I am currently going through menopause and dealing with insominia, hot flashes, head aches and muscle cramps
Tinctures have been a common form of medicine since ancient times. Today, cannabis tinctures are gaining popularity for portability, discretion and convenience. Tinctures are created by steeping cannabis in alcohol and are ingested orally in a variety of ways. They are easy to produce, offer a long shelf-life and avoid the drawbacks of smoking. There’s no need for extra fear, no ash, smoke or odors. For full effect, a few drops of the tincture are placed under the tongue and held there. The cannabinoids are absorbed sublingually and provide quick onset of effects. The remaining liquid can then be swallowed for absorption through the digestive tract and a delayed onset of effects. Tinctures can also be added to foods and beverages such as yogurt, pasta sauces, coffee, smoothies or tea. I like that the package is compact and sealed. It fits easily into my purse or pocket and can be easily transported. Each bottle features a handy dropper that allows for microdosing. It’s very easy to customize my dose anywhere from 2.5 mg to 20 mg. A little tends to go a very long way. There are tinctures that are entirely CBD while others strictly offer THC or a combination of the two. Tinctures are available in sativas, indicas and hybrids to target specific effects and benefits and are commonly used to relieve pain, improve sleep, treat muscle spasms, reduce nausea, reduce anxiety and treat epilepsy. I am currently going through menopause and dealing with insominia, hot flashes, head aches and muscle cramps. Consulting with the budtender at the dispensary has proven extremely helpful. I’ve found several tinctures that provide effective relief.