The benefits of hemp tea

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Now hemp is associated with something not entirely legal, but our ancestors could well be considered honorary cannabis growers: they stopped cultivating this plant en masse only in the 1960s. All over the world, it is considered useful; oil, cosmetics, and medicines are prepared from it.

Dry hemp leaves contain a record amount of substances such as:

  • essential fatty acids,
  • nine essential amino acids,
  • dietary fiber, enzymes,
  • vitamins,
  • minerals,
  • phytocannabinoids.

They all make hemp tea a health aid for many ailments. It is no coincidence that it is prescribed by doctors from different countries of the world for a wide range of ailments.

Vitamin PP for protein metabolism and anti-aging of the skin
Vitamin B3 (aka PP, nicotinamide, niacinamide, nicotinic acid, niacin) is found in hemp tea. The body needs it in order to absorb energy from fats and carbohydrates, as well as for proper protein metabolism. Vitamin PP is part of the enzymes that provide cellular respiration.

Nicotinic acid has the following properties:

  • normalizes the functioning of the stomach, pancreas, spleen, and liver;
  • helps to normalize the microflora of the intestinal mucosa;
  • helps the nervous and cardiovascular systems;
  • maintains elasticity and youthfulness of the skin;
  • helps to heal wounds on the oral mucosa (the first symptom of vitamin B3 deficiency is non-healing sores in the mouth);
  • returns sharpness to vision;
  • smoothly reduces high blood pressure.

Another curious property of vitamin B3: it increases the concentration of hyaluronic acid in the body. With age, the synthesis of the “beauty substance” decreases, and the skin of the face and body gradually becomes dry and flabby. If you regularly take drugs with niacin (for example, drinking hemp tea), then the aging process of the skin can be slowed down.

Vitamin C for immunity
It participates in all redox reactions, it is necessary for the immune system to work, the proper absorption of iron, calcium, and magnesium. In addition, vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from damage and early aging caused by oxidative stress and the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation.

Phytocannabinoids Help Fight Inflammation
Dry hemp contains important phytonutrients and chemical compounds that can promote health. Many of them (like chlorophyll and terpenes) can be found in other plants, fruits, and vegetables, but phytocannabinoids are unique – they are only found in hemp leaves.

Phytocannabinoids are known for their anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, antipyretic, antirheumatic, analgesic, and antiemetic properties.

Cannabidiol Fights Pain and Insomnia
It is a non-toxic and non-narcotic chemical compound. The human body contains enzymes that are similar in molecular composition to CBD. This was proved in 1984 by the Israeli professor of biochemistry Rafael Meshulam. Besides the properties specific to phytocannabinoids, CBD has its own unique properties that can improve the duration, depth, and quality of sleep. In addition, patients with epilepsy reduce the number of seizures to the possible minimum, and people undergoing chemotherapy for cancer regain their appetite and relieve pain.

Terpenes relieve chronic fatigue
All plants contain volatile organic compounds or aromatic essential oils called terpenes. Terpenes not only determine the aroma and taste of plant material but also have their own powerful medicinal properties, primarily anti-inflammatory.

Cannabis terpenes are known to have a mild relaxing effect on the human central nervous system, which is very useful in the treatment of nervous disorders, sleep disorders, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome.

Chlorophyll helps with complex detox
Chlorophyll, the most abundant plant pigment, is responsible for the bright green color of sap, stems, and leaves (most of all it is found in algae, broccoli, celery, basil, and, in fact, hemp). It is synthesized only when exposed to sunlight.

Chlorophyll has been studied for its role in health promotion for several decades. With a structure similar to that of hemoglobin in the blood, chlorophyll has many benefits, including even preventing DNA damage. It helps detoxify the body, helps in treating inflammation, and possibly in the prevention of certain types of cancer.

How to brew and drink hemp tea properly?
Pour a tablespoon of dry hemp tea with hot (about 80 ° C) water, hold it under the lid for several minutes, add lemon juice or honey to taste.

It is permissible to add water two more times, all the healing properties of the tea will be preserved. Look for types of hemp teas with other aromatic and beneficial herbs such as oregano or currant leaves.

This tea can be drunk at any time of the day: in the morning it will balance your mental state so that it will be easier for you to spend even the most stressful day. Before going to bed, hemp tea will relax and relieve the resulting stress – you will fall asleep faster and will sleep deeper.

Another peculiarity of tea is also interesting: in cold weather, it gently warms up the body from the inside, and in hot weather, on the contrary, it gives a feeling of coolness. For the same reason, it is very useful to drink hemp tea while visiting the bathhouse. But you should not mix it with food, it is better to accompany the tea party with fruits, healthy vegan desserts, or honey.

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