Classes on Spagyric Preparation
Spagyric Preparation involves a lot of study and a lot of time practicing in the lab. Our classes are meant to prepare people at different stages of their practice in the Spagyric preparation of herbs. We are in the process of developing more courses to engage practitioners of various skill levels.
You can now download our Intro to Spagyric Preparation as a two part video or mp3 series. You can view and purchase the courses at this link: https://www.evolvedalchemy.com/online-classes
The Alchemy of Cannabis
Understanding the Cannabis Plant - Maximizing the Entourage Effect
There are no scheduled courses for The Alchemy of Cannabis at this time.
ABOUT THE COURSE:
The Constituents in Cannabis and Their Medicinal Effects
We will go over the different constituents present in the cannabis plant and talk about the medicinal values of terpenes, flavonoids, cannabinoids, chlorophyll and the minerals from the plants ash. Each of these compounds has been researched, although some of these compounds are largely under researched.
Understanding the Entourage Effect
Each one of these compounds contributes to what is known as the 'entourage effect.' This effect has been documented only with full spectrum extracts of cannabis/hemp. The term was coined to describe the difference between the effects of isolated cannabinoids in comparison to multiple cannabinoids administered at once. The effect is further increased with the addition of the other constituents contained in the cannabis plant.
The Endocannabinoid System
The Endocannabinoid system is made up by many receptors that span across the whole body. There are CB1 and CB2 receptors and each one regulates different systems within the body. We will go over how these receptors are structured and what their interactions are with both, phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids.
Historical Use of Cannabis
The historical preparation and use of cannabis has been documented to ancient times. It is important to understand our ancestral ties to cannabis. Through understanding a more sacred and respected perspective of cannabis, we might find more information about how the cannabis plant helps heal the body. We will cover the different preparations and ceremonies used in ancient times to gain insight to what the ancients saw and used cannabis for.
Please bring a writing utensil and notebook to take notes.