Yo, what’s good homies? It’s your boy Dan, here to talk about something that you may not have known: cannabis roots! You know we love our buds, but did you know that every part of that plant can be used for something else? Today we’re gonna dive into the history and benefits of using those roots.
Now, some of y’all might be thinking that once you’ve harvested and dried your buds, the plant is done for. But nah, not even close. Cannabis roots have been used for centuries for holistic purposes. Some people dispute their effectiveness, but there are a ton of potential benefits that come with using these underground structures.
First off, cannabis roots have been known to soothe rough or sensitive skin and support supple joints. People have been using them for this purpose for thousands of years. There’s not a lot of hard evidence to back up these claims, but anecdotal reports suggest they might actually work.
What makes these roots even more intriguing is the presence of non-psychoactive cannabinoid acids and phytochemicals. These could potentially be added to supplements and vitamins to help with immune response or an upset stomach.
Let’s take a step back and look at the history of cannabis root usage. Humans have been using these roots for thousands of years. The earliest recorded use was in ancient China in 2700 BCE when mothers in labor would use them to ease the childbirth process. German physician Leonhart Fuchs also documented using cannabis roots in 1542 to soothe muscles and joints.
So now that you’re convinced that cannabis roots are worth using, how do you actually use them? First thing’s first – clean those babies up. They’ve been sitting in soil for a while so they’ll probably be pretty dirty. Use some lukewarm water and a soft brush to gently remove any dirt without damaging the roots.
Once they’re cleaned up, dry them out in a cool, dark place for at least 48 hours so they’re ready to go. From there, you have two options: decoction or powder. For decoction, you boil the roots into a concentrate. For powder, you grind up the dried roots into a fine powder.
With your cannabis root concentrate or powder, there are a few ways to consume it. The easiest is to make tea by boiling the roots and adding milk or a substitute to cut down on the bitter taste. You could also create a tincture by adding the concentrate to a base liquid like alcohol or apple cider vinegar and taking it like CBD oil.
If you’re feeling creative, make yourself a cannabis root balm or topical by combining a small amount of concentrate with some oil like jojoba or coconut. This will make it easier for your skin to absorb.
So there you have it – all the reasons why you should be using those cannabis roots instead of throwing them away. As more research is done on their potential benefits, we’re gonna see these roots being used more often in the future. Stay lit and keep experimenting with new ways to use your weed plant!