9. American Dream
16. Black Cherry Cheesecake
It really depends on what the source of the problem is. Some people can use strains for other issues like pain, anxiety, stress or inflammation with success, while others require a slightly different chemical combination to achieve the same results. Hence the reason it is so important to start small and expects bumps and errors along your journey of treatment with cannabis. Since every strain produces its own variety of cannabinoids, terpenes and other lesser-known components, it might take a few tried before you find one that works for you.
10. Star Master Kush
13. Sour Poison
CBD is incredibly beneficial in its own right for treating many of the base problems that might be causing nausea or decreasing hunger, but it is not nearly as effective as THC at treating these problems immediately. Many types of weed with high THC levels can help by inducing what is often referred to as the munchies, a sort of temporary fix to a larger problem.
18. Nexus OG
The question of CBD vs THC makes complete sense, as both cannabinoids can be incredibly helpful separately as well as together when used as a treatment, as each one comes with a range of effects. However, when it comes to Indica vs Sativa, this is one that is better than the other for treating nausea or a lack of appetite. Both types of marijuana plants are capable of providing the benefits that a person might need for this type of treatment, and this label holds little to no relevance in the grand scheme of things.
There is little else that can slow us down in the same way that nausea or a lack of appetite can, as food is a necessary fuel for the body.
The best method of ingesting cannabis to ease nausea is smoking or vaping, which provides immediate and effective relief. Edibles on the other hand, must travel through the digestive system and liver, which takes more time to feel the effects and may not agree with an upset stomach. The most effective anti-emetic strains have a significant amount of THC present to ease both the body and mind. Following is our round-up of the top five strains to treat nausea:
A hybrid blend of Fire OG and The White, this sativa-dominant hybrid is often used to treat patients with cancer, depression, and appetite loss. The high levels of THC (22-28%) make this potent strain very effective at increasing appetite and relieving pain, but the effects are upbeat and social enough to use during the day. New users will want to ease into the experience and be careful not consume too much too fast to avoid anxiety that may come from too much THC.
This sativa-dominant hybrid of Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze has a citrusy scent and flavor that enhances the antiemetic effects of the cannabis. With 17-22% THC content and a significant presence of the terpene limonene, this strain offers upbeat, energetic effects, making it ideal for daytime treatment of nausea, depression, and anxiety, when you need to ease your stomach and stay active.
This indica-dominant hybrid of Blueberry and Sour Diesel has a significant but slightly lower THC content (15%) than the others on the list. Blueberry Diesel is a moderate strain, providing a relaxing, euphoric feeling without being overwhelming. With a sweet blueberry scent and flavor, it’s perfect for nausea relief, increasing appetite, and relieving pain and stress.
Also known as Lavender Kush, this strain is named after its floral scent. An indica-dominant hybrid of Super Skunk, Big Skunk Korean, and Afghani Hawaiian, the THC levels reach up to 27%, making this a very potent strain. With deeply relaxing effects on the body and euphoric effects on the mind, this strain is often used to treat gastrointestinal problems, including nausea, and anxiety and depression.
Cannabis has proven itself as the number one choice for many cancer patients in assuaging the pain and side effects associated with chemotherapy. For these patients, the anti-emetic properties of the plant are enhanced by additional relief from pain and depression. While there are conventional antiemetic pharmaceuticals available, none seem to be as effective as cannabis. Dr. Donald Abrams, chief oncologist at UCSF, has stated that cannabis “is the only anti-nausea medicine that increases appetite” and in a 2014 poll of US physicians, 82% of the oncologists agreed that cannabis should be offered as a treatment option.
One of the most popular medical uses of cannabis is to treat nausea and increase appetite. Nausea can arise from a variety of sources including motion sickness, migraines, chemotherapy treatments, food poisoning, low blood sugar and more. The source of nausea within the body can be somewhat complex as it is both a physical and psychological condition. Since cannabinoids can ease pains in the body while affecting the state of mind, oncologists and researchers have found that cannabis is one of the most effective nausea treatments available today.
The infamous Northern Lights is a pure indica strain with 16-21% THC. Often used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and lack of appetite, the high THC content provides a powerful body-high, knocking out any pain or nausea. Very relaxing and sleepy, it is best ingested in the evening time. This strain is so well-known you can find it just about anywhere.
A 2011 study published by the British Journal of Pharmacology “demonstrates that manipulation of the endocannabinoid system regulates nausea and vomiting in humans and other animals.” These findings also show that “cannabinoids may be especially useful in treating the more difficult to control symptoms of nausea and anticipatory nausea in chemotherapy patients, which are less well controlled by the currently available conventional pharmaceutical agents.”
One of the most popular medical uses of cannabis is to treat nausea and increase appetite. Nausea can arise from a variety of sources including motion sickness, migraines, chemotherapy treatments, food poisoning, low blood sugar and more. The source of nausea within the body can be somewhat complex as it is both a phys