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CBD Honey Could Be The Ultimate Healing Powerhouse For So Many Things

Emily Robertson
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From sore throat to arthritic pain, and insomnia to flagging energy, there is just something special about CBD honey that targets all of that. 

There’s a new medicine in town that’s sweetening the healing deal: CBD honey. Two medicinal powerhouses have joined forces to the level up the relaxation in your nighttime tea and boost your morning yoghurt.

Is the next step in healthy living CBD honey? Let’s take a look.

Health Benefits of CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the two major cannabinoids, alongside its psychoactive partner, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CBD is known for its relaxing and pain-relieving properties. And if you’re looking for help with sleep, CBD is the cannabinoid for you.

CBD has a wide range of benefits for the human body.  And strap yourself in, because these benefits are almost too long to list. For one, it protects kidney  and liver function, even reversing cirrhosis in recent studies.

CBD has been shown to help with bone strength, reduction of migraines, treating PTSD and other trauma-related conditions, lessening the symptoms of depression, helping patients cope with pain, lowering blood pressure, may even prevent stroke, and can enhance the effects of radiation therapy. We could go on and on and on. In fact, even your furry four-legged friend may benefit from CBD.

But perhaps the biggest headlines about CBD have been its use for epilepsy and seizure patients. CBD, as well as CBDV, have been shown to work more effectively than Big Pharma anti-seizure drugs.

It’s become such a popular health product that people are even starting to put CBD in their morning coffee or tea.

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Health Benefits of Honey

Honey may not have as many health benefits as CBD, but it certainly has its fair share. In fact, honey has been used for centuries for its healing properties. The ancient Egyptians used honey as a sacrificial product, as much for its embalming as its medicinal properties.

Studies have been conducted to test the historical accuracy of ‘ancient knowledge’, and these have come back with results showing honey aids in  wound healing and antibacterial properties. Manuka honey, in particular, has been proven to combat staph infections, as well as bacteria in the digestive tract that lead to peptic ulcers.

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Honey is also used to treat sore or tickly throats. In fact, for children it may be more effective than cough medicine. This is probably why it’s used in traditional British “healing” drinks, like hot toddies for sore throats and colds.

Finally, honey has been shown to be helpful with boosting energy in athletes. It’s the healthier version of sugars for those who have a highly active lifestyles. There are a couple ways to make these drinks at home!

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What About the Dynamic Duo: CBD Honey?

CBD honey combines all the benefits of CBD and honey into one delicious super-treat. It’s made with CBD isolate, so you don’t have to worry about any psychoactive effects.

A CBD honey industry has opened up in countries where CBD is legal. For instance, Colorado Hemp Honey is a sustainable, pesticide-free product that works as an effective sleep aid. It is recommended that you start with small doses; just a teaspoon in your nightly tea may be enough to make you fall straight to sleep. As an insomnia sufferer, I say ‘amen’ for that teaspoon!

If you have chronic pain or inflammation, CBD honey will drastically reduce this inflammation so that you can function better in your daily life.

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Is There Such a Thing as ‘Real’ Cannabis Honey, From Bees?

Nicholas Trainerbees, a French beekeeper, got some attention a while back for his claims that he has trained bees to bring cannabis resin to the hives in order to make cannabis honey. His allegations were the cause of some heated debates within apiculture circles.

Skeptics first argued that honey is made with nectar, not resin, which cannabis doesn’t have. Furthermore, cannabis is a wind-pollinating species, which means it doesn’t require pollinating insects, and therefore wouldn’t really attract bees.

Either way, Nicholas alleges that he’s managed to train these bees to help him create a kind of ‘high honey’, which he says is actually propolis – a kind of ‘bee glue’ that has incredible healing and protective powers for the immune system. It’s too precious to even sell!

Although there are a lot of naysayers, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust has claimed that Trainerbees’ allegations are entirely plausible. It’s interesting….

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Mad Honey, and the Potential for Natural, Full Spectrum

Mad honey, from Nepal, isn’t actually cannabis honey, but it shows that honey has the potential to hold psychoactive properties.  This hallucinogenic honey comes from a partnership between the rhododendron flower and the bee. It was traditionally extracted by the Gurungu tribes who go ‘honey hunting.’

Now, however, you can just purchase this product online. But, be careful with it; it’s not referred to as “mad” without reason. This is a very powerful high, but if used properly, claims a medicinal benefit for diabetes, hypertension, and sexual impotence. If misused, you could be in for some serious toxicity that can make you very sick.

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At the end of the day, you can make cannabis honey on your own. Cannabis-infused honey can be made similarly to cannabis-infused butter. Here’s one recipe that involves coconut oil for added health benefits and flavour. If you want pure CBD honey, you’ll have to track down a CBD isolate as a starting ingredient. But, it’s totally worth the effort!

Emily Robertson

Emily Robertson has been writing freelance and contract work since 2011. She has written on a variety of topics, including travel writing of North America and the growing legalized cannabis industry across the globe. Robertson has a master’s degree in literature and gender studies, and brings this through in her writing by always trying to explore different perspectives. Born and raised in southwestern Ontario, Robertson moved to Glasgow, Scotland in 2016 to undergo her doctorate in Scottish Literature. She lives in the West End with her dog, Henley.

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