Charlotte’s Web for migraines is one of the most potent weed strains with a variety of medical applications. However, the Charlotte’s Web for migraines isn’t only used for pounding headaches but because of its high-CBD contents, it is extremely healing for all sorts of ailments. This cannabis strain is bred by Stanley Brothers and its story origin is quite heartwarming actually, proving that cannabis is, indeed, a beneficial medicine more powerful than any pharmaceutical drug out there. Namely, the Stanley Brothers created this strain specifically for a young epilepsy patient, a girl called Charlotte Figi that until then had used all possible epilepsy drugs unsuccessfully.
The Charlotte’s Web for migraines is created by crossing an unspecified strain with industrial hemp. This made the strain high in CBD – with 300 times higher than the CBD of the average recreational strain – from 15 to 20% – which is why it’s so popular among medical marijuana users. The best part is that it contains little to no THC, so, those who are unable to bear the effects of THC can successfully use Charlotte’s Web for migraines or for any other illness.
Charlotte’s Web for migraines: What are Migraines?
When it comes to using Charlotte’s Web for migraines first you need to know and understand just what migraines are and why are you feeling the pain in the first place. Namely, as stated by the Migraine Research Foundation, migraines are the sixth most disabling illness in the world. According to stats, every fourth person in the US suffers from migraines.
Migraines are pulsating headaches that most commonly occur on one side of the head. In some people, they last anywhere from few hours to several days on end and can be detected along with symptoms like:
- Visual disturbances like flashing lights or zig zags
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light and sounds
Unfortunately, migraines as such are still not very well studied nor understood by modern medicine and the drugs we have today are either focused on preventing headaches, or on relieving the pain when headaches occur.
Charlotte’s Web for migraines: The effects
Charlotte’s Web main effects via leafly.
The CBD found in the Charlotte’s Web for migraines does not act as the THC impacting the body’s endocannabinoid receptors. Quite contrary instead, it works indirectly by increasing the availability of the body’s own endocannabinoid compounds to stimulate those receptors. This makes Charlotte’s Web for migraines the perfect natural booster of your body’s own naturally functioning processes in order to heal the migraines on its own.
The appearance and scent of the strain
Charlotte’s Web whole plant via leafly.
The Charlotte’s Web for migraines on its own has a typical sativa appearance with long, tapered buds and olive green leaves. The strain has less pistils on its leaves and because of its low THC contents, very little stickiness to it.
When it comes to the scent, the Charlotte’s Web for migraines gives off some dank and piney aromas appropriated with some light floral tones. When smoking the strain you will feel a rather smooth smoke in which on the exhale you’ll feel the slightly skunky vegetal taste due to its hemp content.
The effects of Charlotte’s Web for migraines
Charlotte’s Web medical effects via leafly.
There are the different phenotype of Charlotte’s Web, so you can expect the effects to vary in total, but most of them are actually quite similar in regards to what they deliver for your body. Namely, when using Charlotte’s Web you can expect a heightened sense of well-being and sensory enhancement. No psychoactivity can be felt in Charlotte’s Web for migraines due to its low THC content. This makes the strain a prime choice for patients –, particularly children – who, of course, need to avoid the “high” effect.
Other effects of this strain include:
- Regulation of inflammation and body temperature
- Numbing the perception of pain including chronic pain
- Reducing fibromyalgia symptoms
- Reducing Parkinson’s Disease symptoms
- Stimulation of serotonin receptors
- Healing anxiety
- Healing insomnia
- Healing addiction
Where to get the Charlotte’s Web
This strain isn’t yet made available for commercial sale. If you would like to purchase some, you need to do so by getting it directly from the cannabis producers, the Stanley Brothers. However, if you do get the opportunity to obtain clones of this rare plant, you will be able to grow it yourself both indoors and out. It is not so sensitive as some other strains, so it is able to thrive without much attention devoted to it and in some harsh conditions. As a plant, the Charlotte’s Web for migraines strain has a bushy, indica-like shape and flowers within 8 to 9 weeks. It also yields a high yield of flowers which is a great characteristic if you need to use or sell the Charlotte’s Web.