Unfortunately for about half of the population middling to agonising pain is a part of the monthly routine. This pain can come along with several nasty side effects such as severe cramping, bloating, nausea, headaches and for those who suffer from issues such as endometriosis severe pain. There are a few tips and tricks that can ease the pain including hot water bottles, hot baths, painkillers. However, one of the oldest time tested methods for dealing with period pain and the accompanying issues is having a smoke. Women throughout history have utilised the healing properties of cannabis to lessen the nastier aspects of having a uterus. This is a list of just a few cannabis strains that provide the support women may need during that time of the month.
High CBD strains are always a good idea for treating any kind of pain or symptoms. This strain is the high CBD strain with it’s incredible CBD level of up to 21%. The THC of the strain only goes up to around 1%, meaning the percentages on a normal strain have basically been switched. The result of having such low THC and such high CBD is that this strain will provide all of the relief of a decent medical strain with hardly any of the high. Since period pain is something that we can’t exactly take days off for, this is perfect for having to just get on with things. Solomatic CBD will reduce pain, muscle cramping, nausea and headaches while allowing the user to get things done. The effect is also extremely calming and soothing which can help with unwanted mood swings. This strain flowers in 63 – 70 days and can be grown indoors or outdoors.
Royal Cheese Fast Version
This strain is very much for night time use because sleeping with cramps can be pretty much impossible. Instead of something to just help us drift off to sleep on a fluffy cloud of bunnies we usually need something a bit more powerful. Royal Cheese just knocks the user right out for the foreseeable. This strain is powerful and relaxing with a THC level of around 17%. The pain-reducing aspect of this strain is fantastic, so after a long day of smiling and pretending your insides don’t feel like they’re going through a meat grinder, it is ideal. The CBD level is still within the therapeutic range of 1 – 5%. This means it can also help to reduce inflammation and cramping as well as simply blocking out the pain. Royal Cheese Fast Version flowers in just 6 – 8 weeks and will grow indoors or outdoors.
Blue Dream is well known for its pain-relieving properties. It also has that lovely blueberry sweet flavour and scent so it also counts as self-care. Throw a facemask on, get some chocolate and embrace the stereotype. Blue Dream is also immensely relaxing and can help with the irritating aspects of hormones like dropping a spoon and crying for 20 minutes, which I have done. This strain is often used by those who suffer from anxiety and depression, two rather common side effects of menstruating. This is a great strain if you’re lucky enough to have the day off and the first day at the same time. Bundle up in a ball with a blanket, every snack in existence and a lovely film. Blue Dream has a flowering time of 9 – 10 weeks and can be grown indoors or outdoors.
Jillybean is THE period strain with moderate THC and excellent painkiller properties. It is also fantastic for improving mood and aiding relaxation which can be a fantastic help. Jillybean was created by women for women, so even though it won’t fix everything, it goes a long way towards it. All periods are different, but this strain was designed to get on top of the basics. This is a good strain if you can spend the day at home but still want to get bits and pieces done around the house. Sometimes one of the best things during that time can be just trying to stay active. Jillybean also has a lovely fragrance and scent of mango, apple, orange and a hint of citrus. This strain has a flowering time of 8 weeks and can be grown indoors or outdoors.
Shining Silver Haze
Shining Silver Haze is an uplifting and positive strain that deals well with aches and pains as well as mood. She has a rather high THC content of 21%, so not ideal for anyone who needs to get a lot done while one their period. The CBD levels are high at 1 – 5% giving it fantastic pain relief powers. This strain was created by combining Haze, Skunk and Northern Lights so it comes from excellent stock. This strain is perfect if you have the luxury of just curling up in bed and binging a tv show while lying on a pile of chocolate like a grumpy bloated dragon. One of the biggest helps during a bad period can just be that little bit of relief. For anyone dealing with severe abdominal and lower back pain, this is a great strain to pair with a hot candle lit bath. This strain is comfortable, enjoyable and will distract from pain and discomfort. Shining Silver Haze can be grown indoors or outdoors and has a flowering time of 9 – 10 weeks.
Finishing up we have one of the best night-time strains that is ideal for anyone who doesn’t just want to be knocked out. It has a pretty intense bodily effect and will quiet down the various vicious signals the body is sending out. Trying to get to sleep is often one of the worst parts of period pain. Lot’s of thrashing around, trying to find the right position, moving hot water bottles around and trying to ease back pain. Medicinally this strain is often used by those suffering from pain, depression, insomnia and anxiety. The THC level on this strain usually sits at around 20% with a CBD level of 0 – 1%. This strain has a flowering time 55 – 60 days and can be grown indoors or outdoors.
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