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Best Strains for Eye Pressure (30 Strains Compared)

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Excessive pain and pressure in and around the eyes is a telltale symptom of many chronic conditions, such as glaucoma. While it is always best to treat such ailments at the root, there are many natural, unintrusive methods for managing symptoms throughout your treatment.

For discomforts caused by eye pressure, one remedy seems to work: cannabis. The unique active ingredients in cannabis have long been linked to effects such as pain relief and muscle relaxation. So, it is no surprise that these ingredients can work wonders on intraocular pressure (IOP) problems.

If you want to manage eye pressure naturally and organically, you’ve come to the right place! In this guide, we look at the best strains for eye pressure. Read on below to discover new possibilities for your eyes!

Key Takeaways

  • Cannabis cannabinoids like THC and CBD have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. These cannabinoids are effective in managing symptoms of eye pressure by reducing inflammation and providing pain relief.
  • Other cannabinoids, like CBG, CBC, CBN, THCA, CBDA, and THCV, also contribute to the therapeutic effects.
  • Beyond cannabinoids, terpenes in cannabis also play a significant role in managing eye pressure. Terpenes like pinene, limonene, myrcene, linalool, bisabolol, caryophyllene, and terpinolene are known for their analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects.
  • High CBD strains like Bubba Kush and Cannatonic are praised for their physical relaxation and pain relief properties.

Cannabinoids for Eye Pressure

First, it’s important to understand what makes cannabis a potential remedy for treating excess eye pressure. The answer lies in the plant’s unique ingredients—cannabinoids. These exist naturally in cannabis, and their unique effects have puzzled, fascinated, and surprised scientists for many years.

As of today, there are 113 different cannabinoids, and there may be many more. With that in mind, the question is: Which cannabinoids are good for eye pressure? These must be those with anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. Thankfully, the list of these is relatively short and easy to remember, especially because the two groups overlap to a large extent.

Anti-inflammatory Cannabinoids

This group of cannabinoids provides potent relief from inflammation. THC and CBD, arguably the most famous cannabinoids worldwide, fall within this category. Their anti-inflammatory properties are a big part of what defines the effects of cannabis as a whole for most users.

Other cannabinoids with this property are CBG, CBC, CBN, THCA, CBDA, and THCV. While you could benefit from lower levels of internal inflammation, this property helps with eye pressure as it ameliorates symptoms caused by glaucoma or similar conditions affecting the nerves or muscles surrounding the eye.

Pain-relieving Cannabinoids

Most of the cannabinoids mentioned above are also powerful analgesics. This is part of the reason why cannabis has been used as a natural pain relief medication for countless years. Cannabinoids like THC, CBD, CBG, and CBN, stimulate our endocannabinoid system, or ECS.

The ECS interacts with the reward center of the nervous system. It also influences our hormonal household. Research shows that the way cannabinoids interact with the ECS can moderate the release of multiple biochemicals responsible for our bodies’ pain response.

In other words, cannabinoids are powerful agents for pain relief that can be as effective as prescription painkillers.

Terpenes for Eye Pressure

Recreational and medical cannabis users will likely have heard of the immense importance of terpenes in cannabis. Terpenes are unique chemical compounds found in cannabis and other plants.

An obvious effect of different terpene combinations in cannabis strains is the taste and smell. Each terpene found in the plant is associated with a particular flavor and aroma, and combinations of terpenes often give rise to special olfactory and gustatory notes. But terpenes go far beyond that.

In fact, these compounds are responsible for the many beneficial effects of cannabis. This is partly due to the entourage effect, where small changes in chemical composition lead to disproportionately large differences in effects.

In other words, cannabis is more than the sum of its ingredients, and of these, terpenes are some of the most important. When choosing the best strains for eye pressure, specific terpene combinations are a key factor to consider. Below, you’ll see our top picks for terpenes that have proven effective in treating eye pressure and pain.

