Simpson's Hemp Oil or cannabis extract, are all names used to describe the same product, which is often confused with legal CBD oil that was made from industrial cannabis (hemp).
Legal CBD oil does also deliver many health benefits, but contains only trace amounts of THC and other cannabinoids compared to Phoenix tears, which can provide stronger effects and counteract a wider spectrum of diseases. A wider use is one of the main reasons why some patients choose cannabis extract from the whole plant instead of isolated CBD oil.
Why is Phoenix tears also called Rick Simpson's cannabis oil? And who is Rick Simpson?
Rick Simpson is an activist from Canada and a promoter of medical marijuana, who has been studying this area for nearly a decade. Rick has already successfully healed his skin cancer with his own cannabis extract back in 2003. Since then, Rick has dedicated his work to spread the truth about the strength of cannabis oil. But his efforts did not meet the understanding of the Canadian government, the pharmaceutical companies, or the government health agency, so he had to leave the country after the latest police intervention.
For years, Rick spread his view that cannabis can cure cancer in patients who are willing to take the necessary risks throughout the Internet. Rick even claims to have helped more than 5,000 patients with healing their health troubles by using cannabis extract, and all of this without a reward.
According to his statement, using cannabis oil can treat almost every type of cancer and countless symptoms of other disease. These include: Crohn's disease, depression, diabetes, leukaemia, AIDS / HIV, arthritis, osteoporosis, insomnia, glaucoma, asthma, chronic pain, migraine, multiple sclerosis and many others.
Although Rick's work was introduced to the public only recently, the technique of producing extract from cannabis was known long time before. The extract prepared following Rick's method should be applied directly to the affected area (skin, joints) or consumed orally.
Remember that cultivation of cannabis with a THC content of more than 0.3% is prohibited in in most European Union countries, meaning in most cases you can only legally make an extract from industrial cannabis strains (hemp).
Recommended dosage of home-made cannabis extract, or Phoenix tears
The Rick Simpson's method recommends people to start a dose in the size of half a dry rice grain, three times a day. Patients should take this dose every 8 hours. Early in the morning, again in the afternoon and the last dose about an hour before sleep. It is also important to mention that the user begins to feel the effects about an hour after ingestion. Complete beginners and sensitive individuals can start up to 1/4 of this dose.
The truth remains that each of us has a different tolerance to these substances. However, if the extract was properly prepared, preferably from indica strains, there should be no injury and the expected side effect will be only severe fatigue.
According to Rick's statement, an average person should continue 3-5 weeks before being able to consume 1g or 1ml of oil a day. Once the patient has reached this level, he should continue with this dosage until the symptoms of the illness are under control.
The taste of cannabis extract from the whole plant is usually very earthy, bitter with a pronounced flavour of chlorophyll. The best way to consume the oil is to put the dose under your tongue and allow it a few minutes to absorb. After a few days of getting started, you will gradually become accustomed to the specific taste of the hemp extract. The right dosage will become easier and easier.
Do not forget: Concentrated cannabis oil is a very powerful extract that must be used responsibly. If you are considering treatment using cannabis extract, do not exceed the recommended dosage and do not raise it yourself spontaneously if you are unsure of how oil works and what you can expect. Always start with small doses that you gradually increase. This does not serve as an approved and official guide to the treatment of any illness, but only as a source of information for educational purposes. If you decide to treat yourself with herbal extract you should always consult your physician first.