Cannabidiol (CBD) has quickly become one of the most widely researched cannabis compounds for its therapeutic potential. This is due to its observed success at helping patients better manage issues like pain and soreness, anxiety, depression, and a range of psychotic disorders.
For many consumers, a particularly attractive aspect of CBD supplementation is its lack of the psychoactivity that comes with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
It’s worth noting that CBD isn’t available exclusively in the form of tinctures and vape oils. On the contrary, it is versatile enough to be infused into everything from vinaigrettes to pancakes. In this post, we’ll go over how to prepare CBD tea, and more in CBD Tea: Exploring 4 Potential Benefits!
How to Brew CBD Tea
CBD tea is available in a range of brick-and-mortar retail outlets, including dispensaries and tea shops. It’s also available in both retail and wholesale order sizes via online retailers. Alternatively, proprietary blends, seasoned cannabis DIYers and new consumers alike can also opt to make their CBD tea from scratch.
CBD tea is surprisingly easy to make, and is mostly a matter of personal preference. Some consumers prefer tea made from CBD hemp leaves or CBD ‘hash’, while others find CBD oil easier to work with. Below, we’ll go over the steps to ensure that you get the most out of your CBD tea:
- Start boiling some water and prepare your teapot or cups.
- Make sure that you already have your CBD hash or ground CBD leaves in your diffuser or tea bag; if you’re using CBD oil, be sure you’ve already calculated how many drops you need per cup/serving.
- Once the water has come to a boil, put your diffuser/tea bag into your cup or teapot and pour the boiled water over it. If you’re using oil, add the boiled water to your teapot or cup and drop your desired amount of CBD oil into the water directly.
- Let it steep for between 5-20 minutes (depending on how strong or hot you like your tea) to ensure that it’s fully diffused and incorporated.
CBD tea can be enjoyed at different temperatures without compromising any of its potential health benefits. Because of its increasingly established analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, CBD tea is a viable supplement to conventional therapies — whether you prefer to drink your CBD tea hot while relaxing after a stressful day or prefer a refreshing, cold drink to aid your recovery after a strenuous workout.
It’s important to note that CBD tea contains less than .3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the leading psychoactive component in cannabis. This means that it has no intoxicating effects that can impair your motor skills or judgement, so it can be safely enjoyed at any point throughout the day.
Potential Benefits of CBD Tea
CBD is currently being studied for a wide range of potential applications in the future of natural medicine, and not solely via direct ingestion. CBD infusions are already a common practice in several industries (e.g. skincare, sports medicine etc) for this very reason. Below are some of the most commonly reported benefits of CBD tea.
1. Pain Management
The endorsement of CBD as an add-on to conventional therapies has been actively pioneered by professional athletes in recent years. This is because CBD has been proven to help with acute and chronic pain.
More often than not, aches and pains we feel aren’t directly caused by the injury itself, but rather the inflammation of the tissue around it. CBD can reduce this inflammation and pain because it works with receptors in our body that interpret pain and trigger the inflammatory response.
2. Relieving Anxiety
Another benefit of consuming CBD tea is that it can help to reduce anxiety and stress. For people who suffer from anxiety, this tea can be like having a sip of calm. It helps to put both the mind and body at ease, and supplementing with it regularly can even help to reduce the likelihood of panic attacks.
3. Mood Disorders & Depression
CBD tea is also great for those who suffer from depression. According to a 2019 review, “recent evidence suggests that CBD promotes both a rapid and a sustained antidepressant effect,” meaning that it can serve as a very effective supplement for people who are prone to feelings of depression feel better on an emotional level.
4. Physical Wellbeing & Homeostasis
Consuming this tea can also be beneficial for your hormonal health. There are two ways that CBD helps you on the inside: it can help to boost metabolism and promote healthy sleep patterns. It’s common knowledge that these areas of human physiology are very important, because if your body doesn’t work efficiently, it can be hard to lose weight or maintain energy levels throughout the day.
CBD tea contains antioxidants which help to cleanse the body and protect cells. It also promotes better and deeper sleep, which is key because the body undergoes the majority of its metabolizing and regenerative processes while we’re at rest. This is why quality of sleep can directly impact metabolism, energy levels and our rate of recovery from work and exercise.
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