I had no buds left, and needed the oil for topical, as well as other things.
I save everything! So should we all.
And I am very glad I do as this as turned out to be a life IMPROVER for several people.
This is the oil I used for making topical salves, using the HOA Holy Anointing Oil formula. This has provided relief to several people, from back aches, due to surgery, as well as just damaged backs. One patient had not walked without a cane for a couple of years. She has not used her cane since using this.
One of my patients with Osteo Arthritus could no longer play her guitar. She is back doing riffs and enjoying her photography. Her dexterity is much better, so she can now do finner motor movements that seemed lost to her.
Another patient used this oil for her IBS. It got her through an attack and she is doing much better now. It stopped her pain and gave her an appetite.
In this tutorial I have water cured the herb I used. Many people found the green chlorophyll taste from leaves nasty. I wanted to see if I could improve this at all by water curing this amount of leaves. It did work, but if I ever do this again I will not crush them first, as I found this encouraged them to ferment and made it very strong and harder to do a good cure but it did work very well! Due to the concentration and thickness of leaves I stopped doing this at the 4 day mark. I feel if it was less concentrated, as in not ground up, I could of let them go longer, say for a full 7 days. It pulled much out of them, and was very strong what did come out.
I also know since I grow organically there where no chemicals, other than the ones naturally occurring, in my leaves.
For this project I used 473 grams of leaves. After water curing the leaves and drying them out I had I think 385 grams left. This is close to a pound of leaves. And see how much was pulled out by the cure!
Me being me, I had to try this to see if it would get you high...It tasted pretty bad...crappy is one name for it! LOL! I got a bit of a buzz but mostly felt sick.
I also tried to see if it would help feed my plants with the stuff that came out of it....well, don't do that either, unless you water it down a lot! :hungryplant:It killed one of my plants, and the other one seemed fine, both the same types of plants (begonias, not pot!) So if you do give this to something else, I think it would feed them, but use it diluted! LOL!
In order to keep this all under control I filled up pantie hose legs to soak in the water. This made the whole process far simpler for me, handling sausage like links over wet herb.
First is me weighing and breaking up the herb, filling the stockings and putting them into the container to soak. This container works great for this as it has a spigot at the bottom. All of this I put through paper coffee filters to make sure no trichomes where lost.
NO TRICHS WHERE HARMED OR HURT IN THIS PROCESS...HONEST!
Here we go...please do not hesitate to ask questions.
We are all students here.