Purple Kush Marijuana Strain
Indica Dominant Hybrid
Purple Kush is a potent indica strain from the West Coast of the United States. Its popularity stems from the pure bliss it can rain down on you, hence why it has become an easy go-to choice for anyone seeking a little rest and relaxation and a full night’s rest.
Because of its royal indica roots, Purple Kush is especially effective at inducing a full bodied relaxation. Its sweet grape fragrance is iconic in the scene, and the special orange and purple bits in the flower makes for a distinctive look that is famous everywhere.
Purple Kush is a pure indica strain that emerged from the Oakland area of California as the result of crossing Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani.
Purple Kush, due to its strong superstar indica parents, is a master at relaxation. This strain is uplifting and creates a warm euphoric high that can cause sleepiness in some. Purple Kush will leave you feeling happily sedated, surrounded by joyous thoughts combined with all the fuzzy feelings you can muster.
This strain is perfect for anyone who wants to unwind and forget the worries of their days, and needs to physically and mentally let go. Purple Kush is a potent downer, and will encourage you to clear your head and succumb to a long restful sleep. Occasionally, this strain can also cause the munchies, causing some to reach for the dreaded snack drawer.
Purple Kush can produce effects that can last for hours, as is known for being extra potent, so it is best to take it easy when you first sample this strain. A little will go a long way for starters. Some users have reported feeling tripped out and like they were experiencing an out-of-body high.
You can tell this strain apart from its cousins, by its well-known pungent smell. A thoroughly fragrant bud, Purple Kush boasts of a fruity, sweet aroma, that is mixed with a distinct earthiness. It leaves a whiff in the air that reminds you of grapes soaked in rich spices.
Purple Kush has a very special earthiness to it. Its taste is reminiscent of sandalwood with a hint of sweet grapes, causing a sensation of flavors when smoked. Its tangy natural flavor reminds you of berries and other cold-climate fruits, making it a sweet-tasting indica that is hard to forget.
What makes Purple Kush a great choice for an everyday smoke, is the fact that its side effects are kept at a minimum. Sometimes a case of dizzy spells and headaches can be observed when smoking this strain.
Another adverse reaction may be a slight onslaught of paranoia, especially when you consume this potent indica in larger quantities. Among the more noticeable side effects are the cottonmouth sensation and a case of dry eyes, as Purple Kush can sometimes leave you feeling slightly dehydrated.
Because this body-numbing strain is so effective at keeping chronic pain and muscle spasms away, it has become an instant favorite in patients.
Purple Kush can help keep symptoms of stress at bay. It can help you clear your mind of all the heavy and complicated concerns you might be dealing with, and will put you at ease. This is why this strain is also widely recommended for the treatment of depression and anxieties.
Purple Kush may also aid in inducing a healthy appetite that may have been lost in complex chemical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation in long suffering cancer patients. This strain can cause the munchies in everyone, which makes for a natural and side-effect-free way of helping patients gain back weight they have lost.
Purple Kush is quite resilient against common threats, and it is naturally mold-resistant. Pests and parasites don’t generally choose this plant to attack, because of the bitter taste they get from its leaves.
Possible Side Effects
Traditionally, there is not much risk linked with consuming Purple Kush as it isn’t a stimulator or sativa-influenced marijuana strain in any way. Paranoia, anxiety or increased stress should not be a worry with PK, so the only possibilities left are more physical-like adverse effects.
The majority of consumers who have reported negative effects claim cottonmouth as the number one downfall of Purple Kush weed.
Thankfully, this is the most common possible side effect tied with the consumption of just about any marijuana strain and is easily manageable with a little extra preparation. Be sure to drink plenty of hydrating fluids before, during, and after your high, which will help to quench any thirst you might be experiencing and cause your mouth to start producing adequate saliva again.