The CBD Handbook: Using and Understanding CBD and Medical Cannabis

Author(s) : Karin Mallion

The CBD Handbook: Using and Understanding CBD and Medical Cannabis
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  • Publisher : Aeon Books
  • Published : November 2021
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 194
  • Category :
    Complementary Medicine
  • Category 2 :
    Herbal Medicine
  • Catalogue No : 94396
  • ISBN 13 : 9781912807611
  • ISBN 10 : 1912807610
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In recent years, the popularity of CBD products has exploded - with ‘wonder drug’ claims being made for nearly every ailment ranging from cancer to anxiety.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant and is a 21st century marketing sensation. With a myriad of products to choose from including pills, chewing gum, lotions, potions, capsules, massage oils, pastes and vapes, the revenue potential for CBD products is huge.

But what do we actually know about this panacea? There is more often than not a cloud of confusion which surrounds CBD in its many forms. What does it actually do? What’s the best way to use it? What’s the difference between the vast array of products? Are there herb–drug interactions? Complementary practitioners are not trained in the benefits or contraindications of cannabis when used medically. A quick search on the internet often produces more confusion, with a plethora internet help forums springing up and manufacturers trying to jump onto the bandwagon – often creating products of dubious quality made from vague ingredients.

Karin Mallion’s new book aims to fill the gaps in our understanding of CBD. The CBD Handbook is an accessible guide, written for patients and practitioners alike, which provides readers with a history and overview of CBD and cannabis. It lists in detail which conditions and ailments CBD can help with and provides a detailed look at cannabinoids, THC, endocannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system. It also explores the different types of cannabis, the phytochemistry of cannabis, appropriate herbal medicine to use alongside CBD and cannabis, legal issues, case histories and issues around clinical use.

About the Author(s)

Karin Mallion is a degree qualified medical herbalist, having owned and managed three health stores, one of which specialised in cannabidiol therapy, whilst simultaneously running a successful herbal medicine practice. Karin’s interest in cannabis and its phytochemical components began when patients began to report significant improvements in health issues. Subsequently she studied, researched and wrote a seminar for complementary and alternative medicine practitioners to aid them in the use of this herb, which has rapidly become one of the most popular and publicised herbs in recent years.

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Tony Carter FNIMH, Dip Phyt, Director, Planta Medica (Co-op) Ltd on 05/01/2022

“As herbalists we are often asked, how is it that each herb we read about can be used for so many conditions? It makes no sense! Well this book answers this and many other questions through an elegant marriage of physiology, plant chemistry and a deep knowledge of herbal medicine. Prepare for a scientific roller coaster ride in this guide to the therapeutic uses of cannabis. A must for all, practitioners and public alike wanting to know more about this amazing plant.”

Peter Martin, Dr (Osteopathy) General Osteopathic Council on 05/01/2022

“A truly brilliantly executed book, which is easy to understand but in an informative way. A really good book for practitioners.”

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