Lack of appetite can be a severe side effect that comes with a number of health issues. Not only can it be very dangerous for the body, but it can negatively affect daily life. It can mess with energy, strength, focus and motivation as well as causing severe pain and nausea. Excessive weight loss can be extremely dangerous, and of course, loss of nutrition can lead to other severe issues down the line. For some who are suffering from loss of appetite as a side effect from chemo or other treatments, regaining appetite is not only vital but just aids with overall comfort. Whatever the reason, one of the best appetite aids around is cannabis. Most of us know that from the phenomenon known as the munchies. These strains are also perfect for those who just want to add a little extra enjoyment to their meal.
This strain is a combination of Afghani Skunk and Big Bud. It is best known for its amazing yields but is also a fantastic medical strain. It is an Indica/Sativa hybrid that has a powerful, relaxing and physical effect along with a side of the munchies. Because it is so comfortable it is a great strain for those who are suffering from lack of appetite as a side effect of an illness or treatment. It simultaneously works as a painkiller and an appetite stimulant. Medicinal users should be careful though, as the soporific nature is strong and it may cause them to fall asleep before they can eat much. The actual buds are extremely dense and covered in resin. It has a flowering time of 8 weeks and can be grown indoors, outdoors or in a greenhouse.
This is another Indica/Sativa hybrid that is calming and relaxing but also stimulates appetite. The effect is also long-lasting and is recommended for a variety of medicinal users. The CBD is quite high and the THC lower than average which means it won’t have a powerful mental effect, mostly a physical one. This strain not only stimulates appetite but reduces nausea, perfect for low appetite patients who are struggling with stomach issues. Gigabit is a perfect strain for first-time growers. The germination rate is extremely reliable and the plants are extremely forgiving. This strain has a flowering time of just 5 – 6 weeks and can be grown indoors outdoors or in a greenhouse.
Candyland is actually recommended for a wide variety of health issues and illnesses. These include muscle spasms, headaches, stress, depression, fatigue, ADHD, insomnia and muscle spasms. However, it is also excellent for nausea and lack of appetite. She is a mix of Grandaddy Purple and Platinum Cookies. The result is a Sativa dominant strain that has an energetic and motivating yet relaxing effect. This means that she is a bit of an all in one strain, perfect for those suffering from other symptoms as well as loss of appetite. Though she is a good daytime strain her THC level is around 21%, so she is better for leisure time than being productive. She has a flowering time of 56 – 70 days and can be grown indoors, outdoors or in a greenhouse.
This strain is a combination of Pineapple and O.G. Kush, two excellent classic strains. Pineapple Kush is another excellent all-round medicinal strain. It is recommended for those suffering from insomnia, migraines, PMS, pain, ADHD and loss of appetite. The effect is extremely cerebral and soothing but there is also a relaxing physical effect. There is an uplifting aspect to the high as well that can help those who are struggling with stress, anxiety and depression. This strain also has the classic Pineapple flavour and scent which is, as one might expect, similar to tropical fruit. Pineapple Kush is also 18% THC so it is strong without being overpowering. The flowering time is 7 – 8 weeks and can be grown indoors or outdoors.
This Sativa dominant strain is primarily aimed at those suffering from loss of appetite. It is a cross of a Mexican Sativa and Afghani strain with Lavender. Zen has such a powerful munchy aspect to it that it is often recommended for those suffering from severe eating disorders. This strain also has a great strain for beginner growers as it is robust and vigorous. It produces impressive yields and has an amazing fruity scent of tangerine and grapefruit with hints of mint and lavender. This strain takes 70 days to flower and can be grown indoors or outdoors.
This classic strain has been used for years as a medicinal strain. It is Indica dominant and has a relaxing, cerebral and physical effect. NYC Diesel is best known for its ability to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and stress as well as appetite loss. Along with the soft, floaty uplifting effect it really hits the tum and reminds smokers how hungry their body is. The scent is strong citrus and a hint of the classic diesel. In the early 2000s, this strain won 5 Cannabis Cups. So clearly it is not a strain to be underestimated. The THC level is only 14 – 16% so the psychedelic aspect isn’t too hardcore, ideal for medicinal users. She has a flowering time of 60 – 70 days from seed and can be grown indoors, outdoors or in a greenhouse.
This strain comes up a fair amount on medicinal lists, but for good reason. She is a combination of Blue Dream and California Orange CBD. The result is a CBD heavy strain that works well for anyone suffering from depression, fatigue, headaches, pain and stress. She also delivers a healthy dose of the munchies. For those who struggle to remember to eat due to severe depression or pain, this is a great strain. It will not only remind the body that it needs to eat but will enhance the enjoyment of the whole experience. This strain has a slightly longer flowering time of 9 – 10 weeks and grows well indoors or outdoors.
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