Alongside stress relief, sleep relief, and pain relief, limited research on cannabis shows that the plant also might have the ability to treat nausea. For people who suffer from gastrointestinal disorders, emotional distress, motion sickness, or even are undergoing chemotherapy, it can be life-changing to know that cannabis may aid in such a debilitating issue. This is because stomach pain, while incredibly common, can be difficult to treat. Using natural methods like herbal tea and ginger might not be enough. While all cannabis may have the inherent ability to treat stomach pain, certain strains and plants might help even more.
Why Cannabis For Nausea?
During a study at the University of New Mexico, researchers looked at the effects of consuming cannabis on nausea 5 minutes to one hour after consumption. The results showed symptom improvement of almost 4 points out of 10 moments after consumption. Additionally, the symptoms only got better with time.
In another study on THC and nausea, researchers found that the “vast majority of patients using cannabis to treat nausea experience relief with more than 96% of the study sample reporting nausea relief within one hour”.
CBD may also have the potential to prove that cannabis is good for nausea. Research from 2011 shows that CBD may help treat stomach pain because of its ability to interact with serotonin receptors. These receptors affect mood, behavior, and well-being.
Strains That May Be Good For Nausea
According to Leafly, strains with low amounts of THC and high amounts of CBD are the types of cannabis that might be the most ideal for treating nausea. Here are some common and uncommon strains that may benefit anyone suffering from nausea.
Mountain Girl x Grape Ape– This hybrid cross has an herbal, earthy aroma. Its effects are potentially relaxing with appetite-stimulating properties. It also might have sedative effects that may lead to a night of restful sleep,
High Noon Irish Cream – This hybrid strain is a cross between The Real McCoy and Cookies & Cream. The cannabis strain has a sweet, citrusy flavor and potentially well-balanced effects that might be good for nausea.
Slee Skunk – This Sativa-dominant hybrid is a cross between SleeStack and Skunk #1. The bud has skunky, citrus flavors and potentially energizing effects.
Pennywise – Pennywise is a high-CBD indica that comes from crossing Harlequin with Jack the Ripper. The high might be truly soothing, lending cerebrally focused effects that burn off into a euphoric and uplifting buzz.
Harlequin – Harlequin comes from a combination of Colombian Gold, a Nepali indica, and Thai and Swiss landrace strains. This sativa strain is renowned for its high CBD content and potential to provide ample anti-inflammatory effects. It tastes like skunky mangos and might be the most popular high-CBD strain in existence.
Harlequin Strain – Image via Weedmaps