Medical marijuana research has revealed many impressive benefits of cannabis tea, such as its ability to reduce nausea, stimulate the appetite, relieve stress and anxiety, protect heart health, eliminate pain, prevent cognitive decline, and boost the immune system, just to name a few.
What is Cannabis Tea?
Cannabis tea comes from the marijuana plant, and the benefits are mainly derived from THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the active compound found in marijuana which produces the psychoactivity. THC binds to the pain receptors in our brain known as the endocannibinoid system, essentially functioning as a natural pain reliever, among other therapeutic purposes. This tea is highly recommended for those living in a country or region where the possession, use, and distribution of marijuana is legal. Even though marijuana is still an illegal substance in certain European countries and American states, it has long been used in traditional medicine in various parts of the world for thousands of years.
The Health Benefit of Marijuana Tea
The health effects of cannabis tea can be exploited by people suffering from arthritis, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, anorexia, obesity, hypertension, autoimmune diseases, nausea, and constipation, just to name a few.
One of the most proven and researched medical benefits of cannabis tea is its effect on pain. This is explained by the fact that THC, the active compound in marijuana, is able to bind to the pain receptors in our brain like any other pain killer, thus providing comfort and relief. It should be noted marijuana doesn’t have many of the dangerous side effects of pharmaceuticals and cannabis tea is used by countless people to treat tremendous pain from chronic diseases
Anxiety and Depression
The THC compound found in marijuana produces a psychotropic activity in the body which has mood-boosting and neurotransmitter-releasing effects, implying that cannabis tea can reduce levels of stress hormones and relieve anxiety. Cannabis tea has thus been known to help people suffering with depression and other chemical imbalances, not leaving out those who are simply overwhelmed or unable to deal with stress on their own.
Cannabis tea is known for its soothing and relaxing effects coupled with its ability to reduce blood pressure and stress in the body accomplished by easing the tension of blood vessels and arteries, calming down the body and lowering the user’s risk of heart attack and stroke
The cannabinoids found in cannabis tea are known to boast cognitive activity, and a number of studies have directly linked THC 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!
Cannabis tea can act as a sedative, depending on which type of cannabis you used to make the tea. This sleep-inducing property of marijuana is excellent for those suffering from insomnia or sleep disorders.
Marijuana is naturally known to create munchies. Cannabis tea is an appetite stimulant, thus it is good for patients who are recovering from an injury, surgery or extended illness. Most patients undergoing chemotherapy often use this tea because they need to continue eating to counteract the weight loss, despite nausea. So its rather fortunate that cannabis tea can also help fight nausea, as such allowing people to eat food and keep it down when their body needs to recover.
Cannabis tea is very good for soothing the stomach, relieving inflammation in the gut, and preventing nausea and vomiting. This tea can help in a major way those suffering with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or any other form of chronic stomach issue.
Reduce Alcohol Relapses
Medical research on marijuana has reported that the compound CBD (cannabidiol) has been found to have unique treatment potential of reducing alcohol and drug relapses and also to curb cocaine cravings.
Some Side Effect of Cannabis Tea
It should be noted that drinking cannabis tea has the same side effects as smoking marijuana in its more traditional form and some of which include: Nausea, Dizziness, Headache, Fatigue, Hunger, Confusion, and Paranoia.But these side effects are extremely rare and typically occur when someone consumes too much and is unaware of of the effects of marijuana and THC on the body.
However, a lot of controversy surrounds marijuana and its many derivatives, including marijuana tea, which has resulted in countless negative and unverified claims about the possible side effects of this medicin. Fortunately, with call for the legalization of marijuana in many countries, more research is being conducted on the safety and efficacy of marijuana use with results so far very good, and remedies like cannabis tea continue to grow in popularity.