Pain-Relieving and Anti-Inflammatory Terpenes

These terpenes have analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, and can amplify these in strains high in the kinds of cannabinoids we mentioned above. This list includes pinene, limonene, myrcene, linalool, bisabolol, caryophyllene, and terpinolene.

these terpenes also come with their own vibrant flavors and aromatic differences. For example, pinene is associated with woody, earthy notes. Limonene is sour, fresh, and energizing, with strong hints of real lemon.

Caryophyllene and Terpinolene are known for their spicy taste and sometimes skunky, pungent aroma. The former is also the only terpene that interacts with the ECS directly, even in isolation, yielding unique analgesic and mood-regulating effects of its own.

Linalool and myrcene carry herbal, flowery vibes that can be surprisingly strong and harsh on the throat. Because these two are some of the most common terpenes in weed strains, their aroma profiles are often thought to be the flavor of cannabis.

Best Strains for Eye Pressure

Now that you know what makes a weed strain a potential solution for eye pressure, how about some examples? The following is only an overview, but it contains some of our all-time favorite strains, picked for their medicinal effectiveness as well as their enjoyability.

High-CBD Strains

These strains are particularly high in CBD, providing extreme physical relaxation to the point of sedation. Perfect for strong, chronic pains and discomfort due to eye pressure!

Bubba Kush Strain

This variety is based on the original Bubba Kush, a high-THC strain known for its punchy effects and earthy-sour, almost coffee-like taste. At Botany Farms, we have re-engineered Bubba Kush into a unique CBD strain that offers the same great Indica effects with a very high cannabinoid count but without the potentially distracting side effects of THC.

Zombie Kush Strain

For eye pressure pain, powerful Delta-8 THC strains are an amazing option. Unlike the more common Delta 9, Delta-8 THC is far less likely to cause debilitating side effects. Its highs are also generally less pronounced, easier to manage, and more calming and physically relaxing.

Zombie Kush is one of our most potent Delta 8 flowers, with up to 4.5% Delta 8 and 25% CBD content, respectively. This makes it an easy frontrunner when it comes to the best strains for eye pressure.

Spyder Mon Strain

Not all high-CBD strains that cause pain relief or lessen inflammation are calming “couch strains.” Spyder Mon is proof of this, featuring some of the most euphoric and energizing effects of nearly any CBD flower we have tested.

An excellent pick-me-up with a decidedly fruity, summery taste, Spyder Mon is a perfect choice for those who don’t want their eye pressure treatment to compromise their daily rhythm and energy levels. The upbeat character of Spyder Mon also makes it a wonderful post-workout option.

Ringo’s Gift Strain

Available in countless variations, Ringo’s Gift is one of the perennially popular high-CBD strains. Its minty taste is particularly loved, with an aroma that hints at nuts and fresh soil. It’s been a favorite amongst medical cannabis users for many years and can be found in medium, high, or extreme CBD-to-THC concentrations.

Sour Tsunami Strain

One of the very first high-CBD strains, Sour Tsunami is, by today’s standards, a moderate-to-strong strain with mostly relaxing effects, washing away pain and physical discomfort. Its dark, nested buds are known for their sweet-sour taste and pungent diesel aroma.

Cannatonic Strain

With a friendly, citrusy taste and effects that are both euphoric and physically sedating, Cannatonic is a perfect high-CBD medicinal strain. Particularly for treating conditions such as spasms, anxiety, or chronic pains, Cannatonic has proven immensely popular, which also makes it a great candidate for eye pressure.

Royal Medic Strain

With potent, easy-to-manage effects and an incredible track record of treating many conditions, Royal Medic sure does live up to its name. This strain is unique in having relatively high levels of both CBD and THC.

In fact, the two are concentrated within Royal Medic at an almost 1-to-1 ratio—an unusual, but necessary growing decision if your goal is to truly maximize the medical benefits of your cannabis.

CBD Sweet and Sour Widow Strain

Sweet and Sour Widow is another example of a one-to-one THC/CBD strain, a complex hybrid strain with a particular aroma that falls right in between fruity and earthy vibes. It makes for an excellent treatment companion with about 10% of each, along with therapeutically effective terpenes such as myrcene and loads of limonene.

