Strains for Ailments – How Do I Pick?

Strains are split into Sativa, Indica, and Hybrids.

Hybrids are a combination of the traits listed below.


Thoughts and feelings are the primary effects of Sativa dominant strains. This means Sativas tends to stimulate feelings, and many clients prefer it for daytime use. Sativa strains typically have medium to high THC levels and a relatively low CBD content.

Some noted therapeutic effects from use of Sativas are listed below

  • Stimulating/energizing
  • Increased sense of well-being, focus, creativity
  • Reduces depression, elevates mood
  • Relieves headaches/migraines/nausea
  • Increases appetite


The primary effects of Indicas are on the deal with the body. They tend to produce more sedated feelings, and many clients prefer them for relaxation and nighttime use. Indica strains typically have a medium to high THC content as well as a comparatively high CBD content.

Some noted Therapeutic Effects from use of an Indica include:

  • Provides relaxation/reduces stress
  • Relaxes muscles/spasms
  • Reduces pain/inflammation/headaches/migraines
  • Helps sleep
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Reduces nausea, stimulates appetite
  • Reduces intra-ocular pressure
  • Reduces seizure frequency/anti-convulsant
  • Some noted side-effects from use of Indicas:
  • Feelings of tiredness
  • “Fuzzy” thinking

Significant Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids are the active components in cannabis. These cannabinoids affect the brain and provide a number of medical benefits, ranging from pain relieve to feelings of calm and well-being. Each strain of cannabis contains varying levels of individual cannabinoids which is what causes the different effects specific to the physiology of the user.

Two widely known cannabinoids are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), and CBD (cannabidiol). These have highly measurable effects on the body. In most cannabis strains, the THC is significantly higher, which results in the “high” users report feeling due to its psychoactive effects. Strains high in CBD can have a significant difference in effect as CBD primarily effects the body. Although CBD is not considered psychoactive, it can impart many of the medicinal benefits of cannabis and can also moderate the effects of THC.

Some clients prefer strains with low THC content to avoid the psychoactive effects of cannabis, but it is important to know that CBD and THC work synergistically in their effects.

Cannabidiol (CBD)

Cannabidiol (CBD) relieves convulsions, inflammation, anxiety and nausea. These are many of the same therapeutic qualities as THC but without psychoactive effects. It is the main cannabinoid in low-THC cannabis strains, and modern breeders have been developing strains with greater CBD content for medical use.

Cannabinol (CBN)

Cannabinol (CBN) is mildly psychoactive, decreases intra-ocular pressure, and seizure occurrence. High CBN strains and products are also great for inducing sleep and treating insomnia.

Cannabigerol (CBG)

Cannabigerol (CBG) has sedative effects and antimicrobial properties, as well as lowers intra-ocular pressure.

Cannabichromene (CBC)

Cannabichromene (CBC) promotes the analgesic effects (pain relief) of THC and has sedative (calming) effects.

Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)

Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is showing promise for type 2 diabetes and related metabolic disorders.


Strains to Investigate

Acid Reflux

See Gastrointestinal below.


Blue Dragon, Blue Dream, Bubba Kush, Double Dutch, G13, Purple Haze, NYC Diesel, White Rhino, Trainwreck, OG Kush, Orange Bud, Northern Lights, Gorilla Grape, Raspberry Kush, Sour Diesel, Durban Poison, Green Crack, Girl Scout Cookies, Hindu Kush, Granddaddy Purple, White Widow, Kushberry, Northern Lights, Ghost Train Haze, Strawberry Cough, Blueberry, Cheese, Master Kush, Afghan Kush


Blueberry, OG Kush, Casey Jones, Purple Haze, Maui, Triple Diesel, Snoop’s Church, Blue Dragon, Blue Haze, Kushberry, Sour Haze, Cinderella 99, Strawberry banana, Orange Cookies, Critical 47


4-Way (aka four way), 303, Acapulco Gold, Optimus Prime, Northern Lights x Haze, Y2K, Willie Nelson, Pure Power Plant (PPP), Panama Red, Gorilla Grape, Eldorado,


Orange Crush, Orange Kush, OG 18, Oasis, Northern Lights, Papaya (aka Mango), XXXtra Skunk, Ozzy, Raspberry Kush, MK Ultra, Great White Shark, Querkle, Purple Voodoo, Strawberry Banana, Sensi Star, Cheese, Green Crack, White Widow, AK 47


