Do you suffer from chronic pain?
Evidence suggests drinking cannabis could help. Cannabinoids, compounds in cannabis like THC and CBD, have pain-fighting properties. When you ingest a cannabis drink, the active ingredients in the plant are absorbed through the digestive track and liver. Typically, it takes about 30-90 minutes for the tea to take effect.
Why is this important?
The pain relief is ongoing. Similar to edibles, you’ll normally feel the effects for around 4-8 hours, but it could take as long as two hours before you notice onset of effects. Because of the slow acting, but long-lasting effects, cannabis-infused tea can be particularly helpful for chronic conditions like cancer, AIDS, MS, and rheumatoid arthritis. Instead of dosing several times throughout the day, one cup of tea provides extended pain relief.
Next to stress, anxiety and depression are among the most common ailments people experience.
Studies show that cannabis contains powerful neuroprotective properties and plays a major role in regulating emotional behavior. These effects can be explained in part by the numerous components of cannabis. Cannabis contains antioxidants that help repair cells and protect DNA from damage. It also happens to be a potent anti-inflammatory, which can help with brain swelling.
A cup of tea makes everything better! For anyone looking to consume cannabis without going the more traditional smoking route, cannabis tea is here to save your day. So, what is this? Cannabis tea is simply tea made with cannabis.
This tea is easy to prepare. The most important thing to know is, just like when baking or cooking anything with cannabis, if you're trying to get high, fat and oil are not optional; you need them to extract the THC. Remember that – they're a must, even if you're on a diet.
A second thing to know is that marijuana tea isn't brewed as quickly as regular tea. Rather, from prep time to drink time, the whole process takes about half an hour. So be patient, it's worth the wait.
Making Delicious Cannabis Tea, You'll Need:
A gram of cannabis (ground)
4 cups of boiling water
A tablespoon of unsalted butter or coconut oil (I prefer coconut oil)
A tea strainer (not mandatory)
Time to Prepare the Tea:
Pour the water into a pot and bring to a boil.
Add in the butter or oil and allow it to dissolve.
Add cannabis to a tea strainer and place in pot .
Simmer for fifteen minutes.
Pour the tea into a cup and enjoy.
Making your tea with a strain that is high in CBD (or buying a pre-made tea with CBD) may leave your drink even better armed to fight pain (though THC is an ally, too, against the ache). If you suffer from chronic pain, such as the kind brought on by MS or arthritis, this tea can really help.
Inflammation is both good and bad – it helps our body repair itself but too much of it does more harm than healing. When it’s chronic, all kinds of issues can crop up (including cancer). Cannabis acts as an anti-inflammatory much like aspirin does (but it’s not as hard on your stomach as aspirin is).
Cannabis tea can help with digestion, helping to relieve cramping and constipation. It may also help reduce heartburn and acid-reflux if you tend to suffer from it.
Protection of the brain
As more is discovered about the magic of cannabis, its benefits are growing increasingly obvious. One of these benefits is neuroprotection: cannabis helps the brain! This is most acute in the aging population – some people are theorizing that cannabis can protect against Alzheimer’s and dementia and eliminate (or at least prolong) age-related decline.
Anxiety and depression
No article on the benefits of weed would be complete without the mention of anxiety and depression – it can do wonders for the mind! If you suffer from mental disorders, especially those that involve anxiety, it’s smart to be careful about strain: you don’t want to smoke something that brings on the paranoia...indicas are best, but it's your body and only you know how the strains work for you.