10 Cannabis Strains for Gastrointestinal Disorders
Everyone has experienced gastrointestinal problems and we all know how incapacitating they are. There are many causes behind gastrointestinal problems from bacterial or viral infections to inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease.
Cannabis has been used for pain relief and as antiemetic for decades. For example, dronabinol and nabilone are both synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which the FDA has approved for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Furthermore, many women consume cannabis during their menstrual cycles to help relief cramps and pain. Other common gastrointestinal issues are heartburn, indigestion/dyspepsia, bloating and constipation.
Digestive diseases account for over 100 million ambulatory care visits annually in the U.S. Gastrointestinal issues symptoms are very prevalent, as nearly two-thirds of surveyed Americans suffer from these symptoms.
What are the Symptoms of Gastrointestinal Pain?
According to the American College of Gastroenterology, GI common symptoms are:
- Acid reflux, heartburn, Gastroesophageal reflux disease.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Peptic ulcer disease.
- Abdominal pain syndrome.
- Belching, bloating, flatulence.
- Biliary tract disorders, gallbladder disorders, gallstone pancreatitis.
- Constipation and defecation problems.
- Diarrhea chronic or acute.
- Hemorrhoids and other anal disorders.
- Dyspepsia and indigestion.
Here you have 10 cannabis strains that are helpful in relieving gastrointestinal issues.
This heavy Sativa strain (90% Sativa and 10% Indica), is a cross between Vortex, Cinderella 99, and Acapulco Gold. Thor’s Hammer is very high in THC with a very respectable level of 23% of THC. It is ideal for gastrointestinal pain and it has also been used to boost creativity and fight fatigue.
This hybrid cannabis strain is a cross between Gelato and Biscotti. Gelatti is known for its relaxing effects thanks to its high THC levels (20% of THC). Gelatti has also a unique terpene profile with an ocimene as its dominant terpene. You can use Gelatti to treat gastrointestinal pain and nausea.
Orange Kush Breath
A potent Indica dominant strain, Orange Kush Breath is cross between Orange Juice with Sour Double Kush, and then crossed with the famous OG Kush Breath (OGKB). Orange Kush Breath is high in THC (20%) and caryophyllene is its main terpene.
OKB is an excellent cannabis strain to treat gastrointestinal issues as it will imbuing you into a pleasant and relaxing high.
This cannabis strain is a cross between Sour Diesel and Blueberry with caryophyllene as its dominant terpene. Blueberry Diesel is high in THC (19%). In addition, it is ideal for relaxing and pain relief which makes it an excellent choice to combat gastrointestinal issues.
Alpine Blue is 60% Sativa and 40% Indica and its main terpene is terpinolene. Alpine Blue is a cross between Blue Mystic and Power Plant. Alpine Blue is not very high in THC (14%) but it will give a sensational calming effect. You can use Alpine Blue to relieve pain and reduce gastrointestinal issues.
This cannabis strain is very high in THC with an outstanding level of 27% THC. Royal Wedding is a hybrid cannabis strain made by crossing 4 Kings with Wedding Crasher #41. Its dominant terpene is limonene and it’s a euphoric cannabis strain with relaxing properties.
A very energetic Sativa dominant strain, Durban Poison has very high THC levels (almost 28%). This strain will give you a euphoric state and an increase in creativity. Its main terpenes are terpinolene, myrcene and ocimene. This strain is perfect for people that have depression and anxiety as they will feel energized after consuming Durban Poison. In addition, it will induce calming effects that are very helpful for gastrointestinal issues.
Tree of Life
This cannabis strain is a cross between Trainwreck and Mendocino Purps. Tree of life provides calming effects that will help you relieve gastrointestinal issues. Its main terpene is terpinolene and it is moderate-high in THC (15%).
Maui Bubble Gift
An Indica dominant cannabis strain. Maui Bubble Gift is a cross between Bubble Gum and a Maui Wowie/God’s Gift. This cannabis strain is higher in CBD (11%) than THC which makes it a good choice for cannabis users that doesn’t want to consume THC rich strains. Its dominant terpene is limonene.
Another CBD dominant strain with a flavorful terpene profile. Kush Hemp is high in CBD (14%) and its main terpene is terpinolene. Kush Hemp will induce relaxing effects and will also make you feel happy.