CANNABIS, MARIJUANA &
HEMP SEED EXTRACTION
Extraction of Cannabis has a long and varied history.
Extracts from Teas to Hashish, from Ghee Butters to cold pressed Seed Oils,
all have attempted to capture the essences of this ancient
multipurpose crop. This page presents some of the basic
techniques and some of the latest approaches.
As with most other grains, crops and herbs, Cannabis has
been extracted for medicines, vegetable oils, vitamins
and fragrances. With each attempt at purification new
insights into the many ingredients has become clearer.
Unique plant chemicals, common plant chemicals, plant foods,
vitamins, minerals, enzymes etc have all been separated,
purified and even synthesized.
With the current renewed intense interest in the
Medicinal Uses of Cannabis, could we be missing the
original life giving aspects of this vital plant?
Could it be that it was simply meant to be ingested
whole when lush green, flowering and then mature-seeded?
Could the full medicinal and nutritional values be
delivered as fresh food rather than as medicines or
While the extraction to produce hashish, or bubblehash
tricomes, or alcohol/ether tinctures, butane honey oils,
boiled seed oils, cold pressed seed oils all produce
great products with special uses, could we be missing
out on the total potential this way?
The Vacuum Distilled THC's and Synthetic Cannabinoids may be even more potent and pure,
and are important to study of the science, chemistry and biology,
but, as we have seen with Marinol THC, they fall short as medicines and elixirs.
It now seems possible to do whole ripe seeded Marijuana
cold pressings to produce a nutritious extract which
contains the whole spectrum of ingredients without having
to chew and digest large amounts of coarse fiber and seed hulls.
While fiber is ok, the tops of grains are difficult to eat for humans,
although grazing animals and birds have little problem. The male
flowers meanwhile provide rich nectar for bees and honey.
So, its time to design some new experiments using whole
cold pressed ripe seeded Marijuana to see just how effective
it is nutritionally and medicinally. It is very likely that
this technique could produce an incredible life giving product.
This "Virgin" oil would not be smokable, as is fine hashish or pot, nor just for
vegetable oil cooking uses, but it could fulfill the broad range of
nutritional and medicinal needs of humans.
This oily green mush may not be all that delicious, but it
would certainly be usable in all sorts of fresh meals,
perserving all its delicate essences, enzymes and potency.
It could also have extensive potential in Transdermal preparations.
See related Emu Oil Link below.
During the pressing, the Hemp Seed Oils would be expressed out of the hulls and then
they would extract the fat soluble Cannabinoids on the bracts and leaves, then
extract the Fat Soluble Vitamins and other nutrients inside the cells,
while leaving mostly fibers and hulls behind. The spent cake
is then useful as livestock feed.
It may be necessary to add a little extra hemp seed oil to
the screw press to improve the yields of fat solubles, and
prehaps a little water to assist in extraction of water
soluble ingredients and vitamins, depending on the original
moisture and oil content. With testing, an optimised result
should not be that hard to achieve.
Don't Just Keep Cool,
Keep Refrigerated! ;-)
This whole plant top extraction could be applied to most all
other crops and herbs. Has our whole ancient agricultural
evolution may simply be headed in the wrong direction, towards
more disasters as milled rice/beri-beri, bleached white flour
breads without the vital germ, stripped out vegetable oils,
hydrogenated oils and so on?
Yes, there were many reasons for all this historically,
and we have had to learn these lessons the very hardest of ways,
but we have now come full circle. The great inventions of cooking,
baking bread, storing and milling grain, shipping, processing,
packaging, marketing, cities and so on,
all have their good and bad features, but the bad aspects have become
an expanding disaster: ecological to nutritional to political,
and expecially our spiritual exile from the Garden of Eden.
All we need to do is grow fresh healthy crops and eat them
as the Creator intended, and to use our technology to create
concentrated healthy nutrition that can overcome most of the
current epidemics and starvation now ravaging the world.
We need to reunite with the land and plants and
get back to the Garden of Eden, with fresh crops, vegetables and fruits.
We already have seen the value of fresh juiced fruits and veggies,
so why not cold pressed fresh whole grains, now that we have excellent
new presses that can do a great job easily? Do we really need a
hundred little pill bottles of purified vitamins, proteins and minerals,
to replace what we have destroyed in our food harvestings and processings,
when all we have to do is eat fresh whole extracts to achieve maximum health?
"The Lord Is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want.
He Maketh Me To Graze In Green Pastures".
Breaking News! June 5, 2002
Aphios Super Fluid CO2 Cannabis Extraction Approved!
Superfluid CO2 Extraction Details
While CO2 Extracts Are Vital For Medical Marijuana Research,
They May Also Become Popular For Recreational Use,
Perhaps Even Finer Tuned Than Butane Honey Oils For Smoking.
We Still Feel The Whole Cold Pressed Virgin Oils Process
Can Deliver Medical Effects Superior To Fractionated Oils.
Cold Pressed Oils Are Definately Superior Nutritionally.
Each Type Of Extract Has It Purposes, Benefits & Drawbacks,
So Folks, Especially Doctors, Should Learn More About All Of Them.
SFE Equipment is available at
Super Critical Fluid Technologies for research purposes.
The Next Step...Nanoparticles?
SFE Extracts could be depressurized to make Nanoparticles...
SOME CANNABIS & HERB EXTRACTION TECHNIQUES:
Shake n Baked Recipies
- Cold Pressed Oils
- Canadian Hemp Seed Oil
- Type 70 Oil Press
- Oil Seed Press Tests
- Rene's & CiCi's Tinctures & Medicinal Oils
- Aromatherapy Terminaology
- Hemp Seed Oil
- Cannabis Tinctures
Great Books of Hashish 3vols.
- THC & Hashish Archives
Sister Somayah Faces Life 1/02
Sister Somayah Acquitted 3/02
Steve Tuck's Medical MJ Grow Video
- Robert C. Clarke, Hashish! Book
- Hemp Seed Oil
- Hemp Seed Oil
THC Levels in Hemp Seed Oil
THC In Hemp Food, Risk Assessment
DEA Bans THC From Hemp Foods
- Hemp Seed Oil
- Red Honey Oil
Honey Oil Techniques
Honey Oil Techniques
- Honey Oil
- Wicked hash
- Hash Making
- Pollinator NL
- Budder Hash
- 3 Simple Hash Techniques
- Masterkif Screens
- BC Vaporizers
- Cannabis & Hashish Ghee
- Alice B. Toklas Hashisch Fudge Brownies
- Cannabis Perfumes
- Valhanvre Swiss Hemp Products
- What Is Emu Oil? Similar To Hemp Seed Oil
- The Juiceman
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