Cannabis and honey
Cannabis and honey are both known to have healing properties, so combining these substances is a recipe for good medicine.
Cannabis has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Besides smoking, vaporizing or eating cannabis, various cannabis preparations can also be used topically, if prepared properly. Cannabinoid receptors have been identified in the nerve and mast cells in human skin, another indicator that cannabis can have an effect on skin conditions.
Honey also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which can vary by its floral source as well as how it was processed. Prior to the discovery of penicillin, honey was well known and often used for its healing properties. As this knowledge is re-learned, more medical practitioners are returning to this simple, natural remedy. The most potent form of honey—Active Manuka Honey—was even approved for wound healing by the Australian counterpart of the FDA in 1999.
Honey is composed mainly of glucose and fructose. Its antibacterial action is due to a naturally occurring hydrogen peroxide, as well as its high acidity and high sugar content. Active Manuka Honey, made with the flowers of the tea tree (Leptospermum), has additional components, including methylglyoxyl, which kills germs through activity not related to hydrogen peroxide.
Some cannabinoids—CBD, THC, CBG—and other non-cannabinoid components of marijuana show antibacterial activity on not only ordinary everyday wounds, but against MRSA, the resistant strain of staphylococcus aureus often referred to as “flesh-eating bacteria.” Likewise, studies of Active Manuka Honey have shown a similar effect. Using honey on a burn or a wound will initially cause a sting, but it works remarkably well to facilitate healing.
Cannabis is well known for stopping nausea and vomiting, as well as slowing down an overactive digestive system. Add to this Active Manuka Honey, which has been shown to decrease bacteria causing stomach ulcers and diarrhea, as well as to assist in rehydration during such an illness—it’s a winning combination.
In some states, you can find mixtures of cannabis honey already prepared. If you would like to make it yourself, remember that cannabis is not soluble in honey, so it first needs to be made into a tincture. Once your tincture is ready, add an equal part honey and then heat to eliminate the alcohol (if using glycerin tincture just mix them together). Despite loss of some nutrients during high temperatures, the antibacterial effects are not lost in this process. Use a double boiler if you have one and make sure there is plenty of ventilation. The potency can be doubled by repeating the process.
The next time you get a digestive upset, a sore throat or a cut, try using cannabis honey rather than Pepto Bismol, cough drops or triple antibiotic.
CBD (Cannabidiol) and Treats Made By Combining With Honey
As people become more aware of the health benefit of natural products, and how they can have a positive impact on conditions without the negative side effects of prescription painkillers. Honey has long been recognized as a natural remedy for a whole bunch of conditions, and can be an excellent addition to anyone’s diet. Honey is a tasty treat, and now that the effects of cannabis on your health are becoming more recognized, combining these natural and beneficial ingredients can make for some delicious and healthy snacks.
What exactly are the benefit of honey?
Before you even get to eating it, honey is a natural antiseptic, and can treat burns, so can even be used topically on parts of your body for some health concerns. However, there are also multiple benefits of including honey either in your tea or in your meals and snacks. Two of the biggest killers in the United States are cancer and heart disease, and honey can actually reduce the risk of both of these conditions, thanks to the anti-oxidants it contains. Being anti-bacterial is good for your gut, and is also very powerful at treating cough and throat irritation – with some experiments showing that it is more powerful than chemical or pharmaceutical alternatives. While honey is sweet, it contains simple sugars, which is very different to white sugar and other unhealthy sweeteners. Honey can actually regulate your blood sugar levels. Your immune system is also bolstered by honey, particularly Manuka honey, so you’re less likely to succumb to any other ailments. Using honey, either in your skin or in your diet can improve your health, not only in the short term, but also by reducing the risk of really serious conditions that could surprise you in the future, and potentially even be life threatening.
Health Benefits of CBD
There are plenty of health benefits of taking Cannabidiol daily. Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, can first have a superficial benefit, as it can reduce acne, and improve skin, hair, and nails. Next are mental benefits, as this can both treat and prevent anxiety, depression, and even psychosis. While cannabis used recreationally has been associated with paranoia, which is as a result of THC, not CBD. CBD is an active ingredient in Hemp Oil, which is completely legal, as it only contains trace amounts of THC. Hemp Oil is a great way of incorporating CBD into your diet even if you live in a state that doesn’t allow medical marijuana – as Hemp Oil is FDA approved. That just shows how safe CBD is considered by absolutely everyone. So you feel better in a superficial way, mentally, and can also reap hug physical benefits, as CBD, like honey, regulated your blood sugars, reduce the risk of cancer, however also has the added benefit of being able to target and reduce pain and inflammation. You daily health by including these two natural ingredients can be drastically improved on so many different levels.