Crohn’s Disease is a severe and often debilitating disorder which affects millions of people around the world. Crohn’s is classed as an Inflammatory Bowel Disease, which means the sufferer has to deal with many different symptoms on a daily basis.
The disease can affect any part of the gastro intestinal tract, from the mouth right through to the rectum. There are areas of the intestine which the condition “skips”, leaving some parts of the GI tract healthy, whilst others suffer.
Crohn’s is characterized by the following symptoms:
- Chronic diarrhea
- Bleeding from the rectum
- Pain in the abdomen, with cramps
- Rectal tenesmus (or feeling that you have not been totally emptied when going to the toilet).
Less common symptoms include:
- Appetite reduced
- Weight loss
As you can see, these are terrible symptoms to have. This is why attention has turned to cannabis and how it can help reduce these effects. Anecdotal evidence seems to suggest that certain cannabis strains can help reduce some of the more severe symptoms such as cramps, nausea and loss of appetite.
Here are the strains that come particularly recommended.
1. Jean Guy
This is not the most widely known strain, but it is quite popular in Canada, and is starting to become more widely available in the USA. Pronounced “Jawn Gee”, this is a great sativa-dominant strain which is characterized by a high THC content and the energizing effects that it can produce from the very first use. This is a particularly good strain to help with regular cramping.
2. Hog’s Breath
This is a more widely well-known Indica which is renowned for its potency to combat and fight back against heavy pain and anxiety. We would recommend using this strain at night rather than during the day, as it can result in “couch lock”, making it difficult to function if you have to work.
3. Medicine Man
Lastly, we would recommend Medicine Man. This is a strain that can provide excellent pain relief, thanks to the high concentrations of THC and CBD. The Medicine Man strain is actually related to White Rhino, so you will see similar effects if you use that strain.
These are just three of the strains available to help with symptoms of Crohn’s Disease. We would recommend that you speak with your local dispensary for more strains to try. To search for your local dispensary, just click the following link – https://cannabis.net/find/dispensary.