Kombucha is a kind of tea which delivers an abundance of wellness benefits unto its drinkers. Developed in the far east thousands of years ago, the tea contains lots of vitamins, minerals and good bacteria to promote a healthy immune system. If you already know what kombucha is but had no idea that cannabis could be added to the beverage, then this is the article for you.
Cannabis is renowned for its wellness potential as well as the psychoactive effects most strains produce, and so it makes sense, then, for it to have been brewed into another health-giving substance: kombucha. Typically, kombucha is made using black tea and some kind of sugar, which are, in turn, used to provide food for probiotic bacteria that is infused with the liquid alongside some yeast.
Kombucha is unbelievably good for us and its reputation certainly precedes it – this is because of all of the good bacteria it has in it, such as acetobacter, gluconacetobacter and lactobacillus. These bacteria all help to promote a healthy immune system as they line the digestive track and help the body to absorb much needed nutrients. Furthermore, kombucha is an amazing source of antioxidants, which can, in the long term, help to prevent cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
The famous tea can be infused with pretty much any herb, plant, or mushroom, and so it isn’t surprising that people have started to experiment with the powerful cannabis herb. Cannabis has in it cannabinoids which bind with receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is a network thought to help regulate many of the our biological processes, like cell proliferation.
Now you’ve been made aware of the incredible wellness properties of the two substances, here is some advice on how to brew it at home. It’s a very simple process, aptly started by boiling some water and adding to it your chosen sugar. After this, the cannabis is added (usually in the form of cannabis-infused teabags) and, once steeped, the mix can be cooled to room temperature. Once your mixture has cooled you can add it to a glass jar, leaving around 3 inches of space at the top, and cover it tightly so that it cannot be contaminated. Once you’ve done this all you really have to do is wait – the whole process takes about 10 day, but I promise, in the end, your body will thank you for it.