Cannabis is a natural alternative for pain relief that is being consumed by many individuals throughout the world to address the chronic pain that they live with daily. Let’s take a look at the top six strains that are effective in treating chronic pain.
It is estimated that 1.5 billion people live with chronic pain on a daily basis worldwide. Pain can come from a broad range of different factors. Sometimes pain is simply related to an injury and other times it can be a side effect of larger and more complicated problems. No matter what causes the pain, there is no reason to have to take pill after pill, day after day, to manage it in hopes of some relief.
Grandaddy Purple Strain
Is an indica strain that is described as being very sweet and tastes much like grape. This strain is a child strain of Big Bud and Purple Urkle, both of which are indica strains. The THC content in this strain ranges from 17-23%, and the CBD content tends to average at 0.1% consistently. Being an indica, it can bring significant pain relief but it can also bring with it some tired feelings in most patients making it a great nighttime pain relief strain for many. Granddaddy Purple is also great for stress, insomnia, and depression.
Jack Herer Strain
Is named after a renowned cannabis activist, and it knows how to fight pain like he fought prohibition. This sativa strain will help to ease pain while providing you with everything you could expect from a great sativa. It is often commonly used to treat depression, lack of appetite and fatigue in addition to pain. This strain is described as having earthy and pine like flavor. The THC content of Jack Herer ranges from 18-23% and the CBD content ranges from .03 -.2%. Jack Herer is a sativa dominant cross between Shiva Skunk, Northern Lights #5 and a Haze Hybrid.
Sour Diesel Strain
Hs a THC content of 18-23% and a CBD content of .1-.3% which means that it offers a lot of medicinal benefits. Sour Diesel is great for treating pain, stress, depression, lack of appetite and fatigue to name a few. It is a cross between Chemdawg, Northern Lights and Skunk #1. This strain is described as having a pungent, diesel like flavor and a happy, uplifting feeling by many. It is a sativa dominant strain and provides the energy you need to get through your day.
Blue Dream Strain
Is a hybrid that stems from crossing the Sativa Haze with Blueberry Indica. This strain has a sweet berry flavor and aroma. It has been reviewed as having significant pain relief properties as well as a great strain for depression and stress relief. The THC content of Blue Dream falls between 17-24% while the CBD content ranges from .1-.2% consistently. Many individuals have stated that it provides a very happy, euphoric and uplifting effect.
Bubba Kush Strain
Offers a very earthy flavor and aroma and is derived from the Hindu Kush landrace strains. This strain is an indica which means that it provides a very relaxed and sleepy effect for many who enjoy it for their pain relief. Bubba Kush is a wonderful before bed cannabis pain relief strain that is also great with addressing stress, depression, and insomnia. The THC content of Bubba Kush ranges from 14-22%, and the CBD content ranges from .06-.1%.
Comes from a variety of different parent strains including South American, Mexican and Thai Sativa strains and the Afghani Indica strain. AK-47 offers a pungent, skunky and earthy flavor that is enjoyed by many individuals. This strain is great for relieving pain, eliminating stress and managing depression. Being a sativa dominant strain, it also provides individuals with an uplifting effect.
These are just some of the wide variety of different strains, including sativas, indicas and hybrids that can help with pain. As cannabis scientific research continues, and more states legalize the medicinal and recreational consumption of marijuana, the known pain benefits of cannabis will only increase.
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