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Sativa or Indica for Nausea

Sativa or Indica for Nausea

Posted by CANNASaver on Sunday, 22 November 2020 in Canna Blog

Have you ever been sick to your stomach or hungover and the only cure is a bowl, puff, or nibble? Nausea can be unbearable; lights and sounds are abrasive, and food is repulsive. We are sure you have looked up remedies and still find that the best help for nausea is the ancient plant, cannabis

However, when it comes to the medicinal plant, are there certain strains or products that may help with relief over others? Sativa or indica for nausea? Not all strains are created equal. Although each strain has its certain characteristics and properties, there’s one particular genetic strain that is highly favored.

Relieving Nausea with Cannabis

Relieving Nausea with Cannabis

Nausea is a symptom of the body working to clear out what it recognizes as toxicity. It is part of the body's nervous system which creates an “emetic” or vomit response to expel toxins. While this is incredibly helpful for dangerous and acute poisonings, it can interfere with much-needed treatments or the ability to eat and get nourishment. Marijuana is effective in helping many different nauseating ailments from hangovers to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, to eating disorders, and even helping with wasting syndrome.

 

Ancient Remedy

The anti-nausea properties of cannabis are scientifically and medically recognized by various health organizations around the world. Perhaps it is no shock to find evidence of marijuana use in ancient cultures. 

The plant is one of the earliest forms of pharmaceutical treatments. Cannabis has been found in the inscriptions of ancient Greece, verified as an ingredient in incenses in Mesopotamia, and proven to be infused in drinks known as “Bhang” in India for thousands of years up to this day.

 

Relief Through Inhalation

The quickest way to utilize the benefits of marijuana for nausea is by inhalation. This could be through the combustion of flower buds or dabbing and vaping of concentrates. Ingestion of tinctures, which are liquid distillations of cannabis, is also quite effective although the activation time is longer, requiring twenty to forty-five minutes. 

 

Relief Through Ingestion

Edibles may also be consumed to combat nausea although their activation time is generally thirty minutes to an hour. It can be hard to swallow food when feeling sick to your stomach, so proceed with caution if eating edibles. People may think stronger is better but that is not always the case. 

 

Less is More

To relieve nausea you don’t always need the highest THC content. A moderate range of 12%-20% will do just fine for most people to rid your body of the pukes. Stronger strains will most certainly work also and are great for people seeking an elevated experience on top of the alleviation of symptoms. 

The best way to determine what is right for you is to ask questions of your budtender, smell the buds, and make sure they mesh with your physiology. Some people respond well to citrus strains, others bodies are happier with cheese or gasoline scents. 

So, what is the quickest way to relieve nausea? Sativa or indica for nausea? 

Indica for nausea

Indica for Nausea

The answer to that question is almost always Indica. There are some great sativa and hybrid candidates to also help with nausea, but indica reigns supreme. Indica is the best remedy for body aches and nausea. Known for a higher concentration of CBD to THC, this helps to minimize the flighty feelings and ground your body. The endocannabinoid system in the body is responsible for regulating nausea and vomiting. A nice mix of CBD and THC will help you to achieve an optimal state of relief. Indica strains are helpful in relaxing the body. Strains such as OG Kush, Critical Condition, Lavender, and Granddaddy Grape Ape are amazing at giving almost-instant relief. 

Sativa for nausea

Sativa for Nausea

While there are many reasons to choose a sativa strain, nausea is not usually one of them. Sativa strains are known to help with energy, mood, and motivation. The cerebral high a sativa strain induces is not conducive to calming the body. It can do the exact opposite of calming and make you feel restless and agitated. Sativa is great for day time adventures and socializing but not quite the remedy for nausea. Due to its stimulating effects, sativa will suppress your appetite while giving you the boost you need to conquer the world. There are some sativa strains that are amazing at helping with nausea if you can handle the flight. Durban poison, Sour Diesel and Tangerine Kush are all known for mitigating nausea symptoms while supplying the motivation and energy boost to get moving.

Hybrid strains for nausea

Hybrid Strains for Nausea

Hybrids are also a good remedy for nausea. Many dispensaries and grow houses are crossing genetics and creating new proprietary strains. It is always a good idea to ask your budtender their opinions of the latest batches emerging from their labs. 

Some dispensaries design strains specifically for nausea mitigation or controlled highs by limiting the THC and pumping up the contents of CBD. Some hybrid strains such as Cherry Lime Haze present amazing flavors and a perfectly balanced blend of CBD and THC.

 

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Naming Weed Strains

Naming Weed Strains

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 12 March 2021 in Canna Blog

Spending time around cannabis is a much different thing when a dispensary is involved. As more and more states legalize cannabis, it occurred that many would-be legal or medical marijuana consumers and patients would have to learn the strains and products they are interested in and that provide the most benefit or experience. Naming weed strains is not always a good indicator for the experience or benefit, but in most cases, it can offer some clues. 

