One of the main ingredients in hemp tea is CBD (Cannabidiol) which is the non-psychoactive component found in the hemp plant. Don’t worry, hemp contains only trace amounts of THC, well below the federally legal limit of .3%. CBD itself comes in many ways such as oils, tinctures, creams, edibles and more.
What are the potential benefits of Hemp tea?
(Many results are based on carefully administered doses and require medical study. Please consult a doctor if you are considering CBD and for advice on which dose it right for you)
When you steep hemp tea in hot water, it releases a bounty of beneficial plant substances. As a result, the tea itself provides several benefits:
It is rich in CBDa
Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDa) is a precursor to CBD and is found in abundance in most hemp plants. While more research is needed on CBDa, early indications are that it can interact with your endocannabinoid system in a manner similar to CBD. Instead of binding directly to receptors in your nervous system, it interacts with enzymes linked to them.
It complements CBD oil
Hemp tea is a brew rich in CBDa, antioxidants, other cannabinoids and plant nutrients. This blend of substances acts as the ideal accompaniment for CBD products such as oils. The presence of so many natural plant chemicals adds to the entourage effect and allows the CBD to be absorbed into your blood more rapidly.
It is a tastier way of consuming cannabinoids
Hemp tea provides a blend of cannabinoids that delivers a much milder taste than that of CBD oil. Because, when brewed like green tea, they are diluted into a cup of water, the flavor lacks the intensity of other CBD products. Instead, it provides an earthy, savory taste which, while still tasting of hemp, can be very pleasant at any time of day.
It is refreshing, hydrating and caffeine-free
A refreshing cup of hemp tea is a great way to take on extra fluid. Because it is naturally caffeine-free, it has no diuretic effect and instead supports you to take on the fluids you need. Drinking enough water during the day is essential, but it can get boring. Hemp tea is a great way to mix things up and take your water with added cannabinoids and antioxidants.
Warm drinks are great stomach settlers
As with most teas, the warmth of a cup of hemp can be incredibly calming to an unsettled stomach. Herbal teas such as hemp are a great way to deliver the soothing warm feeling needed to ease bloating or similar gripes.