Its unique taste has been compared to fresh onions or pears, and just like its more famous parent, White Widow, CBD Sweet and Sour Widow is fast-acting with a high that peaks in euphoria quickly before winding down.

Harlequin Strain

A two-to-one CBD/THC strain, Harlequin boasts hyper-focused highs with levels of clearheadedness and mental relaxation that are nearly unheard of in combination.

It’s an excellent pain-killing strain since the balance between CBD and THC ensures potent effects without serious side effects. Do note, though, that the taste on the exhale can be quite spicy—sensitive palates beware!

Remedy Strain

A classic high-CBD, near-zero-THC strain with potent effects and no psychoactivity whatsoever, Remedy is best used as a general cool-me-down for hard days and chronic discomfort.

Its woody, somewhat harsh taste may be something worth getting used to if you’re looking for a solid treatment for eye pressure and the resulting pain, dizziness, and inflammation.

Sativa Dominant Strains

Though a slightly unusual choice as a result of their usually lower THC levels, sativa-dominant strains can nonetheless be an excellent option for eye pressure if you don’t take well to the physically stimulating and intense highs associated with indicas.

Since sativas tend to engage the brain a lot more, they can also help by redirecting your thoughts and allowing you to focus and deeply concentrate on mental tasks more easily.

Sour Hawaiian Haze Strain

Sour Hawaiian Haze is a relatively new face among Sativas, quickly taking the market by storm. It is meant to engage the mind and get you through the day riding on a wave of easy, light euphoria.

On the inhale, you can taste tropical fruits, mostly mango and guava – on the exhale, the strain flips around to a deeply skunky sour flavor reminiscent of classic “diesel” strains.

At Botany Farms, we offer a unique high-CBD variation of Sour Hawaiian Haze, perfect for therapeutic use!

Sour Elektra Strain

The original Elektra strain had a lot to offer. Based on the famous Gorilla Glue #4 crossed with AC/DC, it was a punchy, upbeat sativa with a classic sweet-sour taste and energizing yet relaxing effects.

Sour Elektra is all that, but with a stronger aroma, harder-hitting effects, and overall more oomph. This is a great example of a therapeutic strain that can be just as exciting as anything else!

Sour Diesel Strain

We continue our lineup of the best sativas for eye pressure with a real classic. Sour Diesel has served as the standard for skunky, sour high-THC strains for many decades.

Its extremely vibrant buds and equally upbeat euphoric effects have become a benchmark of sorts. Expect an almost overwhelmingly strong, long-lasting head high with cerebral effects that are second to none.

Maui Wowie Strain

Another longtime popular sativa, Maui Wowie, is meant to emulate the mental effects of the quintessential Hawaiian vacation: lots of tropical flavors, waves of euphoria that melt stress and worries away, and strong therapeutic action that fights against pain, inflammation, and stress-related damage within the body.

Note that, especially compared to some other Sativas, this is an exceptionally potent strain that can be overbearing for some. Maui Wowie can engage the mind and let things loose inside the head, but in some cases, this can lead to racing thoughts and restlessness, so be careful with your dosage!

Jack Herer Strain

A Sativa-dominant hybrid with a dazzling, one-of-a-kind heritage, Jack Herer came about in the 90s as a tribute to the marijuana activist of the same name. First marketed strictly as a medicinal strain, it later became extremely popular with recreational users worldwide, owing to its attractive flavor and easily manageable, clear-headed effects.

Sour Dream Strain

Based on Sour Diesel crossed with Blue Dream, Sour Dream aims to combine the potency of the former with the brainy, euphoric head highs of the latter. And boy, how it succeeds!

Sour Dream is characteristically diesel-like, both on the inhale and more so on the exhale. Once effects kick in, it’s pure joy and euphoric bliss all around, but the strain packs enough strong THC to be physically stimulating as well, offering excellent pain relief!

