Effective Cannabis Strains For Common Medical Symptoms

Cannabis is nature's perfect medication, much safer than prescription or over-the-counter medicines, and in many cases, patients find it more effective. Before deciding on a particular strain for treatment, it’s beneficial to first know a little bit about the cannabis plant.

Indica vs. Sativa

The cannabis plant was originally categorized into three main types:

  • Indica-dominant
  • Sativa-dominant
  • Ruderalis (Auto-flowering)
Additional categories include:

  • Hybrid
  • Poly-hybrid
For those unfamiliar with the plant, all tend to seem pretty similar, but once you familiarize yourself with them, differences are easy to recognize:

Indica-dominant strains typically tend to be short and bushy, have less leaves than Sativa strains, and the leaves are a darker green and wider in diameter. Indica flowers produce more of a relaxing effect, and are generally preferred for nighttime use.

Sativa-dominant strains typically tend to be tall and thin, have more leaves than Indica strains, and the leaves are lighter green and smaller in diameter. Sativa flowers produce more of an uplifting and energizing effect, and are generally preferred for daytime use.

Ruderalis strains typically tend to be shorter and stalkier than either Indica or Sativa strains. Characteristics also include wide leaves with a light green color, and low THC content. Its flowering cycle is initiated by maturity instead of light exposure, making it auto-flowering.

Hybrid strains are a mix of two types; for example, a cross of an Indica and a Sativa. As the cannabis plant’s gene pool becomes more diverse in the modern day of breeding, there is an increasing variety of poly-hybrid strains; a cross between two hybrids. Most of today's strains are poly-hybrids.

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For high medicinal value, when selecting flowers, try to find organic sungrown cannabis

An Important Tip

Listed below are some common symptoms that people help treat with medicinal cannabis. An important reminder, everybody reacts to cannabis differently, so finding the right strain for you is important. When deciding if a strain is effective, pay attention to the following:

  • Do I feel relief from my illness?
  • Do I feel comfortable?
  • Do I need a stronger dose? A smaller one?
In addition to finding the right strain, the correct ratio of THC to CBD, and the correct dosage, you may have to also find the right way to consume it. This commonly depends on your age, sensitivity, preference, and factors such as your daily routine. Popular methods of treatment include:

  • Flowers
  • Oils
  • Edibles
  • Tinctures
  • Topicals

Recommended Medical Cannabis Strains

Popular strains to help ease common medical symptoms, listed in alphabetical order, include:

Anxiety

Try strains like:

  • Animal Cookies
  • Blueberry Diesel
  • Blue Sapphire
  • Cherry Pie
  • Crippy
  • Sunset Sherbet
  • Wifi 43
Avoid strains like:

  • Blue Dream
  • GG4

Cancer

Try strains like:

  • ACDC (CBD-dominant)
  • Blue Sapphire
  • Charlotte’s Web (CBD-dominant)
  • Granddaddy Purple
  • Northern Lights
  • OGKB

Depression

Try strains like:

  • Animal Cookies
  • Blue Dream
  • Blue Sapphire
  • Cherry Pie
  • GG4
  • Lemonade
  • OGKB
  • OZ Kush
  • Sour Diesel
  • Wedding Cake

Insomnia

Try strains like:

  • Animal Cookies
  • Blue Sapphire
  • Crippy
  • OGKB
  • Sunset Sherbet
  • Wifi 43
Avoid strains like:

  • Blue Dream
  • Lemonade
  • OZ Kush
  • Sour Diesel

Inflammation

Try strains like:

  • ACDC (CBD-dominant)
  • Charlotte’s Web (CBD-dominant)

Loss of Appetite

Try strains like:

  • Animal Cookies
  • Blue Sapphire
  • Bubba Kush
  • Crippy
  • Granddaddy Purple
  • OGKB
  • OZ Kush
  • Skywalker OG
  • Sour Diesel
  • Sunset Sherbet
  • Wedding Cake
  • Wifi 43

Chronic Pain

Try strains like:

  • ACDC (CBD-dominant)
  • Animal Cookies
  • Blackberry Kush
  • Blue Sapphire
  • Crippy
  • Forum Cookies
  • GG4
  • Harlequin
  • OGKB
  • Sunset Sherbet
  • Wedding Cake
  • Wifi 43

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Try strains like:

  • Animal Cookies
  • Blue Sapphire
  • Crippy (Highly Recommended)
  • OGKB
  • Sunset Sherbet

Stress

Try strains like:

  • ACDC (CBD-dominant)
  • Animal Cookies
  • Blue Sapphire
  • Cherry Pie
  • Chernobyl
  • Crippy
  • GG4
  • Sunset Sherbet
  • Super Silver Haze
  • Wedding Cake
  • Wifi 43
Avoid strains like:

  • Blue Dream
  • Lemonade
  • OZ Kush
  • Sour Diesel

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