Northern Lights, Purple Kush, Cherry Kola, Orange Kush, C2, Big Cheese, Master Kush, Kashmir, Blue Dream, Maui Waui, Blue Dream, Sour Diesel, MK Ultra, Strawberry Banana, Cinderella 99, OG Kush, Blueberry Kush, Sensi Star, Romulan, Green Crack, Hindu Kush, Durban Poison, Ghost Train Haze, Girl Scout Cookies, Granddaddy Purple, White Widow, Jack Herer, AK-47, Northern Lights, Blue Cheese


OG Kush, Blue Dragon, Jack the Ripper, White Diesel, Lemon Skunk, The Black, Afghan, Girl Scout Cookies, OG Express, Strawberry Banana, White Widow, Northern Lights, Green Crack, Blackberry Kush, Super Sour Diesel, Blueberry, Master Kush, Hindu Kush, Blueberry Kush, Romulan, Bruce Banner, Super Lemon Haze, Blackberry, Gorilla Glue 4, Sour OG, Afghani, Kings Kush, Pink Kush, OG Kush, Granddaddy Purple, NYC Diesel


15% THC or better recommended. Orange Crush, Cali Gold, Belladonna, Master Kush, Sour Diesel, Big Cheese, Casey Jones, Jacks Cleaner, Kush, Blue Dragon, Big Cheese, Master Kush, Vortex, Gorilla Grape, NYC Diesel, Purple Afghani

ASD / Asperger’s Syndrome

High sativa content strains are recommended; LA Confidential is one to try. Blue Haze

Bipolar Disorder

20% Sativa – 80% Indica hybrids. 4-Way, Blackberry Kush, Dutch Treat, Skunk #1, Lemon Skunk, Pakalolo, Eldorado, Raspberry Kush, Blue Dream, Sour Diesel, OG Kush, Durban Poison, Green Crack, Girl Scout Cookies, Granddaddy Purple, White Widow, AK 47, Trainwreck, Super Silver Haze, Lemon Haze, Strawberry Cough, Cheese, Master Kush, Afghan Kush, La Confidential, Purple Haze, NYC Diesel

Brain Damage

Banana OG, Cannatonic, Panama Red, Kali Mist, Aurora Indica,


Big Bud, Green Hornet, Romulan Grapefruit, Mango Dream,

Strawberry Banana, Rockstar Kush, Haze Wreck


Some research has shown that THC and other cannabinoids, such as CBD, can actually help slow the growth rate and/or cause death in certain types of cancer cells. More research needs to be done.
Please see here. Phoenix Tears (oil).

Afghani, Ghost Train Haze, Cinderella 99, Chemo, Strawberry Banana, Blue Cheese, OG Kush

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Blue Dream, Sour Diesel, Green Crack, Girl Scout Cookie, Granddaddy Purple, White Widow, Jack Herer, Bubba Kush, AK 47

Trainwreck, Northern Lights, Headband, Purple Kush, Blackberry Kush, Super Silver Haze, Lemon Haze, Strawberry Cough, Blueberry, Super Lemon Haze, NYC Diesel, Hindu Kush, Purple Haze, OG Kush, Blue Cheese, Master Kush

Cerebral Palsy

Tessa, Death Star, Blackberry Kush, Cali Gold, Purple Urkle,

Chronic Pain

Indica hybrids (Indica x Sativa) for pain symptoms. Granddaddy Purple, God’s Gift, Cali Hash Plant, C2, OG Kush, Master Kush, Vortex, Pineapple Express, Kashmir, Maui Waui, Sour Diesel, Blue Cheese, Northern Lights/Haze, Afghan, Shiva, Blue Cheese, Ice, Sour Diesel, Green Crack, Girl Scout Cookies, Jack Herer, AK 47, White Widow, Northern Lights, Super Silver Haze, Durban Poison, Lemon Haze, Strawberry Cough, Blueberry, Master Kush, Super Lemon Haze, NYC Diesel, Hindu Kush


Indica dominant hybrids.

Crohns Disease

OG Kush, Blue Dragon, Purple Pheno, Ultimate Trainwreck, Chemo, Alien Kush, Lemon Jack, Afghan Skunk, Pure Afghan, Super Cheese, Star Killer


Jack Herer, Sour Diesel, Hemp Oil, Gorilla Grape, Five-O,


Blue Dragon, Big Cheese, Vortex, Lemon Diesel, Pineapple Express, Blue Cheese, Kashmir, AK-47, Blue Dream, Cherry Cough Syrup, Maui Waui, Tangerine Dream, God’s Gift, Grand Daddy Purple, Y2K, Willie Nelson, Blue Dream, Sour Diesel, Strawberry Banana, MK Ultra, Orange Kush, Master Kush, Cinderella 99, Super Sour Diesel, Ice, Green Crack, AK 47, Sugar Cookie, Strawberry Diesel, Bruce Banner,

