Getting to Know CBD’s Health Benefits
People have used both cannabis and herbal teas for hundreds of years to promote health, healing and overall relaxation. But what are the benefits of CBD tea?
CBD tea has become a popular, healthier way to enjoy cannabis (and CBD specifically) when compared to smoking, and comes with the added benefits of healthy herbs and botanicals.
The combination of tea and cannabis make sense: Combining the active ingredients in cannabis (such as the cannabinoid CBD) with therapeutic herbs and spices produces a unique holistic remedy that can support a healthy body, mind and spirit.
In the article below, we’re investigating the ways CBD and organic herbs and botanicals interact, and how that interaction influences health and wellness. (It’s important to note that much of the benefit of CBD is still being researched, and you should never replace a professional doctor’s opinion with a blog post!)
So what health benefits can you expect when trying CBD tea?
1. Supporting Gut Health
Tea in general does an excellent job dealing with one common ailment we all feel at times: upset stomach.
Specifically, herbal teas with peppermint extract, ginger, lemongrass, and licorice have been used as a natural remedy for bellyaches for centuries. Mint, for example, is widely used to reduce feelings of an upset stomach. The same is true for ginger, which is considered one of the most affordable and effective medicinals for treating a tummy ache.
In a similar way, many people have come to look to CBD as a tool.
The combination of CBD with stomach-soothing herbs like peppermint (Mellow Mint CBD Tea features both Peppermint and Spearmint) may provide relief from heavy, spicy, or hard to digest foods, and are useful to anyone with the occasional upset tummy. In other concoctions, like Digest Well’s Ginger + CBD capsule, it’s possible to combine an array of herbs historically used for digestion, all in combination with a low-dose off CBD. In both forms, the benefits of CBD tea (and more specifically, CBD combined with herbs) helps support your stomachs healthy digestion. That can mean feeling less woozy, less often.
(Side note, other herbs can directly work with our nervous system to help better regulate digestion, such as Linden leaf and Hawthorn berry (both featured in our Golden Dream CBD Tea).*
2. Managing Stress
The simple ritual of drinking tea in the morning or in the evening before bed is a calming practice for many people. When you add in high-quality herbs and CBD, something magical happens.
Chamomile, Tulsi (aka Holy Basil), Kava, and Hibiscus, for example, all have unique calming properties. From general relaxation to supporting a calm body, these herbs work as adaptogens — natural solutions to help the body adapt and maintain normal bodily functions. CBD works in tandem with our herb choices, working as an additional line of defense, further lowering regular or occasional stress and keeping the mind balanced.
3. Treating Occasional Aches & Pains
Looking at a screen too long? Head pounding from not enough sleep and too much caffeine? Here’s one of our favorite benefits of CBD tea: relief from non-medical, occasional aches and pains.
For people perpetually plagued by those occasional creeping pains, CBD offers a welcome relief. Using CBD tea may support healthy management of those creeping aches, given CBD’s role in pain control. Including CBD in your normal management routine may help stop those occasional aches and pains in their tracks.
In teas, herbs like peppermint, chamomile, and Valerian & Skullcap all also have unique properties to aid in this search.
4. Reducing Sleeplessness
Nothing is worse than tossing and turning all night, waiting to drift off. Stop suffering and start sipping.
CBD tea can help those suffering from sleeplessness by addressing stress and helping calm the body, as described above. This means you can actually relax and get a good night’s sleep. Look to calming infusions like Chamomile and Peppermint for herbal backup, or even mixtures that include ingredients like melatonin, valerian and skullcap,
5. Addressing What Hurts
Millions of people live with pain every day. More and more people are turning to CBD as an alternative to harsh, potentially-addicting pharmaceutical drugs.
In one instance, CBD had shown to inhibit the body’s absorption of anandamide, a compound associated with pain regulation. While more robust studies are needed, CBD is rapidly becoming a tool used in the fight against pains and aches, and may be an excellent addition to the daily effort.
6. Aiming at Inflammation
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to harmful stimuli, but some diseases cause the body to respond with excess inflammation. IBD, arthritis, Chron’s disease and multiple sclerosis are all types of autoimmune disorders associated with inflammation.
While inflammation can be a complex issue with many levels of causes, CBD is rapidly being looked at by researchers. In one paper by Future Medical Chemistry, researchers looked at “the potential use of cannabinoids as a new class of anti-inflammatory agents.” As the industry grows (and science plays catch up), we’re expecting more and more focus on CBD when it comes to inflammation.
Your Health & The Benefits of CBD Tea
Even if you don’t suffer health problems, CBD tea is a fantastic and effective way to boost your body and mind. While there are many ways to take CBD, ingesting CBD in tea is a natural, healthy way to experience it’s benefits (and won’t irritate your lungs if you are sensitive to respiratory issues!).
Plus, incorporating CBD into tea gives you the added bonus of drinking a relaxing mug of herbs and botanicals. Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, tea support a healthy body while providing you valuable nutrients you might be craving.*
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