CBD used in herbal teas?
As we may know by now, CBD has amazing health benefits. CBD is a fantastic herb that holds many medicinal compounds and just like other herbs, it is a great addition to tea.
Many different herbs are used around the world and steeped into hot water to enjoy the medicinal properties that those plant compounds have to offer. Infusing herbs for their medicinal value goes back to Traditional Chinese Medicine where they documented using different herbs for different ailments, including tinctures and teas.
Herbal teas have been known to boost immunity, improve digestion, reduce pain, improve detoxification, reduce inflammation, aid in the prevention of chronic diseases, and offer a great source of antioxidants that can help neutralize free radicals, that causes oxidative stress and prevention of cancer (Serafini, et al., 2011).
When we infuse CBD flower or trim into our teas, we are getting a fantastic source of CBDa or CBD in its acid form. CBDa has many health benefits including a great source of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory (great for pain and inflammation), anti-cancer properties, great for suppressing nausea/vomiting, and reducing seizures (antispasmodic properties (Formato, et al., 2020).
CBD when added to teas can be very relaxing and calming.
CBDa was also shown to have toxic properties (cytotoxic) towards triple negative breast cancer, prostate cancer, and leukemia cancer cells (Formato, et al., 2020).
What an amazing herb in almost every form.
Cheers to plant medicine!
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Serafini M, Del Rio D, Yao DN, et al. Health Benefits of Tea. In: Benzie IFF, Wachtel-Galor S, editors. Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press/Taylor & Francis; 2011. Chapter 12. Available from:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92768/