What is CBD?
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is one of the molecules of the hemp plant. Authorized for consumption in France since 2018, this substance has enjoyed resounding success since then.
However, it initially suffered from the bad reputation of another hemp molecule: tetrahydrocannabinol(THC) . Indeed, the latter is considered a drug since it creates risks of dependence and has psychotropic effects.
Consumers today are well-informed of the difference, which is why CBD is attracting more and more followers of all ages and walks of life.
There are different ways to consume CBD: in oil sublingually, in flowers, in resin, in capsules, and in herbal teas. It is this mode of consumption that we will talk about in this article.
Why consume a CBD infusion?
Consuming a cannabidiol herbal tea allows you to simply enjoy all the benefits offered by this molecule. This mode of consumption is accessible to all.
Good to know: It is during digestion that the CBD herbal tea begins to diffuse the molecules in the body so that they come into contact with the endocannabinoid system. Thus, a CBD herbal tea takes effect between 30 minutes and one hour after consumption, and the effects last up to about six hours.
What are the effects of CBD?
CBD has many benefits for the body and mind. The fact of consuming it in herbal tea or infusion brings many benefits that can be useful throughout the day.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of the benefits of cannabidiol:
- Reduces stress, whether chronic or transient,
- Decreases anxiety, whatever its stage,
- Promotes faster sleep,
- Helps get a better night's sleep by reducing nocturnal awakenings and limiting nightmares,
- Relieves pain associated with menstrual cycles: in this case, drinking herbal teas with raspberry leaves can help reduce pain,
- Helps to reduce inflammation present in the body, especially inflammation of the digestive system,
- Relieves body pain,
- Reduces muscle cramps and speeds up recovery time after athletic activity,
- Improves digestion, and reduces bloating and gas,
When to consume CBD herbal tea?
You can consume your CBD infusion at any time of day. However, get to know the effects on your body before consuming multiple ones.
Indeed, the effects of cannabidiol vary between individuals. Once you know these effects, do not hesitate to consume a CBD herbal tea as soon as the need arises.
Herbal teas consumed in the morning can help you stay focused during your work. During the day, they can help you manage your stress. Consumed in the evening, they can help you fall asleep better and have a better night's sleep.
Good to know: We recommend avoiding the consumption of CBD before driving, due to the possible risk of drowsiness.
How to make CBD herbal tea yourself?
Before embarking on the concoction of your ownCBD infusion, it is essential to get to know this molecule well. Indeed, like all cannabinoids, CBD is fat-soluble but hydrophobic. This means that it does not dissolve in water, but only in fat or fat.
Thus, if you want to prepare your infusion from a CBD oil, you have to add a fat to the preparation. The same goes for an herbal tea concocted with CBD flowers: the molecules need it to be delivered correctly.
What fat should I add to my CBD herbal tea?
The choice of fat used depends on taste, as it may influence that of the preparation:
- Butter: in this case, choose soft butter which goes better with plants than salted butter, or use ghee: it is clarified butter used in Ayurveda,
- Milk: opt for whole milk, which absorbs CBD molecules better. You can also use whole cream. Vegetable milks work a little less well but have the advantage of being suitable for vegans,
- Coconut oil: This is an ingredient whose taste goes well with the plants commonly used in herbal teas. In fact, there are many CBD oils created from coconut vegetable oil. In addition, it contains fatty acids that are more difficult for our body to store,
- A vegetable oil: There are a plethora of vegetable oils on the market. Just choose the one whose taste you prefer.
Preparing your CBD infusion
To make CBD herbal tea with cannabidiol flowers, start by boiling water. Then add the fat of your choice, then let the flowers infuse for 5 to 10 minutes. Enjoy at any time of the day.
If you prepare your infusion from CBD oil, proceed in the same way but mix the contents of your cup well before waiting a few minutes to consume it.
Of course, for these two options you can add the tea bag of your choice to vary the flavors and pleasures.
Buy CBD infusions
Many infusions and herbal teas have sprung up in CBD shops, both physical and online.
Here are some tips for choosing the right cannabidiol infusion:
- Look where the ingredients come from. Choose a French or European source, as well as hemp from organic farming. In addition to helping to buy responsibly, this ensures better product quality and therefore better effects.
- You should also look at the CBD concentration: the amount of CBD present is often indicated in milligrams or as a percentage. If you are a beginner, start with a small amount.
- Look at the preparation method: should you add ingredients, what is the infusion time, etc.
- The flavors: there are herbal teas that just taste like CBD, but others also contain one or more plants.
- The effects of plants: if you are looking for a particular effect, do not hesitate to take an herbal tea with the appropriate plants. For example, milk thistle is perfect for detox, raspberry leaves for female pain, etc.
In summary, CBD lends itself perfectly to consumption in the form of herbal teas or infusions. Now all you have to do is get to know the effects of this molecule on your body in order to consume it at the appropriate times. Good tasting!