Essential Strains

BLACKBERRY KUSH, Period Pain Fighter.

Episode 32

Show Notes

The moderately high strain for pain.

Are you looking for a strain to relax menstrual cramps as well as the anxiety, stress and insomnia brought on by changes in hormones? Blackberry Kush, which will usually be labeled as an indica strain in dispensaries, helps to relax muscles and induces a sense of well-being and euphoria. 

With its distinctive sweet berry aroma, this strain of cannabis is a hybrid cross of Afghani and Blackberry. When high THC strains are used for pain, the “high” will often be less potent than its relaxing, pain-relieving effects. 

Also known as BBK, Blackberry Kush is also widely popular amongst medical marijuana users to treat a variety of symptoms, including insomnia, pain, stress, and anxiety caused by other conditions.

So, if you’re looking for a strain that can help manage period pain, including symptoms related to endometriosis, listen to today’s episode to learn more about Blackberry Kush effects and why it is such a great strain to fight period symptoms.

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April Pride: This podcast discusses cannabis and is intended for audiences 21 and over.

April Pride: Women in ancient Egypt used cannabis to help with cramps and Queen Victoria did the same in the 19th century.

Women through the ages have used natural remedies to take control of their bodies. Good enough for them, good enough for me.

April Pride: Welcome to Saturday Strains. I’m your host, April Pride. And I’ll be your guide each Saturday as we move through the 12 essential cannabis strains that every woman should have in her stash. If you haven’t already, please listen to the three short Saturday strains explained episodes to learn more about how cannabis is a lot like another substance we can count on to change our outlook, wine.

April Pride: In each episode, you can expect more weed hacks. And remember we’ll guide you from less intoxicating strains that are nearly all CBD to strains with increasingly higher THC levels.

April Pride: Remember Anaprox the period cramp med passed around sorority houses and locker rooms? It’s time to graduate to Blackberry Kush, the Anaprox of cannabis.

While that one pill helps with cramps, this potent strain relaxes raging cramps, as well as the anxiety, stress and insomnia brought on by raging hormones. Pills are child’s play, women deserve flower. Let’s dig into five reasons women should try Blackberry Kush.

April Pride: Number one, what does it help with? Pain, stress, anxiety, and sleep. Number two, how high will I get? Blackberry Kush knocks out pain and delivers a knockout high just enough to ensure you stay horizontal while riding out your pain.

This is an intoxicating strain, so expect to feel it. If you buy flower, you may notice its color, the same dark purple as a Blackberry. And the Kush name is because this strain derives from the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan.

Kush strains are some of the most popular strains available on the market today. And they typically offer a welcome and warm body buzz with an exceptional dose of euphoria.

April Pride: Number three, how will it make me feel? Blackberry Kush is a staple for pain management because of its strong body high effects and elevated mood that settles in. The impact is immediate, pain subsides within the hour. That’s because cannabinoids are proven to have analgesic and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Plus, women’s pelvic regions have the highest concentration of cannabinoid receptors after the brain. Which means cannabis can effectively impact and soothe that area. Other effects that are likely include increased hunger, couch lock and severe dry mouth. Number four, why do women love it?

A weed hack about using cannabis for pain relief. When you consume cannabis with the intention of fighting pain relief, it will deliver more relief and less of a high.

If you’re not in pain and consume the same strain, the euphoric effects of the weed will be more potent.

April Pride: Another reminder that cannabis is different for everyone and can be different depending on your body’s needs. Blackberry Kush is a favorite to fight period pain, including symptoms related to endometriosis, which affects at least 10% of women worldwide. It’s a common yet often undiagnosed condition in which the uterine lining grows outside the uterus causing extreme pain and often infertility. To learn more, listen to episode two, pop for painful periods, pain with sex and endometriosis.

April Pride: Number five, what will it inspire? This strain will take the edge off after strenuous exercise or an invasive outpatient procedure. You may be inspired to take a nice nap, free from pain or indulge in a favorite meal. For women who suffer from painful periods, knowing that a remedy like Blackberry Kush is out there can be relief in itself and can save you from the side effect laden options available over the counter.

April Pride: And some parting words, please reserve judgment if a strain we recommend doesn’t work for you. You haven’t failed and neither have we. In fact, having gotten it wrong, you’re one step closer to your right high.

You didn’t quit drinking on a Long Island iced tea as your first bar drink turned out to be a wrong move, right? Send us a DM to add to the pot or to me directly at April Pride. And let us know how this strain worked for you.

April Pride: Thank you for listening to Saturday Strains. Check us out online at Special thanks to Lo Friesen, founder, CEO, and Chief Extraction Officer of Seattle’s beloved cannabis brand Heylo, for vetting our strain selects.

We’d also like to thank Jeffrey Raber, PhD and Colin Montgomerie of The Werc Shop, as well as Nick Jikomes, PhD of Leafly for schooling us on strains. Thanks to my co-founder Ellen Scanlon, Madi Fair, our marketing manager and our producer, Nick Patri. I’m April Pride and we’ll be back soon with more of How to Do the Pot.



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