Healing Cannabis Tea with Canna-Honey
Laurie Wolf shares a cannabis tea recipe just in time for National Hot Tea Day (January 12), which celebrates the rich culture and history, diverse types, health benefits, and soothing qualities of tea.
In 79 CE, Pliny the Elder wrote that cannabis root can be boiled in water for a tea to relieve joint cramps and pain. Today, while the flower of the plant gets all the attention, the roots and stems are still useful as an herbal tea.
This tea has virtually zero psychoactive effects, as the stem has low levels of cannabinoids, but it does have some beneficial terpenes that may help reduce inflammation and pain.
If you’re growing your own cannabis (or somebody you know is), collect the stems and roots of the plants at harvest time
Pliny-Style Cannabis Tea
Serves 5 / Prep time: 10 minutes / Cook time: 1 hour