CBD Hemp Bud for Palliative Care
Palliative care is the option either by patient’s request, by family request or by requests in the living will of the patient. At that point, all curative medications are ceased \’\’and comfort is the main objective. We talk a lot about the healing qualities of CBD hemp bud. Some of the same truths are applicable to palliative care in the end of life.
The indica strains are more potently relaxing \’\’and sleep-inducing than sativas. So, this could be an option for palliative care to alleviate pain \’\’and other distresses.
If you want to provide a certain CBD hemp bud strain to your loved one in palliative care, smoking is probably not an option at least in the later part of end of life. However, if the patient is up to a smoke or more likely the a vape pen option would be more acceptable. You can then choose your CBD hemp bud so you can choose an Indica dominate strain.
CBD Hemp Bud – Indica Dominant
The Indica dominant strains are not only provide the effects of relaxation, sleep \’\’and calm but they also combat pain which is usually common in the end of life days. Below is a list of indica dominant CBD hemp bud strains from which you could choose for a smoke, for a vape or for creating an edible.
- Bubba Kush
- OG Kush
- Cherry Wine
- CBG Infused Special Sauce
CBD Hemp Bud — Looking at Edibles for Dosing
Edibles are also a potential avenue of exploration for patients in palliative care. Edibles can be more potent as well as more acceptable in the later days of palliative care. CBD hemp buds edibles can act as long-lasting pain relievers so are a nice addition to your bag of tricks.
The Chocolate Edibles
CBD Hemp Flower Muffins
Maple Hemp Flour Muffins are tasty, soft \’\’and easy to eat for anyone in palliative care. This recipe yields 12 muffins so you can divide the amount of hemp flower you put in by 12 to know the dosage.
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- ¼ – ½ cup of the decarbed hemp flower (your choice of an indica dominant hemp flower.)
- ¾ tsp salt
- 1 T baking powder
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup coconut milk, unsweetened
In a large bowl, whisk the coconut oil, maple syrup, sugar \’\’and eggs together well. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mix. Slowly stir until the batter is smooth
Strawberry Hemp Flower Smoothie
This is a particularly tasty drink with nutrients besides the CBD hemp bud of your choice for the patient in palliative care, indica dominant is preferable for its effects.
- 1 large ripe banana
- ½ C frozen strawberries
- 1 T protein powder
- 2 T ground hemp flower (decarboxylated)
- Coconut milk, rice milk or almond milk (enough to loosen the content to drink consistency)
Mix all in a blender of your choice. Hemp flower chosen should be high CBD content \’\’and one that is Indica dominant.
The “How” to Decarboxylate Hemp Flower
- Oven 250 degrees F
- Break up the hemp flower buds into small pieces
- Grind hemp flower buds with a coffee grinder, herb grinder or food processor to the consistency of dried herbs but not fine as dust.
- Spread a thin layer on baking tray
- Place tray in oven
- Bake for 90 – 120 minutes
- Remove from oven \’\’and cool
Hemp flower should be brownish \’\’and feel dry \’\’and crumble between fingers
Store in a sealed container after making sure the crumbles are dry.
CBD Hemp Bud — CBD Oil Tincture, CBD Oil Capsules, CBD Infused Gummies
The sublingual CBD oil tincture may be the simplest for the patient in palliative care if food is not acceptable. There are some flavored options on the market if you do not care for the rather bitter taste. The gummies are particularly tasty \’\’and can be placed under the tongue \’\’and dissolved there.
You are not getting the Indica dominant CBD hemp bud with these options but that is not all that is important here. You are getting potent CBD \’\’and it is effective for relaxation, mood stabilization \’\’and pain.
CBD Infused Topicals
The other option you have is CBD infused topicals. There are a wide variety of lotions, salves \’\’and lip balm all generously infused with CBD. The lip balm could be particularly effective for the palliative care patient because without much moisture their lips can become parched.
If you want more information on all things CBD, read other posts here on our blog.
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