Top 3 Best Autoflowering Strains for Headaches

Top 3 Best Autoflowering Strains for Headaches

Created: 09.11.2018

Medical marijuana has helped scores of people relieve their headaches or migraines, but scientists have been able to explain the real reason only recently. Various studies have been conducted to prove that cannabis has the potential to cure some types of headaches. Apart from using traditional buds, scientists have also researched the possibilities of vaping to cure migraines.

Migraines are now so common that almost everyone seems to suffer from some type of a headache or another. While it’s important to not ignore such headaches, people simply pop over-the-counter medicines and push on with their lives.

Although such medicines cure a headache or a migraine temporarily, the side effects in the long term can be dangerous. Some medicines even have the ability to make you addicted to them, and that’s another side effect.

So, what if you could use some sort of natural cure that could make your pain go away? What if medical marijuana could truly help? If you’ve ever smoked or ingested cannabis, you probably know by now that it helps relieve pain. There isn’t any definitive proof, but patients know that it truly works.

In this article, we will explore the top 3 best autoflowering strains that work like a charm for headaches. If headaches or any other type of pain is really bothering you, try some of these strains to see if they work for you too.

Can Cannabis Relieve Migraines?

According to this study conducted by the Skaggs School at the University of Colorado, cannabis showed positive results. The objective of the study was very clear: to unearth the effects of cannabis on migraine headaches.

There isn’t a lot of evidence when it comes to cannabis. In fact, very few studies and trials show the positive effects of marijuana. However, there are several instances where cannabinoids have shown therapeutic effects on the nervous system. Therefore, this study took place to find out if cannabis was really effective.

A total of 121 people participated in the study and the results showed that about 85% had fewer migraines every month. Some people even claimed that cannabis helped them prevent headaches.

Our body and brain contain cannabinoid receptors that affect how we perceive pain. Cannabis seems to work mainly because these cannabinoid receptors are naturally found in marijuana. Once you ingest or smoke cannabis, the cannabinoids found in the buds search for the receptors in the body and also calms pain in the process. It has a calming effect.

Also, cannabis affects different people in a different way. So, a strain that works for someone may not be of use to you at all. In such cases, experiment as much as you can until you find your favorite strain.

Cannabinoids are also responsible to relieve anxiety, nausea, muscle spasms, and chronic pain. There are reports stating that there are more than a hundred cannabinoids present in the plant, but nobody knows the exact number. Out of all the cannabinoids, THC and CBD have garnered the most attention.

While THC – Tetrahydrocannabinol – does relieve pain and several other issues, it is psychoactive. However, CBD – Cannabidiol – doesn’t produce any psychoactive effects and also helps with several illnesses. Therefore, it is legal to use CBD in many locations around the world. But, this doesn’t mean that strains with a lot of THC are bad for you. It’s important for both CBD and THC to work together to be effective.  

Can Cannabis Reduce Cluster Headaches?

A cluster headache is different from a migraine. While people suffering from migraines report that they feel pain due to photosensitivity or auditory issues, the pain comes and goes away after a while. In fact, migraines may seem like a walk in the park if you know how cluster headaches feel.

Most patients describe cluster headaches as a stabbing or searing pain in the head, generally around the eye. Typically, it occurs only on one side of the head. They aren’t as common as migraines either with only 0.1% of the population affected. However, it’s the worst possible you can ever imagine.

Many people also refer to cluster headaches as suicide headaches because of the pain involved. While some people suffer due to it on a daily basis, others report that it occurs once a month. Another difference between migraines and cluster headaches is the location of the pain. Cluster headaches come back in a specific region whereas migraines can be felt at different locations.

Cluster headaches often come in clusters and you can also feel nasal congestion and eye-watering. Sometimes, your eye may swell up too. Depending on one patient to another, it can last for days, weeks, months and even more than a year in some cases. Whether you’re suffering once or daily, cannabis can help.

But, how can cannabis help, you ask? Well, the answer could be present in our body’s endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is a system that has the ability to interact with the cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant. As you can realize now, cannabis is not meant only to get ‘high’, but it serves several purposes because our body contains receptors to interact with the chemicals found in the herb.

