Winter brings in Christmas, a lots of hot tea, beautiful white snowy landscapes and the end of the year. With the festivities just around the corner, there also is a sudden seasonal change and unfortunately many of us fall ill during it.
Here are 10 ways you can use Cannabis to keep sickness at bay and help you stay healthy.
1. Fight stomach pains
Devouring on delicious winter food like turkey, fruit cakes and ham, everything might give you an upset stomach because of over- indulgence.
Cannabis is highly helpful in easing such stomach troubles with fast results. You can have a bowl of strain which would help ease some gastrointestinal pains.
2. Flu and Cold
Seasonal change brings in a strong spell of cold and flu. Not only is your immune system compromised, you also feel exhausted and frustrated because of falling sick. People with sinus have it worse.
If you are a victim of the cold virus, try CBD as it has antibacterial properties in fighting the infection. CBD tinctures or oil are highly effective. Cannabis helps sinus patients in easing down the pain which develops from the pressure. Also don’t forget to stay warm and get adequate rest. You can take help of a good indica strain for quality sleep.
3. Cold Sores
They are the most common when we are fatigued, stressed and under pressure. Seasonal changes are also responsible for triggering their occurrence. Cold sores are basically caused by the herpes simplex virus and they can be communicable. People with low immunity and babies should especially be taken care of.
THC in Cannabis is effective in controlling breakouts. If you experience breakouts, try a cannabis lip balm. Avoid smoking if the sore is on your lip. Instead, use some edibles. CBD has great benefits and you can apply it on affected areas.
Friends and family get togethers call for rounds of rich wines and beers. You can avoid a hangover by not drinking on an empty stomach. Eat a meal full of fat and carbs. Make sure to stay hydrated.
Cannabis is probably the best cure for a hangover. It eases the feeling of nausea and makes you feel better.
A study was conducted in 2011 which proved that CBD is anti- nausea. It was found that it interacts with some receptors in the brain which aid in preventing vomiting and nausea.
5. Back Pain
People suffering from back pain have it worse during the holiday season. Decorating, shopping, putting up the tree and cooking can take a toll on your back.
Instead of painkillers, you can try Cannabis which is anti- inflammatory in nature. Not only will it protect the back muscles and bones but also is an effective painkiller.
6. Dry Skin
What comes with the changing season is dry, flaky skin. The cold winds, dehydration, less sun and lots of booze can cause dryness.
Good news is that your skin has CB1 and CB2 receptors. Skin conditions respond to topical cannabis products effectively. Lotions can be used on the dry skin and cannabinoids will sooth the itchiness and flakiness.
7. Heart Attacks
Our heart has to work more as the weather becomes cold. This increases the risk of heart attacks. What contributes to the case is overexertion, cold weather, flu and overheating.
Taking cannabis in small amounts is effective to maintain the health of your heart. Apart from getting adequate sleep, eating well and not over exerting your body, you can also use small doses of tinctures, oil, and edibles.
8. Loss of Appetite
When your body experiences loss of homeostasis, the immune system is compromised. People suffering from Cancer (Leukemia for example) are required to receive radiation and chemotherapy. They go through oxidative stress which can impact even the healthiest of cells.
A study was conducted in 2011 which proved the anti- inflammatory properties of CBD. Being a patented antioxidant, it calms down the body’s nervous system which can help the people who suffer from loss of appetite by calming down the digestive tract.
A simple cold or flu can also bring down the appetite but high strain THC levels in cannabis can stimulate your appetite.
You can go through stress because of having to decide on the perfect Christmas tree or the best turkey. There can be stress related to shopping, less sleep, exhaustion, financial worries and home decorations.
Cannabis is perfect to help fight anxiety and stress. It’s advisable to take small doses rather than big hits to feel relaxed during the holiday season.
Because of all the festivities it becomes difficult to get adequate rest. You are busy with decorations, shopping, holiday parties and handling house chores. Cannabis is a great sleep stimulant, giving you the required rest.
Enjoy this time without having to worry about falling ill this winter because CBD’s got your back.
Grab your coat, a mug of hot chocolate, sit with your friends and have a great time. Happy Holidays and a less stressful winter season!
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Author: Keira Wayne
- Posted by Zion420.com
- On December 4, 2017
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