Managing Nausea and Vomiting with Cannabis

Jul 15 , 2019

Managing Nausea and Vomiting with Cannabis

Medical Cannabis has gained widespread acceptance now in clinical settings. The amazing properties of this natural herb effectively reduces symptoms and eases pain related to various ailments, including the attenuation of nausea and vomiting, is the reason for its popularity. The therapeutic benefits of Cannabis are the result of the action and reaction between cannabinoids and our own endocannabinoid system (ECS). ECS is a group of neuro-modulators, their receptors and signaling pathways involved in regulating movement, memory, appetite, mood, pain, any various other physiological and psychological processes. Read more about how ECS works here. Not just regular nausea, but the Cannabis-infused medications are also useful for treating chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting,which otherwise responds poorly to commonly used anti-sickness medicines. Nausea is often more distressing for patients, as compared to vomiting because it is an ongoing sensation.

Is Medical Cannabis Proven Effective Clinically?
Existing, though ineffective treatments of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting motivated oncologists to investigate and find better alternatives. They explored the anti-emetic properties (effective against vomiting and nausea) of cannabinoids in the late 1970s and early 1980s. A number of clinical studies have proven that the endocannabinoid system in the body regulates nausea and vomiting in humans as well as animals. The anti-emetic effect of cannabinoids has been tested on a wide variety of animals (that are capable of vomiting in response to a toxic challenge). The latest research suggests that cannabinoids are useful in treating more difficult to control symptoms of nausea and anticipatory nausea in chemotherapy patients, which are not controlled by the currently available conventional pharmaceutical treatments.
What Is CINV and How Is It Treated?
CINV or chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting is the sensation that occurs within the first 24 hours after starting chemotherapy. There are many side effects observed by patients, but the most dreaded one is the extreme spells of nausea and vomiting, known as Emesis. CINV is different from regular nausea as it is much severe and usually occurs immediately, within 6 to 24 hours after therapy. This has brought a big relief for the cancer patients who felt more delusional and lethargic, even after taking medicines.
Role of Medical Cannabis Medical cannabis can be used for all types of nausea, made from strains containing higher amounts of THC. Cannabis strains with different ratios/concentrations of CBD:THC are used to achieve different pharmacologic effect. Cannabis is used to reduce pain, improve sleep, stimulate appetite, relax muscles, improve sleep, reduce anxiety, manage seizures and produce a feeling of euphoria, among a lot of other benefits.
How to choose the right Medical Cannabis brand?
Cannabis has evolved as an Herbal Cancer Medicine.In India, it is gaining more and more popularity with increased awareness. We get a lot of questions about the right dosage and where to buy?It is important to buy products that are well-researched and tested for purity and potency. Sticking to the prescribed dosage and usage recommendations can help reduce the risk of potential negative effects and build an effective regimen. Kindly note that Cannabis bought from illegal operations are not tested as per the standards, and may be contaminated with pesticides, mold, fungi, bacteria, heavy metals, formaldehyde, and other substances, which can be hazardous to health. Medical Cannabis available today with different concentrations of THC and CBD can be confusing for the first-time buyers. Consulting your medical practitioner and using it under guidance is a smart way to find the best product to suit your needs.
Product Recommendation Cannabis Medicines are now available in India at Vedi Herbals. We offer two options of CBD and THC for different health issues and benefits. One combination which benefits patients suffering from nausea and vomiting is VIJAYA CAPSULES(Cannabis Sativa) in the ratio of CBD: THC 1:1. This wholesome Cannabis extract medicine contains 4% CBD and 4%THC. Its active ingredients are Cannabidiol (CBD), delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other Cannabinoids. Therapeutic benefits of Vijaya capsules are not limited to treat nausea and vomiting, it has additional benefits, such as:
  • Stimulates Appetite and treats upset stomach
  • Treats back pain, muscle cramps, knee pain, and other neurological disorder
  • Useful in the treatment of glaucoma, insomnia
  • Remedial treatment for autism, epileptic seizure, and multiple sclerosis
  • Helps control blood sugar
  • Helps to combat alcoholism and other drug addictions.


Conclusion Cannabis can effectively suppress the symptoms of nausea and vomiting. The best part is that it is now available in different ratios and combinations,with a medical prescription. Patients need to identify the right formulation, dosages, and drug interactions to ease their specific symptoms.We recommend consulting a doctor at Vedi Herbals, to help you with the same.