CAN YOU USE CANNABIS TO TREAT COLDS AND THE FLU?
Shit! You have a tickling sensation in the back of your throat and it won’t go away.
It might be nothing. Maybe you just inhaled some dust and your throat is sore.
But the next day the tickling turned to utter pain. You’re constipated, you cough and your nose runs faster than Usain Bolt.
No my friend. It’s not dust. It’s cold. Or worse. Influenza.
You search online for natural remedies that will help you get better as soon as possible. Ginger. Garlic. Tea. Gargle with salt water. You’re ready to try anything, even cannabis!
But can cannabis be used to treat a cold or flu, or should you stay off it until you recover?
Recreational Use vs Medicinal Use
If you are a regular smoker who has been known to take several puffs from a bong every 30 minutes, then you should definitely quit cannabis for a while.
You are sick. You need to focus on your recovery and your respiratory system is already under pressure. Putting smoke into your lungs can make a bad situation worse and increase your risk of bronchitis.
You can try to consume cannabis strategically so that it actually helps you fight off colds and flu.
How Cannabis Could Help With Cold and Flu Symptoms
Sinus headaches are a common symptom of the common cold and flu. Cannabis can help relieve the pain of sinus pressure, and it can also help relieve muscle pain.
Cannabis can also relieve inflammation caused by a cold or the flu. THC and CBD (the two main cannabinoids in the cannabis plant) both have anti-inflammatory properties.
Try cannabis infused tea!
Tea is a popular remedy for people with colds and flu. If you want to try incorporating cannabis into your medical regimen, tea may be the best way to go.
The easiest way to do this is to use cannabis-infused honey as a sweetener in your tea.
We strongly recommend that you consult your doctor before embarking on any cold or flu regimen involving cannabis. We all react differently to cannabis, so you want to make sure that cannabis treatment doesn’t interact negatively with other medications you’re taking. Buy medical cannabis from the most trusted online dispensary.
Other Things to Keep in Mind
- Do not share a joint or pipe with anyone if you are sick. It is a quick and easy way to spread the disease. Be a good friend and keep the virus to yourself.
- Drink plenty of fluids and get plenty of rest. Watch a funny movie or TV show. They say laughter is the best medicine. Yes, that’s a cliche, but just think how good it feels after you’ve had a good laugh. it will not hurt!
- Since smoking and even vaping can be harmful to your lungs, try edibles (such as honey) or tinctures. Topicals can also be helpful for sore muscles.
I hope you found this information useful. Get well soon!