Platinum Kush, Master Bubba, Blueberry, OG Kush, Black Diamond, Romulan, Granddaddy Purple, Hindu Skunk, Rockstar, Sensi Star, Super Skunk, Harlequin, Blueberry Kush, Hindu Kush

Diablo, Afghani, Voodoo, Super Silver Haze, Ghost Train Haze, Girl Scout Cookies, White Widow, Durban Poison, Silver Haze,

Strawberry Cough, Bubba Kush, Amnesia Haze, Amnesia, Blue Cheese, Northern Lights, Blackberry Kush, Afghan Kush, Super Lemon Haze, NYC diesel, Hindu Kush

Epilepsy / Seizure disorders

Master Kush, OG Kush, Pure Power Plant (PPP), Blue Dragon, Shaman, Eldorado, Lemon OG, Blackberry, Critical Widow, Pink Kush, White Widow, Pure OG Kush, OG Kush, AK 47, Haze


OG Kush, Master Kush, Blue Dragon, Cheese, Romulan, Blue Dragon, Northern Lights, Rockstar, Green Dream, Purple Afghani, Phantom Cookies


OG Kush, Master Kush, Blue Dragon, Willie Nelson, God Bud, Shoreline, Blackberry Kush, AfGoo, Orange Crush, Ice, Purple Sour Diesel, Strawberry Diesel, Chocolate Kush, Hindu Skunk


Cherry Kola, Maui Waui, Willie D, Zombie Virus, Remus, Chocolate Kush, Superman OG, OG Poison, Grand Hindu, Silver Kush


See Gastrointestinal

Hepatitis C

Cripple Creek, Dynamite, Granddaddy Purple , Medicine Woman, Misty Kush, Northern Lights, Bubblegum, Sage, Green Crack, AK 47


See Gastrointestinal


See Arthritis


Blue Cheese, Cherry Kola, Cali Hash Plant, Orange Kush, Big Cheese, Master Kush, Chem Dog, Kashmir, AK-47, God’s Gift, Sour Diesel, NYC Diesel, God Bud, Blue Dream, OG Kush, Strawberry Banana, Phantom Cookies, MK Ultra, Girl Scout Cookies, Granddaddy Purple, White Widow, Critical 47, Alien OG, Black Diamond, Sensi Star, Master Bubba, Rockstar, Blueberry, Granddaddy Purple, Bubba Kush, Purple Urkle, Platinum Kush, Hindu Skunk, AK-47, Hindu Kush, Sour Haze, Northern Lights, Afghani, Chocolate Kush, Blackberry Kush, Afghan Kush, LA Confidential, Lemon Kush, Hindu Kush, Romulan, Blueberry Kush


Visit for cannabis oil knowledge. Phoenix Tears (oil)

Loss of Appetite

Northern Lights, Blue Cheese, OG Kush, Orange Crush, Big Cheese, Master Kush, AK-47, Tangerine Dream


Lemon Diesel, NYC Diesel, Strawberry Banana, Purple Urkle,

Migraine Headaches

Critical Mass and XJ-13 (Indica dominant or 100% pure Indica), Purple Kush, Big Bud, Blue Dragon, Kush, Master Kush, AK-47, Granddaddy Purple, Wonder Woman, Sour Diesel, NYC Diesel, Purple Haze, Phantom Cookies, Cinderella 99, Ice, Green Crack, Sugar Cookie, Alien OG, Grapefruit Sour Diesel, Northern Lights, Super Silver Haze, Durban Poison, Afghan Kush, Girl Scout Cookies, Purple Haze, Hindu Kush, Blueberry Kush, OG Kush

Multiple Sclerosis

Master Kush, OG Kush, Cherry Cough Syrup, Northern Pride, Northern Lights x Shiva, Wonderberry, Willie Nelson, Pure Power Plant (PPP), Purple Haze, Ozzy, Five-O, Raspberry Kush, Rockstar Master Kush, Blackberry Haze

Muscle Spasms / Tension

OG Kush, AK-47, Master Kush, Hindu Kush, Hollands Hope, Gorilla Grape, Sensi Star, La Confidential, God’s Gift, Gorilla Glue, God Bud, Kings Kush, Ice, Hindu Skunk, Black Tuna, Purple AK 47, Sour Cheese, OG Diesel Kush


