5 Benefits of Cannabis Tea for Chronic Illnesses

Medical marijuana is gaining popularity as a complementary medicine to help with many symptoms associated with chronic illnesses. While many people are curious about how marijuana (or cannabis) may help improve their symptoms, they are also reluctant to smoke the substance. However, there are ways that medical marijuana can be administered, including in tea form.

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According to thealternativedaily.com, here are five ways that cannabis tea can help relieve some of the symptoms people with chronic diseases live with.

Relieves pain
Marijuana has been associated with pain relief for centuries. Researchers have found the cannabinoids in marijuana dampen pain signals by binding to the pain receptors in the central nervous system (CNS).

In contrast to opiates such as morphine or codeine, cannabis is not addictive and poses no withdrawal symptoms to patients. Cannabis-infused tea is delivered to the whole of the body through the digestive system so the effects are longer lasting and more efficient than smoking.

Reduces inflammation
Medical marijuana has been found to reduce inflammation associated with many autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosisinflammatory bowel disease, and lupus. It also helps to temper the body’s immune system making it less likely to attack itself.

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Protects the brain
Studies of cannabis’s effect on the brain have found that the drug has a neuroprotective effect and appears to slow down or even block the beta-amyloid protein build-ups associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Promotes digestive health
Many chronic illnesses present symptoms which affect the gastrointestinal system. Cannabis has been found to improve digestion and relieve symptoms such as cramping, stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, constipation and acid reflux.

Mood enhancer
While smoking cannabis may produce mind-altering effects that most people are wary of, drinking cannabis tea can help with stabilizing mood as well as helping to relieve emotional symptoms associated with chronic illness, such as depression and anxiety.

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7 comments

    • Demi says:

      My company policy states that even if it is legal in my state my company will adhere to the federal law. Check for those company loopholes at your place of employment.

  1. Yvonne hart says:

    Can you tell me if there is any where to get canabis oil or tea that is genuin and will not be watered down etc to be effective against my fybro pain as I don’t know what sites to trust on the internet re purchase and in the uk Holland and Barrett sell the oil but it’s very very week about 2% I have been told for an expensive lay out. I can’t get medical canabis from my dr I asked for some .Dont think its in the uk yet on prescription.i take oxycodone and three other pain killers along side it . Also re the tea has it had the htc taken out to prevent giving you the high state.i only need the pain relief and want to be legal

  2. Jon says:

    I do find cannabis very helpful for my fibro symptoms, but it is not true that it’s not at all addictive or without any withdrawal symptoms. Compared to opioids, it’s true that cannabis has far less dependence liability and the withdrawal symptoms are much less severe. But both things are possible, particularly with heavy use. That said, I would still recommend it as a treatment.

  3. Bonnie says:

    When I bring up the use of cannibas in any form of use with either my rheumatoligist or “regular” Dr. they both shy away. I can’t get an approval or recommendation and it’s legal in all forms in California. I just the the medicinal form and I can’t get them to recognize. I am on nothing by the same old prescription – here’s Lyrica, Cymabalta (I quit because of worse brain fog_) and take OTC Aleve, Tylenol, etc. I am so sick of it. I quess the Doctors are afraid the feds will come swooping down on them if they try to help us in pain. By the way, the Drs. are also really hesitant to prescribe an opioid…of course. I am just ranting today. Peace to all and have a good holiday as best you/we can. Hugs to all.

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