Living with migraine might not be easy, from sickness to seeing black dots and of course, the painful headache, getting over migraine can be frustrating and painful, the good news is you’re not alone and marijuana can help with that too.
What is Migraine?
According to the American Migraine Foundation; is an inherited neurological disorder that is characterized by over excitability of specific areas of the brain. So far, scientists do not clearly understand how a migraine brain is different or what happens in the brain to start a migraine, what they do know is that people with migraine are more susceptible to the influence of transient factors, termed “triggers,” that raise the risk for having a migraine attack.
Researches show these triggers include hormonal fluctuations, environmental stimuli like weather or bright lights, certain smells, alcohol, certain foods, poor sleep and high stress.
Migraine in numbers
- Migraine is estimated to affect 144 million people worldwide.
- For more than 90% of those affected, migraine interferes with education, career and social activities.
- Migraine impacts more than 37 million men, women and children in the United States.
- Women are three times more likely to get migraines than men.
- Migraine will affect 30% of women over a lifetime.
- Studies show that the average pain intensity of migraines on a scale of 1-10, is 6 for women and 5 for men.
- Men are 35% more likely to report physical exertion as a migraine trigger.
Best strains to help with migraines
This strain is one of the most famous cannabis breeds, is an indica appreciated for its resinous buds, rapid flowering and resistance during cultivation. It’s THC content it’s between 16 and 21%.
It’s a mix between the Afghani and Thai native races. Rumors say that Northern Lights was originally developed near Seattle, Washington and spread out of Holland after 1985 from the hand of now known as Sensi Seeds.
According to some users, its flavors can be: earthy, pine, sweet, citrus and bitter. It helps with insomnia, chronic pain like back problems, fibromyalgia, stress, anorexia.
It’s a sativa dominant whose name origins in diesel because some users compare its aroma to it. Sometimes abbreviated as Sour D, this race has its origin in the early 90’s and is believed to have descended from Chemdawg 91 and Super Skunk.
It’s THC level are between 20% and 25% and can be grown indoors or outdoors, although outdoor cultivation requires semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climates with daytime temperatures between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Some users describe its flavor as bitter and herbal.
This sativa dominant hybrid can be found under other names as C99 or just Cindy. Its origin is established in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
It is known for its powerful cerebral high, sweet fruit flavors and excellent crops. According to Mr. Soul, C99 was created using seeds from a two-gram package of Jack Herer from the Sensi brand bought at a coffee shop in Amsterdam.
Cinderella 99 is very popular among growers because of its lushness and short stature, abundant harvests, reduced flowering time and high THC content (up to 23%). For some, Cindy’s effects are euphory energy. This is a strain that can keep you awake at night due its effects in mental activity.
It’s a mix whose origin is still unknown, it is thought to be crossed from Thai and Nepalese sativa landraces by U.S. breeders. You can recognize it for its light green buds with orange pistils.
Its THC levels are between 15-20%. Users can expect to have a very cerebral experience, coupled with a strong heavy-bodied feeling. Its aroma is often described as: earthiness, lemon and pine.
Planning to grow your own? Be careful, is a comparatively tall plant, up to and beyond 80 inches tall.
This powerful indica is a mix between Skunk , Big Skunk Korean and Afghani Hawaiian. You can recognize it because it has dense buds that give off a floral and spicy aroma. Presents dark purple tones on the tips of the leaves. Its THC level can get to 19%.
It can be used for therapeutic purposes to relieve pain, stress, insomnia, depression and muscle spasms. This variety is known to cause a strong dry mouth, so keep with you a glass of juice or water.
According to some users, its flavors are described as floral and sweet. Recommended time of use: Evening.
According to some records, its origins are in Afghanistan/Pakistan and were brought to North America, specifically the USA by American military personnel. It’s a powerful indica identifies for its benefits with pain relief, relaxation, anti-anxiety, and sleep aid.
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