Medical and Health
Cannabis Sativa plants are opposite of the Indica strains and grow tall and thin with narrow leaves. Sativa plants are also generally a lighter shade of green than their counterpart, the Indica strain. Sativa strains take longer to grow, mature, and require more light. Medicine produced from cannabis Sativa plants have lower CBD and higher THC counts..
The major qualities of Sativa medicinal strains include:
- treats chronic pain
- increases focus and creativity
- increases serotonin (a neurotransmitter involved in the regulation of learning, mood, sleep, anxiety and appetite)
- for day time use
If you’ve ever heard some who tend to get paranoid or experience increased anxiety after smoking cannabis, the culprit is generally a sativa strain that has high levels of THC.
While the outstanding cerebral high of these strains can translate into incomparable medical benefits, it can also be too much for some patients not familiar with mind altering effects of sativa strains.
Top 5 Medical Effects of a Sativa
1. Elevates Mood
Not that everyone who consumes a sativa strain will experience an elevated mood. As mentioned above some may experience increased anxiety with sativas which can result in the opposite of an enhanced mood.
However mood elevation is one of the top sativa effects.
2. Increase in Energy
Another medical use of sativas is an increase energy and promotion of productivity. Sativas are known as a daytime strain, because they promote activity, and the desire to engage with others.
3. Improves Appetite
Both indica and sativa strains cab be used effectively to increase appetite, but sativas appear to be the preferable choice.
4. Helps Depression
Given the ability to help increase energy and elevate mood, one of the common medical benefits of sativa strain is to help symptoms of depression.
5. Creativity and focus
Lack of creativity is not medical condition, but a lack of focus certainly can be especially given the prevalence of things like ADHD.
Sativa strains improve mood disorders, decrease levels of depression, and promote happiness and social interaction. If these sound like effects that may benefit you, perhaps give one of our sativas a try.