Recommended Cannabis-Infused teas to help fight a cold

Published Feb 23, 2019 02:59 p.m. ET

Can cannabis help when you have the common cold?

The common cold that we have all suffered from at some time in our lives is contagious. It is a viral infection. Our body tries to fight the cold virus as it enters our body and attacks our nose, throat and mucous membranes. The virus can move on to affect our lungs causing inflammation and the overproduction of mucus.

The cannabinoids and terpenes that are present in marijuana can help in the fight to combat inflammation anywhere in the body. Some of the terpenes like eucalyptol, linalool, and limonene have anti-inflammatory qualities also.

Cannabis can help boost the immune system by increasing the number of T-cells in our body when needed. This would explain perhaps the benefit of cannabis to fight the common cold symptoms like a runny nose and scratchy throat. Cannabis can stimulate the human endocannabinoid system and interact with CB1 and CB2 receptors. This is an important role in the body fighting the common cold and flu.

Smoking weed with a cold

The method of consuming cannabis during your cold or flu may have to change. If your preferred route is smoking this is not going to help your symptoms. Let’s look at some of the other means that will address a cold or flu’s negative effects.

Cannabis infused teas are soothing and will work towards ridding the body of the symptoms you are experiencing. Teas are a great way to feel the benefits of weed without the negative aspects from smoking.

Here are a few teas that are worth mentioning:

Chai High Tea: heart-warming aromas will permeate the air when you add your hot spring water to this tea. The cinnamon and cardamom notes will ease your aches and pains while battling your cold. Grab your blanket and find the couch, The THC boost that this tea gives will help to elevate your mood during the battle for your health.

Mellow Mint Tea: boasts 2.5 mg of THC in each serving. This tea will be perfect for the nightcap before bed. The Egyptian peppermint flavor will soothe a sore throat.

Positivi-Tea is the tea that will help combat the effects of the common cold. This tea is perfect for the person who still has to work and battle the cold at the same time. 10 mg THC and 5 mg CBD will soothe you and at the same time maintain the alertness you need to complete your tasks.

Honey Rose Chamomile Tea is the one you want to use at the end of the week. The 25 mg tea is packed with pure indica benefits nestled among chamomile and honey. This delicious sweet drink will send you off on a pleasant night of sweet dreams that often are allusive to the common cold sufferer.

Well, my friend, I hope that these cannabis-infused teas will help you in your recovery from the cold. Cannabis can help you through a nasty runny nose, watery eyes and even the sneezing that comes with the cold.

Note: infused edibles, teas included take time for you to feel the effects, go slow, and a bit more bearable, feel better!  

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