Buddha’s Sister Strain Review
The group of hybrids under Buddha are famous for enlightening the mind with a refreshing perspective. In fact, the etymology of the word ‘Buddha; itself means the one who is awake. As such, it should come as no surprise that Buddha’s Sister is one that boasts the exemplary trait of its family – the ability to transport consumers to a higher spiritual plane of existence. Not only that, it brings peace and long hours of restful sleep to Indica-lovers.
For many, it gives a Zen-like experience thanks to its pacifying yet profound lineage. Reclining Buddha, for one, teaches balance as it comforts the muscles. However, it harbors enough mental energy to encourage creative activities. Harmonizing the body and mind, it influenced its offspring’s ability to bring one closer to tranquility.
Meanwhile, Afghani Hawaiian adds an interesting dimension with its licorice-scented buds that offer a rush of euphoria when smoked. It starts in the head and slowly seeps into the bones with a deeply relaxing intent as the hours pass. This highly-coveted trait was later passed to Buddha’s Sister.
Introduced by earthy and sweet flavors, Buddha’s Sister is a hybrid that offers a relaxed state of mind, giving way to an uplifted demeanor. It helps users let go of stress to unlock a more lighthearted outlook on life, making it a great companion for unwinding after a hectic day.
|Buddha’s Sister Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Reclining Buddha x Afghani Hawaiian|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||20/80|
|THC %||19% to 22%|
|Flowering Period||9 to 10 weeks / Late October|
|Average Yield||500 g/sqm / 600 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
When properly cured, flowers of Buddha’s Sister give off a sweet, tropical aroma. Hints of earthy and musky notes make up the bulk of its undertones, but it is overpowered by a tangy and candy-like scent when the buds are grinded up. The nuances are like licorice and, when burnt, it permeates a smooth and easily palatable smoke.
Sometimes the best way to unwind after a long, active week is to sit down with a relaxing strain like Buddha’s Sister. It is the perfect match to lazy evenings or long bed rest recoveries that take a toll on one’s energy. During the initial onset, it starts with a quintessential boost in mood.
It leaves users feeling upbeat as a sense of happiness takes over. Accompanying it is a subtle euphoria that brings out a montage of cheery thoughts so the mind is freely distracted from stress. Time may pass by in daydreams until the Indica properties gradually present itself as a passive head high.
After about an hour or two, a heavy sensation creeps onto the body. It is not long before it envelops users in a cloak of blank-minded bliss. Rather than wanting to get up and go, it keeps one feeling lazy especially as the heaviness ebbs continuously. This makes it a great companion for meditation but, if one prefers, it can be an sleeping aid that lull the spirit into a deep, restorative slumber.
Although Buddha’s Sister aims to provide temporary relief, its potency can be a doubled-edged sword. In high doses, it can induce distressing side-effects such as an overwhelming head rush that curse one with a dizzying spell. And, although rare, there is also the possibility of paranoia and anxiety. Users who are especially vulnerable to the strong effects of THC should keep from using it beyond limitations.
A more common side effect to smoking marijuana is dryness, particularly in the mouth and the eyes. Thankfully, staying hydrated is all it takes to ease such discomfort.
Medical Use and Benefits
If anything, Buddha’s Sister is like an answer to the prayers of long-suffering patients. It effectively blunts the penetrating symptoms of chronic stress as it snips off the exhausting mental loop of troubles from one’s daily routine. Its anxiolytic properties provide holistic relief that temporarily remedies symptoms of depression, mood swings, anxiety, and PTSD.
Meanwhile, its elevating qualities refresh tired minds while simultaneously relieving the body of tiredness. For this reason, it is a great way to fight against chronic fatigue.
Finally, the body is caressed by waves of warm relaxation as its analgesic and anti-inflammatory features calms the nerves and eases chronic pains like migraines, headaches, backaches, arthritis, and muscle cramps. As the reflective high encourages a tranquil state of being, a peaceful slumber is bound to be just a few winks away even to users it usually eludes.
Growing Buddha’s Sister
Prospective growers looking for a novice-friendly plant will find this strain hits the mark. With a hardy nature, its resilience against mold contamination gives it the advantage of being flexible to any kind of environment as climate conditions do not need to be adequate for this crop to thrive.
Although, if it were to choose, the plant would prefer a warmer home. Thankfully, growers can recreate such conditions if Buddha’s Sister were grown indoors. Growing at 180 cm or less, pruning and trimming is necessary to maintain a height suitable for growing areas with low vertical space. Topping the plant early will also result in higher yields as well as an improved trichome production.
Using either soil to enhance its flavors or hydroponics to give it an oomph in quality can both result in bountiful yields of 500 grams of buds per square meter. Patience may be tested as it takes 9 to 10 weeks to fatten up the buds.
Its results outdoors can be better, so long as it finds a home in places like the Mediterranean where summer is constant. If such weather is not immediately available, one may protect it from harsh temperatures with a temporarily enclosing. Regardless, it will yield an average yield of 500 grams of fresh buds per plant by late October.
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