But did you know that consuming cannabis and breathing it in offers a variety of health advantages? Ganja tea is one of the healthiest beverages on Earth. It is chock-full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. People consume it to cure everything from morning sickness to anxiety. Modern study has given us a clearer picture of how it may benefit our health.
Cannabis tea, like edibles, is another option for individuals who don’t want to smoke or vape cannabis. Depending on your preferences and desires, you may prepare it in a variety of ways. Making cannabis tea with various techniques is as follows:
- Water is infused with dry cannabis flower (less intoxicating because THC is not water-soluble)
- To make a latte-style beverage, mix cannabis infused with a fat (such as coconut oil or butter) with tea leaves and water.
- Adding a cannabis tincture to tea
Ganja Tea Reduces Chronic Pain
Cannabinoids, chemicals found in marijuana such as THC and CBD, have analgesic effects. The cannabinoids in cannabis are absorbed through the stomach and liver when you consume a cannabis tea.
Cannabis-infused tea is not psychoactive. It’s similar to edibles in that you’ll typically feel the effects for four to eight hours, although it might take up to two hours before you notice them. Cannabis-infused tea may be particularly beneficial for long-term diseases like cancer, AIDS, MS, and rheumatoid arthritis because of its extended duration of action but slow onset of action.
Instead of administering several times throughout the day, drinking one cup of tea provides for considerably longer pain alleviation. For optimum cannabinoid absorption, consider adding some fat to your drink. This will aid in the better metabolism of cannabinoids by your body.
Relieves Anxiety and Depression
Anxiety and sadness are two of the most prevalent diseases suffered by people. Globally, it is estimated that 350 million individuals suffer from depression. Anxiety affects one in every thirteen people on the planet. It’s no surprise that anxiety and stress are connected; they’re often found together.
In fact, anxiety illnesses are the most prevalent mental illness in the United States.
Specifically infusing this medicinal herb into tea form has a number of healing qualities that could offer relief.
Cannabis has been shown in studies to have neuroprotective qualities and to play an important role in emotional behavior regulation.
Cannabis’s many components, such as the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), can all contribute to these benefits.
Cannabis has anti-inflammatory properties that can help with brain edema. It also has antioxidants that aid in cell repair and DNA protection. It’s also an effective anti-inflammatory, which can assist with brain swelling.
Cannabis has been shown in numerous studies to help reduce inflammation, which is linked to a variety of health problems, from depression and anxiety to heart disease. Cannabis helps the brain heal itself and recover from stress damage by reducing inflammation.
Cannabis is not a magic cure-all for depression or anxiety. We need more study to confirm any definitive claims.
However, we do know that cannabis has a beneficial impact. And what better way to relax than with a cup of tea? The method itself is relaxing, and the beverage is packed with restorative abilities for your mental well-being.
Improves Lung Health
Did you know that cannabis improves rather than inhibits lung function? Cannabis works as a bronchodilator rather than a bronchoconstrictor, unlike cigarettes. In other words, cannabis decreases resistance in the respiratory tract while also increasing airflow. Cannabis has been shown to help with lung cancer.
THC has been found to lessen lung cancer tumour growth by 50%, according to researchers from Harvard University. THC also drastically reduced the ability of malignancies to spread.
Cannabis tea is a non-intoxicating form of cannabis that may be consumed to gain the same benefits as smoking without inhaling smoke. If you have a respiratory problem, this can be really helpful.
Supports Heart Health
Regular exercise and a nutritious diet can help you avoid a lot of different forms of heart disease. Have you heard that cannabis might be beneficial? According to research, cannabinoids have been proven to lower blood pressure and improve circulation in human tissue. Cannabis chemicals cause the arteries to relax and expand, allowing the arteries to open up. Cardiac problems such as heart attacks are linked to high blood pressure and narrowed arteries.
Cannabis may help to alter this. We’re not suggesting you start smoking in order to reduce your blood pressure. Smoking cannabis has been found to improve a person’s heart rate. However, drinking it as tea may help. If taken lightly, the effects are minor and mild. Gradually increase the amount of cannabis consumed if necessary. BONUS TIP: Do you want to create your own infused drink? Click here for an easy marijuana tea recipe (click here for metric conversions).
Cannabis Tea Eases Symptoms of Nausea
Have you ever had a stomachache? We’re all familiar with the unpleasant feeling of nausea. Nausea, while not pleasant, is one of our body’s natural defenses. It’s how our bodies defend against poisons. Fortunately, our bodies are able to swiftly repel attackers and queasiness feelings don’t last long. Unfortunately, nausea is a sign that something is wrong. Many individuals, particularly those who are undergoing chemotherapy, suffer from nausea on a regular basis. Which might lead you to believe if cannabis has any advantages.
Nausea and hunger are reduced by THC, the active component in cannabis, according to studies. According to a study published in the British Medical Association’s journal, one of the best-supported therapeutic uses of cannabis is nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. Consider how drinking cannabis tea might be for therapy.
It’s feasible to get the advantages of cannabis without feeling sick. It’d also be nice on the stomach since it has anti-nausea capabilities and may boost hunger. This could be a game-changer for chemotherapy patients who are at risk of deadly weight loss.
Does weed tea get you high?
During decarboxylation, the non-intoxicating compound THCA is changed to THC, which activates various medicinal and psychoactive effects (read more about THCA’s unique therapeutic benefits here). When cannabis is smoked or vaporized, heat activation occurs naturally.
If you decide to decarboxylate your cannabis before adding it to the tea, keep in mind that the best time and temperature for decarboxylation may vary depending on the circumstances.
- The amount of moisture in your product
- How much product you use
- The type of oven you have access to (e.g., gas or electric)
How long does weed tea take to kick in?
Tea, like edibles, goes through your stomach and liver before being broken down. This takes considerably longer than smoking marijuana, which enters your body via your lungs in a matter of minutes. You may want to wait at least an hour or two before noticing any changes.
Start with a small amount and go slow when drinking weed tea, as well as eating edibles in general. Drink a cup and wait; if you don’t feel anything, make another one.
Weed tea recipes
We have two comfortable weed tea recipes to share with you. Cannabis tea with rose and chamomile may be made in a variety of ways—simply use your favorite type of tea leaf or flower, as well as ground cannabis, to unwind. The cannabis-infused golden milk with coconut oil is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich way to say goodbye to the day.
Ganja tea with rose and chamomile
Prep time: 5 minutes
Steep time: 5-10 minutes
Dosage: We recommend 2 tsp for this recipe, but it depends on the potency of your cannabis. You can always add more or less depending on your tolerance.
- 2 teaspoons ground cannabis trim, stems, or buds
- Coconut milk, optional
- 2 teaspoons dried chamomile
- 2 teaspoons dried rose buds
- You can choose to decarboxylate your dried herb beforehand or not. (Again, this depends on whether you’re looking for the benefits of THCA or THC.)
- Add all dried flowers to a tea infuser and steep in hot water for 5-10 minutes.
- Enjoy with additional cannabis-infused honey and/or coconut milk for added effects.
Cannabis golden milk with medicated coconut oil
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Dosage: This depends on the potency of your cannabis coconut oil. You can always add more or less depending on your tolerance.
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 1” piece fresh turmeric, unpeeled, thinly sliced, or 1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric
- 1 ½” piece ginger, unpeeled, thinly sliced
- 1/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp honey
- Ground cinnamon, for serving
- Whisk almond milk, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, honey, peppercorns, and 1 cup water in a small saucepan; bring to a low boil.
- Reduce heat and add the cannabis coconut oil.
- Simmer until flavors have melded, about 10 minutes.
- Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into mugs and top with a dash of cinnamon.