Humans have consumed tea for thousands of years and for a variety of reasons. From green tea to rooibos, chamomile to oolong, teas are a great source of flavonoids and other healthy compounds.
But there is a new type of brew that is becoming very popular among health circles for its relaxing and health-promoting properties: Hemp bud tea.
What is hemp bud tea?
Health-conscious folk’s new favorite tea is made using the leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant (hemp is cannabis with minimal levels of THC, the compound in cannabis that gets you ‘high’).
Along with plenty of flavonoids and essential oils, hemp also contains CBD – a non-intoxicating cannabis compound with a slew of health benefits.
How do you make hemp bud tea?
To make hemp bud tea, simply simmer around a teaspoon of hemp leaves and flowers in a saucepan of water for 5-10 minutes. Adding milk, coconut milk or another fat source (butter, coconut oil, etc) to the simmering tea will help your body absorb the CBD. This is because CBD is fat-soluble. Sweeten to your preference.
Benefits of hemp bud tea
Hemp tea contains CBD
CBD is getting much attention from scientists, doctors and patients right now. This is because it has been shown by a large amount of scientific research to help with pain, inflammation, nausea, anxiety, depression, epilepsy, diabetes, and much more.
Hemp tea is the cheapest form of CBD
CBD products like CBD oil, e-liquids, and balms and salves can be pretty pricey. Purchasing hemp tea, therefore, is one of the cheapest ways of getting your hands on CBD.
Hemp tea can help you relax and fall asleep easily
Due to the health-promoting properties of CBD, as well as other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, hemp tea can help you relax and unwind at the end of the day. It also helps promotes a restful sleep.[Image credit: Pixabay]