Is there a cannabis strain that can help relieve flu symptoms? Whether it’s the flu season or not, we must always be prepared for it. Flu can make you homesick, miserable and confined to the couch. But, can cannabis help you get over the flu?
You must have heard about the benefits of medical cannabis, such as offering relief from inflammation and chronic pain. And while it can improve your mood and help you fall asleep; it can also help in balancing your immunity. Medical cannabis is now legal in several states and patients can get access to marijuana products with 420 evaluations.
What Flu Symptoms Can Cannabis Help With?
Evidence remains insufficient to support that cannabis impacts the treatment of colds and flu symptoms. But what is certain is that THC and CBD cannabinoids have been shown. To provide pain-relief, anti-inflammatory and helps with insomnia.
With all the chaos going around with the Coronavirus, several people can panic even if they become victims of seasonal allergies and the flu. You can easily manage a flu if you are a marijuana user. There are many cannabis strains that can help you in dealing with symptoms associated with the flu.
We also understand that it may get hard for patients to grab their favorite products with problems in the cannabis supply chain. So here is a list of the five most popular strains that you can easily get your hands on at any cannabis delivery store.
ACDC Cannabis Strain
You must have heard this name – ACDC. One of the most iconic rock bands, ACDC cannabis strain has given some revitalizing hits over the years. And ACDC strain can also offer some revitalizing effects that will get you ready to rock. This cannabis strain is known for having high levels of CBD, that is why it is also considered as one of the best high-CBD strains for medicinal use.
It is widely used to treat various medical conditions like multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and PTSD. ACDC is a perfect choice for people who are not a big fan of the psychoactive effects of cannabis. This is due to its low levels of THC and high levels of CBD.
When you are dealing with the flu, your body will be in pain. And ACDC can be used to deal with pain and the flu. This 50/50 hybrid strain fits the profile perfectly. You feel relaxed and stress-free after consuming this strain, even though it does not offer a lot of psychoactive effects. Many users also report that ACDC can help in increasing focus and concentration while giving the feelings of joy and pleasure.
Blackberry Kush Cannabis Strain
Blackberry Kush is an Indica dominant hybrid cannabis strain that contains THC levels about 12 to 15 percent. It is one of the best Indica strains to fight against pain and stress. It is usually covered in red hairs and lots of trichomes and has earthy, cherry and diesel flavors. And due to its high levels of THC, it tends to offer a strong couchlock body high.
Although Blackberry Kush will offer you powerful euphoric feelings of being happy while elevating your mood.
Blackberry Kush is also known for helping people deal with insomnia and chronic pain. If you are also having trouble coping with stress, anxiety, or nervousness, Blackberry Kush can help you. Pain and insomnia are flu symptoms that cannabis can help relieve.
This indica strain is produced by mixing Afghani and Blackberry strains. You will be mesmerized after watching the beautiful dark purple buds with orange hairs. Blackberry Kush has a hashy, jet fuel smell.
Sour Diesel Cannabis Strain
Sour Diesel is one of the most Sativa cannabis strains out there. It is usually called Sour D and got its name because of its aroma. It has an intoxicating smell of lemons with a pungent stink of diesel fuel. Sour D contains high levels of THC that can reach up to 23 percent, making it a very potent cannabis strain. It can be a good option for you to choose during the flu season as it is a good antibiotic alternative.
You will also experience an uplifted, energizing and cerebral high. Sour Diesel can also boost your creativity, relieve stress and depression, all these while prompting giggles.
You may also feel light-headed sensations after consuming it. Although, the biggest benefit of Sour D is that it can control pain and nausea, two of the most common symptoms of the flu. This makes it a great pick during the flu season.
White Rhino Cannabis Strain
White Rhino is an Indica dominant hybrid strain that contains THC levels around 18 to 20 percent. It got its name due to the fact that it was born from White Widow strain and looks like a rhino horn. It is also an antiemetic cannabis strain that is exceptionally good for managing pain.
But, before you decide to use this strain remember one thing, it is not for beginners. So, if you are already dealing with the flu, don’t try White Rhino if you have never consumed it before.
White Rhino is also known to offer relaxation and sedating effects and can be very beneficial for people suffering from insomnia. White Rhino is also widely considered one of the best cannabis strains to help people suffering from mental disorders.
Due to the high amount of THC, White Rhino is capable of getting you to couch-locked or helping you fall asleep quickly. It can also treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome while improving the mood of the user.
White Rhino has a unique earthy aroma with a touch of heavy wood, like oak and maple. When you crack up the bud, you will get a sweet smell. But, once you smoke it, the sweetness starts to fade away and an oaken smell replaces it.
Super Lemon Haze Cannabis Strain
Again, the name is easily telling the basic things about this strain, like it is full of lemony and citrus zing. All the strains that we discussed above can help you in dealing with the symptoms. But is there any strain that can actually help in fighting the flu itself?
There are many cannabis strains that contain a terpene known as “limonene.” And this terpene can help in reducing stress, gastrointestinal issues, and can also help in the proper functioning of the immune system. And one of the best strains that contain limonene is Super Lemon Haze. And this makes it one of the best strains to get over the flu.
This Sativa dominant hybrid contains high THC levels (20 to 25 percent), and low levels of CBD. This award-winning strain has citrusy flavors that can help in managing pain, stress, and anxiety. Super Lemon Haze also has the ability to manage most of the physical side of the pain spectrum. Flu and pain go hand in hand cannabis can help relieve flu pains and aches.
I fell in love with this strain at first sight. Super Lemon Haze has a crystalline appearance and has a coat of a thick layer of glistering, clear and resinous trichomes.
It has a skunky and pungent aroma mixing with the top notes of sugary citrus. And you will never forget this combination. When consumed, you will notice the lemony and citrus taste with an extremely sweet and earthy flavor. And this will leave you wanting more of it.
These are some of these best cannabis strains that can help you during the flu season. But you have to take care of certain things when using these strains. You should always start with a low dose. This is especially true for the strains with high levels of THC. This way you will avoid the unpleasant effects of consuming too much cannabis while dealing with the flu.
THC and CBD have shown an ability to help with anti-inflammatory and sleep-relaxing ability. Cannabis could help decrease your body’s aches and pains, alleviate airway inflammation, and improve your sleep comfort.