In this guide, we provide an overview of the top five things that can impact the naming of a cannabis strain: 

  • Genetics

  • Aroma

  • Color

  • The Year

  • The Region

naming weed strains

How Weed Strains Are Named

There are hundreds if not thousands of different strains. Some can be informative and others exist to be random or silly. There are more clues in the names as to what you can expect from certain strains than most people realize. These clues allow patients and consumers to approximate the experience or benefit a particular strain will have.

The Genetics of the Weed Strain

Naming a strain most often comes from a reference to the genetics of the two parent plants. By crossing or splicing the genes of two-parent plants, more robust flavors, complimentary experiences or benefits, and, in several cases, can contain larger amounts of THC and/ or other cannabinoids.

For instance, several strains can be found with “Kush'' somewhere in their name. This acts as a sort of suffix that can tell you a few different things. Generally, these strains are descendants of a subset of Indica plants that originally grew in the Hindu Kush mountain ranges between Afghanistan and India. Strains with the “Kush” qualifier will generally be more on the Indica side of the spectrum, known to produce a relaxed, euphoric side experience. 

This leads us to the question: What if a “Kush” strain was mixed with a Sativa strain, which is known for being energizing and uplifting. For example, the name of the strain “Lemon Kush” implies that both the strain has ‘“Kush” genetics, but that the strain Lemon G was crossed with it. 

This allows the strain to take on, for some consumers and patients, a relaxing yet uplifting, focused experience. This is what is known as a hybrid strain. 

how to name weed strains

The Aroma of the Strain

While we are on the topic of Lemon G, a Sativa strain, let’s begin the conversation on flavor as an aspect of naming a weed strain. 

In the strain Lemon G, the strain is named based on genetics, with the “G” comes from the strain “G13” and the “Lemon” comes from an unknown cross strain. But what is also very apparent is that lemon is a citrus fruit. Just by association, one could deduce the strain will have a citrusy, lemon-like aroma. 

While the aroma and flavor of a strain is entirely the work of the terpenes in the strain, these common associations to fruit, berries, and even candy are common in naming weed strains. And in most cases, you can smell and taste a bit of the fruit or food mentioned.

There are some less sweet-sounding strains as well. Sour, Diesel, Skunk, and Chem are common prefixes and suffixes of cannabis strains. 

These are some of the most common modifiers used in naming cannabis strains, as they imply a blend of earthy, pungent, and a “definitely going to fill the room with some funky” aroma. Moreover, these terms are largely references to strain genetics and can be (accurately) used as a selling point due to potency. These strains generally carry a high THC content and a bit more of an uplifting effect than some other strains, whether they lean more on the Indica or Sativa side. 

The Color of the Strain

Both genetics and terpenes impact the color of a strain. Color is not necessarily correlated to the aroma but can draw some inspiration. In the case of Grand Daddy Purple, known as “Grand Daddy Purp”, the leaves and buds are hued with the lush of lavender yet the aroma is something else entirely: a robust mix of earth, pepper, and berries or grape. 

In naming weed strains, the color is among the top modifiers. It allows for easy visual differentiation and is generally unique to each strain. However, only certain strains express purple or blue characteristics.  

different weed strains

The Year the Strain Was First Created

This is rare, but one popular strain that comes to mind is Pre-98 Bubba Kush. This hybrid strain utilizes the “Pre-98” to communicate to consumers and patients the strain has roots in cannabis history as one of the best strains around. While many strains consistently outmatch Pre-98 Bubba Kush, it is still a favored strain for its heavy body high and relaxing effect. 

The Region the Strain Was Grown

Concerning “OG”, as is seen in California OG, OG Kush, and many other strains, the most commonly pointed reason for naming marijuana strains with “OG” is that landrace Afghani genetics were grown in the climate of California, managing to grow in a much different climate than the Afghan mountains. 

Much like how wines, scotch, and other foods or beverages must be from a region to be considered authentic, OG is thought to explain the plants were not mountain-grown, as Afghani had been traditionally, but were “Ocean Grown”, relaying details, not about the strength of the strain, but the environment which it was grown. 

A Blend Of Terms Make Up Modern Strain Names

As noted above, naming marijuana strains is often a blend of not only genetics but generally several other factors.

And other good news: YOU CAN BLEND YOUR VERY OWN MIXES OF STRAINS!

Whether choosing to grow your own or buying a few different strains of dry flower from a local dispensary to mix to your flavor, color, aroma, and effect preference is what the legal market for cannabis allows. So we encourage you to shop not just based on any one single quality, but on many of the above naming criteria. 

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