Infused Honey: What's the Buzz
Everyone's talking about the latest and greatest way to consume your medicine. We found out more from our lab as to why honey is a great natural bonding agent and the best uses for our latest range.
There’s only one insect that produces a food eaten by humans. Bees. And honey, their incredible product, is the only food source that contains all of the vital enzymes, vitamins, minerals and water that sustain life. It’s no wonder that this incredible substance has been revered for its medicinal value for thousands of years. It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that make it excellent for wound care, treating coughs and even boosting memory.
It’s clear that honey is incredible in its own right, but infusing it with cannabis may make it even more of a healing powerhouse. Some doctors are claiming that the cannabinoid CBD may be effective at suppressing an overactive immune response triggered by influenza or even ebola.
And who wouldn’t want to put that in their tea and stir it (especially during the upcoming cold and flu season)?
Making a honey and cannabis tincture is simple and you can freeze it to store a big batch. I usually make mine in a slow cooker after fall harvest, but have tried it in a Magical Butter machine and in a double boiler. I prefer the slow cooker for big batches and the double boiler for smaller ones.
If you’d like to get culinarily creative or would like to add herbs to compliment your honey, you can add dried lavender, chamomile, sage, rosemary, thyme, vanilla, or cinnamon to your satchel of decarboxylated cannabis. Or you can make a big batch of marijuana honey tincture and then make a bunch of different flavors by infusing them all separately.
The Importance of Decarboxylation in Honey Tincture Making
This honey and cannabis tincture is effective because the cannabis has already been decarboxylated. This process, that typically uses heat to transform the non-psychoactive THC into THCA, is simple and just requires an extra step before infusing your honey. If you want a less psychoactive tincture, you can skip the decarboxylation process and go straight to the slow cooker step.