Most people who use marijuana for its recreational and/or medicinal properties consume it via the traditional ways – smoking, vaping, or eating it in the form of edibles. nowadays, it's also more common to consume marijuana through CBD oil for insomnia and other purposes. While marijuana tea is a lot less common, it's a much healthier alternative to smoking, and brings other unique benefits as we'll describe in this post.
What is Marijuana Tea?
Marijuana tea is made from the cannabis plant, and its key benefits are derived from THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) content in the plant. THC ideally binds to the pain receptors in the brain, which makes it a natural pain reliever, and offers other therapeutic benefits.
Plus, marijuana tea lets you enjoy your marijuana without the known risks associated with smoking it. It is therefore a perfect solution for patients who suffer from conditions that affect their throat, lungs, mouth, or have other respiratory problems. It can also enhance the effect of CBD Oil for sleep and other conditions.
Taking a quick look at the historical profile of marijuana tea, it's quite evident that this is far from an invention. A number of ancient cultures would consume brews infused with marijuana for the anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties. Marijuana tea was used as a treatment for all kinds of conditions, including epilepsy, and during childbirth to offer relief from headaches and nausea.
Benefits of Marijuana Tea
1. Pain relief
Marijuana is a known powerful analgesic and has been in use for centuries to treat painful conditions like muscle pains, arthritis, and other chronic illnesses. The active compounds in cannabis have been shown to bind to various receptors in the central nervous system where they can block pain effectively.
The good thing about how cannabis works to relieve pain is that it does so without the negative side effects associated with the conventional pain killer medications. For instance, marijuana is not as addictive as morphine, codeine, and oxycontin, and there's no any dose-related fatality ever recorded from using marijuana.
Medical experts are increasingly agreeing that cannabis is an effective and safe way to alleviate pain and manage painful conditions like migraines, fibromyalgia, cancer, etc. Cannabis infused tea is quite a great delivery method considering that when marijuana is absorbed through the digestive tract, it has much longer lasting and holistic effects.
2. Marijuana Tea has a Neuroprotective Effect
Previously, the Drug War hysteria tried to link the use of marijuana with brain damage and memory problems. However, the evidence is contrary. Recent studies have found out that marijuana seems to produce a neuroprotective effect. Precisely, THC appears to block or slow down the production of beta-amyloid proteins. These proteins are widely thought to be the predecessors of Alzheimer's.
And while the research has, until now been performed on animals only, the preliminary results suggest that cannabis helped mice perform much better at certain memory tasks. Now, it's being speculated that cannabis might be helpful in opening new doors for the prevention of cognitive decline.
3. Promotes Digestive Health
When cannabis is smoked or vaped, the active compounds shoot straight into the bloodstream and the brain. This is why the effects are normally felt immediately, usually after one or two hits. However, the brain isn't the only organ that can be affected by cannabis. The endocannabinoid receptors are spread out all over the body, including the digestive tract.
Upon taking marijuana tea, the active compounds of marijuana can provide instant relief from many digestive problems, from constipation to diarrhea, to acid reflux. And just as different ancient cultures did when they needed relief for digestive troubles, you can use marijuana tea to reap these beneficial properties as well.
4. Helps with Anxiety and Mood Disorders
Anxiety and depression are caused by many factors. The persistent trigger of our "fight or flight" response, neuronal inflammation, or a neurotransmitters deficiency may impact mood. Fortunately, cannabinoids can help with these major factors that contribute to depression and anxiety.
Cannabis infused tea is great for people prone to increased anxiety. The tea makes for a less psychoactive and more mellow high in comparison to smoking cannabis. The relaxing effects of the tea will also last much longer.
5. Alleviates Sleep Disorders
Marijuana can serve as an effective sedative, based on the kind of marijuana you take, this probably explains the recent popularity of CBD oil for insomnia. The sleep-inducing effect is ideal for people suffering from continually disrupted sleep or insomnia. With a good cup of marijuana tea, you can go back to a restful, uninterrupted sleep and you will wake up feeling refreshed.
6. Eases the symptoms of Nausea
While nausea can be really uncomfortable, it's actually one of the natural defense mechanisms of our bodies. It helps the body fight toxic substances. However, if nausea becomes chronic, it can be problematic. For example, people undergoing chemotherapy experience nausea quite regularly.
Fortunately, THC has been shown to relieve nausea and stimulate appetite. Marijuana tea essentially helps you reap the anti-nausea effect of THC and is easy on your gut. As a bonus, marijuana tea may increase your appetite in the process.
