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Viking Herbalist Introduction

NOT GUILTY - IN MEMORY OF FRANCO LOJA


Since 2012, we have been building our knowledge, of natural herbal healing. In the past two summers, we've expanded to 100% organic growing herbs, vegetables, fruit, beeries, medicinal hemp/cannabis in the garden and greenhouse.

We're also tying to take advantage, of the natural herbs, berries, mushrooms etc., that thrive in the local area. My wife rents a small house, in the countryside, near the spring of Gudenåen. We try to adapt the various benifits from medicinal cannabis and hemp, to what the natural enviroment provides for us here, in the garden and the nearby forrests and meadows.

We would like to share our experiences, with making medicinal sirups, edibles, tincture, oils, ointments and more.

[Picture: Raspberries, Blackberries, Sage, Mentha, Nettle, Mushroom and cannabis leaves, with high CBD content. For sirup or other sweets.]
I am allergic to medicine, lactoseintollerant and have neurological/autoimmume problems, and normal medical treatment has had no effect, or made my problems worse. My wife have a number of health issues, and also benifits from alternative medicine.
In 2012 we became aware of the benefits from Cannabidiol [CBD], and ever since, it has been clear, that my immumesystem only work okay, when I take 30 mg CBD on a daily basis. As oil, edibles, capsules, applied topically or inhaled/vaporized.


[Scr. prt. below, laboratory results from Sundhed.dk]

We actively advocate for the legalizaton of cannabis, we find the criminilization of users, especially those in need of the medicinal effects of cannabiods, unethical and in violation of basic human rights. 
Helping others alliviate pain, depression, cancer, inflammation and general well being, might be illegal, and considered immoral by uninformed popular contempary political standards.
 
[2 kinds of Coconut oil with Cannabis, one dercarboxylated, one made with low heat, to preserve CBDa/THCa terpenes and flavonoids etc.]

Besides sharing our own objective experiences, with the herbs and medicine, I will use the Alpha-Cat test kit, that separates some of the neutral and acidic cannabinoids which are rendered distinct from each other with bright colored spots. The kit can test for 6 cannabinoids:

Cannabidiol (CBD)
Cannabinol (CBN)
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)
Cannabigerol (CBG)
Cannabichromene (CBC)

The kit use Thin-Layer Chromotography, TLC.

[Infographic first trial try, the test was not very accurate,
samples were +/- 0.010mg.]

[Tests have improved with accurate weight and practical training]

The Thin Layer Chromatography method is reliable and standardized within +/- 1,00% deviation.TLC is a low-cost method for cannabinoid analysis and approved by the United Nation Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) for Cannabis routine control of cannabinoid content and of Cannabis origin (Laboratory and Scientific Section UNODC, 2009).

The first blogpost & Recipe: Puffball Creamstow with Bacon & Pork Strips

Kind regards

The Viking Herbalist