Purple Aurora Strain Review
A relative newcomer to the cannabis scene, Purple Aurora is not one to sit around and wait as other Indica-dominant hybrids rise in the ranks. It is a head-turner with a striking bag appeal and mesmerizing flavors. But, it is its spellbinding high that captures the hearts of many as it is both energizing and serenely therapeutic.
Its captivating appearance as well as relaxing nature is inherently backed up by one of the top 10 Kush strains in the world, Purple Kush. With it, the buds develop a frosty coat that reminds users of its place of origin. Alaska Built later paired the strain with Purple Auto, where it received its quick-flowering Ruderalis genes and enhanced performance in the garden. Moreover, it adds immense value to its medical benefits.
Both the body and mind experience a profound sense of wellness upon combustion. Its fragrant and smooth smoke sets up the ideal atmosphere to wind down to and while laidback activities are still possible, basking in idle contentment is a better option.
|Purple Aurora Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Purple Kush x Purple Auto|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||35/60/5|
|THC %||18% to 20%|
|CBD %||Up to 2%|
|Flowering Period||8 to 10 weeks|
|Average Yield||600 g/sqm / 700 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Like other purple strains, Purple Aurora exudes a strong overtone of grapes. Enhancing it is a fruity blend of lemon, skunk, and berry. With fumes as smooth as wine, the sweet and citrus flavors wash over the mouth with an enticing smoke that is quite easy on the lungs. On the exhale, the non-astringent quality of its floral aftertaste leave a soothing aftertaste.
Purple Aurora is a relatively fast-acting strain for an Indica. It begins with a euphoric cerebral buzz that extends until its full effects have taken over the body. Although it starts gently, it is important to remember that it is potent enough to deliver a couch-locking high when used beyond individual tolerance.
Used within limits, the effects are quite pleasant. Its initial euphoria stimulates the mind and enhances the mood. The resulting mental clarity heightens focus and, along with elevated motivation, helps casual users stay focused on tasks throughout the day.
Eventually, the space created by the uplifting buzz is eventually filled by a tingling sensation. It trickles down from the temples down to the toes. Surging through the muscles is the signature Indica effects of the strain which knead it like dough. It unties knots and relieves tightness. Most people end up heavily immobile and lost in a sea of deep thoughts and tranquility. Even with a relatively moderate dosage, it could quickly turn into a body-numbing, sedating high.
The freedom from tension, physical and mental, can be quite an arousing experience. Its aphrodisiac qualities engulf the body in a primal need to spend time with a loved one or a significant other. Hence, enthusiasts may also enjoy the strain as a bedtime companion.
It is not unusual to experience the typical red or dry eyes as well as a cottonmouth. After all, it does have cannabinoids that interfere with the body’s natural ability to produce moisture which can be remediated with water. Although it goes away with time, users should be wary of this herb. The psychoactive traits are not overwhelmingly intense cerebrally but, coupled by a couch lock and a heightened sensitivity toward one’s surroundings, can trigger anxiety nonetheless.
Medical Use and Benefits
Purple Aurora is a user’s ticket to a relaxing evening or day off. Once the full effects of its euphoric high spread to the mind and the body, there is just no room for any forms of stress. The sense of calmness enveloping one’s whole being is uplifting and helpful in managing symptoms of mental conditions like depression, anxiety, and PTSD. The clarity is also a source of comfort for patients with ADD/ADHD and bipolar disorder.
Apart from promoting positive vibes and instilling a deep sense of happiness, it is also a potent analgesic capable of significantly reducing or wiping out tensions from the body and the muscles. Together with its painkilling and anti-inflammatory properties, it provides a reprieve from the ill-effects of uncontrollable cramps or spasms and headaches. At the same time, it also reinvigorates the body to free it from fatigue.
Sleeping is a near given when using Purple Aurora. As such, it has value to patients who need quality sleep as well as in fighting sleep disorders.
Growing Purple Aurora
Purple Aurora is a compact plant that grows up from 30 cm to 60 cm making it an ideal to an indoor grow room. Of course, this is not to say the plant will not thrive outdoors. On the contrary, its Ruderalis genes provide it added resistance to the cold, fluctuations in temperature, and humidity. Not to mention, it flowers quickly too.
Though naturally sturdy and productive, some basic gardening skills are still required. Applying LST or Low-Stress Training methods like the Sea of Green further shortens the flowering period by utilizing space. It places plants close together so hormones can influence the other’s growth.
Because it tends to be bushy, it is necessary to trim and prune the plant often. This will not only provide even air and light in the lower nodes, it will also encourage better NPK distribution. With regard to nutrients, it is necessary to balance it out by looking at factors such as pH as it can influence uptake. Although, it does not need as many nutrients to begin with due to its relatively small root mass. Over fertilizing can be avoided by feeding it with 1/4 to 1/2 strength nutrients.
Once it is ready for harvest, expect beautiful purple leaves with dense green buds covered by a thick layer of trichomes and orange pistils after a flowering period of 8 to 10 weeks. Indoors, it typically yields in the range of 600 grams of buds. In gardens or farms, flowers typically weigh at least 700 grams of buds per plant.
It is worth noting that the anthocyanins responsible for the purple hues could be triggered by shocking the plant – exposing it to 15 degrees Celsius. It should be done before harvesting to avoid stunting growth or significantly reducing the yield.
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