Cannabis can reduce the feelings of nausea and vomiting, which is especially helpful for patients undergoing chemotherapy, HIV/AIDS medication treatment and those suffering from gastrointestinal disorders like Crohn’s Disease. It is now known that the cannabinoid receptors CB-1 and CB-2 in the Gastro-Intestinal tract (GI) are responsible for feelings of nausea and that a system called 5-HT is involved in producing the vomiting reflex. 

The cannabinoids THC and CBD work together (through the Entourage Effect) by acting on the CB-1/CB-2 to control and reduce nausea and reduces the functionality of the 5-HT system. The terpene linalool also seems to reduce nausea and vomiting by acting on the 5-HT system, specifically by inhibiting the 5-HT3 receptor.

We are all familiar with the stomach-turning perils of nausea and vomiting. Most people have experienced a bad hangover, a stomach bug, motion sickness, or a form of medication that can cause nausea. Of course, some people suffer from more severe nausea including chemotherapy-induced nausea and Gastrointestinal Disorders.

Chronic pain, anxiety, ulcers, and gallbladder disease are other frequent causes of severe nausea while pregnant women often experience a particularly harsh form of nausea.

But did you know that plain old regular cannabis can be used to treat nausea? 

Yes, believe it or not, several studies have indicated that medical marijuana can be useful in helping to combat nausea and vomiting. 

Studies have shown that cannabis has been shown to possess a powerful antiemetic effect – helping to reduce nausea significantly. Additionally, medical cannabis comes without the many nasty side-effects of pharmaceutical antiemetics that help to cause nausea.

The Science Behind the Effect of Medical Cannabis on Nausea 

Given the growing evidence of cannabis efficacy as a treatment for nausea, several medical professionals now advocate using the antiemetic properties of cannabis to treat nausea – but how does it work?

Well, a growing body of science using both Human and animal test subjects have shown that manipulation of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) can successfully prevent nausea. It is now known that the cannabinoid receptors CB-1 and CB-2 in the Gastrointestinal system are responsible for the feelings of nausea. A system called 5-HT is involved in producing the vomiting reflex.

There is evidence to suggest that medical marijuana allows the CB-1 or 5HT-1A antagonism to dominate. Thus, manipulating the endocannabinoid system with cannabinoids like CBD and THC is now thought to be highly effective for treating nausea.

The cannabinoids THC and CBD work together, with a few terpenes (through the Entourage effect), by acting on both types of cannabinoid receptors and reducing the functionality of the 5-HT system. This, in turn, helps to reduce the symptoms of chronic and severe nausea.

The Linalool terpene also seems to reduce nausea and vomiting by acting on the 5-HT system – specifically by inhibiting the 5-HT3 receptor. The Limonene terpene is also known to prevent nausea and anxiety as well as reducing gastric reflux and heartburn.

While many people continue to use the indica/sativa binary model when discussing the effects of cannabis, the variety of cannabinoids and terpenes present in a strain seems to hold the answer as to why different strains have varying effects on specific conditions.

What are the best strains aginst nausea?

With that being said, how do you know which medical marijuana strains are most suitable for treating nausea?

Well, to help you on your way, we have compiled a list of some of the best cannabis strains for nausea that are thought to be particularly useful in combating nausea and vomiting.

Durban Poison

This pure sativa strain out of Durban, South Africa is thought to be one of the best strains to treat nausea. 

This energising strain with a THC content of around 17% is known for its wide array of medicinal properties. It is particularly known for reducing symptoms of nausea, increasing appetite, and helping to relieve pain in the digestive tract. 

Durban Poison´s terpene profile reveals quantities of terpinolene, myrcene and pinene which helps to generate this sweet sativas´ fruity flavour, aroma and medicinal value. 

For cancer patients undertaking chemotherapy, this sativa strain is thought to be highly effective in relieving nausea.  

Sour Diesel

A popular sativa from the diesel strain family, Sour Diesel is often used to increase appetite and can help to provide immediate relief from severe nausea. 

This sour, citrusy strain comes with an average to high THC level of around 17-20% with the terpenes myrcene, limonene, caryophyllene and linalool all typically present in this strains profile. Linalool is known to be particularly effective in combating nausea. 

