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 varieties; 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 popular 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 key. 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
  • Bay Wave
  • Blueberry Diesel
  • Blue Sapphire
  • Chee Hoo
  • Cherry Pie
  • Crip Kush
  • Crippy
  • Da Crip
  • Haole Girl
  • Halo Halo
  • Hawaiian Hammah
  • Instagram
  • Guava Chiffon
  • Guava Lava
  • Kauai Butter
  • Kauai OG
  • Kauai Skunk
  • Pinetrees
  • Sunset Sherbet
  • Tropical Trip
  • Wifi 43
Avoid strains like:

  • Ainakea Sugarcane
  • Blue Dream
  • Garlique Glue
  • GG4
  • Kauai Macnut
  • Supaglue

Cancer

Try strains like:

  • ACDC (CBD-dominant)
  • Blue Sapphire
  • Charlotte’s Web (CBD-dominant)
  • Frosty Flights
  • Granddaddy Purple
  • Instagram
  • Kauai OG
  • Northern Lights
  • OGKB
  • Pinetrees
  • Star Power
  • Tropical Trip

Depression

Try strains like:

  • Ainakea Sugarcane
  • Animal Cookies
  • Blue Dream
  • Blue Sapphire
  • Cherry Pie
  • Coconut Cake
  • Foof
  • Frosty Flights
  • Garlique Glue
  • GG4
  • Haole Girl
  • Halo Halo
  • Hawaiian Hammah
  • Instagram
  • Kanaka Kush
  • Kauai Macnut
  • Kauai Mints
  • Kulolo
  • Leilani
  • Lemonade
  • Lemon Cherry Cake
  • Lightnin' Lemonade
  • Malasada
  • NoKaOi
  • OGKB
  • OZ Kush
  • Pinetrees
  • Smacks
  • Sour Diesel
  • Star Power
  • Tropical Trip
  • Waifu
  • Wedding Cake
  • White Thaiger
  • Zkittlez

Insomnia

Try strains like:

  • Animal Cookies
  • Bay Wave
  • Blue Sapphire
  • Cherry Chiffon
  • Crip Kush
  • Crippy
  • Da Crip
  • Frosty Flights
  • Guava Chiffon
  • Guava Lava
  • Hawaiian Hammah
  • Kauai Butter
  • Kauai OG
  • Kauai Skunk
  • Leilani
  • Nani
  • OGKB
  • Pinetrees
  • Star Fuel
  • Star Power
  • Sunset Sherbet
  • Thaiscream
  • Tropical Trip
  • Wifi 43
Avoid strains like:

  • Blue Dream
  • Broke Da Mouf
  • Cereal Cake
  • Lemon Cherry Cake
  • Lemonade
  • Lightnin' Lemonade
  • OZ Kush
  • Sour Diesel
  • Zkittlez

Inflammation

Try strains like:

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

Loss of Appetite

Try strains like:

  • Animal Cookies
  • Blue Sapphire
  • Bubba Kush
  • Cherry Chiffon
  • Coconut Cake
  • Crippy
  • Crip Kush
  • Da Crip
  • Foof
  • Forum Cookies
  • Frosty Flights
  • Granddaddy Purple
  • Halo Halo
  • Haole Girl
  • Hawaiian Hammah
  • Instagram
  • Leilani
  • Kauai OG
  • Kauai Skunk
  • NoKaOi
  • OGKB
  • OZ Kush
  • Pinetrees
  • Skywalker OG
  • Smacks
  • Sour Diesel
  • Sunset Sherbet
  • Thaiscream
  • Tropical Trip
  • Wedding Cake
  • White Thaiger
  • Wifi 43

Chronic Pain

Try strains like:

  • Ainakea Sugarcane
  • ACDC (CBD-dominant)
  • Animal Cookies
  • Blackberry Kush
  • Blue Sapphire
  • Coconut Cake
  • Crip Kush
  • Crippy
  • Da Crip
  • Forum Cookies
  • Frosty Flights
  • Garlique Glue
  • GG4
  • Halo Halo
  • Haole Girl
  • Harlequin
  • Hawaiian Hammah
  • Instagram
  • Kauai OG
  • Kauai Skunk
  • Leilani
  • Nani
  • OGKB
  • Pinetrees
  • Pohaku
  • Sunset Sherbet
  • Tropical Trip
  • Wedding Cake
  • White Thaiger
  • Wifi 43

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Try strains like:

  • Animal Cookies
  • Bay Wave
  • Blue Sapphire
  • Crip Kush
  • Crippy (Highly Recommended)
  • Da Crip
  • Frosty Flights
  • Halo Halo
  • Haole Girl
  • Hawaiian Hammah
  • Instagram
  • Leilani
  • Kauai Butter
  • Kauai Mints
  • Kauai OG
  • Kauai Skunk
  • OGKB
  • Pinetrees
  • Pohaku
  • Star Fuel
  • Star Power
  • Sunset Sherbet
  • Thaiscream
  • Tropical Trip

Stress

Try strains like:

  • Ainakea Sugarcane
  • ACDC (CBD-dominant)
  • Animal Cookies
  • Blue Sapphire
  • Broke Da Mouf
  • Cherry Chiffon
  • Cherry Pie
  • Chernobyl
  • Coconut Cake
  • Crippy
  • Foof
  • Garlique Glue
  • GG4
  • Halo Halo
  • Hawaiian Hammah
  • Instagram
  • Kauai Butter
  • Kauai Mints
  • Kauai OG
  • Kauai Skunk
  • Nani
  • NoKaOi
  • Pie Cake
  • Pinetrees
  • Pohaku
  • Smacks
  • Star Fuel
  • Star Power
  • Sunset Sherbet
  • Super Silver Haze
  • Thaiscream
  • Tropical Trip
  • Wedding Cake
  • White Thaiger
  • Wifi 43
Avoid strains like:

  • Blue Dream
  • Lemon Cherry Cake
  • Lemonade
  • Lightnin' Lemonade
  • OZ Kush
  • Sour Diesel

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