Best Marijuana Strains for Hypertension
Many health research and studies claim that people globally are more prone to heart and blood pressure problems which are one of the lead cause of other severe diseases. In fact, a study done by CDC in America found that 33 percent of Americans (adult population) are dealing with hypertension and from this count, 54 percent of people have high blood pressure problem but are under control.
Taking pills, following health regime, daily workout, sufficient sleep and balance guzzling of health food are some standard tips to resolve any health-related issues. High blood pressure or hypertension is one of the leading causes of strokes, heart attacks, kidney failure, and other unhealthy deeds.
What is Blood Pressure
Let us first understand a bit more about hypertension and blood pressure. The blood is carried to the different parts of the body through the arteries and is returned to the heart through the veins. The pressure exerted on these blood vessels while is called the blood pressure.
The arteries travel to the different parts of the body and narrow down to become capillaries. The capillaries then process the exchange of gases. They give away oxygen and take the other gases and impurities. They then form into veins and return the impure blood to the heart.
When all these vessels face an excess pressure to transport the blood, that causes blood pressure. This happens when the vessels become narrow and clogged, and more pressure is required to pump the blood. This can be measured by an instrument that measures the blood pressure.
What is Hypertension
Hypertension happens when the arteries have been clogged for a long time. There is not a single specific reason for the blood pressure to rise and give you hypertension. There are quite a few cases – it can be any one or a combination of these: obesity, consumption of excessive salt or alcohol, family or genetic history, stress or some other chronic diseases.
One of the significant factors seems to be the age – as it is observed that the blood pressure is higher in older people. Even though it’s not an apparent disease, hypertension can be a silent killer. This is because most of the people who have a heart attack have been suffering from hypertension.
There have been many health studies showing that marijuana has helped to decrease hypertension. However, the strains of the weed should be chosen carefully. If we talk about hypertension in a particular way then there are stage said to be in this:
- Stage 1: Normal: 120/80 mmHg
- Stage 2: Prehypertension: 120-139/80-89 mmHg
- Stage 3: Hypertension Stage 1: 140-159/90-99 mmHg
- Stage 4: Hypertension Stage 2: 160-169/100-109 mmHg
- Stage 5: Hypertensive Crisis: 180/110 mmHg
- Stage 6: Stroke (Alarming!)
Causes and Symptoms of Hypertension
If we are talking a lot about hypertension and blood pressure, it is important to know the possible causes and effects, as well as the signs and symptoms.
- Overweight and Obesity
- Too much consumption of salt in food.
- The addictive habit of being alcoholic.
- Stress, anxiety and mood swings
- Hereditary history of hypertension
- Kidney diseases
- Excessive smoking habit.
- Unhealthy food habits.
- Laziness and lack of work out/exercising regime.
- Sleeping disorders like snoring loud, breathing problems while sleep, sleep, etc.
Best Marijuana (Cannabis) Strains For Hypertension
Below we have listed for of the best marijuana strains that are globally used to treat problems like hypertension, stress, depression and even benefits in high blood pressure. But before guzzling any of the mentioned herbs, we suggest a practical recommendation by a doctor, as otherwise, it can be dangerous to consume.
As the name claims, this strain comes from the Hindu Kush mountain range that extends from Pakistan to Afghanistan. It grows naturally and extensively in this region. It contains 20 percent THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. Consuming this weed makes you feel relaxed and thus helps to decrease the blood pressure.
This contains 15 to 20 percent THC. It is popularly sold at the dispensaries. Blue Dream has an aroma like the blueberries.
When consumed, it initially hits the head but spreads to the body, making it completely relaxed. This helps in the treatment of anxiety-related diseases like depression, chronic fatigue, and even ADHD.
Black Larry Bird Cannabis Strain
This is a cross between two strong strains like Black Domina and Gelato #33. It has THC up to 28, and this makes this strain extremely powerful.
This is very specifically for relaxation and so should be taken only before you retire for the day. Please ensure you don’t go to work or indulge in any activities after taking this weed.
Green Crack Marijuana
Cush is the original name for this strain. Snoop Dogg, the rock star tried this strain and called it ‘Green Crack.’ It’s known as Green crack since then.
The THC content in this strain is 16-20 percentage. This means that it will give you a pleasant high throughout the day. It helps to treat depression. However, it shouldn’t be used as a tranquilizer to go to sleep.
It is known to help in the treatment of arthritis and other conditions where the patient suffers from chronic pains. Studies have shown that this strain has also contributed to reducing blood pressure and hypertension.
Super Sour Diesel Marijuana
This is a highly potent strain. It is a cross breed strain between Sour Diesel and Super Silver Haze. It is a predominantly a strong Sativa strain and has a THC up to 20 percent.
Creative people mostly take this strain as it’s known to boost creativity. It also works as a boon to treat anxiety and stress.
Allan Iverson OG Cannabis
This is a massive indica strain. It is inherited with the high level of THC and should be used by people experienced in using marijuana. This is a powerful tranquilizer that comes in flavors of sweet pine and wood.
Northwest Pineapple Marijuana
This strain has been formed by crossing the Oregon Pineapple and the original Northern Lights strain. It has a delicious taste of pineapple with an earthy undertone.
Northwest Pineapple improves your mood and keeps you happy and uplifted throughout the day. It is easy on the body as well.
Tangerine Trainwreck Haze
This strain is a hybrid of Tangerine Haze and Nevil’s Wreck. It has a predominantly sweet tangy flavor of the citrus. This is great if you have to consume this during the day as the smell of cannabis is well camouflaged.
This strain helps you to keep motivated on the days you’re feeling very low. It also helps to relieve chronic pain while giving you a happy feeling. It helps you control the desire to overeat – which in turn will help to reduce your weight.
This is one of the pure strains of cannabis. It has a citric, sweet and tropical flavor. Hawaiian Sativa is purely for mental relaxation. It has little effect on the body but gives a strong feeling in the head, giving you a calming effect.
There have been many of the scientific studies done about the effects of marijuana on hypertension and blood pressure. Many cannabis strains are helpful to keep a healthy body. You can choose a strain that suits you the best. You can also opt if you want to smoke it, eat it, or use the vaping method.