Indeed, this strain is plenty of medicinal value with cancer patients receiving chemotherapy known to use this strain for nausea relief. As such, Sour Diesel is considered to be one of the best strains to treat nausea.

Blue Dream

Blue Dream is a sativa-dominant hybrid that is considered to be one of the better marijuana strains for treating a number of ailments, including nausea relief.

An ever so slightly Sativa dominant hybrid, with high levels of THC, Blue Dream is a really effective strain for relaxing both body and mind. 

This potent dreamer is said to deliver rapid relief from symptoms without any of those heavy, sedative effects. As such, Blue Dream is a popular choice for daytime users who are looking to treat conditions like pain, depression and nausea. 

As a high in THC strain (approaching 20%), Blue Dream is thought to be especially effective in the treatment of Crohn’s disease and bowel diseases with users praising this potent strains anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects.

Linalool and pinene dominate Blue Dream’s terpene profile, making it one of the better marijuana strains to treat severe nausea. 

Lavender

Named because of its floral scent, this indica dominant marijuana strain is considered another ideal strain for relieving nausea.

With a fairly high THC level (approaching 18%) and terpenes including linalool and myrcene, Lavender is said to be an excellent choice for the treatment of chronic pain and relieving nausea. 

And With its soft undertones of citrus hiding behind this strains floral aroma, Lavender is a delicious strain that also offers real medicinal value. 

These are just some of the strains of medical marijuana that have strong antiemetic properties that are thought to be effective in helping to relieve the symptoms of nausea and vomiting. As such, they could prove to be an interesting alternative to traditional over the counter treatments for those experiencing nausea. 

If you are thinking about treating your nausea by growing marijuana and you want to learn more about our extensive range of cannabis seeds, please visit our growing community and webshop. Our wide selection of sativa and indica strains includes popular choices like Jack Herer, Girl Scout Cookies, OG Kush, and Lemon Haze!

Read More

Best seeds based on your preference

Refine your search

Page 1 / 8

    Cannape

    Feminized | Medicinal

    The crowning jewel of the Big Monster Seed company’s small but powerful back-catalogue, Cannape is an indica-dominant allrounder that marries two classic cannabis families, providing a gentle, relaxing effect, an iconic two-part flavour, and complementary cultivating qualities that make it an excellent introductory strain for fledgling marijuana growers and consumers alike.

    Feminized
    Clear selection
    More Information

    Funky Charms

    Feminized | Medicinal

    Jump on board the groove train with Funky Charms – a psychedelic indica/sativa hybrid from the Washington-based Exotic Genetix seeds company and your first-class ticket to a luxurious and stress-free sensory experience.

    Feminized
    Clear selection
    More Information

    Blue Sunset Sherbert

    Feminized | Medicinal

    Blue Sunset Sherbert cannabis seeds are available at the MGS seedbank and are a must for your wishlist. An indica-dominant hybrid brimming with classic genetics, this purple-hued gem from Barney’s Farm produces huge yields within a fast-flowering time, a true grower’s dream!

    Feminized
    Clear selection
    More Information

    Cornbread

    Feminized | Medicinal

    Freshly baked by the Rare Dankness seeds company and just as fluffy and delicious as its namesake, Cornbread is a high-yielding indica/sativa hybrid with a potent sedative sucker punch and exquisite flowery flavour. 

    Feminized
    Clear selection
    More Information

    Lee Roy

    Regular | Medicinal

    One of the Rare Dankness seed company’s most potent Kush crosses to date, Lee Roy – an indica-dominant OG hybrid with a virulent cerebral sucker-punch – is an excellent ally if you’re hoping to grow top-shelf quality cannabis plants at home, even though its hardcore effects won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. 

    Regular
    Clear selection
    More Information

    Mimosa

    Feminized, Regular | Medicinal

    A colourful sativa-dominant hybrid cannabis strain from our own limited edition Guru Fire collection, Mimosa is an acclaimed hybrid that boasts a fruity and tangy flavour profile worthy of its name. However, it’s the potent THC level and intoxicating effects that make sure this one stands out from the crowd.

    Regular
    Feminized
    Clear selection
    More Information

    Mochi

    Feminized, Regular | Medicinal

    Japan’s long-loved confectionary gets the cannabis treatment with Mochi – a delightful indica-dominant hybrid from the Guru Fire limited edition collection.

