Cannabis Santiva has been used for centuries as a form of medicine, a tool for spiritual enlightenment, a recreational indulgence, as well as a host of resources. Traditionally, this strain of marijuana has been used as a hypnotic, a sedative, an analgesic, an anti-inflammatory agent, and a hallucinogenic.
Sativa can help treat various psychological or emotional conditions, including depression, ADHD, anxiety, and stress.
The History of Cannabis Sativa
First classified by Carl Linnaeus in 1753, Cannabis sativa has been a valuable resource throughout recorded history. Every part of the plant has a different purpose, from industrial fibre, to seed oil, food, and recreational, religious, and medicinal use.
The diversity of cannabis sativa’s usefulness is remarkable. The seeds alone are used to create hempseed oil for lamps, paints, lacquers, bird feed, and cooking.
However, the flowers and leaves are what people use for recreational, spiritual, and medicinal purposes. These flowers contain psychoactive chemical compounds that create the side effects when smoked, vaporized, or ingested orally. These compounds are known as cannabinoids.
Cannabis sativa has also been known to be prepared as tinctures, ointments, and teas.
It originated from various countries, such as Columbia, Thailand, and Mexico. Much taller than its santiva cousin, it grows an average of 6 feet, though it can reach upwards of up to 20 feet in height. Its leaves are long and narrow. Cannabis sativa takes longer to bud than indica, taking between 9 to 12 weeks to produce a harvest. They’re also more difficult to grow indoors.
The sativa strain has a higher concentration of THC than indica, producing an energetic high that is both stimulating and uplifting. Indica is known for achieving the opposite, as it creates a relaxed effect that makes it easier to fall asleep.
Popular among artistic individuals, sativa can also alter the way your mind thinks and perceives information. This not only can influence the creative process, but also help treat mental and behavioral problems, including ADHD, depression, and stress.
Determining Whether Cannabis Sativa is Right for You
If you’re considering using Cannabis sativa for medicinal purposes, you will want to contact your medical provider or cannabis dispensary experts to help you determine which strain is best for treating your symptoms.
Under the guidance of professionals, you can test certain strains and determine which one or which combination is best suited to help treat your symptoms.
Each strain results in different effects on your body and mind, which is why it’s important to journal your experiences and consider your activities prior to partaking in sativa or any other strain of cannabis. Careful monitoring will help you and your professional evaluate the best natural solution for you.