Purple Kush Indica
This Purple Kush Indica Hybrid Strain is one of the most famous Classic Kush strains available. It has been a West Coast favourite since the early 1990s. It hails from the north end of downtown Oakland, a neighbourhood dubbed Oaksterdam. This 100% pure Indica cannabis hybrid was born in one of the oldest legal, medical marijuana districts in the US. Alternatively called “Purple Hindu Kush,” this powerful Hybrid is a the Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani cross. It has an extremely potent cannabinoid content, reaching as high as 27% THC. As a result, this plant’s pure indica genetics and explosive phenotypes earned it a top spot in High Times magazine’s Top 10 Kush Strains of 2016.
Purple Kush Indica Hybrid Strain gets its looks and distinct taste from the Purple Afghani parent strain. The popcorn-shaped nuggets are small to medium-sized. Similarly, they exhibit varying shades of green that reveal curled leaves of deep purples and cobalt blues. This is a result of the high concentrations of anthocyanins. In other words, chlorophyll-like pigments are selectively bred into the strain. Bright golden pistils further enhance the Purple Kush flower’s stunning, unique aesthetic. For instance, the Afghani Cannabis Strains, cultivated specifically for Hash production, yield heaps of sticky trichomes. Abundant crystals dust these purple and golden buds in a white mist, bursting with rich red wine-flavoured terpenes and flavonoids.
Effects of the Purple Kush Indica Hybrid Strain
Cannabinoid Range: up to 27% THC
Experienced, mindful smokers will liken tasting cannabis strains to detecting tasting notes in wines. As a result, it isn’t any surprise that discerning smokers begin to develop an intense fondness for the Purple strains. For instance, their jammy, ripened berry notes are quite similar to those of a balanced red wine. I addition, experiencing Purple Kush’s intense cabernet-coloured leaves and terpenes can make you feel like a discerning sommelier. Enhanced olfactory and visual sensations are highly desired indica-dominant characteristics, and Purple Kush’s gorgeous aroma and appearance advertise them all.
A happy sense of well-being sets in almost immediately. If you smoke sitting down, be warned that you’d better have snacks nearby. In other words, the full-body relaxation is irresistibly couch-locking. If you value marijuana for its painkilling qualities, you’ll appreciate the well-rounded medicinal characteristics of this cannabis strain. Purple Kush Indica Hybrid’ Strain’s numbing, warming body buzz will provide relief for a diverse array of body aches and pains.
The Purple Kush Indica Hybrid Strain Experience
Effects & Feelings
Full-body Relaxation, Euphoria, Happy, Hungry, Relaxed, Sleepy, Relaxed, Sedated, Well-being
Helps With & May Relieve
Appetite Loss, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Pain, Depression, Insomnia, Nausea, Migraines, PTSD, Stress, Nightmares, Cramps, Headaches, Hyperactivity, Inflammation
Ripe berries, Grape, Sweet, Plum, Warm spice
Damp earth, Soil, Grape, Black Pepper, Sweet, Skunk
What is an Indica?
Indica Cannabis Strains trace their origins back to Hindu Kush mountain ranges along the Afghan-Pakistani border. They offer a very mellow and relaxing Cannabis experience. These plants are easily recognizable, usually with thick leaves and dark purple or blue complexion. Their buds are often dense and resinous, with a strong skunk-like aroma.
These characteristics come as a result of their growing environment. Indica plants grow lower to the ground in bunches, allowing them to combat colder, harsher growing conditions. Additionally, these plants generally grow much faster than Sativa’s and produce more buds.
Indica Strains are generally more associated with relaxation and relief than Sativa’s or Hybrids. They typically have a higher CDB to THC ratio than their Sativa counterparts, making them ideal for medicinal purposes. Additionally, Indica’s usually contain a high myrcene terpene profile, which aids in relaxation.
Benefits of Indica Strains
There are many different medicinal benefits to Cannabis, none more present than in the Indica Strains. Like many other strains, they are excellent for pain relief, and as a result, increased mobility. These strains are also great for combatting nausea while increasing appetite. This makes them perfect for those going through chemotherapy or similar treatments.
It’s no secret that Indica’s are an excellent way to increase inner peace. Their deep relaxing, and calming effects are well documented. Still, they also promote deeper and healthier sleep patterns. As a result, they are often used to help those who have insomnia. Because of these effects, Indica’s are more commonly associated with nighttime use. The benefits don’t stop there. Indica’s are quickly becoming a widely used method of reducing anxiety and depression. Finally, their soothing effects have a great impact on those who have ADHD and even PTSD.
Choosing the right Indica Strain
When deciding which strain is right for you, we recommend that you start low and go slow. If you are new to Indica’s, start with a strain with THC levels in the mid-teens and work your way up. If you’re an experience Cannabis user, some of the more potent 28%+ strains might interest you more—it all about finding the balance that is right for you. Take your time to read up on different strains and try a few similar ones to see which strain is best for your own Cannabis experience.