Now, our body contains several endocannabinoid receptors in different regions, but the hypothalamus has a huge concentration. Cluster headaches are known to occur due to a malfunctioning of the hypothalamus region.

Since studies show that stimulating the hypothalamus can reduce cluster headaches, research on cannabis in this area can be vitally important. As THC and CBD work with these endocannabinoid receptors, smoking or vaping cannabis can actually help.

If you’re looking to reduce pain, here are the top 3 autoflowering strains that are known to reduce headaches.

Top 3 autoflowering strains to cure headaches

  • Blue Dream ‘Matic

Blue Dream is known for its high THC content that extends from 17 to almost 25%. Generally, Indica varieties are preferred to reduce pain, but although Blue Dream is mostly Sativa, it does work well. The effects of this plant are mostly cerebral, but after a while, you will feel relaxed and psychoactive effects due to the high THC content will fade away.

Blue Dream ‘Matic works amazingly well due to a terpene called Limonene. Terpenes are the essential oils present in the cannabis plant and every cannabis plant contains terpenes. Limonene is not only effective in boosting your energy, but it also helps you relax and elevates moods.

It is also the terpene responsible for producing zesty, citrus aromas that play with your taste buds. Limonene is known to enhance the effects of smoking, and since this strain is a mixture of different tastes including berry and tart with a little cedar in between, you can expect to be blown away.

Blue Dream ‘Matic contains very little Indica, so the sedative effects are less. But, you can count on this beautiful strain to reduce your pain.  It also doesn’t possess a lot of CBD, but remember that the THC will make up for it.

Most people report that this strain is a must in their medicinal cabinets. Starting from its profusion of colors during the growth to the multitude of illnesses it reduces, this strain has certainly earned a well-deserved name for itself.

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Room: Indoor | Outdoor
Gender: Feminized
Genes: Mostly Sativa
Genetics: Blue Dream autoflowering
Flowering: 9-11 weeks
Harvest: XXL
Height US: up to 45 inches
Height EU: up to 110 cm
THC: Very High
CBD: Low
Autoflowering: Yes

  • West Coast OG

The original OG Kush doesn’t need an introduction because it’s a favorite among many recreational and medical cannabis users. The famous OG Kush was combined with our special autoflower genetics and the result is a mind-boggling strain that can rock your world.

It’s an Indica-dominant strain but the effects of the Sativa start first with a heady buzz. After a while, the Sativa effects fade away but the Indica kicks in dramatically. You will be forced to sit back on the couch, but you won’t sleep right away. Instead, you might giggle uncontrollably. Users prefer West Coast OG because of the effects it provides.

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Apart from clearing your headache, this strain is also effective in treating Epilepsy, Glaucoma and back pain. West Coast OG contains an exceptional amount of THC that ranges from 20 to 22%, but you don’t have to worry much about the psychoactive effects because you’ll be too busy laughing. It also contains a good amount of CBD, so medical marijuana users need not be disappointed.

The best part of using the West Coast OG is that you can feel the pain slowly reduce. If the pain becomes unbearable, retreat to a dark, quiet corner and smoke this strain in peace. Edibles and concentrates made out of this strain are also wonderful because they contain the same properties.

  • Stardawg Auto

Stardawg is named aptly. The crystals or trichomes look like stars as the plant finishes its flowering phase. With very high levels of THC that goes above 22%, you can rely on this strain to aid most problems including headaches and nausea.

Stardawg is particularly useful for medical marijuana users as it contains Pinene – a terpene that enhances your focus and induces relaxation. Pinene helps with stress, anxiety, and fatigue too. Don’t rely on your sleeping pills if you’re battling insomnia because this strain that tastes like pine and citrus can actually help.

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Room: Indoor | Outdoor
Gender: Feminized
Genes: Sativa/Indica
Genetics: Stardawg autoflowering
Flowering: 8-9 weeks
Harvest: XL
Height US: up to 40 inches
Height EU: 70 - 120 cm
THC: Very High
CBD: Low
Autoflowering: Yes

The best way to cure your pain is to grow these strains yourself if they aren’t available in dispensaries. Talking to your physician will also help if you don’t reside in a location that has made cannabis legal. Of course, if your doctor is simply not interested in prescribing cannabis and is unable to reduce the pain using different methods, it might be time to move on to another doctor.