Lemon Drop Strain

Bringing a shot of euphoria and mental focus, Lemon Drop is a strain for fun lovers with a straightforward profile in terms of effects and taste. Excellent for taking your mind off things and positively engaging the mind.

Banana Diesel Strain

A sweet high-THC daytime strain providing consistently day-long energy, Banana Diesel is excellent for warding off tiredness and pain.

Its effects begin with a sharp euphoric bite that quickly eases off and morphs into a long, understated layer of mental freedom and creative stimulation. That’s why we chose it as one of the best strains for eye pressure.

Willie Nelson Strain

With a namesake as legendary as this, you should expect Willie Nelson to be quite a unique strain among Sativas, and it is. To commemorate the artist’s life and work, Willie Nelson was bred as the ultimate creative’s strain, with a super-engrossing head high that gets those gears moving and those artistic juices flowing. Unlike a genuine tobacco cigar, its trademark flavor is extremely woody and spicy.

Tesla Tower Strain

Few Sativas come buzzing with as much creative and cerebral energy as Tesla Tower—another instance of a flower that lives up to its name! With 20-plus percentages in terms of THC content, this is a surprisingly heavy hitter.

Its spicy taste can also take some getting used to, but rest assured that the sense of freedom and the head buzz Tesla Tower offers are more than worth it.

Indica Dominant Strains

Indica-leaning hybrids and pure Indicas have long been the default choice for medicinal strains, especially for treating pain, anxiety, and inflammation.

It’s easy to see why: with strong physical stimulation and higher THC counts than others, Indicas might be just right for treating your eye pressure symptoms.

Fruit Loops Strain

The dark brown Fruit Loops buds, with their contrasting orange tufts, contain some of the most potent and beloved Indica hybrids on the market. As you would expect, the taste is mostly sweet, with shades of pure candy and sour lemon.

At Botany Farms, we offer a special Delta-8 derivative of Fruit Loops, just as potent as the original but now with the kind of extra-soothing physical stimulation that only Delta-8 can provide!

Bubba Kush Strain

For years, one of the most popular indicas, Bubba Kush, has been famous for its physically sedating, almost immobilizing body highs. There’s a distinctly coffee-like taste on the inhale, whereas, on the exhale, BK behaves much like a classic diesel strain.

The easiest way to tell Bubba Kush apart from other popular indicas today is through its bulbous, feathered buds that spread out far more than average. Growers must take care to allow the plant enough space; this is definitely one of those strains that grows wide and low!

Because of its high THC content and manageable highs, Bubba Kush makes for an excellent therapeutic strain. This is only more true with our new Delta-8 Bubba Kush, recently reformulated for even higher potency, without any of Delta-9’s side effects!

Sour Special Sauce Strain

This is one strain for connoisseurs and those with fine taste. Sour Special Sauce’s aromatic notes are second to none in their sheer intensity: overtones of berries and fruits give way to fuel and gassy notes in a dramatic fashion that makes smoking this flower a therapeutic experience.

This is not to say that the effects of this strain are nothing to write home about. Far from it!

Sour Special Sauce’s highs feature a euphoria that immediately washes away stress, anxieties, and pain. This is followed by a mellow wave of physical stimulation that relaxes, clears the head, and eliminates discomfort. If you want to try Sour Special Sauce for yourself, why not take a hit from one of our neat pre-rolls?

Orange Velvet Strain

For a straightforward pure indica that combines a strong mood lift with mental focus and physical healing effects without being too much, try out Orange Velvet. Instead of trying to be the strongest Indica there is, OV does just fine being one of the easiest to get along with.

Its sweet flavors of berries, fruits, and cream are nothing if not enjoyable, and thanks to moderate cannabinoid levels, you can expect effects that are neither too strong nor excessively long-lasting.

El Jefe Strain

Long touted as one of the best strains for treating insomnia, El Jefe follows a tradition of complex hybrid strains bred through cross-pollination, resulting in a highly medicinal weed that features very distinct and pronounced effects.

