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CBD Mint Tea
Steeping herbs in tea is one of the most beneficial and elegant means of attaining its benefits. You can try instant CBD-infused teas from the market or steep a fresh recipe like this Mint tea at home that has a blend of energizing flavors and CBD.
What You Need
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon dried peppermint tea leaves
- 1 tablespoon CBD oil (water-soluble)
- Hot water
- Fresh mint leaves
How To Prepare
- Steep peppermint tea in hot water for about five minutes.
- Add lemon juice and CBD oil to the mixture and stir to combine.
- Add mint leaves to garnish and serve.
Here are six unique benefits of CBD Mint Tea.
1 – Supporting Gut Health
Tea in general does an excellent job dealing with one common ailment we all feel at times: upset stomach.
Specifically, herbal teas with peppermint extract, ginger, lemongrass, and licorice have been used as a natural remedy for bellyaches for centuries. Mint, for example, is widely used to reduce feelings of an upset stomach. The same is true for ginger, which is considered one of the most affordable and effective medicinals for treating a tummy ache.
The combination of CBD with peppermint (Mellow Mint CBD Tea features both Peppermint and Spearmint) may provide relief from heavy, spicy, or hard-to-digest foods, and are useful to anyone with the occasional upset tummy. In other concoctions, like Digest Well’s Ginger + CBD capsule, it’s possible to combine an array of herbs historically used for digestion, all in combination with a low-dose off CBD. In both forms, the benefits of CBD tea (and more specifically, CBD combined with herbs) helps support your stomach’s healthy digestion. That can mean feeling less woozy, less often.
2 – Managing Stress
The simple ritual of drinking tea in the morning or in the evening before bed is a calming practice for many people. When you add in high-quality herbs and CBD, something magical happens.
Chamomile, tulsi, kava, and hibiscus, for example, all have unique calming properties. From general relaxation to supporting a calm body, these herbs work as adaptogens – natural solutions to help the body adapt and maintain normal bodily functions. CBD works in tandem with our herb choices; working as an additional line of defense, further lowering regular or occasional stress and keeping the mind balanced.
3 – Treating Occasional Aches & Pains
Looking at a screen too long? Head pounding from not enough sleep and too much caffeine? Here’s one of our favorite benefits of CBD tea: Relief from non-medical, occasional aches and pains.
For people perpetually plagued by those occasional creeping pains, CBD offers welcome relief. Using CBD tea may support the healthy management of those creeping aches, given CBD’s role in pain control. Including CBD in your normal management routine may help stop those occasional aches and pains in their tracks.
In teas, herbs like peppermint, chamomile, valerian, and skullcap all also have unique properties to aid in pain relief.
4 – Reducing Sleeplessness
Nothing is worse than tossing and turning all night, waiting to drift off. Stop suffering and start sipping.
CBD tea can help those suffering from sleeplessness by addressing stress and helping calm the body, as described above. This means you can actually relax and get a good night’s sleep. Look to calming infusions like chamomile and peppermint for herbal backup, or even mixtures that include ingredients like melatonin, valerian, and skullcap.
5 – Addressing What Hurts
Millions of people live with pain every day. More and more people are turning to CBD as an alternative to harsh, potentially addictive pharmaceutical drugs.
In one instance, CBD has shown to inhibit the body’s absorption of anandamide, a compound associated with pain regulation. While more robust studies are needed, CBD is rapidly becoming a tool used in the fight against pains and aches, and maybe an excellent addition to the daily effort.
6 – Aiming at Inflammation
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to harmful stimuli, but some diseases cause the body to respond with excess inflammation. IBD, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and multiple sclerosis are all types of autoimmune disorders associated with inflammation.
While inflammation can be a complex issue with many levels of causes, CBD is rapidly being looked at by researchers. In one paper by Future Medical Chemistry, researchers looked at “the potential use of cannabinoids as a new class of anti-inflammatory agents.” As the industry grows (and science plays catch-up), we’re expecting more and more focus on CBD when it comes to inflammation.
CBD Mint tea has exciting health benefits that only become active when it’s prepared in the right way. Most importantly, don’t forget to stir it well after following all the steps listed in the recipe above.