Cannabis has always had a reputation for providing a number of positive effects to your digestive system. It is well know that the cannabinoid THC can help stimulate the hormone ghrelin, leading to an increased appetite (aka the munchies). Even more important, cannabis has been proven to be able to help reduce inflammation of the intestines. These traits make cannabis an ideal treatment for those suffering from conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), where cannabis has been shown to help heal the intestine and encourage weight gain in the individual.
It is also pretty much universally known that weed is an extremely effective medication for combating nausea. Studies have shown that THC can block nausea which is why cannabis is so effective in helping patients undergoing treatments like chemotherapy for their severe and sometimes terminal conditions. While the specific symptoms of digestive problems vary depending on the condition, cannabis can help ease the bloating and abdominal pain for those suffering from chronic constipation, and for those with Crohn’s Disease, weed can help with their often intense abdominal pain and accompanying weight loss. If you’re one of the millions of folks suffering from digestive issues, make sure to try one of the below cannabis strains which are particularly adept at waylaying nausea, inflammation, and pain.
Girl Scout Cookies
The famous Girl Scout Cookies strain is a hybrid cross of Durban Poison and OG Kush, known for pain relief and a somewhat intense high that will knock any uncomfortable indigestion out solid although it may do the same to you as well.
Hawaiian Sativa strain’s nugs have a light green, almost bluish hue with an abundance of faded looking orange hairs and is covered in trichomes. It provides an uplifting, somewhat cerebral, high and will sooth your stomach in no time.
This strain is a stomach soothing sativa with an undeniable sweetness to it’s strawberry notes. It is also known to provide a mood boosting, energetic high and is also especially good for those who might be prone to anxiety, as it offers a calm, relaxing buzz without the paranoia that is often the trademark of sativas.
Thor’s Hammer, aka Mjolnir, strain is a heavy sativa guaranteed to get your day going with its highly energetic qualities. Enthusiasts find its uplifting energy perfect for daytime use as well as for those struggling with depression. It has a tendency to make some a bit anxious so moderation is definitely key with this potent strain but it is known to override gastrointestinal pain you may be experiencing.
The Harlequin is a high CBD, sativa-dominant strain with its content sometimes reaching as high as 11%. making it extremely valuable for folks that are suffering from gastrointestinal disorders. The strain has very effective pain-killing properties, and can also help with fatigue, inflammation, depression, and stress.
Have you tried any of these strains to help treat your gastrointestinal issues? Are there any that you would recommend?