Cannabis tea usually contains the leaves of the upper part of the plant and the tops. These parts of the plant contain extremely low levels of the psychoactive THC, which is also linked to regulations in the European Union (1164/89) that state that it is allowed to cultivate cannabis strains with THC levels below 0.3%. Hemp tea is a beverage that contains many beneficial substances, including vitamins and antioxidants. THC levels are extremely low, so it has no psychotropic effects. However, tea contains the molecule CBD (cannabidiol), which does not affect the psyche but offers many benefits.
6 benefits of drinking hemp tea
1. Reduce chronic pain
Hemp tea is great for pain relief. In fact, that's one of the main reasons. The active ingredients in the plant are absorbed through the digestive tract and liver. Tea takes effect about 30 to 90 minutes after ingestion. However, the effects usually last about 4-8 hours, and at most about 2-3 hours. Due to the slow but long-term effects of cannabis tea, for individuals with chronic diseases such as cancer, AIDS and rheumatoid arthritis.
2. Relaxes anxiety and depression
Anxiety and depression are among the most common and widespread diseases people face. An estimated 350 million people suffer from depression. In fact, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. Hemp tea has many healing properties that can be helpful in doing so. Studies show that cannabis has strong nuroprotektive properties and plays an important role in regulating emotional behaviour. These effects can be explained in particular by many cannabis ingredients. Hemp contains antioxidants that help repair cells and protect DNA from damage. It is also found that this is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that can help with the swelling of the brain. Inflammation of the brain is the leading cause of depression and anxiety. By reducing inflammation, cannabis allows the brain to heal itself and overcome the damage caused by stress. Cannabis tea consumption is a calming and gentle way of treatment. Not only is the procedure itself therapeutic (sipping a relaxing cup of tea), but the drink is full of healing properties for your mental health.
3. Improves lung health
Did you know that cannabis actually improves and does not inhibit lung function? Unlike tobacco, hemp acts as a bronchodilator and not as a bronchoconstrictor. In other words, hemp actually reduces airway resistance and increases airflow. Hemp tea offers an alternative to people who want to use cannabis without smoking it. This can be especially useful for people with respiratory problems.
4. Positive effect on the heart
Regular exercise and a healthy diet prevent many forms of heart disease. According to the study, published in the journal Pharmacological Research,cannabinoids lower blood pressure and improve circulation in human tissue. The compounds in hemp essentially open the arteries, causing them to relax and expand. This is important because it is known that high blood pressure and blocked arteries cause heart attack and heart disease. Although cannabis smoking is known to increase a person's heart rate early, drinking hemp tea can greatly reduce (or negate) these effects.
5. Relieves symptoms of nausea
Nausea is a symptom that can be associated with several serious diseases. Many people, especially those undergoing chemotherapy, regularly feel sick. The active substance in hemp THC has been shown to alleviate nausea and stimulate appetite. Drinking hemp tea can help reduce seizures of nausea and soothe the stomach. In addition, drinking hemp tea increases appetite. This in turn can help cancer patients with severe weight loss and nausea associated with chemotherapy.
6. Relieves intestinal problems
Cannabis has a long and documented history of helping to alleviate the gastrointestinal tract. Cannabis in people with gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS and Crohn's disease relieves convulsions, constipation and driers. Research shows that cannabis works with endogenous cannabinoid receptors in the digestive tract by reducing muscle spasms, pain and improving motility. Drinking cannabis tea may have been a great way to guide these symptoms associated with the G.I. tract because cannabinoids go straight into the gut.
Preparation of hemp tea
The poparek is obtained when a pinch of hemp and leaves is poured with boiling water and leave to stand for about 5 – 10 min. If we want stronger tea we can add a drop of hemp oil or milk. By adding fat to the tea, our body will be able to absorb CBD which is in the tea. Boil the boil by boiling the hemp and leaves for a few minutes. Since hemp tea contains cannabinoids, which are fatty molecules and can not be eliminated in aqueous solution, it is necessary to add some fat. Therefore, add a few drops of hemp oil, milk or some other fat, in this case we get stronger and more intense tea to taste.
Preparation of hemp tea with spices and herbs
Hemp tea can have a specific taste for many people that resembles spinach. If this taste doesn't suit you, you can change it if you add spices to the tea to "cover" the specific flavor. Hemp tea can be prepared by adding selected herbs or medicinal plants, which can be picked on the meadow yourself. If desired, hemp powder can also be added to hemp tea.
Hemp tea preparation with melisa, dhudo and lime flowers : We can be creative in preparation, as we do not necessarily enjoy pure hemp tea, but other herbs can be added if desired. If we want to settle down we can add melisa, dingo, anise or lime flowers to get a delicious blend that will come out after the end of a busy working day.
Iced tea with hemp, turmeric, ginger and citrus:
- ingredients: juice of half a lemon, half a teaspoon of turmeric, half a teaspoon of ginger powder, a pinch of hemp and leaves, a teaspoon of honey
- preparation: pour boiling water over the ingredients and add a tablespoon of cold water. The smoothie is ready!
Green hemp tea
ingredients: hemp powder, a pinch of hemp tea, a teaspoon of honey
preparation: pour a pinch of hemp tea with boiling water, wait 5-10 min. while mixing honey and hemp powder in a jar, add a teaspoon of lukewarm water to obtain the paste. When the tea has cooled, add a mixture of honey and hemp powder.
Hemp tea should be consumed prudently, any exaggeration or unilateral consumption is not recommended.