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Health Conditions and the Strains that Show Promise...

Updated: Aug 18, 2021


Helpful Tip: If you cannot find a specific strain locally, default to the dominant terpene listed for your condition to find comparable strains.


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


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Autism

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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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Depression

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


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Anxiety

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


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Cancer

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

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


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Epilepsy

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


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Fibromyalgia

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


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HIV/AIDS

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


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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


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Migraines

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


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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


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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


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Neuropathies

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


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Insomnia

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


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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*


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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


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Glaucoma

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


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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


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Parkinson’s

Symptoms: stiff muscles, involuntary movements, muscle rigidity, problems with coordination, early awakening, nightmares, restless sleep, fatigue, dizziness, poor balance, amnesia, dementia, difficulty speaking, voice box spasms, loss of taste and smell, anxiety or apathy, jaw stiffness blank stare, depression, neck tightness, weight loss

Strains that show purpose: Kobain Kush, Harmonia, Trainwreck, Critical Cheese, Bubba Kush, Amnesia Haze, Hashberry, Blue Diesel, Lavender Haze, Cherry Kola, Lavender Jones, Blue Dream, Buffa Fett, Gelato

Terpenes: Limonene, Terpinolene, Myrcene, Beta-Caryophyllene


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Tourette’s

Symptoms: compulsive behavior, repetitive movements, tic, hyperactivity, jerking muscle spasms, blinking eyes, coughing, stuttering

Strains that show promise: Granddaddy Purple, Northern Lights, Purple Kush, Critical Mass, Blueberry, Blue Dream, Bubba Fett

Terpenes: Myrcene, Terpinolene, Pinene


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PTSD

Symptoms: agitation, irritability, hostility, hypervigilance, self-destructive behavior, social isolation, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, guilt, loneliness, insomnia, nightmares, emotional detachment, unwanted thoughts

Strains that show promise: AC/DC, Blue Dream, Harlequin, Headband, Durban Poison, Bubba Fett, Lavender Jones

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


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Trigeminal Neuralgia

Symptoms: intensely sharp, throbbing, sporadic, burning or shock-like pain around the eyes, lips, nose, jaw, forehead and scalp

Strains that show promise: Afghan Kush, Blue Dream, Jack Herer, Harlequin, White Widow, MK Ultra, Cannatonic, GG4, AC/DC, Charlotte’s Web

Terpenes: Myrcene, B-Caryophyllene, Limonene, Pinene


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Hepatitis C

Symptoms: fever, loss of appetite, abdominal pain or discomfort, joint pian, nausea, jaundice, swollen legs, inflammation of the liver

Strains that show promise: Cannatonic, Purple Kush, White Widow, NYC diesel, Tangerine dream

Terpenes: Myrcene, B-Caryophyllene, Limonene, Pinene


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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Symptoms: spasticity (tightness in a muscle), slowness of movement, poor balance and incoordination, muscle weakness, muscle atrophy (shrinkage of muscles) and twitching (fasciculations)

Strains that show promise: Northern Lights, Pineapple Kush, Granddaddy Purple, Grape Ape, Bubba Kush, Sour Diesel, Lemon Haze, Strawberry Cough, Charlotte’s Web, Pineapple Express, Mango Kush, OG Kush, Lemon Skunk, Sour OG, AC/DC

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


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IBS

Symptoms: abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, fatigue

Strains that show promise: Cannatonic, Harlequin, One to One, Pennywise, Argyle, Blue Dream, GG4, Trainwreck, Critical Mass

Terpenes: Myrcene, B-Caryophyllene, Limonene, Pinene

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IBD (Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Indeterminate Colitis)

Symptoms: eye inflammation, extreme fatigue, intestinal scarring, joint pain, malnutrition, rectal bleeding, weight loss, Persistent diarrhea, Sensation of incomplete evacuation or “rectal tenesmus”

Strains that show promise: Jean Guy, Hog’s Breathe, Hash Plant, Willie Nelson, Golden Pineapple, Chemo

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


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Huntington’s

Symptoms: difficulty concentrating, memory lapses, depression, stumbling and clumsiness, irritability or aggressive behaviors, involuntary jerking or writhing movements (chorea), muscle problems, such as rigidity or muscle contracture (dystonia), slow or abnormal eye movements, impaired gait, posture and balance, difficulty with speech or swallowing

Strains that show promise: Hawaiian Dream, Blue Dream, Zen, Devil Fruit, Hobbit, Cinex, Northern Lights, Blue Cheese, Harlequin, Purple Haze

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


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Restless Leg Syndrome

Symptoms: Strange itching, tingling, or "crawling" sensations occurring deep within the legs and/or arms, compelling urge to move the limbs to relieve these sensations, Restlessness that causes floor pacing, tossing and turning in bed, rubbing the legs

Strains that show promise: Granddaddy Purple, Purple Kush, Afghan Kush, Romulan, Harlequin, Charlotte’s Web, AC/DC, Jack Herer, Bubba Fett, Blue Dream

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

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