The Best CBD Cough Drops I've Ever Had
Despite all our best efforts, and no matter how healthy we are, it’s almost inevitable that sooner or later one of those 200 viruses that cause cold and cough is going to overcome the body’s defense systems. When that happens, there’s not a whole lot that can be done to actually cure the illness – cold viruses are so numerous and so quick to mutate that developing effective antiviral and vaccines is quite impossible.
Whenever we catch a cold, it is quite inevitable that we will have to let the virus run its course, and that we will feel significantly subpar for several days. But there are various ways in which we can ease the symptoms of colds and coughs – honey, salt-water gargles, saline drips, ibuprofen, or paracetamol may confer antiseptic, analgesic or anti-inflammatory benefits, for example.
So what about cannabis? There’s plenty of evidence that various compounds in cannabis have anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. THC, CBD, CBC and CBG are all known to exert varying degrees of anti-inflammatory and analgesic action, and there are plenty of terpenes and terpenoids in cannabis with similar properties, such as linalool, limonene and eucalyptol.
As well as this, various cannabinoids and terpenoids are known for their relaxing, anti-anxiety or sedative effects. During times of illness, such properties may be very useful in increasing subjective feelings of wellbeing. Furthermore, common colds can also cause appetite loss in some people, and THC in particular has been repeatedly demonstrated to have appetite-stimulating properties.
Here is a recipe revealing how you can infuse Full Spectrum CBD Oil into cough drops from the comfort of your kitchen.
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
- 1 gram 99% CBD Isolate Powder
- Small Ice tray
- To 1 cup of coconut oil, add 1gram of 99% CBD Isolate and mix thoroughly
- Whip the coconut oil with a hand or stand mixer for 5 minutes
- Add honey, lemon and cinnamon, and whip continually for 5 more minutes
- Split the mixture into ice cube trays, filling each only ¼ - ½ full
- Freeze up the mixture for 20 minutes.
- Pop cough drops out of the tray and store in a jar in the refrigerator.