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Health Conditions and the Strains that Show Promise...

Updated: Nov 2

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Symptoms: agitated, angry, frightened, confused.

Strains that show promise: 1:1, Purple Kush, OG Kush, Sour Diesel, Green Crack, Acapulco Gold, Harlequin, Cannatonic, Charlotte’s Web

Terpenes: Beta-Caryophyllene, Linalool, Pinene, Limonene



Symptoms: anxiety, irritability, self-injurious behaviors, sleep dysregulation, and trouble with social interactions.

Strains that show promise: Blue Dream, Green Crack, LA Confidential, Afghani, Charlotte’s Web

Terpenes: Myrcene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Pinene, Bisabolol, Valencene, Eucalyptol


Cachexia “Wasting Syndrome”

Symptoms: severe weight loss, including loss of fat and muscle mass, loss of appetite, anemia, weakness and fatigue.

Strains that show promise:

Appetite: Sonoma Coma, Orange Skunk, Caramello

Nausea/Vomiting: Durban Poison, Sour Diesel, Mango Kush

Depression: Blue Dream, Granddaddy Purple, Chocolope

Energy: OG Kush, Jack’s Cleaner, Super Silver Haze

Terpenes: Myrcene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Limonene, Terpinolene, Linalool


Pain and Chronic Pain

Strains that show promise: AC/DC, White Widow, Harlequin, Sour Diesel, Northern Lights, Master Kush, Blue Dream, AK-47, Jack Herer

Terpenes: Myrcene, Limonene, Beta-Caryophellene, Pinene, Linalool


Appetite Stimulation

Strains that show promise: OG Kush, Lemon Kush, Candyland, Lavender Kush, Super Lemon Haze, Pineapple Express, Jack Herer, White Fire, Girl Scout Cookies, Blue Dream, Sonoma Coma, Caramello, Orange Skunk

Terpenes: Limonene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Myrcene, Alpha-Pinene, Humulene, Terpinolene


Nausea and Vomiting

Strains that show promise: Durban Poison, Sour Diesel, OG Kush, Blue Dream, Jack Herer, Super Haze, Lemon Haze, AC/DC, Cannatonic, Harlequin, Pennywise, Mango Kush

Terpenes: Limonene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Pinene



Symptoms: anxiety, apathy, general discontent, guilt, hopelessness, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, mood swings, sadness, agitation, excessive crying, irritability, restlessness, social isolation, excessive hunger, fatigue, or loss of appetite.

Strains that show promise: Sour Tsunami, Dancehall, Harlequin, Sweet and Sour Widow, Pennywise, AC/DC, Cannatonic, Argyl, Remedy, CBD-Chronic

Terpenes: Limonene, Linalool, Beta-Caryophyllene



Symptoms: nervousness, restlessness, tense, feelings of danger, panic, or dread, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, hyperventilation, increased sweating, trembling or muscle twitching, weakness and lethargy, difficulty focusing or thinking clearly, insomnia, digestive or gastrointestinal issues, and a strong desire to avoid the things that trigger anxiety.

Strains that show promise: Remedy, AC/DC, Lifter, Charlotte’s Web, Cherry Wine, Jack Herer, CannTsu, Cannatonic, Granddaddy Purple

Terpenes: Limonene, Myrcene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Linalool, Alpha-Pinene



Symptoms: fatigue, nausea/vomiting, decreased appetite, pain, depression, anxiety, insomnia, gastrointestinal issues, fever, skin changes.

Strains/Terpenes: refer to Cachexia, Depression, Pain, Appetite Stimulation



Symptoms: seizures, anxiety, amnesia, depression, headaches, sleepiness, fainting, fatigue, pain muscle spasms.

Strains that show promise: Sour Tsunami, Dancehall, Harlequin, Sweet and Sour Widow, Pennywise, AC/DC, Cannatonic, Argyl, Remedy, CBD-Chronic, Charlotte’s Web

Terpenes: Linalool, Limonene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Pinene



Symptoms: chronic pain, severe fatigue, joint stiffness, insomnia, intense headaches, digestive problems and cognitive issues, anxiety, depression.

Strains that show promise: Harlequin, Critical Mass, Granddaddy Purple, Girl Scout Cookies, Bubba Kush, Blueberry, Blue Dream, Cannatonic

Terpenes: Pinene, Myrcene, Humulene, Linalool, Beta-Caryophyllene, Delta 3 Carene



Symptoms: pain, infections, profuse night sweats, recurring fever, rapid weight loss, loss of appetite, unexplained and extreme tiredness, diarrhea lasting more than a week, prolonged lymph gland swelling in the neck, groin or armpits, sores on the genitals, anus or mouth, purplish, brown or red blotches on or under your eyelids, nose and mouth, neurological disorders, depression, anxiety, memory loss.

