The many health benefits of Marijuana tea
Many people are not aware of the health benefits of Marijuana. With the ability to cure a variety of common ailments, this wonder drug is gaining popularity since its personal use and sale was legalised in South Africa earlier this year. Nowadays you can take a walk down to your local corner shop, purchase a parcel of Cannabis, take it home and boil it in some water to make a nutritious cup of tea (a healthier alternative to drinking it) This homemade beverage can be used to cure pain, depression, and even cognitive issues.
The method of making the tea is quick and easy: add some of the plant to a litre of rapidly boiling water and let it simmer for about 15 minutes, then strain the liquid and enjoy with some honey or sugar for a more pleasant taste. You can store it for up to five days in a sealed container and drink it hot or cold, just remember to add a spoonful of coffee creamer once you take it off the stove to ensure that the active compounds of the Marijuana remain in the solution.
The health benefits of the drug are mainly derived from Tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient which binds the pain receptors in the brain thus functioning as a natural pain reliever. This can assist greatly in people living with Arthritis, migraine headaches, and even the tremendous pain associated with chronic diseases such as Cancer.
The tea also has mood boosting and Neuro-transmitter releasing effects, which effectively reduces levels of stress hormones ad relieves anxiety, while also easing the tension of blood vessels and arteries, thus lowering blood pressure and the associated risk of a heart attack or stroke. Those suffering with Alzheimer’s can also benefit greatly because the beverage has been linked to improved memory and focus in a number of studies.
It doesn’t end there; this powerful drug can also be used as a sedative by insomniacs, an appetite stimulant for those undergoing Chemotherapy treatment (it fights nausea as well) It also relieves inflammation in the gut of patients afflicted with Irritable Bowl Syndrome, reduce alcohol and drug relapses, and as a natural treatment for colds and fever.
There are a few side effects associated with the consumption of Marijuana tea; these include fatigue, hunger, paranoia, confusion and dizziness. Always consult your doctor before attempting to treat yourself with the drug or any other new medication, whether natural or pharmaceutical.