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Sativa and its Uses
In our previous blog, we briefly discussed how Indica and Sativa strains differ from each other. We are now going to dive deeper into the background and benefits of each strain. What exactly is Sativa? Where does is come from? What can it be used for? These are a few of the questions we will be covering in this 2-part blog series, which will break down the benefits of Sativa and Indica strains to help you get a handle on the best cannabis options for your medical needs.
Marijuana has been in use as a medicinal remedy since BC times. Narconon.org sites early China as being the first documented place to use the herb in medicinal application in 2700 BC. “Marihuana: The First Twelve Thousand Years” dates the plant as one of the oldest cultivated crops, originating in Central Asia. As trade and exploration occurred throughout the world, marijuana seeds took new roots in new soils. Today, pure Sativa can be found naturally growing in equatorial regions of the world such as Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Jamaica, South Africa, Columbia, and Brazil.
Sativa is one of the two most common medicinal cannabis plants. Sativa, in contrast to Indica’s full and broad shape, is defined by its tall form and spindly leaves. Sativa tends to take longer to mature than other forms of cannabis and can grow taller than 12 feet in height. Sativa strains grow very well in hot, dry climates and can produce large yields compared to Indica plants. Sativa plants do the best outdoors with lots of room to grow but can still be indoor grown with proper care and planning. GrowWeedEasy.com has some great tips about growing Sativa indoors at: https://www.growweedeasy.com/guide-to-growing-Sativa-strains-indoors
Sativa strains are well known for their psychoactive properties due to the plant’s high concentration of THC. Sativa, however, is not only defined by its THC content as there are many other unseen chemical properties in Sativa strains and hybrids that widely affect the body. THC and CBD may be the best-known properties of cannabis, but the drug also contains phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, omega-3 and 6 acids, and many other active chemicals/nutrients. Phytocannabinoids are known to help with chronic inflammation, chronic pain, mood and brain disorders, autoimmune disorders, and many other health ailments as documented by Farma Health. Terpenes in combination with flavonoids, or cannaflavins -distinct flavonoids only found in cannabis, give the strain its synergistic effect, flavor, and color. The combination of the two chemical properties can entirely change your experience with each strain as you may experience focus and acuity with one combination, and relaxed sedateness with another.
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Sativa is a natural uplifter, it can bring you focus and energy when you lack it the most. Sativa can help you fight fatigue, stress, acute pain, mental fog, anxiety, PTSD, headaches, and depression. Depending on the strain, you will be able to achieve relief from various conditions. Healthline.com has a great article to help you choose the right kind of strain for your requirements at: https://www.healthline.com/health/Sativa-vs-Indica
We hope this has helped give you a little more insight into what you can expect from Sativa strains. Stay tuned for part 2 of our in-depth cannabis blog series, which will cover Indica strains history, growing, and use.