How to choose a medical cannabis strain Posted on 19 Dec 14:55
How to choose a medical cannabis strain
BUD SEEDS The question of whether to use medical cannabis (also known as medical marijuana) or not, can usually be affirmed without further notice. Much more complicated it is, however, just choose the cannabis strain that is best suited to determine healing of a people or a particular disease. Because many patients have never tried or grown when they discover him as a medical cannabis. But even those who have experience with certain types of cannabis as a luxury for leisure and business purposes, do not necessarily know which of the varieties most suitable for specific medical needs.
When choosing a medical cannabis species, it is useful to have a basic understanding of the differences between Indica and Sativa varieties in relation to their medical applicability. All psychotropic cannabis types contain active components that are known as cannabinoids, the proportions of the two main cannabinoids in the different varieties call when taking very different effects produced.
The two main cannabinoids are - in terms of measurable effects on the body and on the study of these effects - THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol).
In most medical cannabis is THC places the majority of the active ingredients, on the other hand, the proportion of CBD is much lower. For example, can be measured in a powerful variety 15% or even 19% THC; However, it contains usually less than 1% of the CBD. Nevertheless, this has relatively small amount possibly a clearly discernible impact on the way this cannabis strain effect on a patient. Although CBD itself is not considered psychoactive, but it can provide many of the medical healing powers of cannabis and mitigate the effects of THC.
In this context, a CBD content of about 1% could already be considered to be relatively high, while a variety of low-cannabidiol content would contain 0.6% CBD or less.
Cannabis Indica varieties generally have a medium to high THC content and a relatively high CBD content. The Sativa strains usually have a medium to high THC content, but a relatively low CBD content.
You're just about to develop strains of cannabis with very high CBD content, and some of them, such as the varieties Ruderalis and Bediol ® (> 6% THC 7.5% CBD) already exist. Through these kinds of patients can experience the healing powers of medicinal cannabis without having to take strong psychotropic effect into account.
The ratio between the two main cannabinoids explains in some way why the numerous varieties have such different effects, and it also explains the extraordinary range of diseases that can be treated with medical marijuana.
Actions and Uses of Medical Cannabis Indica strains
The Cannabis Indica varieties usually act as a sedative, making you feel "stoned". This feeling is especially of a physical nature and relaxing, because the muscle tension is reduced. Indicas are most effective in the treatment of muscle spasms and tremor symptoms (which occur for example in multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease), as well as chronic pain, arthritic and rheumatic stiffness and swelling, insomnia, anxiety and related disorders.
Actions and Uses of Medical Cannabis Sativa varieties
The Cannabis Sativa strains give a cerebral (respective the brain), high-energy "high" effect, which is both mentally and physically felt. These varieties are most effective in the treatment of nausea / vomiting (caused for example by chemotherapy or HIV / AIDS drugs), loss of appetite, migraine, depression, chronic pain and related symptoms.
Effects and applications of Indica / Sativa hybrid varieties
Hybrids or crosses between Indica and Sativa varieties have characteristic features of both types of cannabis. For some patients, this is an advantage, especially if they cannabis to relieve chronic pain is administered for this purpose, the Indica and the Sativa plant is in the same way. The combination of Sativa genes with an Indica strain can promote mental clarity and weaken soothing effects, while the addition of Indica genes can alleviate the occasional tendency of pure sativas to excite fears to Sativa strains.
Therefore, the most professionally bred Cannabis Seed varieties contain both Indica and Sativa genes.
The selection of the best Medicinal Cannabis places
Many people opt for a medication that contains a combination of different varieties. During the day when alertness is desired, they prefer the "high" effects of Sativa strains, while representing the Indica varieties because of its relaxing effect, often the best choice for the evening and the night. The hybrid varieties can give the best attributes of both varieties many patients, but for other patients they may be less suitable.
The type of disease to be treated is a good guidance for the question of whether an Indica or Sativa is appropriate in each case. For the choice of the most appropriate medical cannabis type in an individual case, it is generally best to first determine the nature of the symptoms of which the patient wishes to be freed.
It is also important to remember that every person the medical use of cannabis differently experienced subjectively, just as the people are slightly different from each other in their physiological predisposition. The information offered here is intended only as a basic orientation, and therefore it is recommended that anyone who wishes to use cannabis as a medicine, first possible consults a qualified physician.
THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FDA AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, OR CURE ANY DISEASE. ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE STARTING A NEW DIETARY SUPPLEMENT PROGRAM.