6 Reasons Why You Should Drink Cannabis Tea
Inhaling and eating are the most popular methods of ingesting medicinal weed. Together with cannabis oil, of course. But what many do not know is that drinking cannabis is also very good for you. Cannabis tea is one of the healthiest drinks out there, full of vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. Not convinced yet?
Here Are 6 Reasons To Drink Cannabis Tea.
1. Reduce Chronic Pain
One of the biggest reasons people drink cannabis tea is its pain-relieving properties. The active substances from cannabis, cannabinoids, are absorbed through the digestive tract and then processed by the liver.
While it can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes to feel its effect, it normally lasts four to eight hours. You notice its peak around the second or third hour after ingestion. So it works for a very long time.
Due to its long effect, cannabis tea is extremely suitable for long-term treatment of chronic pain caused by, for example, rheumatism, cancer, AIDS, and MS. This is in contrast to inhaling weed, where the effect only lasts for one to four hours. Instead of multiple doses in one day, a cup of cannabis tea can easily help you through the day.
2. Relieves Anxiety and Depression
Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses. Worldwide, about 350 million people suffer from it. Unfortunately, many anti-depressants are dangerous and often do not work. Cannabis tea could replace these drugs.
Several studies show that cannabis has strong neuroprotective properties. It, therefore, plays a major role in regulating emotions and behavior. These effects can largely be attributed to various components in the cannabis plant.
The antioxidant properties of cannabis ensure that cells are repaired and your DNA is protected from damage. The anti-inflammatory effects of marijuana help to reduce swelling in the brain.
Inflammation in the brain is the biggest cause of depression and anxiety. Reducing inflammation gives the brain a chance to heal itself and repair damage from stress.
3. Healthy Lungs
Contrary to popular belief, cannabis does not have a negative but positive effect on the lungs. As we wrote earlier in this article, cannabis ensures clean and healthy lungs.
Researchers from Harvard University proved that THC can reduce tumor growth in the lungs by 50%. The most well-known active ingredient in cannabis also prevented cancer from spreading. Cannabis tea keeps your lungs clean.
Unlike tobacco, cannabis causes airway dilation when inhaled. Cannabis, therefore, reduces the resistance in your airways, allowing more air to pass through. This makes cannabis tea a good alternative for people who do not want to smoke or vaporize as a result of, for example, lung disease such as COPD.
4. Heart Health
We all know that it is important to eat well and exercise regularly for a healthy heart. But cannabis can also have benefits for your heart.
According to a study published in Pharmacological Research, cannabinoids lower blood pressure and improve blood circulation in human tissue. The active ingredients in cannabis open the veins by relaxing and dilating them. This is important because narrow and clogged blood vessels can cause heart attacks and heart disease.
Although cannabis is known for initially raising your blood pressure, drinking cannabis tea can reduce or completely prevent these effects. This is due to the way the active substances are absorbed into your body. The effects of cannabis are therefore softer, especially at a low to mild dose.
The active substances in cannabis are also very good for the heart!
With many diseases (and treatments against those diseases) nausea is an unavoidable side effect. Just think of nausea caused by chemotherapy in cancer patients. By the way, you can qualify for medicinal cannabis from the pharmacy with this.
And that's not for nothing. It is known that THC counteracts nausea and can induce hunger. According to the British Medical Association, the prevention of nausea and vomiting in cancer patients is one of the best-supported therapeutic values of cannabis.
6. Relieves Gut Problems
It is not new that cannabis can help with stomach and intestinal problems. For example, patients with Crohn's disease benefit greatly from medical cannabis because, among other things, it relieves cramps and relieves pain.