The two different types of cannabis plants have two different effects. Sativas are generally associated with head highs while Indicas are associated with body highs. Even though sativa strains can change depending on the user, there’s few effects that are associated with them. Here are 5 of the most popular benefits associated with cannabis sativa strains:
1. Helps Alleviate Depression
Feeling down and experiencing sadness is a lingering part of some people’s everyday life. All around the globe, about 264 million people of all ages suffer from this condition. THC has shown potent antidepressant properties, which contribute to the overall mood-elevating effect of cannabis. If you want to try medical marijuana to help ease the symptoms of depression, opt for Sativa strains with high THC concentrations as they inherently make you cheerful.
2. Combat Fatigue
Fatigue can cause little to no motivation or energy, so you’ll feel too tired to perform your duties at work, school or at home. In most cases, fatigue is caused by underlying health conditions such as allergic rhinitis, anemia, depression, fibromyalgia, and chronic kidney. In general, Sativa strains with abundant THC, limonene, and pinene concentrations produce a euphoric high that stimulates the mind and body. These effects could also sharpen focus, enhance creativity, improve productivity and increase energy levels.
3. Anxiety Relief
Though most cannabis strains have been reported to be good for helping provide some anxiety relief, sativas have the added bonus of helping a person stay active.
4. Increase in Appetite
One of the “side effects” of cannabis is the “munchies” or the insatiable desire for food. Not getting enough nutrition hinders recovery from an illness. In cases like this, the munchies effect really comes in handy as it brings back the zeal for a hearty meal. On top of that, cannabis also has antiemetic properties to suppress nausea and vomiting.