strains for nausea

The 8 Best Cannabis Strains for Nausea Relief

Thursday February 22, 2018

M any people who seek out cannabis for medical purposes head to the dispensary because of nausea. Though rarely life threatening, nausea can keep you from getting the nutrients you need and disrupt daily routines. And, let’s be honest, having nausea is a very uncomfortable experience.

So, for anyone experiencing symptoms of nausea, this article is for you! Next time nausea hits, try these strains for relief.

Cannabis and Nausea Overview

The causes of nausea are diverse and can linger. Chronic pain, depression, anxiety, ulcers and gallbladder disease all frequently cause nausea. Some cancers and side effects from chemotherapy treatment can cause severe nausea and vomiting as well.

Cannabis has been shown to be a very effective antiemetic, meaning that it can help calm a nauseous stomach.

And while cannabis affects everyone differently, most people find cannabis to be a more pleasant form of nausea medicine. This is because cannabis doesn’t have the side-effects that can come along with pharmaceutical antiemetics, like dry mouth, fatigue, muscle spasms, decreased urination and heartburn.

The Best Cannabis Strains to Help Relieve Nausea

There are several strains of cannabis that have proven to be effective in treating nausea. Here’s the rundown:

Blueberry Diesel

Described as having a sativa front and an indica end, this indica-dominant mix of Blueberry and Sour Diesel has a THC level around 15 percent. Even though Blueberry Diesel typically has a slightly lower potency than some other popular strains, it still provides a very relaxing experience and is helpful to increase appetite, relieve nausea and ease pain.

Blue Dream

A mix of Santa Cruz Haze and DJ Short’s Blueberry F5, Blue Dream is described as energetic and creative while still giving a body high, relieving pain and paving the path to a restful night of sleep. Excellent for relieving nausea, Blue Dream also helps relieve stress and anxiety.

Durban Poison

Durban Poison is an energizing sativa that is said to be a mighty medical cure, assuaging symptoms of nausea and migraines while increasing appetite. Durban is also a very social strain, stimulating creativity, sociability and overall mood.


Named for its scent, Lavender is an indica-dominant strain is very potent with an average THC level around 27 percent. This uber-relaxing strain has a strong body high, making it very effective for nausea, anxiety and depression relief.

Northern Lights

The indica-dominant Northern Lights produces a very strong body high known to help with all sorts of physical ailments. Northern Lights is one of the more well-known hybrids and can be found at many dispensary locations. With an average THC at 16-21 percent, the strain is very relaxing and can induce sleep so if an active day is ahead, it’s probably best to use it for nausea at night.

Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel is a very popular sativa-dominant strain with average THC levels around 21 percent. Sour Diesel is often used to increase appetite and relieve depression and nausea. Starting off as an energizing high, a more mellow high kicks in a little later and can induce couchlock, so better to use it at night or as a sleep aid.

Super Lemon Haze

Super Lemon Haze is a sativa-dominant hybrid and a nice mix of both head and body highs. The citrusy scent and flavor add to its energetic effects, making it a better strain for daytime use. With an average 17-22 percent THC, in addition to easing nausea, it’s also an excellent tool to treat depression and anxiety.

White Fire OG #2

A savvy blend of The White and Fire OG Kush, White Fire OG #2 is a sativa-dominant hybrid that comes on strong and lasts for several hours. With average THC levels between 22 and 28 percent, it is an excellent stress reliever and has shown to be very effective at pain relief while providing an increase in appetite as well. Because sativa is leading the way, it provides relief without interrupting your day.

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Erin Hiatt is a New York City-based writer who has been covering the cannabis industry for more than six years. Her work – which has appeared in Hemp Connoisseur Magazine, PotGuide, Civilized, Vice, Freedom Leaf, MERRY JANE, Alternet, and CannaInvestor – covers a broad range of topics, including cannabis policy and law, CBD, hemp law and applications, science and technology, beauty, and psychedelics.

Feeling nauseous? Cannabis can help! Try one, or all, of these marijuana strains to help find relief.

Best Cannabis Strains for Nausea

by Freya Ried | 6 months ago

Since every strain of cannabis has a different profile and CBD: THC ratio, it’s possible for cannabis to treat a wide range of symptoms.

Just like there are Cannabis strains that help manage stress, there are cannabis strains that help treat nausea. It’s common for chemotherapy patients to use medicinal marijuana to manage their nauseas side effects from radiation.

Are you experiencing nausea as a result of a health condition? Maybe, like Chemotherapy patients, you’re experiencing nausea as a side effect of a medical treatment.

Either way, you can be sure to find a cannabis strain to help.

Everyone is different, so the best cannabis strain for nausea for you, may not be the best cannabis strain for nausea for someone else.

We’ve put together a list of premium weed strains that may help settle that tummy of yours so you can go on about your day or night without worrying about vomiting.


Known for its uplifting effects, this Sativa strain flower is believed to be effective for treating migraines and nausea. OG Kush is a fan favourite in the cannabis community and once you try it you’ll know why!

Lemon Haze

This sativa strain is potent, with high levels of THC. Known for its strong citrus smell and smooth smoke, Lemon Haze is an ideal bud for settling an upset stomach.

Sour Diesel

This bud makes the cut for one our top three favourite strains of all time. This Sativa strain has a citrusy, peppery aroma and is known as the perfect day-time bud to boost creativity and energy. Many medicinal cannabis users has reported that Sour Diesel cures nausea while actually stimulating their appetite.

Lavender Kush

Treating nausea isn’t the only thing this Indica strain is known for. Lavender Kush has rave reviews from medicinal cannabis users for helping with insomnia and chronic back pain.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights is kind of like a jack of all trades, with reports of it helping with stress, pain management, and of course nausea. It’s a potent Indica strain though, so we don’t recommend indulging in this bud until night time.

Durban Poison

If you’re looking for the best strain for managing nausea throughout your day, look no further because Durban Poison is it! This Sativa flower is well known for being the perfect day-time-bud because of it energizing effects. This way you treat your nausea and actually stay productive.

Leafythings | Are you experiencing nausea as a result of a health condition? Maybe, like Chemotherapy patients, you’re experiencing nausea as a side effect of a medical treatment. Either way, you can be sure to find a cannabis strain to help your nausea.