Purple Kush has a royal Indica lineage that makes it capable of inducing good night’s sleep. It is a cross between Purple Afghani and the Hindu Kush. The strain appears to originate from the sunny Oakland, California – where marijuana is legal. In fact, this area is also referred to as Oaksterdam, an apparent reference to Amsterdam. On the west coast, this strain has gained popularity for its relaxing effects and usefulness in dealing with illnesses.
Purple Kush is a 100% Indica hybrid that made it to the Top 10 most potent strains worldwide by High Times magazine. This is because it has a long-lasting euphoric spell that offers full body relaxation after a hard day’s work. It has a high THC level which ranges from 17 to 22%.
|Purple Kush Strain Quick Facts|
|Genetic Lineage||Hindu Kush x Purple Afghani|
|Sativa / Indica Ratio||0 / 100|
|THC %||17% to 22%|
|Flowering Period||7 to 9 weeks / Mid to late September|
|Average Yield||100 to 400 g/m2 / 100 g/plant|
Odor and Flavors
Purple Kush has colors that let people think of berries even before even holding and smelling it. To be exact, its aroma reminds one of a pressed bunch of grapes. It has a mixture of sweet and earthy aroma which provides long-lasting bliss. But the smooth hash-like scent can sometimes sting and cause a few people to cough. Nonetheless, the grape flavor that is reminiscent of a berry-flavored cough syrup or sweet wine can is a preview of things to come.
Purple Kush is 100% Indica. Hence, its primary effect on people is relaxation. It does come with sedative-like properties that are beneficial for medical use. Such will be discussed in more details in another section.
For most people, the heavy-hitting body high begins by causing the muscles to relax. With this, an uplifting sensation starts to weave its way to the mind as well. Feeling happy and cheerful, some people go on to experience an intense euphoric rush.
But after a while, the continues relaxing effect it has on the body begin to be overwhelming. At this point, many people find themselves drowsy and very sleepy. For this reason, Purple Kush is ideal for use at the end of the day.
Purple Kush does not have any dangerous or harmful side effects. In case some conditions do manifest, it is likely temporary and should not last too long. Often, these adverse reactions fade away as the effects of the strain fade away.
A common side effect is dry mouth and eyes. This is almost a standard that comes with using marijuana regardless of strains.
In some cases, though, it may cause a few to feel a little paranoid. Most often, this is the result of inexperience or perhaps overusing and exceeding personal tolerance limits. Also, a few may even experience a swirling sensation as the Purple Kush weaves its magic cause dizziness.
Medical Use and Benefits
Patients need to sleep. Other than medicine, the best way to recover is to get quality sleep. Pumping in drugs is not the same as these drugs often deplete the body of nutrients – a fact pharmaceutical companies do not divulge openly. As such, Purple Kush and its uncanny ability to induce drowsiness that leads to sleeping soundly become useful.
However, before patients fall asleep, some may also be suffering from pains and aches. Even people at home who have chronic illnesses could use a little help and find relief from the constant discomfort. With sedative-like properties, Purple Kush and its numbing buzz, it can also be used for pain relief.
Throughout its effects, users are in a state of complete relaxation. In this manner, it effectively takes the mind away from stress. In fact, the psychoactive component of Purple Kush is to induce a euphoric mental high, in the beginning, that is. As the body high becomes more apparent, some people may find themselves in deep introspection before dozing off.
Finally, one thing that happens to most people with Purple Kush is this. Once they wake up, they feel extremely hungry. Hence, people with trouble eating and needing a boost in appetite will find this beneficial.
Growing White Widow
This plant has dense neon green nugs with purple and bright orange hairs. A sticky resin coating is also observed. Besides the sweet grape scent that it emits, the dark purple hues make this strain stand out in the garden. It tends to grow short and bushier rarely exceeding three feet.
This resilient plant is quite easy to handle both indoors and outdoors. It has large fan-shaped leaves which are bitter to taste, making it repelling for pests. As such, one can say it is a little resistant to some bugs and insects.
Although not picky with the environment, it is best to grow it in a dry place.
Flowering time indoors takes 7 to 9 weeks. Growers can choose to use hydroponics to cultivate Purple Kush with the expected yield to be around 100 to 400 grams per square meter.
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