Marijuana teas have become an increasingly popular way to indulge in the leaf, and is a convenient alternative to avoid the risks of smoking. According to Nugg MD, throughout history, several cultures have used cannabis as a healing property.
Cannabis tea has many medicinal properties that can be very beneficial in the long run. Some of the benefits, provided by Style Craze includes the following:
- It decreases chronic pain (benefits of cannabis tea for chronic illnesses)
- Lowers nausea
- Lowers anxiety
News Green Flower cites additional reasons to consume cannabis tea, which includes:
- Relieves depression
- Improves lung health and function
- Supports heart health
- Alleviates bowel problems
- Could prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease
Marijuana teas come in a variety of formulas and flavours. Some teas include mint for congestion or chamomile to aid sleep, according to Medical News Today.
Try making your own tea today using this easy step-by-step recipe from News Green Flower. You can use buds, leaves, kief, and even stems.
THC is not water-soluble. You have to first heat your cannabis with milk, butter, or coconut oil.
Here’s a quick recipe to get you started:
Cannabis Tea Ingredients
- ½ gram cannabis flower
- ½ teaspoon butter (could substitute with milk or coconut oil)
- 1 tea bag
- 2 cups water
- Optional: Honey to taste
Cannabis Tea Recipe
Follow these simple steps for a healthy and soothing beverage:
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30-45 minutes
Serving Size: 1 cup of tea (Wait at least 2 hours before consuming more)
Step 1 – Grind ½ gram of flower.
Step 2 – Mix ground flower with butter in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
Step 3 – Pour the mixture into a tag bag or tea ball.
Step 4 – Bring 2 cups water to a boil.
Step 5 – Place tea bag into the boiling water. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for at least 30 minutes.
Step 6 – Remove tag bag and let the mixture cool before serving.