Guava strain is sativa-leaning hybrid from the Cookies Fam, Guava is a Gelato phenotype. Noted for its fruity and gassy aroma and flavor, this strain is great for anyone with a sweet tooth. Guava was selected and celebrated as a good strain to start the day with, so next time you have a busy Saturday, grab this strain to make it through.
Guava strain is a stimulating strain. Therefore, it should be good for conditions like ADHD where people may find it difficult to concentrate on one thing. Also because it is stimulating, it is a good choice to help increase energy levels.
Guava strain is a medium-sized plant. It grows 3 to 5 feet in height. Guava refers to the citrusy tropical fruit to which this strain of weed is compared in terms of taste and potency. The nugget you can see above has a hairy sativa appearance but bright green grains sticking out among brown pistols that demonstrate the health and maturity of the plant. There is also a touch of yellow and a lemon-lime citrusy look to the nugget. It has the flavor of guava which is that of a citrusy berry. It is also sweet, diesel, gasoline, and with a touch of chemicals. This is a good way to help spark the appetite and dispel nausea.
The Main Effects and Uses
Cannabis is best known for making users giggly, energetic, and happy very quickly. A few puffs of Guava, and you’re likely to forget about your worries and focus on getting some work done. It is a very strong mood booster that can be used any time of the day.
There may be some side effects, though, including unnecessary concern and rapid heartbeat.
Despite these side effects, Guava can be used to treat some medical conditions like ADHD, PTSD, and stress.
Guava strain is 25 percent Indica and 75 percent Sativa. THC levels can be up to 22 %. Guava can provide a balanced stimulation. This can make it good for ADHD.
What is ADHD? It stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It used to be mostly diagnosed in children and treated with stimulants such as methylphenidate, amphetamine, and methamphetamine. It is also sometimes treated with guanfacine which used to be a blood pressure medication. Many doctors confuse guanfacine with stimulant medications and think it is a scheduled drug. It can therefore be difficult to get appropriate treatment due to the ignorance in the medical field about the illness and the tendency of primary care physicians to try to treat it with scheduled narcotics in children. Adult ADHD is now being more normally recognized and treated as well. These diseases contain a strong cultural component and do not exist in some societies. In our societies of mass production, we are expected to sit still and pay attention in school and at work. Sedentary lifestyles are expected even of children. Children are expected to sit still up to 6 or 7 hours per day, and then do another 2 hours of sedentary homework. Therefore, the inability to sit still has been pathologized. However, we all have to live in the societies we have adopted and to survive we may have to be still and there are better ways to do it than to give amphetamines to children.
The main facets of ADHD are inattention, psychomotor hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Children may be unable to sit still in class. Some children diagnosed with ADHD have many co-morbid disorders such as autism or seizure disorders which can be very debilitating and/or painful. We will not here discuss the use of medicinal cannabis in children as most of the uses now are anecdotal and are prescribed for children with co-occurring seizure disorders. However, some anecdotal evidence is amassing that medicinal marijuana or CBD can help with self-harming behaviors such as head banging and self-mutilation. These occur as the pain system has gone awry and the harming behaviors may produce some endorphin or endocannabinoid that may mitigate some internal irritation the child with ADHD and seizure disorder may be experiencing unable to express.
We can here look at the use of medicinal cannabis for ADHD in adults. The evidence is still anecdotal and results are just underway. According to a review of online discussion published in the scientific journal PLoS One, 25 % of respondents found therapeutic uses for cannabis in ADHD. Different strains will produce different effects. Some users experienced a decrease in executive function using cannabis. It is known already that some users will get a relaxant effect while others may get a stimulant effect from weed despite whether it is sativa or indica. However, this highly Sativa strain may be expected, like other stimulants prescribed for ADHD, to have the paradoxical effect of causing a focused relaxation that increases the ability of the adult to focus, may treat pain, seizure, anxiety, or other co-occurring disorders that may be contributing to the problem. If you have experienced improvement using medical marijuana let us know. If you are curious, ask your doctor about a prescription where it is legal.