Looking for a nourishing drink which rejuvenates and full of healthy bacteria (probiotics)? Kombucha, a lightly effervescent sweetened and fermented tea, loaded with antioxidants and B vitamins, offers just that. But what are the advantages of infusing cannabis with this sweetened concoction?
Kombucha certainly lives up to the hype, particularly because of the large amounts of beneficial bacteria (probiotic) that it contains. These bacteria can help to manage gut infections. Basically, they line the digestive system and help in nutrient absorption.
Benefits of drinking kombucha tea
- A source of antioxidants
Kombucha made of green tea is a rich source of antioxidants, molecules which help to delay or prevent body cell damage brought about by free radicals within the body. Actually, free radicals are known to cause oxidative stress.
Essentially, antioxidants aim to neutralize these free radicals and most importantly, make them undisruptive. This process is very useful, as free body cell damage, in the long run, may lead to dreadful conditions such as cancer and atherosclerosis.
Some studies have also shown that antioxidants are effective at minimizing toxicity in the liver, brought about by exposure to chemicals and pollution.
- Antibacterial properties
Some compounds within the kombucha brew (especially the acetic acid produced during the fermentation process) can help protect the body against various forms of bad bacteria.
- May minimize heart disease risk
Kombucha is able to improve HDL and LDL cholesterol makers. Moreover, brew can thwart the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, a potential contributing reason to heart health conditions.
- Anticancer properties
Kombucha has shown some anticancer traits, making it a perfect companion to cannabis, which also has impressive effects against the dreadful health condition. Clinical studies have revealed that Kombucha tea can thwart the production of cancer cells, thanks to its large amounts of antioxidants.
Infusing cannabis to kombucha and why it is important
Kombucha can be infused with nearly all types of potent herbs, plants, and mushrooms. Cannabis, however, is one of the most vital additions to the brew. Cannabis contains cannabinoid compounds which are known to effectively interact with the body via the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
Cannabis also contains many antioxidants, minerals, and terpenes that all guarantee potent and unique health benefits.
Making cannabis kombucha
Now that we are familiar with the remarkable health benefits of both kombucha and cannabis, it is time we got to know how to combine these two together.
Ingredients – a recipe for 10 servings
- High-quality SCOBY
- 10 cannabis-infused dried leaves or tea bags
- 1 cup of pre-made kombucha
- 5 liters spring or distilled water
- 1 organic cane sugar
- Several large, clean glass jars
- Jar covers
- Any other type of herbs you wish to use
Step 1: Boil your spring/distilled water. Then add the cane sugar to the boiled water and stir well until it is fully dissolved. Next, add the cannabis and your preferred herbs into the mix.
Step 2: Let the brew cool down to create an environment which is favorable to your SCOBY culture. Put the concoction in glass jars leaving about five centimeters of space at the top.
Step 3: Now, on each jar, put an equal amount of prepared kombucha. Then, put equivalents amounts of SCOBY into each jar.
Step 4: Use jar covers to seal your jars securely. This is to avoid any external pollutants from entering the space. Store the jars in a fairly warm area, perhaps at a temperature of about 25°C.
Step 5: The fermentation process usually takes around ten days; therefore, some patience is needed. The flavor of the infused concoction can be tested using a sterilized dropper. The flavor should be somewhat sweet, yet sour. If that the case, congratulations! Your brew is ready. Enjoy.
Though the whole process takes quite some time, it’s worth the wait. This shippable and potent concoction will have you feeling healthy. Try out various flavor groupings and cannabis-infused tea combinations to find your favorite. Remember, to establish your ideal dosage when preparing the brew.
If the amounts of cannabis we have recommended in this recipe do not match your needs, adjust accordingly.