Health

The Best Marijuana Strains for Cramps

April 21st 2016

By:
Taylor Bell

Ladies, we all know that a hot compress and a dose of Ibuprofen can help relieve menstrual cramps, but what about marijuana?

There are countless studies proving weed's effectiveness in treating pain, and now some are trying to take advantage of its pain-relieving ability to treat period discomfort. Although some may recommend using cannabis to treat menstrual cramps, there is still much debate among experts if marijuana is a viable and safe way to treat menstrual cramps—mainly because there isn't a lot of research conducted on pot's effect on periods.

Approximately 50 percent of women experience period pain, and 10 percent of women suffer from cramps so severe that they have to stop their daily activities. But not all marijuana strains are equal. Each strain produces different effects based on their ingredients. Leafly.com analyzed user reviews and strain composition to come up with a list of the best strains for cramps.

1. Jet Fuel

Jet Fuel

Jet Fuel is a custom hybrid strain that has a combination of sativa energy and relaxing indica effects. It is used to treat depression, stress, and pain.

Jet Fuel medical effects

2. Dream Beaver

Dream Beaver

Dream Beaver is sativa-dominant strain that has an uplifting effect on mood and is used to treat depression, fatigue, and stress.

Dream Beaver medical effects

3. Purple Crack

Purple Crack

Purple Crack is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain with energizing effects that is used to treat stress, pain, and cramps.

 

Purple Crack medical effects

4. Mazar Kush

Mazar Kush

Mazar Kush is an indica-dominant strain that has a relaxing effect and is used to treat pain, headaches, and stress.

Mazar Kush medical effects

5. Purple Paralysis

Purple Paralysis

Purple Paralysis is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain that has energizing effects and is used to treat pain, nausea, and stress.

Purple Paralysis medical effects

Read more about marijuana strains and health on Leafly.