In El Jefe’s case, we see an extremely potent energy boost and de-stressing and anti-inflammatory powers that make it perfect for combating eye pressure. Compared to classic pure Indicas, El Jefe’s highs hit harder, last longer, and are decidedly more "couchy," with whole-body relaxation that lasts and lasts.

Chemdawg 4 Strain

If cerebral effects are your jam and you can’t get enough high-THC powerhouse strains, look at Chemdawg 4. The Chemdog line of potent Indicas is one of the most well-respected in the game, and number four is one of our favorites.

As the name implies, these strains have a very strong “chemical” aroma that has been likened to methylated spirits or gasoline with strong woody undertones. Likewise, the strain's effects are not for the faint of heart, which come in fast, hit hard, and stay that way for quite some time. This is not a pure lean-back-and-relax strain; it’s something you’d choose if you were looking for a total physical and mental makeover for the day.

Black Widow Strain

Indica marijuana strains are known for their telltale head buzz, followed by full-body relaxation and pain relief. Nearly no one does that better than Black Widow, a high-THC Indica-dominant hybrid with a recognizable sweet-sour flavor and an equally classic skunky aroma.

Though users with lower THC tolerances may find it too intense, and others might have trouble keeping the munchies in check with Black Widow, it remains one of the quintessential medical indicas around.

Slimer OG Strain

Want a sweet-tasting, gently calming Indica hybrid that eradicates stress quickly, eliminating pains, anxieties, and physical discomfort without too many side effects for sensitive folks? Based on Ghost and White Fire Alien OG, Slimer OG might be just what you need. It’s a friendly, approachable, and easy-to-manage Indica that will send you into a couch mood without leaving you bedridden for the rest of the day.

Lemon Diesel Strain

Lemon Diesel produces a high that comes on slow and gentle but fires you up while affording the mind razor-sharp focus. It might be an indica-dominant variety, but it smoothly blends together effects across the spectrum.

Flavors are sweet and enjoyable, with fruits, sour lemon, and spicy pepper elements. Lemon Diesel has become somewhat of a standard among Indica hybrids, so you’ll find many variations and derivatives. For example, high-CBD and high-CBG variants are becoming increasingly common and popular.

Abacus 2.0 Strain

Based on the legendary OG Kush, Abacus 2.0 is a spicy indica that features cerebral and sedating effects, perfect for winding down during the late evenings.

Its high THC concentration and gentle buzz make it perfect for therapeutic use to fight pain and insomnia; likewise, it’s one of the best strains for eye pressure symptoms.

Wrapping Up 

When I discovered cannabis as a therapeutic agent, my quest took me to high-CBD strains such as Bubba Kush and Cannatonic, which, with their powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, have become for me an aid in pain relief.

The more I delved into terpenes, the more I began to realise the crucial role they played in improving cannabis’ medical efficacy.

Once it was discovered that terpenes such as pinene and limonene could enhance the pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory properties of cannabinoids as well as influence the flavour and aroma of the cannabis plant, I understood that the pain relief I was seeking was not necessarily from the cannabinoids alone, but from their synergistic interaction with other compounds.

Using cannabis to control eye pressure has been informative, but it has also changed my life. The realisation of how cannabinoids and terpenes work synergistically to reduce the painful pressure associated with glaucoma, antimuscarinic therapy and other conditions was profound.

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Note: This article is provided by Botany Farms for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The content is intended to offer insights into the practice of dabbing and the use of cannabis concentrates, reflecting current knowledge and research within these areas. It is not aimed at diagnosing, treating, curing, or preventing any diseases or health conditions. As the legal status of cannabis varies across different regions, it is the responsibility of the reader to be informed about their local laws regarding cannabis use. Botany Farms advises all readers to consult with a healthcare professional before making any decisions about cannabis consumption to understand fully the potential risks and benefits. Botany Farms and the authors of this content disclaim all liability for any adverse effects that may arise from the use of information provided in this article.

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