Recreational and medicinal cannabis are usually consumed in the usual, old way: by smoking, eating as edible, or by vaping. But consuming cannabis through tea is not that common. While tea is a very good alternative to smoking. And did you know that it has many more health benefits?
The use of medical marijuana is becoming increasingly popular, but most people stick to consuming cannabis in the old-fashioned, usual way. Rolling a blunt, using a pipe, or vaping are still very popular methods. After that comes the edibles, and for the sake of convenience, drinking tea also belongs to this category.
See, the advantage of drinking marijuana tea is that you don't have the risks that you have if you smoke. After all, you do not breathe in harmful smoke. In addition, you can dose very well with tea. It is also the ideal way to still enjoy the benefits of marijuana for people who have throat or mouth problems, or patients with respiratory diseases, for which smoking is therefore not an option.
The bennefits of cannabis tea
The special thing about cannabis as a painkiller is that it not only actively blocks pain, but there are almost never any negative side effects, as you do with conventional painkillers.
Always attending doctors and medical experts believe cannabis is an effective and safe way to combat pain.
Certain active components of cannabis appear to bind to receptors located in the central nervous system of the human body. There they can effectively block pain. For example, with muscle pain and other conditions, cannabis can help with treatment. The use of cannabis tea can be very effective and serve as a medicine to relieve various types of pain. The effect of tea lasts longer, compared to smoking or vaporizing cannabis.
Cannabis tea and digestive problems
The effects of smoking cannabis come very quickly, sometimes after just 1 toke. The THC enters the bloodstream quickly and the active ingredients go directly to the brain. However, endocannabinoid receptors are present throughout the body, and those receptors are all sensitive to cannabis constituents. They are everywhere, including in the digestive tract.
Drinking marijuana tea can ensure that the active ingredients from marijuana provide relief quickly, from cramps to diarrhea, constipation and acid burping. This is also not new at all. The medical benefits of cannabis tea have been exploited for a long time. Hundreds of years ago, stomach issues were alleviated. Drinking cannabis tea is therefore not a new invention.
Ancient cultures already used it. Sometimes they made weird concoctions that were enriched with cannabis because it had a narcotic, healthy and anti-inflammatory effect. The tea was used for a variety of conditions, such as epilepsy, nausea and headache.
Making cannabis tea
It’s not that difficult to make your own tea based om cannabis. The easiest way to prepare it is to simmer a few tops in butter. You can also use oil. Leave it on a low heat for about 15 minutes. You can also use other parts of the plant, it all depends on how strong you like your drink. The buds of the plant will ensure the strongest effect.
Be patient when you drink cannabis tea
Keep in mind that, as with other cannabis beverages and edibles, it will take long (around 30 minutes) for marijuana tea to get to its effect. It can also last quite long, even up to 7 hours. So be patient and start with tea that is not that strong, so that you can first test what the effects are. It's.... tea time!
Do you ever drink cannabis tea? What effect does it have?
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