Originally Posted by I wood
Root oil alone only knocked the edge off the pain, moderately effective.
Balm with thc, cbd and many other essential oils worked much better
So much better that the root oil was discontinued as unnecessary.
I cleaned the roots, chopped and froze to burst the cell walls before extracting into coconut oil with time and heat. The process would have covered anything in question that would have been improved from decarboxylization.
Oral ingestion was never attempted for reasons reikox mentioned.
I fully agree, a balm with thc & cbd works wonders for pain. I'm fortunate enough to be a member of a non-profit co-op dispensary that sells/offers pain cream to its members for a very reasonable price. Whenever I use it, I'm always amazed with the speed (5 minutes or less) and efficacy of pain relief.
I have bought numerous jars for close friends and family, and they all rant and rave over the stuff. I have tried different pain creams with a combo of thc/cbd, with and without, and find that the thc/cbd pain creams, the one's that offer higher dosage in mg.'s work best.
To further fight off gout, I suggest going to your local health food store and buying some Black Cherry Concentrate in pill form. Don't buy the Black Cherry Concentrate juice, it has sugar and will act as fuel for gout, making it worse.
Moreover, take lots of Vitamin C, 2000 mg.'s or more per day. It helps to flush out excess uric acid and purine buildup.