Hemp tea, also known as Cannabidiol (CBD) tea, is a type of herbal tea made from the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant. There are two main types of hemp tea — young and mature.
- ‘Young’ hemp tea comes from the dry clippings of the cannabis plant during infancy. This typically has very low CBD content, with the tea mostly being used as a source of vitamins. Young hemp tea can be purchased in both loose bags and tea bags.
- ‘Mature’ tea is derived from older cannabis plants. As a result, this tea contains significantly more CBD than young tea.
Cannabidiol (CBD) comes with a range of potential therapeutic benefits that you can gain access to by drinking mature hemp tea.
1. Reduce Anxiety
There has been some research to suggest that CBD has the potential to provide therapeutic relief during times of great stress. A 2015 review concluded that CBD could effectively reduce anxiety-related behaviours across multiple disorders. In a later study, after 2 months of CBD treatment, 78.1–79.2% of participants reported improvements in anxiety symptoms
Indeed, the process of drinking tea itself can be seen as a therapeutic experience — and the science supports this. The combination of the caffeine and l-theanine is said to produce clarity and focus that helps soothe the mind and increase mental performance.
In short, hemp tea is thought to interact with receptors in the endocannabinoid system to produce a calming effect, that promotes relaxation and reduces stress.
2. Chronic Pain Relief
According to a 2016 analysis of population-based estimates, between one-third and one-half of the UK population experiences chronic pain. Research has suggested that CBD can provide relief to those suffering from inflammatory and neuropathic pain — the two most challenging types of pain to alleviate — as it can help reduce inflammation, and interact with the receptors responsible for pain. There is also research to suggest that CBD can help to relieve period pain and promote faster recovery for athletes.
Mature hemp tea contains CBD to potentially offer support to those suffering from short or long-term pain.
3. Improve Sleep
Research suggests that there is a correlation between CBD intake and improved sleep. According to a recent study on psychiatric patients, 70% of participating patients that took CBD had noticeably improved sleep. Another research paper from 2019 saw participants take a daily dose of CBD over the course of a month, with 66.7% reporting better sleep.
4. Better Digestive Health
Hemp tea contains stomach-soothing herbs, fibre and other digestive compounds that can help to regulate digestion and promote better gut health. Indeed, research suggests that CBD can reduce inflammation in the digestive tract, and offer relief from a range of digestive disorders, as well as regulate your digestion, appetite, metabolism through the endocannabinoid system.
5. Immune System Support
Natural hemp tea contains antioxidants, nutrients and vitamins — such as B1, B2 and E — that might help boost the immune system by protecting against atoms, molecules or ions that can damage our cells and cause inflammation and disease.
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Please note that Hemp is designed to be consumed as a food supplement and should not be used to treat specific ailments. Instead, you should consult with a medical professional about your ailments, who will point you towards the most appropriate method of care.
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