For hundreds of years and throughout many cultures, people have used cannabis for medicinal purposes, and modern science is now proving its positive effects on a wide range of health conditions and pharmaceutical side effects, including constipation. While many people believe weed is only used for recreational purposes, science is gradually persuading lawmakers, health-care professionals, and laypeople of the herb’s medicinal value.
Constipation is a common problem that affects millions of people worldwide and can develop into a major problem for people of all ages. According to physicians, it is not a single sickness, but rather a collection of symptoms that begin in the belly and progress to gastrointestinal tract inflammation. Cannabis is rapidly being used for its anti-emetic and strong muscular calming effects, which have been found to not only alleviate nausea but also to cure constipation of intestinal reflexes, owing to its growing popular acceptance. The most effective method of treating constipation and other illnesses is to utilize cannabis strains with a THC to CBD ratio of 1:1. Simultaneously, these strains will alleviate any undesirable psychoactive side effects.
How Can Cannabis Help You Treat Constipation?
According to a 2016 research by Gyires and Zadori, which was published in the journal Current Neuropharmacology, the direct or indirect stimulation of CB1 and CB2 receptors has a variety of positive effects on inflammatory bowel disease.
Which Cannabis Strains Are Most Effective for Constipation Treatment?
The following cannabis strains are effective to treat constipation and other intestinal disorders:
Also known as Hashplant, this cannabis strain is excellent to treat constipation and other intestinal disorders. Hash Plant is a strain high in THC (17%) with 1% CBG. In addition, Hash Plant is very effective to reduce anxiety thanks to its calming effects. Its main terpenes are myrcene, caryophyllene and limonene.
Holy Grail Kush
This is a hybrid cannabis strains very rich in THC with 20% of this cannabinoid. Moreover, Holy Grail Kush contains 1% of CBG. It’s known for its relaxing effects which makes it ideal for constipation. Its main terpenes are limonene, myrcene and caryophyllene.
This Indica strain is high in THC with 17%. Furthermore, it has 1% of CBG. Critical Mass is used for digestive issues and also to combat insomnia. Its main terpenes are myrcene, pinene and caryophyllene.
Also known as St. Valentine, this strain is rich in CBD with 13% of this non-psychoactive cannabinoid and just 1% of THC. This hybrid strain is very popular for medical use to treat seizures, inflammation, and digestive disorders. Valentine X is rich in myrcene, caryophyllene and pinene.
One of the most famous cannabis strains, we have included OG Kush in many of our lists. OG Kush is a potent Indica dominant strain with THC levels that range from 19 to 25%. OG Kush is popular for both medical and recreational use and you can use it to treat constipation and other digestive disorders.
This Indica dominant strain is moderate high in THC (16%). Gigabud is used to combat insomnia and to treat gastrointestinal disorders like constipation. Its main terpenes are myrcene, pinene and caryophyllene.
Orange Kush Breath
This strain is high in THC (19%). Orange Kush Breath is popular for both medical and recreational use. In addition, it’s been used to treat constipation and other intestinal issues. Its main terpenes are caryophyllene, humulene and limonene.
A strain moderate high in THC (14%) with 1% of CBG. Alpine Blue is used to treat depression, anxiety and gastrointestinal pain. Its main terpenes are myrcene, terpinolene and pinene.
Kush Mints is super high in THC with levels that go up to 27% and it’s a cross between Animal Mints with Bubba Kush. This strain is very popular for medical use to stimulate appetite and treat intestinal problems. Its main terpenes are limonene, caryophyllene and linalool.
This hybrid strain is high in THC with 21% of this psychoactive cannabinoid. Bitch Fuel is an energizing cannabis strain popular for both medical and recreational use. You can use Bitch Fuel to treat intestinal bowel syndrome and constipation. Moreover, Bitch fuel has a characteristic terpene profile with linalool, terpinolene and myrcene as its main terpenes.