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#1 Desert Woman

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 03:23 PM

I haven't heard of this being done. But, I want to give it a try. I have an earache and a friend reminded me that our mom used to warm some olive oil and drop a few drops in our ears when they hurt and it would make them feel better. It stands to reason that a Cannabis ear drop made with olive oil could be very effective. So, I will be the guiney pig of this little experienment and make some as soon as I can get to the store and pick up some olive oil.

I will

  • Fill my crock pot half way with trim/bud.
  • Cover the plant material with water.
  • Pour one pint Olive Oil and stir into mixture.
  • Slow simmer all day.
  • Strain through cheese cloth into freezable container.
  • Freeze overnight.
  • Drain oil off top of frozen liquid in the morning.


Dosage
Two to five drops into infected ear as needed.

Directions for use
Store in fridge. Warm gently to touch. (like a baby's bottle. lol! )



I will take pics and demonstrate my process as soon as I get the olive oil.
Necessity is the mother of invention. They could have had this product on the shelves prior to prohibition for all we know.

Edited by Desert Woman, 13 February 2011 - 03:27 PM.

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#2 twistyman

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 03:28 PM

I don't see any topical use for thc myself....

plus its sticky .
IMO of course, just be careful..

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 03:35 PM

I don't see any topical use for thc myself....

plus its sticky .
IMO of course, just be careful..


I have had so much success with the balm for my patient's pain, that i am spurred on to discover what else may be possible. No one has had a reaction to it that was unpleasant and each and every time they tried it "where it hurt" they were impressed at how effective it was on their pain! I do know that olive oil is perfectly safe for use in ears and will proceed with caution as i sample it on myself first before letting anyone else try it.

Before prohibition, cannabis was in many every over the counter medications and has never been cited for causing any harm to anyone. Thank you for your words of caution. I will be careful.
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#4 EkimRI

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 03:48 PM

Salve's and balms are pretty standard around here too DW, but I've not seen ear drops...

I'll be anxious to hear how it works.
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#5 Desert Woman

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 04:02 PM

Salve's and balms are pretty standard around here too DW, but I've not seen ear drops...

I'll be anxious to hear how it works.


Really, this stuff is nothing new. It had just been forgotten. I will let you know how it works. Since, it is my ear that is hurting, I am really rooting for it! lol!
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 04:07 PM

think I would do a test first with a moist warm area
see if any molds or bacteria form.
would hate to think the inner ear cannal where it is warm an moist
{ALREADY irritated } being subjected to anything that could incourage
more baceria thus irritation or worse
huh?A bacterial infection.huh?

we know cannabis can mold...
an ders a reason you keep it refrigerated
so eather test it first in warm moist dark conditions
an check under microscope for an mold or bacteria cultures
orrrrrrrrrrrr
huhTRY IT ON DA DIRTBAG FIRSThuh
after all him don't listen anyways....

Edited by MrsMcGreggor, 13 February 2011 - 04:13 PM.

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#7 Desert Woman

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 04:16 PM

think I would do a test first with a moist warm area
see if any molds or bacteria form.
would hate to think the inner ear cannal where it is warm an moist
{ALREADY irritated } being subjected to anything that could incourage
more baceria thus irritation or worse huh?A bacterial infection.huh?

we know cannabis can mold...
an ders a reason you keep it refrigerated
so eather test it first in warm moist dark conditions
orrrrrrrrrrrr
huhTRY IT ON DA DIRTBAG FIRSThuh


thank u. I will.

The olive oil is a natural antibiotic and disinfectant, a known remedy in itself. I am keeping in mind the mold capacity of the cannabis plant material which is what creates the necessity for the refrigeration. Olive oil normally needs no refrigeration, much for the same reasons that honey and peanut butter do not.

Remember, this will be brought to a boil and simmered all day, then refrigerated. I think I will be OK.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 04:25 PM

thank u. I will.

The olive oil is a natural antibiotic and disinfectant, a known remedy in itself. I am keeping in mind the mold capacity of the cannabis plant material which is what creates the necessity for the refrigeration. Olive oil normally needs no refrigeration, much for the same reasons that honey and peanut butter do not.

Remember, this will be brought to a boil and simmered all day, then refrigerated. I think I will be OK.

well the same thing happens in canning foods
you cook them all day an then vacume seal
BUT if they are left out where its warm they can spoil
the choice is yours
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#9 Desert Woman

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 04:31 PM

well the same thing happens in canning foods
you cook them all day an then vacume seal
BUT if they are left out where its warm they can spoil
the choice is yours
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thanks. i will take that into consideration. i understand that fruit and sugar is a mighty wonderful environment for mold to grow. Thus the need for the wax seal and consequent refrigeration after opening. I am hoping that the natural antibiotic and disinfecting qualities of the olive oil help keep it fresh along with the boiling and refrigeration.

Only time will tell. It seems worthwhile to try.

#10 Desert Woman

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 02:24 PM

looks like it may have to wait till tomorrow. my girl isn't feeling well and won't be in today.

This is what is so frustrating for me. I cannot walk very long without assistance and do not own a car. Brick wall A vehicle and a good electric wheel chair is a must, in my future.

A girl can only do so much without health care..
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#11 twistyman

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 02:35 PM

looks like it may have to wait till tomorrow. my girl isn't feeling well and won't be in today.

This is what is so frustrating for me. I cannot walk very long without assistance and do not own a car. Brick wall A vehicle and a good electric wheel chair is a must, in my future.

A girl can only do so much without health care..


Sorry to hear that..too bad its not a Canadian dessert...
then all your transport would be paid...and you'd get a elect wheelchair from Govt or community group...

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#12 Desert Woman

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 02:50 PM


Sorry to hear that..too bad its not a Canadian dessert...
then all your transport would be paid...and you'd get a elect wheelchair from Govt or community group...



I will just have to save my pennies. They don't do that here.

#13 weezer

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 06:50 PM

did you get rid of your ear ache ??

#14 Desert Woman

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 07:02 PM

did you get rid of your ear ache ??


it feels much better today. probably pressure from change in humidity and alergies, I bet. it still hurts some, but it's not overwhelming.

thank you very much for asking. I am still going to make this oil to see if it can help clear it up and maybe I can have fewer of them, I hope. If it is safe and it works it will be wonderful to have on hand and to make available to patients.

#15 Desert Woman

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:41 PM

Last time I made oil for my balm, I used stalks and stems and replaced the plant material every day for 3 days and then drained. I may do the same this time around. We'll see..


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Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:14 PM

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#17 Desert Woman

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 02:16 AM

it came out great! I have used it several times over the last couple days with no adverse side effects. Talk about numbing pain! My lips and teeth even get a little numb at first lol!

and an unexpected benefit. you get high as hell. makes sense. that much THC and other Cannabinoids entering the blood stream that close to the brain. It's all good. :wink: and I can now safely recommend it to my patients. One patient got a bottle already. Can't wait to hear her feedback!

Edited by Desert Woman, 19 February 2011 - 02:18 AM.

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