Cannabidiol (CBD) is a type of cannabinoid, a chemical that is naturally derived from cannabis (marijuana and hemp) plants. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD doesn’t cause the euphoria or “high” feeling that’s associated with cannabis. CBD has gained popularity in recent years as a promising natural remedy for many health issues.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, comes from the hemp plant and is the “second most prevalent active ingredient in cannabis.” It’s typically taken in oil form to help with anxiety, depression, and other medical issues.
CBD oil is made the same way some essential oils are made. The most common extraction method is CO2 extraction which uses a pressurized chamber filled with CO2 and the hemp plant to extract the oil. Alcohol extraction is also popular and has been shown to preserve hemp well.
What is CBD Tea?
While CBD can be consumed in various forms, CBD tea has gained popularity for its beneficial effects for conditions such as seizures, anxiety, depression, inflammation, epilepsy, addiction, and insomnia, to name a few. Like other teas, CBD tea comes in a wide variety of flavors and can be made from scratch at home! It has a pleasant taste similar to regular tea and can be infused with other natural ingredients for a boost of flavor. Cinnamon, agave, lemon, and dairy-free cream can help mask the flavor of CBD if you’re not a fan of its strong taste. This powerful tea is refreshing and relaxing and can help heal a variety of ailments.
The Health Benefits of CBD
Prescription CBD is used as an anti-seizure medicine and is very effective. This is the most impressive benefit of this plant oil. Several studies suggest CBD oil can help with anxiety and insomnia. Customers often gravitate towards CBD for these benefits, and anecdotal research has demonstrated that it works quite well.
While CBD is often ingested, it can also be applied topically as an anti-inflammatory and pain reducer. A study from the European Journal of Medicine suggests that this oil can help soothe the effects of arthritis when applied to the skin.
How To Make CBD Tea
To make CBD tea at home, first, gather your ingredients. You’ll need 1 CBD tea bag, hot water, and any other additions to add to the flavor of your tea. You can include fresh lemon peels, a cinnamon stick, a splash of creamer, and agave. In a mug, add the ingredients and the tea bag and fill with hot water. Let steep for about 5 minutes, and enjoy!
CBD is generally safe. However, similarly to any supplement, side effects and interactions can happen. It’s recommended to check with your doctor before trying it.
Get The Most Out Of Your CBD Hemp Tea
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In this video, learn how to get the most CBD possible out of hemp or cannabis tea. With a simple and advanced method, look into the solubility of CBD and decarboxylation to help get as much CBD (or other cannabinoids) into your tea as possible!
CBD Stir Fry
Source: CBD Stir Fry
All of the elements from this stir-fry last for a good amount of time and take just a little prep work. The best part of this dish is perhaps the wild rice, which is in fact not rice at all. I discovered this way of ‘blooming’ wild rice a few years ago when I was teaching in Barcelona, and I’ve been taken by it ever since. A great way to increase variety in your meals is to include less common plants, and the ‘rice’ provides a different nutty texture and technique to this dish.
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