Starting with a little background, I am an anti-bullying advocate and have recently graduated from The Parent Leadership Training Institute, where as part of our studies we were asked to come up with a community project close to our hearts and put it into action. My cause was bullying, and I began a blog and Facebook page to address issues pertaining to all forms of bullying. Implementing this project was followed by a thre- minute speech to my peers, and, after all this, here is what I have learned about bullying.
Bullying makes people feel bad about themselves, leading to feelings of inadequacy, low self-esteem and even physical symptoms. The repercussions of bullying can cause people to miss school or work as well as countless other negative side effects.
I have been bullied both at school and at work, and I know of others who have suffered the same plight. It is not fun!
My first bullying experience was in seventh grade as a young teen. There was a group of three "mean girls" who harassed me and, I later found out, several of my friends; they thought it was funny to pick on others about their clothes, their looks or whatever else they could come up with (who knows). It felt awful at the time. Supposedly, I was chosen to get picked on because they claimed I bought my clothes at the Goodwill. That wasn't true, but really who cares? Why they were picking on me was never really the point. Luckily, after a while, the meanies went on to the next victim(s) like a never-ending cycle. I tend to think once a bully, always a bully, which goes to show how good a lifestyle that is, because those "mean girls" never amounted to much. In hindsight, I feel sorry for them. Watch the movie The Gift if you're really curious about what happens to bullies when they grow up.
And bullying was not just an issue when I was a teen, since then nothing much has changed. My own nephew was bullied in eighth grade, and he recently talked to me in depth about of how the bullying took a toll on him. Especially because I had the same experience, I could relate to him in ways that some others couldn't. Like reliving my own memories, I was incredibly broken up to hear how it made him feel.
Even worse than that, bullying does not end in the school yard. Employees are being bullied on the job at an alarming rate. When you are bullied on the job as an adult, it taken an even bigger toll. Further it doesn't just go away like those middle school "mean girls." Unless you can quit your job, you might just be stuck. There are all kinds of physical symptoms, stomach pains, migraines and even panic attacks. Beyond the physical, people's mental and emotional state is extremely sensitive to bullying, and as a result work performance might suffer. Furthermore, it might feel like there is no recourse, no one to believe you. You can hope that the HR Department is willing to listen and do something about it, but the whole process can be so disheartening. And in the hierarchical corporate environment, sometimes the bully seems to get ahead and you are left lagging behind in a subservient position. This is what happened to me as a victim of workplace bullying. It started with me being told by a co-worker that my boss was following me to the bathroom, staring down the hall whenever I left my desk to make sure I came right back to my seat. Then it was standing over me as I typed, ordering me to get in a car with them, not allowing me to sit somewhere if it wasn't within their sight. The list of offenses could go on endlessly. There were times I felt like I couldn't breathe. And then, the bully torturing me got a promotion. Like the character of Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, the classic bully is revered by her peers, despite the fact that all of her employees are terrified of her. Yet, she is in a role of high stature and praised as a bully. We live in a culture that is not only complacent in the existence of bullies, but one that actively allows them to thrive.
It makes you realize how unfair life can be. Of course, no one said that life would be fair; maybe you just assumed that bad people would not get ahead. But, they do. Even now, I cannot help but to shake my head in disbelief. I often wonder what makes a person feel the need to laud their power over another. Are they insecure? Were they bullied themselves? They must feel bad about themselves in some way? Do they feel the need to do this to make themselves look good? Whatever the reason, it certainly isn't nice at all. I have found myself at different times in my life standing up for people who have been bullied around me. And I certainly do not allow anyone to treat me in any way that I find disrespectful. I truly believe in karma, and I tell myself that at some point in time, the bullies will get it back in some way. I have seen it happen, and in the meantime, I just say to myself "What goes around, comes around."
Bullying shows no sign of slowing down, and in this day and age, it's even worse than I have experienced in the past. Cyber bulling, rumors, fist fights, knifes, guns and other forms of both mental and physical cruelty, it truly sickens me. I know that I cannot save everyone, but I try to be an advocate as much as possible and encourage others to do so as well. NO ONE SHOULD BULLIED! It is disgraceful to say the least. You should always practice grace as much as you can. With every person who chooses to do so, the world gets a little bit better. I will be writing more on this topic on a regular basis; I feel it helps to talk about this subject aloud and spread the word. and, if nothing else, be kind.