(Last Updated On: May 28, 2021)

Marijuana’s existence and recognition date back to BC times as a medicinal remedy, with the first documentation of marijuana medicinal application recorded in China in 2700BC. It was a prevalent cultivated crop in Central Asia. With international trade progressing over the years, marijuana took to new soils in different parts of the world. Pure cannabis Sativa can be found today in Africa, especially South Africa, Central and South America such as Brazil and Columbia, and some parts of Southeast and Western Asia such as Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. The Sativa plant has tall and skinny leaves taking a long time to mature; however, it grows over 12 feet in height.

For this reason, Sativa plants are best suited for outdoor farming, which gives them room for growth. There are lower cannabidiol (CBD) doses to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) doses for Sativa plants. The prevalent strains of Sativa are Durban Poison, Green Crack, Strawberry Cough, and Maui Wowie. Sativa strains are preferred to be used during the day because of their effects. It can be smoked, ingested in food or tea, or vaped.

The Benefits of Cannabis Sativa Strains
Cannabis sativa has many medical and recreational benefits despite the numerous misconceptions and confusion relating to its origin, growth, interaction with the body, and the period of use.

Cannabis Sativa Strains Boost Creativity
Cannabis sativa strains are designed and engineered to give head high to a person. Head high enables individuals to utilize their creative abilities and potential. Therefore, a person taking Sativa strains will be more focused and think out of the box. The creativity effects are attributed to the ability of Sativa strains to deduce sleeping effects while energizing the body. Therefore, for individuals requiring a boost in their creativity when expressing themselves, painting, sculpting, or writing, cannabis Sativa strains will be of significant aid.

Cannabis Lead to Anxiety, Depression, and ADHD Relief
Cannabis sativa strains are engineered to meet specific medical standards concerning their CBD potency. The human endocannabinoid system works with these Sativa strains to offer relief to anxiety, depression, and ADHD. For depression, the cannabis Sativa strains cause energizing, creativity inducing, and mood-uplifting effects; thus, combating lethargy and apathy feelings. For anxiety, the cannabis Sativa effects help individuals depart from their repetitive, intrusive thoughts; therefore, releasing anxious feelings. ADHD symptoms are reduced by Sativa strains based on their increased focus and cerebral effects.

Sativa Strains are Applied in Cancer Treatment
Cannabis sativa strains have been recognized as potential anticancer agents. The anticancer agents result from the cannabis Sativa active components, such as Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, where the CBD mimic endogenous cannabinoid effect leading to the activation of specific cannabinoid receptors specifically, CB1 and CB2, located in cells involved in the immune system functioning. This leads to the active regulation of crucial cell signal pathways involved in metastasis, cell survival, angiogenesis, and invasion. Therefore, cannabis Sativa strains are effective in cancer chemotherapy-induced nausea treatment and anorexia caused by AIDS.

Cannabis Help Manage Seizures and Epilepsy
Researchers have found the chemical properties of cannabis Sativa strains to control and cure spontaneous seizures in epilepsy. The cannabis Sativa strains are used together with conventional epileptic medications to cure epilepsy. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved while the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) scheduled the introduction of Epidiolex, which is a CBD plant-based formulation to treat epileptic patients of 2 years and older with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) and Dravet syndrome. This was after a study was conducted involving 689 people where CBD was used to treat their epilepsy. The results were that there was a significant reduction in daytime partial seizures and tonic-clonic convulsions.

Cannabis Boost Appetite
For regular users of marijuana, Sativa strains are preferred to improve appetite (munchies). Scientists have recognized appetite enhancement as one of the significant effects of Sativa strains. Therefore, for persons struggling or suffering from a weak appetite system, using cannabis Sativa strains will increase appetite within a short period of time.

The existence of marijuana over the years led to the identification and spreading of its different types., specifically Cannabis sativa. With the first documentation in China to today’s global presence of pure Sativa strains in Africa, Central, and South America, and parts of Southeastern and Western Asia. It is easy to identify Sativa strains from their tall and thin leaves while growing it, preferably outside, because of its potential to grow to over 12 feet in height. The benefits of cannabis Sativa strains are attributed to their high THC to CBD ratio, with popularly recognized strains being Durban poison and Strawberry Cough, among others.

To enjoy cannabis Sativa strains, one can either smoke or ingest them. The benefits of cannabis Sativa strains are boosting creativity, anxiety, depression, and ADHD relief, cancer treatment, curing and controlling seizures and epilepsy, and stimulating appetite.

Written by Kathy Cooley