You may have heard about cannabis as a treatment for anxiety or for pain, but it can also help with more specific indications like the common cold or the flu. Many of the cannabis plant’s relieving qualities can target flu symptoms and supplement whatever medications you’re already taking. Whether or not you’ve taken a flu shot, you’ll want to know about the full range of ways you can treat the virus with flu season in full swing this year.
Rub cannabis topicals into your aches and pains
One of the most common side effects of the flu are body aches. Use a cannabis salve or oil to rub all over your body for soothing relief. The fragrant aroma of the topicals will also add an aromatherapy effect.
Brew cannabis tea with honey to soothe your throat
If you’ve been coughing or have a sore throat, you definitely want to be drinking tea. To make cannabis tea, heat your bud (or stems) in a fatty substance like coconut oil, and add it to hot water.
Try an indica strain to help you sleep
It can be hard to sleep when you have fever and your body is in pain. If you’re having trouble falling asleep, try an indica strain like Granddaddy Purple or Tahoe OG Kush. To avoid smoke when you’re sick, consider packing your bud into a PAX vaporizer, or having a loved one make edibles out of it for you.
Use cannabis for migraine relief
Headaches are one of the most common symptoms of the flu. It can be impossible to function with a splitting headache. Try an edible, such as Lulu’s Botanical’s 1:1 CBD to THC chocolates, or make your own using a strain like OG Kush or ACDC for migraine relief.
Take a medicated bath
What’s the next best thing to lying in bed when you’re sick? Lying in a medicated bath. Drop a cannabis-infused bath bomb into the bath and soak in the bud and bubbles. Companies like Cannagold also ensure the bath bombs smell good too, for added therapeutic relief.