Cannabis sativa is known for having more THC than the other strains, ruderalis, and indica. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC is a cannabinoid that is naturally found in cannabis sativa plants is naturally received by the receptors in our endocannabinoid system or ECS. Our endocannabinoid system affects the food intake system in our body by making our body react to it making us feel hungry. This is the same way THC make our bodies release anti-stress hormones.
Due to this scientific fact, the cannabinoids found in marijuana help treat some psychological disorders such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and others. Even serious eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are also psychological disorders that could be relieved by using marijuana.
Anorexia and bulimia are both eating disorders that are caused by the psychological state of the person. The main difference between the two is that Anorexic people severely avoid eating altogether while Bulimic people may have periods of binge eating only to feel bad about it and stops eating or does ways to get rid of what they have eaten. Both Anorexic and Bulimic people do these to stop gaining weight by being disturbed by their body image. Anorexia and Bulimia could become severe and life-threatening and may have a lot of other deadly results such as severe malnutrition, irregular heartbeat, and others.
Fortunately, marijuana, especially cannabis sativa, with its high-THC content could help in boosting appetite even with those who are afflicted with Anorexia or Bulimia. Here are the best sativa strains for appetite. For the sake of clarity, we only included the sativa dominant strains that are best in treating eating disorders and for those who may just want to gain weight.
Haze Berry in an 80 percent sativa hybrid that has 22 percent THC. The herbal flavor of haze berry gives a relaxed, euphoric, energetic high. Haze Berry is often recommended for people who have anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and of course, eating disorders.
Sour diesel is an 80 percent sativa hybrid that has 25 percent THC. The flavor and aroma of sour diesel are just what the name implies, it is sour and tastes and smells like diesel which could make a smoker cough for its harsh smoke. But this hard experience is rewarded by an energetic and euphoric high. Sour diesel is also recommended for pain relief and those suffering from depression.
Amnesia is a 50 percent sativa hybrid with 20 percent THC. Its rich flavor and aroma will give you a euphoric high. Amnesia was named as such as one of its effect is the temporary loss of short-term memory which you remember happy times instead. Amnesia is also perfect for those dealing with nausea, anxiety and other psychological conditions.
Amnesia Haze is related to the amnesia-labeled strains but this one does not give you temporary loss of short-term memory like the amnesia. Amnesia haze won first place in the 2004 Cannabis Cup. Amnesia haze is an 80 percent sativa hybrid with 25 percent THC. Its spicy flavor and aroma will give you an energetic and focused high. This strain is also good for pain relief and as treatment of other psychological conditions.
Bubblegum XL is a 60 percent sativa hybrid with 19 percent THC. Its bubblegum taste and aroma will give you a relaxed and focused high and is also recommended for those who are suffering from pain and anxiety.
Sonoma coma is a 70 percent sativa hybrid that has 25 percent THC. This potent strain won the sativa category of the High Times’ Medical Cannabis Cup of 2012. Its sweet, tropical fruit flavor with a bit of spice gives the user a euphoric high. Sonoma coma as the name suggests is best for inducing sleep, pain relief and even as a remedy for nausea.
Orange skunk is an 80 percent sativa hybrid that has 16 percent THC. This mild sativa variant will give you an energetic and euphoric high with its citrus smell and aroma. Orange skunk is also good for pain relief, headaches, muscle spasms.
Caramelo is a 70 percent sativa hybrid that has 31 percent THC. This is one of the most potent marijuana strain there is in terms of THC content. The nutty and sweet aroma and taste will give you a relaxed and focused high that will help you to become creative. Caramelo is also good for ADHD, nausea, depression.
Diablo OG is a 60 percent sativa hybrid with 20 percent THC. Diablo OG is not necessarily evil with its fruity taste and aroma that will give you an energetic and cerebral high. Diablo OG is also good for pain, nausea, and depression.
Skywalker is a 50 percent sativa hybrid with 15 percent THC that is considered to be low in terms of THC content. Its mild taste and aroma will give you a relaxed and sleepy high that will make you feel like you are walking in the sky. Skywalker is not in any way related to Star Wars but is recommended for pain and anxiety relief and a cure for insomnia.
Tahoe OG is a 50 percent sativa hybrid with 21 percent THC. Its lemony and earthy taste and aroma will give you a euphoric and sedated high which are most suitable for those having sleep disorders, anxiety, and depression.
UK Cheese which is also known as Exodus Cheese is a 50 percent sativa hybrid with 18 percent THC. It is known for its sour and harsh taste and aroma that uplifts the mood and improves focus. UK Cheese is also good for depression, pain relief, and migraine.
These 12 best sativa strains for appetite will help you lift your mood to make you love food and eating as you’ve never done before. Caution must be taken by those who are maybe already overweight or obese as these 12 sativa strains are guaranteed to give you the appetite of an elephant, so to speak.
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