Bob Marley's daughter wants you to add this herb to your smoothies
Cooking with cannabis
There have been many, many health claims made about consuming cannabis, cannabinoids or different forms of cannabis, ranging from anti-anxiety benefits to anti-inflammatory properties, all the way through to benefits that can offer some kind of help to those who suffer from pain, depression, insomnia, diabetes, acne and skin conditions and more.
At the forefront of this is CBD oil, which is made from hemp extract and contains only trace elements of THC (the chemical that gets you high), and while it's a grey area, can be purchased online. However, overseas, CBD oil is garnering quite a following, with Brooklyn cafes serving it up in their hot chocolate, LA eatieries on their salads and more.
Leading the charge in the celebrity domain is none other than Bob Marley's daughter, Cedella Marley, a wellness expert and author who has just realised a cannabis-related cookbook. Aiming to encourage the use of the plant as part of a healthy lifestyle via the "Marley Natural" cannabis brand, Cooking With Herb features 75 recipes that use cannabis. "Herb is a wondrous plant," she says in the book. "It contains more than 80 different cannabinoids that interact in various ways with the human body's endocannabinoid system (which can) help regulate the nervous system and may even counter diseases like multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, and cancer." As a standout breakfast recipe, the book features an epic smoothie that uses "CannaOil" an oil she also instructs you on how to make (or you can also use CBD oil)- the claim? Starting the day with a CBD/CannaOil smoothie calms the mind, reduces Monday-it is and morning anxiety and preps the body for the day, again, there is little-to-no THC and zero high.
Regardless of how you feel about the herb, if the internet is anything to go by (and it is), we are only just beginning to explore the wellness benefits of weed.
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