Feeling stressed out about the corona virus?
We won’t venture to tell you how to deal with the virus itself. There’s plenty of information about that.
What we do know is that this situation is producing anxiety for a lot of folks. If you’re one of them, staying home, taking deep breaths, and bathing in hand sanitizer may not be doing much to assuage your anxiety.
Lucky for you, there are certain cannabis terpenes/strains that ease anxiety. And some are more effective than others.
So if you wish to add cannabis to your arsenal, you’ll want to know first which terpenes actually tame the beast inside.
Chemical Warfare with Terpenes
In the battle against anxiety, there seem to be specific terpenes that work really well through the entourage effect to lessen anxiety.
When it comes to relieving anxiety, mental wariness, and physical ailments, three in particular really shine:
This terpene is seriously synergistic with THC – even in small amounts. And it’s one of the most common terpenes found in many cannabis strains (see below). So it’s pretty easy to find.
Myrcene is abundant in ylang-ylang and wild thyme – both of which are delightfully fragrant. It has sedative effects, as well as the added bonus of anti-inflammatory properties – just in case this whole c-word situation has become a real pain the ass.
Limonene is no lemon. It’s actually the sweetheart of terpenes.
This citrusy terpene is known for its ability to produce a wave of calm and euphoria. In fact, researchers are suggesting that it may have the ability to boost serotonin and dopamine in the brain.
That means that someday, after more research and studies, it could serve as an anti-depressant. Stay tuned.
This terpene is found in black pepper and cloves. It’s less identified as an anti-anxiety terpene than the above two.
However, because it’s close to magical in relieving pain, it does leave the consumer with less stress and a deep sense of relaxation.
Caryophellene is especially effective in easing anxiety if used in tandem with myrcene and limonene.
So now the obvious question is:
Which Strains Have These Terpenes?
This list is, by no means, comprehensive.
Strains that have long been in existent may contain these terpenes. And new strains are always emerging.
The six strains we’ve outlined below, however, are loading with anxiety squashing terpenes. And a few of them are low in THC, which is a plus for those who’ve had highly anxious encounters with it in the past.
Bubba Kush (Myrcene, Limonene, & Caryophyllene)
Bubba Kush is well-known for it tranquilizing effects and ability to boost one’s mood. Much of the Kush family is known for this, in fact. They’re the family most likely to start their own band and start touring in a van.
This strain is the only one on our list that possesses all three of the above terpenes. So it’s highly prized by the anti-anxiety crowd.
Plus, it’s not difficult to find.
White Widow (Myrcene & Caryophyllene)
Along with a myriad other terpenes, White Widow has a high dose of caryophyllene and myrcene. No limonene in this one though.
But that’s okay. This strain does a fine job of boosting euphoria without it.
Upon first look, you might have seen the word “Catatonic.” But there’s nothing catatonic about Cannatonic.
It’s actually low in THC, but high in CBD. And with a high myrcene content, it accents mellow CBD characteristics beautifully.
This is a good strain if you want to take the anxiety down a few notches, but still need to function like a regular human.
This is another strain where CBD dominates. In fact, the THC to CBD ratio is 5 to 2 in Harlequin.
Much like Cannatonic, it offers both relief and staying power. Also like Cannatonic, it has a pretty decent myrcene profile.
Remedy is definitely the most CBD-dominant on our list.
At 15% CBD, it’s rich in myrcene and contains only trace amounts of THC. So if you have anxiety that doesn’t react well with THC, this could be the strain you’ve been seeking.
Blueberry Cheesecake (Caryophyllene)
As we mentioned above, caryophyllene is great for relieving pain. If that’s the cause of your anxiety, then Blueberry Cheesecake might do the trick.
For your regular garden variety anxiety, it may or may not alleviate it. So you’ll just have to try it to see if it works for you.
Embrace Cannabis Terpenes/Strains That Ease Anxiety
Things are a little dicey right now.
So take advantage of cannabis terpenes/strains that ease anxiety to help you through all of this.
And if you’re a cannabis business owner, you’ve likely been presented with some unique challenges. No need to be anxious about your marketing and public relations though.
Contact us today for a consultation. We’ll be sure you don’t fade from the spotlight during these trying times.