Home-made Cannabis Cold Remedies

It’s that time of year when the snow from winter has finally melted and spring is in the air. Seasonal allergies and the changing of weather can bring on some unwanted sore, scratchy throats but cannabis may be the natural remedy that you can trust to help. Cannabis can help you feel like your best self more quickly and reduce the intensity of your symptoms while suffering from the common cold.

Cannabis for Colds

There is no cure for the common cold and suffering through the runny nose and sore throats is exhausting. Our bodies have this response because our immune systems are busy fighting the virus which leads to inflammation. The main cannabinoids in this magical, green herb are THC and CBD which are both amazing anti-inflammatories and can also help reduce pain. So, not only will cannabis give some relief it also boosts your immune system giving you the strength to beat your cold more quickly. Next time you feel a stuffed nose coming on reach for this natural medication before cough syrups and other pharmaceuticals!

Natural Cold Remedies

When your throat is feeling itchy smoking marijuana might not be the best option. Luckily, there are other ways to get this natural remedy to do its job. I have put together a list of tested, natural remedies to help make this year’s seasonal cold less debilitating.

Cannabis-Infused Honey Lemon Ginger Tea

Home-made Cannabis Cold RemediesWho hasn’t had a steaming, hot mug of honey lemon ginger tea to soothe the throat? This special tea will help to soothe sore throats, reduce coughing, body aches, and headaches.

Lemon: This Citrus is bursting with fresh, zesty scents and vitamin C.

Ginger: Ginger root warms you up and settles an upset stomach.

Honey: Bees create this sweet, golden syrup and it is packed with antioxidants and is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. On top of all of that, it is also a natural cough-suppressant.

Cannabis: This natural medication is an anti-inflammatory and helps reduce pain and aids in


These ingredients work together to create an immune-boosting, soothing cold cure.

 First, we have to make the cannabis-infused honey!

  1. Preheat your oven to 245ºF so that you can decarb the cannabis. Place the buds on an oven tray covered with parchment paper.
  2. Put the buds in the oven for 30-40 minutes. Low and slow works best.
  1. Combine your decarbed cannabis and honey in a double boiler and heat on the stovetop at a low temperature. Simmer for 40 minutes ensuring the honey never comes to a boil.
  1. Strain the honey once it has cooled.

Once the honey is ready it can be stored in a cool place for 1-2 months. 

The next step is to make a soothing tea! Once you have a stock of honey it’s so easy to add a spoon into any recipe for a bit of healing sweetness.


  • 1 inch of grated ginger root
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 1 tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • As much cannabis-infused honey as you would like

1. Grate the ginger and add it to the one cup of boiling water. Steep for around 3 minutes and then strain.

2. Add the lemon juice and Honey.

3. Sip and soothe.

Cannabis Cough Drops

Home-made Cannabis Cold RemediesThese herbal cough drops are infused with cannabis to provide extra relief. You can use whatever herbs you would like depending on what flavour and results you are searching for.

This one is my favourite combination but feel free to play around and have fun.


  • Herbs of your choice
  • 1/2 cup of cannabis-infused honey
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Powdered sugar

1. To get started make a very strong tea with your chosen herbs and reduce it. To make tea pour 1 cup of boiling water over herbs and stir. Let steep for at least 20 minutes before straining.

  • 1 Tbsp Chamomile: This flower is not only beautiful it also has a huge list of medicinal benefits. It can help reduce inflammation and helps with sleep and relaxation.
  • 2 Tbsp of Elderberry: Both the flowers and the berries are packed with immune-boosting vitamins and antioxidants. They also reduce stress, protect your heart, and reduce inflammation.
  • 1 Tbsp of Marshmallow Root: This root is an incredible natural cold remedy alone. It loosens mucous and can help soothe the throat and treat dry coughs.
  • 1 Tbsp of ginger: This root is a perfect addition to treat upset stomachs and it tastes great.

2. To reduce tea add it to a pot and boil over medium heat. Reduce by half.

3. In another pot heat these ingredients over medium heat.

  • 1/2 cup of our infused honey and
  • 1/4 cup of our tea infusion. 

4. Use a candy thermometer to ensure you heat your mixture to around 300 degrees. You want it to reach the hard crack stage.

5. Quickly pour your candy into molds and cool at room temperature.

6. When cool coat your lozenges in powdered sugar so that they don’t stick together.

Next time you feel a cold coming on pull out these recipes and arm yourself with the power to fight it off more quickly. None of us have the time to sit around for a week feeling awful so keep a stock of these natural remedies handy.

I Want the Benefits Without the High

Cannabis Cold RemediesIf you aren’t looking for the buzz caused by THC then CBD alone is the perfect alternative. You

will still reap the benefits of the cannabis plant but will be able to be clear-headed throughout

the day. You can still use bud by purchasing one of our CBD-rich strains or use a CBD oil or

tincture. Make sure to start your dose off low as CBD can still have some uncomfortable effects

when you take too much.

If you have tried either of these recipes or other cannabis-infused cold remedies let us