Sour Diesel, Big Bud, OG Kush, Blue Dragon, Orange Crush, Cherry Cough Syrup, Pure Kush, Remus, Headband, Blackberry Kush, Super Silver Haze, Lemon Haze, MK Ultra, Blueberry, Strawberry Diesel, NYC Diesel, Romulan, Berry White, Purple Diesel, Sour OG, Alien OG, Bruce Banner, Girl Scout Cookies, Ghost Train Haze

Nerve Pain/Damage

Grape Ape, Trainwreck, Chem Berry, Romulan, Pineapple Chunk, Strawberry Cough

OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Kush Wreck, Kia Kush, Kahuna, Himalayan Gold, Great White Shark, Shoreline, Shiva Skunk, Silver Afghani,


Sour Diesel, C2, OG Kush, Kush, Pineapple Express, Kashmir, Maui Waui, Grand Daddy Purple, Zombie Virus, Shiva,  Also see Chronic Pain.

Parkinson’s Disease

303, Pure Power Plant (PPP), Purple Dragon (Apalala), Super Haze, Eldorado,


Start here. Master Kush, OG Kush, Blue Dragon, Blue Dream, Sour Diesel, Cherry AK-47, MK Ultra, Grapefruit Phantom Cookies, Strawberry Banana, Orange Kush, Durban Poison, Granddaddy Purple, Alien OG, Green Crack, Cinderella 99, Strawberry Diesel, Girl Scout Cookies, White Widow, Romulan, Jedi Kush, Blueberry, Bubba Kush, AK 47, Silver Haze, Blue Cheese, Northern Lights, Hindu Kush, Purple Kush, Ghost Train Haze, Blackberry Kush, Cheese, Master Kush, Afghan Kush, Super Lemon Haze, La Confidential , Amnesia Haze, Amnesia, Strawberry Cough, Purple Urkle, Blueberry Kush


Alice in Wonderland, Lemon Sativa, Pink Panther, Erez, Critical Haze, Cindy White, Ms. Universe, Money Maker, Juicy Fruit

Phantom Limb Syndrome / Pain

Master Bubba, Tangerine Kush, OG Wreck, Skunk Haze, Mango Dream, Platinum Wreck, Cheese, Hollywood OG

Recurring Polio

Sativa hybrids, (Sativa x Indica), (60:40) for all other symptoms.


Big Cheese, Orange Crush, Master Kush,


See Arthritis

RLS – Restless Leg Syndrome

Power Kush,


See Chronic Pain

Sickle Cell Anemia

Blue Dream, Sour Diesel, OG Kush, Green Crack, Girl Scout Cookies, Granddaddy Purple, White Widow, Jack Herer, Bubba Kush, AK 47, Northern Lights, Blue Cheese, Blackberry Kush, Master Kush, Super Lemon Haze, Afghan Kush, Lemon Kush, NYC Diesel, Hindu Kush

Skin Cancers

See here. Phoenix Tears (Oil)

Spinal Cord Injury

God Bud, Blueberry Diesel, Black Tuna, Grapefruit Diesel, Phantom Cookies, Lemon Thai, OG Wreck, Phantom OG, Afghan Skunk, Death Bubba


Northern Lights, Cherry Kola, Big Bud, Orange Crush, Big Cheese, AK-47, God’s Gift, Zombie Virus, Wonder Woman, Afghan, Power Kush, Ozzy

Tendinitis / Tendonitis

Bio-Diesel, Blue Dragon, Purple Kush, Lemon Skunk, Blackberry Kush, OG Kush, White Skunk, Venom OG


Island Bud, Jack Flash, Isis, Honeymoon, Hells Angel, Gorilla Grape, Grenadine, Green Devil, Grapefruit Haze, Grapefruit Kush, Shiva, Amnesia, Voodoo, Sour Jack, Black Label Kush, Purple Alien OG

Weight Loss / Loss of Appetite

White Widow, Jack Herer, Bubba Kush, AK 47, Blue Cheese, Strawberry Cough, Cheese, Master Kush, Super Lemon Haze, Amnesia Haze, Purple Urkle, Lemon Kush, Strawberry Diesel, Cinderella 99, Orange Kush, Silver Haze, Lemon Skunk, Sour OG, Platinum Kush, Lemon Diesel, Strawberry Banana, Sour Kush, Super Skunk, Afghani Blue Widow, Bruce Banner, MK Ultra, Mango, Sour Diesel, OG Kush, Girl Scout Cookies, Mango Kush, Granddaddy Purple

This is in no way a complete list of strains.

We will periodically update these tables as more information and testing are made available. Remember, there will be trial and error in finding the perfect strain or source of relief for you. Take your time, do your research, and we will help as best we can.

Feel free to contact us with questions.


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