What is Marijuana Tea?
Marijuana tea comes from the cannabis plant, and the benefits are mainly derived from THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the active ingredient found in cannabis. This compound binds to the pain receptors in our brain, essentially functioning as a natural pain reliever, among other therapeutic purposes. Use of this tea is recommended if you live in a country or region where the possession, use, and distribution of marijuana is legal.
While marijuana remains an illegal substance in certain European countries and American states, it has been used in traditional medicine in various parts of the world for thousands of years.
Subtle Tea, Mary’s Wellness, Supple Tea, Positivi-Tea, and Stillwater — these are just a few of the pre-packaged cannabis teas hitting the cannabis dispensaries near you.
They have the additional promise of clear labeling and managed dosing. But, you can brew your own at home.
- Simmer buds, stems, and or leaves in water over a low heat.
- Use more buds for a strong brew, or more stems and leaves for weaker tea.
- Add a little butter, oil, or flavor in mint, chamomile, dried fruits, or citrus rind.
- Infuse standard favorite tea with cannabutter.
The benefits of cannabis tea take a while to hit home. But, the effects can last as long as eight hours.
How to Prepare Marijuana Tea Step By Step:
- All you need to do is boil the water and add the leaves.
- Let it simmer for 15 minutes or so.
- Add the 2 teabags as well as the honey and milk.
- Let the mixture boil for another 5 to 10 minutes.
- While adding the milk, make sure that you pour it in slowly to prevent it from curdling.
- You can also heat up the milk a little so that it is warm as you pour it in.
There are many things that you can to your homemade marijuana tea. Some add mint-flavored teabags while others like a little alcohol and sugar in it to give it a kick. You can also use 10% cream as an alternative to whole milk. You can even add unsalted butter to the water while it boils so that you have delicious butter-flavored marijuana tea.
Experimenting with marijuana tea is fun, and you could end up with a delicious version that is all your own!
Marijuana Tea Health Benefits
The health effects of marijuana tea can be enjoyed by people suffering from arthritis, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, anorexia, obesity, hypertension, autoimmune diseases, nausea, and constipation, among many others.
One of the most proven and researched benefits of marijuana tea is its effect on pain. THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, is able to bind to the pain receptors in our brain like any other pain reliever, to provide comfort and relief. However, marijuana doesn’t have many of the dangerous side effects of pharmaceuticals. In terms of pain relief, marijuana tea is used by countless people to treat tremendous pain from chronic diseases.
Anxiety and Depression
The psychotropic activity of THC in the body does have mood-boosting and neurotransmitter-releasing effects, meaning that marijuana tea can reduce levels of stress hormones and relieve anxiety. This has been known to help people struggling with depression and other chemical imbalances, as well as those who are simply overwhelmed or unable to deal with stress.
Marijuana tea is known to be soothing and relaxing and is able to reduce blood pressure and stress in the body. This is accomplished by easing the tension of blood vessels and arteries, calming down the body and lowering your risk of heart attack and stroke.
The cannabinoids found in marijuana tea are known to stimulate cognitive activity, and THC has been directly linked to improved memory and focus in a number of studies. These results are exciting to consider, given the ongoing mystery of Alzheimer’s disease, and the potential of a non-invasive, all-natural cure in the form of this tea.
Marijuana tea can act as a sedative, depending on which type of marijuana you used to make the tea. This sleep-inducing action is excellent for those suffering from insomnia or continually disrupted sleep. The sleep is restful and uninterrupted, and you will wake up feeling refreshed!
Marijuana tea is very good for soothing the stomach, relieving inflammation in the gut, and preventing nausea and vomiting. If you have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or any other form of chronic stomach issue, this tea can help you in a major way!
Reduce Alcohol Relapses
The compound cannabidiol has been found to have unique treatment potential of reducing alcohol and drug relapses. It is found to curb cocaine cravings.
Help lose weight
If you look around, you will notice that the avid cannabis user is usually not overweight. That is because cannabis is linked to aiding your body in regulating insulin while managing caloric intake efficiently.
Regulate and prevent diabetes
With its impact on insulin, it only makes sense that cannabis can help regulate and prevent diabetes. Research conducted by the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis (AAMC) has linked cannabis to stabilise blood sugars, lower blood pressure, and improve blood circulation.
Shows promise in autism treatment
Cannabis is known to calm users down and control their mood. It can help children with autism that experience frequent violent mood swings control it.
Research conducted on CBD has shown that it can help control seizures. There are ongoing studies to determine the effect cannabis has on individuals with epilepsy.
Cannabidiol has been linked to helping heal broken bones, quickening the process. According to Bone Research Laboratory in Tel Aviv, it also helps strengthen the bone in the process of healing. This makes it tougher for the bone to break in the future.
Improves Lung Health
Did you know cannabis actually enhances rather than inhibits lung functioning? Unlike tobacco, cannabis acts as a bronchodilator rather than a bronchoconstrictor. In other 1words, cannabis actually decreases resistance in the respiratory tract and increases airflow. And it gets better… Cannabis could even help treat lung cancer. Researchers from Harvard University found that THC reduces tumor growth in lung cancer by 50 percent. In fact, THC also significantly reduced the ability of cancer to spread. Cannabis tea offers an alternative to people who wish to experience the benefits of cannabis without smoking it. If you have a respiratory ailment, this can be especially beneficial.
Supports Heart Health
You probably know that regular exercise and a healthy diet prevent many forms of heart disease. But did you know it might be time to add cannabis to the mix? According to a study published in the journal Pharmacological Research, cannabinoids lower blood pressure and improve circulation in human tissue. Essentially, the compounds in cannabis open the arteries by causing them to relax and widen. Why is this significant?
High blood pressure and blocked arteries are known to cause heart attacks and heart disease. Cannabis could help change this. Now, we’re not saying you should start lighting up to decrease your blood pressure. Smoking cannabis has been known to raise a person’s heart rate initially. However, drinking it in tea form could help. The effects are gentle and mild as long as you don’t over-consume. How much should you be drinking? We recommend starting off with a single serving, about one glass. Monitor your body’s response and wait at least 2 hours before consuming more. Gradually increase your dosage if necessary.