Strains/Terpenes: Refer to Cachexia, Depression, Pain, Appetite Stimulation, Nausea and Vomiting


IBS and Crohn’s Disease

Symptoms: cramping, abdominal pain, depression, diarrhea, gas, constipation, fever, fatigue, weight loss, reduced appetite.

Strains that show promise: Blue Dream, Hash Plant, Lemon Jack, Sour Tsunami, Dancehall, Harlequin, Sweet and Sour Widow, Pennywise, AC/DC, Cannatonic, Argyl, Golden Pineapple, Remedy, CBD-Chronic

Terpenes: Beta-Caryophyllene, Limonene, Pinene, Linalool, Myrcene



Symptoms: pain, distorted vision, seeing flashes of light, dizziness, aura, nausea, vomiting.

Strains that show promise: OG Kush, AC/DC, Harlequin, Pineapple Express, Remedy, Northern Lights, Purple Kush

Terpenes: Limonene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Myrcene, Linalool, Alpha-Pinene


Multiple Sclerosis

Symptoms: muscle spasms, pain, depression, stress, anxiety, fatigue, numbness, difficulty walking, dizziness, loss of balance, double vision, blindness, speech and swallowing difficulty.

Strains that show promise: 1:1 CBD/THC, Blue Dream, Lemon Jack, Sour Tsunami, Dancehall, Harlequin, Sweet and Sour Widow, Pennywise, AC/DC, Cannatonic, Argyl, Golden Pineapple, Remedy, CBD-Chronic

Terpenes: Beta-Caryophyllene, Myrcene, Terpinolene, Limonene, Linalool


Neurodegenerative Diseases

Symptoms: memory loss, forgetfulness, dementia, apathy, depression, anxiety, agitation, loss of inhibition, mood changes, tremors, pain, rigidity, falls, muscle cramps, sleeping issues, nausea, bowel and bladder problems.

Strains/Terpenes: Refer to Cachexia, Depression, Pain, Appetite Stimulation, Nausea and Vomiting



Symptoms: severe pain, tingling, numbness, pins and needles, hypersensitivity, loss of ability to detect changes in heat and cold, loss of coordination, burning, stabbing, lancing, or shooting pains, muscle weakness, depression.

Strains/Terpenes: Refer to Pain and Depression



Symptoms: sleep problems, anxiety, daytime tiredness, not feeling rested, difficulty concentrating and being able to focus on tasks.

Strains that show promise: Northern Lights, Purple Kush, Granddaddy Purple, Tahoe OG Kush, Sweet and Sour Widow, God’s Gift

Terpenes: Myrcene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Limonene, Alpha-Pinene, Terpinoline, Linalool


Women’s Health

Symptoms: pain, nausea, severe menstrual cramps, painful intercourse, painful urination or bowel movements, chronic lower back, abdominal or pelvic pain, diarrhea, constipation or nausea, infertility or difficulty getting pregnant, anxiety, depression, mood swings, and insomnia.

Strains/Terpenes: Refer to Pain, Insomnia, Depression and Nausea and Vomiting

*CBD stops the spread of endometriosis cells into the body that causes widespread pain*


Interstitial Cystitis

Symptoms: urinary urgency, frequency (especially at night), pelvic pain and pressure, pain in testicles or penis, pain during intercourse, pain in the perineum, urethra, lower abdomen, and lower back. Often mistaken for UTI.

Strains that show promise: LA Confidential, Harlequin, Cannatonic, Critical Mass, White Widow, Bubba Fett, Lavender Jones, Gelato, Blue Dream, White 99, Chem 4, Pineapple Kush, GG4

Terpenes: Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Limonene, Pinene



Symptoms: Severe headache, eye pain, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, eye redness, halos around lights.

Strains that show promise: Rollex OG Kush, Santa Sativa Hashplant, LAPD, Mad Dawg, Lavender Jones, Bubba Fett, Blue Dream, Gelato

Terpenes: Myrcene, Pinene, Limonene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Terpinolene


Intractable Migraines

Symptoms: Head pain, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and/or sound, visual effects and/or aura

Strains that show promise: Blue Dream, Sour Diesel, White Widow, Girl Scout Cookies, Northern lights, Pineapple Express, White 99, Lavender Jones

Terpenes: Limonene, Myrcene, Linalool, Beta-Caryophyllene, Pinene



Symptoms: stiff muscles, involuntary movements, muscle rigidity, problems with coordination, early awakening, nightmares, restle