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Marijuana tea benefits
Most folks who use cannabis for its medicinal or recreational properties consume it the traditional ways: They smoke it, vape it or consume it in the form of edibles. Marijuana tea is less common. Did you know that marijuana tea isn’t just a healthier alternative to smoking, but that it has other unique benefits as well?
Medicinal marijuana is becoming more mainstream these days, but most people who take it consume it the old-fashioned way. Rolling a good old joint or using a vaporizer are still the most common methods of cannabis consumption, along with taking it in the form of edibles. Marijuana tea allows you to get your dose of herb without the known risks of smoking. It also makes for an excellent way of dosing for patients who suffer from conditions affecting their mouth or throat, or who experience other respiratory diseases.
History teaches us that marijuana tea is by no means a new invention. Ancient cultures used brews infused with marijuana because of their healthful anaesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties. They employed these teas as treatments for all sorts of conditions, such as epilepsy, as well as using them as an aid during childbirth and to provide relief from nausea and headaches.
THE BENEFITS OF MARIJUANA TEA
MARIJUANA TEA AND PAIN RELIEF
The active compounds in cannabis have been observed to bind to receptors in the body’s central nervous system where they can effectively block pain. This makes cannabis a powerful analgesic for treating the symptoms of ailments like arthritis, muscle pains, and other highly disruptive and uncomfortable conditions.
What makes cannabis stand out as an effective analgesic is not just its ability to actively block pain, but the fact that it can do so without the often-negative side effects of conventional pain killers. More and more medicinal experts today agree that cannabis is an effective, yet safe method that can greatly help with the management of pain.
Marijuana tea can be particularly effective as a pain-killing medicine. The reason for this is that this method of consumption allows for more sustained effects as compared to smoking or vaping, in which case the effects are only short-lived.
MARIJUANA TEA BENEFITS DIGESTIVE HEALTH
When you smoke or vape cannabis, the active compounds will go straight to your brain. This is also the reason that you will normally feel its effects immediately, perhaps after just one or two hits. But our brain is not the only body part that can be affected by cannabis. receptors are indeed spread all throughout our body, including the digestive tract.
When you drink marijuana tea, the active compounds of cannabis can provide quick relief for a many digestive problems, from cramps and constipation to diarrhoea and acid reflux. Just like our ancestors did when they needed relief for digestive troubles or an upset stomach, you can take advantage of these beneficial properties of marijuana tea as well!
MARIJUANA HAS ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES
Cannabis isn’t just a painkiller or digestive health aid, it also displays extraordinary anti-inflammatory abilities that make it well-suited for treating health conditions, such as IBS, multiple sclerosis, and arthritis, where it can do a lot more than just reduce the pain.
Health conditions like those above can often arise because of our immune system not functioning properly. When this happens, it may mistakenly start to target our body’s own cells, which leads to inflammation.
Cannabis’ interaction with the body’s endocannabinoid system can counteract such an overactive immune response and reduce inflammation as a result.
MARIJUANA TEA MAY HELP PREVENT COGNITIVE DECLINE
The latest research on cannabis found that it can possibly be effective in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. The main psychoactive compound in cannabis, THC, has been shown to slow or to block a type of protein which is believed to play an important role in the occurrence of Alzheimer’s in older patients.
Even though this research has, until now, only been performed on animals, preliminary results show that cannabis helped mice perform certain memory tasks better. It is now speculated that cannabis can perhaps open the door for new treatment methods for the prevention of cognitive decline.
CANNABIS CAN HELP WITH MOOD DISORDERS
Mood disorders like depression or anxiety can have various underlying causes. Sometimes, the reason for these disorders is due in part to physical factors such as neuronal inflammation or serotonin deficiency. Cannabis’ ability to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system to produce stress-relieving outcomes could make it a worthy treatment option for these types of conditions.
Marijuana tea is well-suited for treating those that are prone to increased anxiety. The reason for this is that it usually makes for a more mellow and less psychoactive high as compared to smoking marijuana. People who suffer from anxiety usually consider marijuana tea more relaxing than smoking due to the lower THC content in the infusion. The relaxing effects of the tea will also last longer.
HOW TO MAKE MARIJUANA TEA
Making your own marijuana tea is not very difficult. The simplest way to prepare it is to simmer some buds together with some added butter or oil on low heat for about 30 minutes. Instead of buds, you can also use leaves or stems. Depending on the strength you want for your marijuana tea, the buds will give you the strongest infusion, while the stems will result in a significantly weaker brew. Find some recipes on how you can infuse tea with marijuana here:
Important: Know that as with other marijuana edibles and beverages, it may take about 30 minutes or longer for the marijuana tea to kick in; so be patient. The effects can also last quite a long time, up to 8 hours. Take this into account when you plan to make and drink your marijuana tea.
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