CBD Tea for Flu Season
The Flu has been particulary rough this season. Many of us reach toward endless bottles of NyQuil and bowls of chicken soup. We have a great option. CBD! While cannabidiol, also known as CBD, can’t cure the flu or the common cold, it can help boost your immune system and make those flu symptoms a lot more bearable.
Our body’s attempt to fight cold and flu viruses automatically causes inflammation in the throat, sinuses, nose, and lungs. The cannabinoids and terpenes found in CBD may help drive down inflammation in these areas, and therefore relieve symptoms like a runny or congested nose.
CBD for Flu Aches and Pains
Millions of people living with chronic pain (or suffering from the aches and pains associated with the flu) turn to CBD as an alternative to harsh, potentially-damaging pharmaceutical drugs. CBD is a natural analgesic. It has been shown to inhibit the body’s absorption of anandamide, a compound associated with pain regulation.
What does CBD do?
In addition to triggering the release of cannabinoids, CBD also works with the nervous system to intercept the transmission of pain signals in the body. It also influences the release of specific hormones and enzymes that can aid in digestive health and cognitive function.