Although the common cold is not a fatal disease, it significantly affects physical and mental health. An adult goes through the common cold 2-3 times a year. People look for relief and desperately begin taking medication. Unfortunately, most over-the-counter drugs for the common cold weaken your immune system.
So, you need a natural alternative that does not negatively influence your immune system. Researchers believe Delta 8 Edibles might help. This article will help you understand it in detail.
To fight a disease, you need to first know about it. A common cold is a viral infection that affects your throat and nose ( upper respiratory tracts) in layman’s language. The common pathways of their spread are physical contact, droplets in the air, or sharing any contaminated item.
Though the common cold is more prominent during winters, you can catch a cold any time of the year. Some cold symptoms are sore throat, sneezing, congestion, coughing, low-grade fever, body aches, and runny nose.
While your mind only wants to feel comfortable during a cold, your immune system prepares to fight the virus. Yes, your body has its fighting mechanism to kill the virus. Your immune system is the superhero that saves you from the harmful virus. Here is how it begins working whenever the virus of common cold enters your body:
It sends cytokines, a messenger protein, to your brain, white blood cells, and blood vessels. These messages act as an alarm to announce the invasion of a foreign virus in your body.
Your blood vessels expand to give more paths to white blood cells to flow and fight the virus. It creates an uncomfortable feeling in your body.
These white blood cells take the responsibility to create an environment in your body that the virus would not like. WBC tries to occupy more space by dilating the blood vessels. At this time, your body feels extreme discomfort and faces all the symptoms of a cold. However, these symptoms show that your white blood cells are making antibodies.
Gradually, your immune system defeats the virus, and you finally feel comfortable after a long time. Now, where does delta-8 THC come to play in all this war? Let us understand this in the next section.
Here are some ways Delta 8 edibles might offer you relief during uncomfortable cold days.
- D8 and Immune System
Unlike other medications, D8 does not take charge of fighting the virus. The cytokines inform the white blood cell about the foreign invasion and cause the general symptoms of cold, such as body aches, inflammation, redness, and swelling.
Delta-8 might fight against all these symptoms providing you relief. Researchers are trying to decode how Delta-8 THC affects the immune system and inflammation, but possibilities are because of their effect on the ECS system.
When it comes to the immune system, the CB2 receptor plays a significant role. They are prominent in the immune system. Cannabinoids, such as D8, might bind with these receptors and regulate the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and dampen the immune system’s response.
Surprisingly, echinacea, a natural herb known to strengthen the immune system, works almost similarly to cannabinoids.
- D8 and Sleep
When you have a runny nose and sore throat, your sleep suffers. That further deteriorates your health and day. Fortunately, the possible influence of D8 on the ECS system might also boost your sleep.
You may take a D8 gummy or capsule before going to bed. A good rest ensures speedy recovery of the body.
- D8 and Your Airways
Research reveals that Cannabis might lead to bronchodilation, a phenomenon that expands your airways and makes it easier to breathe. You might consume D8 Oil or D8 edibles for this purpose.
- D8 and Body Aches
A study reveals the positive effect of D8 in treating body aches. Its anti-inflammatory properties might fight sinusitis, sore throat, and headaches.
Though there are several ways to consume D8, researchers believe that vaping is not useful for consuming D8 for cough. You can try Delta 8 edibles.
Here are some recipes to make delicious warm Delta 8 drinks for the uncomfortable days of a common cold.
Tea is your best friend during the common cold. So, prepare this D8 tea recipe that is too delicious to resist.
- Ingredients Required
- Sliced Ginger: A small piece
- Cinnamon: ¼ tsp
- A pinch of black pepper ( in powder form)
- Whole cloves: 3-4
- Cardamom pods: 2
- Black tea ( if not, you can also use alternatives, such as roasted dandelion root)
- Sweetener (honey is preferable, followed by sugar)
- Delta-8 oil
- Steps to Prepare
- Begin with grinding the herbs in a mortar or spice blender.
- Pour a cup of milk and 2 cups of water in a small saucepan with dry herbs.
- Let them boil, and then simmer on low flame. If you put on a high flame, stay careful; otherwise, the pot might overflow.
- After 5 minutes, turn off your gas and strain the tea.
- Top it with Delta-8 oil ( as per your doses) and cinnamon.
The different herbs in the tea will support your immune system. You can enjoy it while being in your blanket.
Here is a D8 recipe for chocolate lovers to enjoy the possible benefits of D8 and the delicious taste of chocolate.
- Ingredients Required
- Raw Cacao Powder: 3 tablespoons
- Ground cinnamon: ½ tsp
- Cayenne pepper: A pinch
- Sweetener: Brown sugar or maple syrup
- Marshmallows ( optional)
- Delta-8 Oil
- Steps to Prepare
- Take a saucepan, pour 2 cups of water, and place it on medium flame. Add raw cacao powder, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon to it.
- Boil the mixture and then simmer for 4-5 minutes.
- Add your favorite sweetener and pour it into a glass.
Top it with Delta-8 oil and marshmallows. Stir once. Your cup of hot cacao is ready. Cayenne pepper is known to stimulate cacao. It is an excellent way to start your day during the times when your nose and throat refuse to work well.
The common cold is like that guest nobody likes, but they would visit you once in two or three months. But now you know a possible way to treat this guest with some tea, soups, or hot cacao infused with Delta-8 THC.
Meg is an author at Cinnamon Hollow. She writes on a variety of topics sharing tips and ideas for daily life.