    Regular
    Feminized
    Clear selection
    More Information

    Pamelina

    Regular | Medicinal

    Pamelina is a near-pure indica hybrid cannabis strain from Rare Dankness that blends two of the Colorado-based seed company’s own creations to make an aromatic, tangy, high THC marijuana with a long-lasting, euphoric high

    Regular
    Clear selection
    More Information

    Tropical Fire Strain

    Regular | Medicinal

    Another juicy hit from the cannabis freaks this noteworthy seed bank, Dank Terpenes Tropical Fire, is a blanched hybrid that boasts full-body effects and delicious flavour. Maturing into shades of brilliant reds and oranges and dripping with beneficial cannabinoids, Tropical Fire definitely lives up to its blazing name.

    Regular
    Clear selection
    More Information

    Wedding Cake Smoovie

    Regular | Medicinal

    Glowing neon pink and accentuated with purple, orange, and yellow pastels, Dank Terpenes Wedding Cake Smoovie is an indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain bursting with classic Wedding Cake flavour. Offering uplifting relaxation and potent therapeutic properties, Dank Terpenes Wedding Cake Smoovie high-quality regular seeds are a vibrant addition for any grower.

    Regular
    Clear selection
    More Information

    Sugar Cake

    Regular | Medicinal

    A fabulously frosty cultivar for fans of honeyed flavours, Sugar Cake, is a wonderfully tasting Wedding Cake cross from the Jungle Boys seed co that transforms the candied flavours and creeping indica-dominant effects of its parent into a decadent new recipe. 

    Regular
    Clear selection
    More Information

    Florida Sunrise

    Autoflowering | Medicinal

    Full of uplifting energy and comfortable relaxation, Jungle Boys Seeds Florida Sunrise is an indica leading hybrid brimming with juicy tropical potency. With a bit of hands-on care, these Florida Sunrise autoflowering seeds will produce crops of terpene-rich sunshine, boasting towering THC strength and delicious flavours.

    Regular
    Clear selection
    More Information

    Florida Oranges

    Regular | Medicinal

    Florida Oranges is an indica leaning hybrid from the Jungle Boys Seeds Seed Co. with a potent kick. Packed full of vintage genetics, this cannabis strain offers fruity flavours and an uplifting, long-lasting high.

    Regular
    Clear selection
    More Information

    Lava Cake

    Regular | Medicinal

    For a sticky, chocolatey treat with a profoundly relaxing cerebral kick that doesn’t sedate, try Lava Cake from the Jungle Boys Seeds company – a sweet and fruity indica-dominant chef’s special that’s indescribably moreish.

    Regular
    Clear selection
    More Information

    Bakers Man

    Regular | Medicinal

    Fresh out of the oven and proofed to perfection, Bakers Man is an indica-dominant Cookies strain from the Jungle Boys seed bank that’s sure to get your stomach rumbling with its sugary cakeshop flavour and powerful appetite boosting effects.

    Regular
    Clear selection
    More Information

Don’t worry, we handle your order discretely

To ensure this, we use plain 20x27 white bubble wrap envelopes without any visible labelling except for your adres and our return address.
Our company name will read as “Guru Trading BV”. No other company labels, receipts or any references to cannabis are included on the envelope.

Want to know more about our shipping?

Want to know more about our shipping?

At Guru we make sure your order is handled discreetly and with the utmost care and privacy.
Still not sure? Watch our video about our shipping procedure.

What our users say

Personalized customer service and updates to the status of the order. I would very much recommend Coffeeshop Guru. In addition, they carry specialized seeds for less that other shops. I am a very happy client.
April Fregd
April Fregd
11:30 06 Jul 19
Informative website. Products are delivered with care. I am very satisfied with my new Amnesia Haze seeds. Let them grow, Guru go go go!
Pieter Van Vliet
Pieter Van Vliet
14:50 24 Jun 19
I'm impressed with the website and the variety of products they stock. My order arrived in a very unique, stylish package that really made a good first impression about the quality of this company.
Jeroen Stapper
Jeroen Stapper
17:21 21 Jun 19
I like the fact they care about cannabis. I can see that in their packaging and the info they provide on the site. Good shop, will order from them again.
Robert Nijhout
Robert Nijhout
18:48 05 Jul 19

Latest Community contributions