A natural form of menstrual relief is now available to women, thanks to pot.
The world’s first cannabis-infused vaginal suppository was released this week by Foria, which promises to relieve the pain and stress induced by menstrual cramps and discomfort.
Named “Foria Relief” to distinguish from the company’s ultra-popular sexual aid spray for women, the small cocoa butter-based inserts are blended with a 6:1 ratio of THC oil concentrate and CBD isolate, respectively. The two compounds work together to diminish pain signals and muscle cramping, all without a psychoactive high.
Women will experience maximum pain relief without getting stoned since the medicine is administered as a vaginal suppository.
“The pelvic region contains more cannabinoid receptors than any other part of the body except for the brain,” said Foria founder Mathew Gerson. “so delivering these actives in a suppository format is a natural choice.”
The feminine pain reliever could be life-changing for the estimated 5 million suffering from endometriosis.
“I have endometriosis that returned after having a partial hysterectomy,” wrote Desiree Maligro. “When I have flare ups, besides excruciating pain, I look pregnant and the inflammation affects my bladder. Foria is one of the very few things that brings me relief.”
Cannabis treatment in the field of obstetrics and gynecology goes back all the way to the 9th century, according to a 2008 medical journal review. Arab text translations suggests that cannabis seeds were juiced in order to “treat migraine, calm uterine pains, and prevent miscarriage.”
“This plant medicine has a long, cross cultural history of use as a natural aide in easing symptoms associated with menstruation,” said Gersen. “Our intention is to share the powerful medicinal properties of this plant while utilizing modern extraction techniques.”
Foria Relief is available now in finer medical dispensaries throughout California, and will be available soon in Colorado.
Listen to our interview with Foria founder Mathew Gerson below in an earlier episode of our affiliated podcast, the Hash.
Source: Smell the Truth