Ways to use cannabis when you’re sick or healthy

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Different methods of consumption can help fight symptoms or aid in recovery

Getting sick is never any fun. However, there are methods to ease flu symptoms using cannabis and also to boost the immune system to try and prevent a recurrence. It comes down to how and how much is consumed.

Doctors and most budtenders will tell you not to inhale – either through smoking or vaping – marijuana when sick. Fortunately, there are a number of alternatives. When dealing with sinus pain, headaches and sore throats, cannabidiol (CBD) can be consumed in drinks or edibles. Not only will they help relieve the pain, but CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties will put you back on your feet in no time.

Another non-psychoactive cannabinoid similar to CBD is cannabigerol (CBG). It hasn’t received the same publicity as CBD, but is showing to possibly have more medically beneficial properties. It is also an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent that is perfect to fight headaches, bladder dysfunction and intestinal pain.

When we get sick, most of us turn to hot soups beverages. Both can be infused with either CBD or THC to help with the aches and pains. There are also cannabis powders that can be mixed to your favorite dish in order to find relief. As an alternative, some are turning to cannabis-infused honey or agave syrup as a sweetener, especially during flu season.

To prevent the next bout of flu, try raw cannabis juice. Raw cannabis juice will provide cannabinoids and fatty acids that have been shown to boost the immune system and metabolism of the bones, while providing the anti-inflammatory properties associated with cannabis. The juice needs to come from fresh plants and can be mixed with other juices, such as carrot juice, to improve the flavor.

CBD and THC provide a number of benefits to both the body and mind. They also are free from the side effects found in laboratory-created pharmaceuticals, allowing you to heal quickly and naturally. The next time you feel flu symptoms beginning, know that there are better alternatives to pharma drugs.