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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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You can search for the best prices on syrups and tinctures and find your favorite flavors. Edible deals are yours for the eating with BOGO offers and a plethora of options. Cannasaver.com caters to everyone. If you are a recreational buyer or a medical buyer utilize this directory as your go-to and plan out your buying expedition. 

Cannasaver.com is easy to navigate and has numerous search features. You can check out new deals, expiring soon offers, and filter by your desired price range. 

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How to Make Cannabis Infused Lip Balm

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 22 September 2017 in Canna Blog

How to Make Marijuana Infused Lip Balm in 5 Easy Steps

Homemade marijuana lip balm is easy to make, and the possibilities are endless. A simple coconut oil and marijuana tincture is all you need to create a basic homemade cannabis lip balm that can be transformed in infinite ways by adding additional herbs and oils. If you’re wondering how to make your own marijuana tincture or homemade marijuana lip balm, here is a basic recipe for a thc-infused marijuana tincture that serves as an excellent ointment for keeping your lips soft and moisturized. You only need a few basic ingredients and no special equipment is necessary.

Step 1: Get some coconut oil. Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids which bind to the cannabinoids. It also stays solid at room temperature, which makes gives it the perfect consistency for a marijuana lip balm or tincture without having to add additional ingredients to thicken the product. You can get pure coconut oil at most grocery stores or health food stores.

Step 2: Get some marijuana. You’ll need some cannabis to infuse into the coconut oil, obviously, and you’ll need a fairly good quantity of it, like at least a quarter but more if you can get it. Flowers are preferable although leaves and trim aren’t entirely worthless, so you can include them if you have some. To make marijuana tincture lip balm, you will need equal parts cannabis and coconut oil. A cup of each is a good starting place. The shake ounce deals you can get from local dispensaries are perfect for making marijuana tinctures, since you’ll need to break up the weed anyway so it will actually save you time. As an additional plus, shake is cheap! You can get a deal on a shake ounce at Nature’s Best Glendale dispensary near Cherry Creek for instance for just $50, which is about half the price of the very cheapest ounce deals on buds in Denver that can typically be found.

Step 3: Break up the cannabis flowers into small pieces. You want to break it up to the consistency you would if you were rolling a joint, maybe a little less. If you break it up too much, you will get too much raw plant matter in your final product, but if you don’t break it up enough, the cannabis extracts won’t infuse into the coconut oil as much as it should. If you don’t want to have to do all that extra work, just pick up a shake ounce for under $100 and skip this step entirely.

Step 4: Put the marijuana and the coconut oil into a heavy saucepan, and heat on a low, slow simmer for a couple of hours. You want to heat the oil and cannabis just enough that the compounds in the marijuana can infuse into the oils, but not so much that it all gets burned away before you get to enjoy it. If you can’t smell it cooking once it warms up, you need to turn the heat up a bit until you can detect an odor. Err on the side of less heat rather than more heat.You can always heat it more, but you can never heat it less once the damage is done. About two hours at 230 degrees Fahrenheit is enough to do the trick. Be careful to not let the temperature get above 245 degrees. Lift the pan off the heat every so often if you need to keep the temperature from getting too hot.

Step 5: Once it’s ready, let it cool for just a few minutes then carefully pour the oil through a strainer or cheesecloth and into a clean, dry glass jar. Let it cool completely until it solidifies, and your marijuana tincture is ready. Scoop into smaller containers to create pocket-sized lip balms. Old fashioned pill boxes work well. Store the bulk of the marijuana tincture in the sealed glass jar and keep it in the refrigerator. Refrigerated, the cannabis tincture will last at least two months.

If it seems like too much trouble to make your own homemade cannabis tinctures and marijuana lip balms, you can always just leave it to the pros and pick up some ready-made marijuana topicals from a dispensary near you!

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