The wonder that marijuana is being used to treat a wide variety of ailments. However, with cold and flu season still on the rampage, people are looking for medical alternatives.
Is there anything that marijuana can’t do? While in the past many people have said that there is no cure for the common cold, others would argue. Maybe the cure for the cold isn’t ridding you of the illness but simply treating the symptoms. The worst part about any cold and flu virus is the way it makes you feel. Here are some of the creative ways that people are using marijuana to treat cold and flu viruses.
A raw and sore throat is one of the worst feelings in the world. Unfortunately, they are also common symptoms of both cold and flu viruses. Nothing beats the comfort of a hot cup of tea. However, a hot mug of tea infused with marijuana is even better. Smoking marijuana when sick can agitate your throat and make symptoms worse. So drink your medicine in comfort. For extra measure, add some marijuana-infused honey into the mix. This will help to soothe your throat while relaxing your body so that you can focus on recovery.
Is your stomach still to sour to keep even tea down? Try using a cannabis tincture instead. All it takes is a few drops of this marijuana concentrate directly under your tongue. Unlike edibles, tinctures work quickly to bring you some relief. Best of all, when using a tincture the only thing you have to worry about is using too much. Too much marijuana concentrate will leave you sleeping which may be exactly what your body needs.
Are you looking for a natural way to clear your sinuses so that you can finally breathe? This method of treatment is perfect for you. First grab a big bowl, large enough for your face. Fill the bowl up with extra hot water, tap water won’t do! Add a few drops of cannabis oil to the water and then hold your face over the bowl. Make sure to drape a towel over your head so that the steam gets trapped. Breathe deeply and let the cannabis do its work. Steam is the best way to open up your lungs which will help you to catch your breath.
If you are suffering from an intense cold but are desperately missing the joy of smoking a joint; you have options. Switch out the bong for a vaping pen. This way you can control the level of smoke, unlike with a joint. While this still isn’t the best for you to when you are sick, it could help to kick those smoking cravings. Also, you can choose from different flavors which might help you handle the vapors.
One of the worst symptoms of the flu is the body aches that come along with it. From the constant muscle cramps to the back that doesn’t seem to bend anymore, you may find yourself bed bound. However, there is a way for you to get your body to relax without getting high. CBD products are great for relieving pain without making you drowsy. One CBD product that has been hitting marijuana dispensaries are CBD bath bombs. Simply drop these orbs of comfort directly into your bath and sit back and let the CBD oils comfort your achy body.
Generally, 24 hours after your flu hits you will start to feel your hunger return. So why not satisfy your food cravings while also helping your body to recover faster? Edibles are a great way to get to get a little bit of substance into your body. However, it is important to remember that edibles take some time to kick in, so start out slow. Once they kick in your appetite will soon return so make sure to have some soup ready to go!
CBD Body Lotion
Once you start to get your health back, you may still notice that your body isn’t quite ready to move the way it used to. One trick that is great for helping your body get back to normal is CBD lotion. While the CBD will help to loosen up sore muscles, the message is where the real magic lies. Have your partner or friend use this marijuana lotion on you focusing on knotted parts of your body. The main reason that your body will ache towards the end of your illness is that your body has been stagnant for so long. So work your body so it can work for you again.
With the miracle that is marijuana, you no longer have to suffer through long flu or cold alone. By adding marijuana products into your sickness routine you will be giving yourself the best shot for recovery. Marijuana can help with body aches, loss of appetite, sore throat, stuffy head, sleeplessness and so much more. So hit up your marijuana dispensary the next time you get the sniffles. Good luck.