When you think of ‘kush’ strains, Purple Kush is one of the most notable around. The striking appearance of its deep purple buds will put a glimmer in any cannabis connoisseur’s eye. Its powerful aesthetic is matched by potent effects, with high levels of THC, too. Purple Kush’s iconic rich and fruity scent will allure your senses, as its euphoric head high wins you over.
- Cross of Hindu Kush x Purple Afghani
- Purely 100% Indica strain
- High levels of THC averaging around 22%
- Rich purple and green, resinous buds
- Deliciously sweet aromas and taste
Appearance and Aromas
Appearance-wise, Purple Kush is a show-stopper. Depending on its phenotype, the buds will radiate with bright greens and deep purples. Some, more purple than others. Sprinkled throughout are vibrant orange pistils. You may be cleaning your grinder more with this strain, as the nugs are coated in a white frost of resinous trichomes. Purple Kush’s glistening nugs deliver a pungent and classic aroma, too. Its most prominent scent notes include:
- Red wine
Effects and Medical Use
Where Purple Kush really shines though, is it’s powerfully potent effects. The strain’s high levels of THC pack a punch, with long-lasting benefits. Its buzz is highly euphoric and will send your head into a dreamlike state. That can be somewhat psychedelic and disorienting in nature and can cause a distortion in senses. For the body, it’s just as tantalizing with a tingling full-body sensation that is preferred by many medical users. Once named one of the Top 10 Most Powerful Strains in the World by High Times, it won’t take much for you to see and feel why.
Your body will melt into a soothing relaxation, that’s warm and numbing. As your mind swirls with an uplifting and stress-relieving calmness, your body will feel light with its pain-relieving traits. As for focus, or mental alertness, don’t expect much motivation with the strain. The head high is hazy, somewhat silly and will have your mind in the clouds. Purple Kush’s most notable effects include:
- Soothing sedation
- Long-lasting effects
- Dreamy euphoria
- Tingling body buzz
- Uplifting introspectiveness
Purple Kush can be a rare strain to find, due to its demand across the medical market. The genetics are ideal for resting comfortably at night, for a wide range of aches and pains. Medically, Purple Kush is most commonly used to treat the symptoms of:
- Chronic pain
- Muscle strain or tension
- Nerve pain
Tips for Consuming this Strain
Keep in mind, upon lighting Purple Kush, the smoke can be quite stinging of the sinuses. Meaning, it can create bouts of coughing from its somewhat harsh smoke. Also – beginner’s beware. The strain is highly potent and can be overwhelming for new users, at high doses especially. Because of Purple Kush’s pure Indica traits, and sedating effects, it’s certainly best for using at night. The strain’s buzz usually lasts anywhere from 2-3 hours and can ease you soundly into sleep with its relaxing effects.