You’ve probably heard of Sativa, Indica, and hybrid when it comes to marijuana or weed. These are cannabis varieties that are categorized by the morphology of the plant or weed. But have you heard of Kush? Kush is a specific strain of cannabis that originated from the Hindu Kush mountains located near the border of Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan. Kush mainly falls into the indica-hybrid category rather than Sativa, but there are many hybrid Kush strains. Compared to other strains of cannabis, Kush can have sedative indica-like effects that result in feelings of sleepiness, but also euphoria and joy. Despite the existence of many different strains of Kush, they all share similar tastes and scents: floral, fruity and foresty. They are known for an aromatic scent, a citrus taste, and an herbal or peppery flavor. Most Kush strains are advised for nighttime use due to its extremely tranquilizing and sedative effects. If these traits pique your interest, read on. In no particular order, here are the Best 10 Kush Strains of All Time:
Critical Mass and OG Kush came together to form this indica-dominant strain, Critical Kush. This strain’s scents and tastes mimic herbs and pepper. It is spicy! Critical Kush is a calming strain. As one of the most relaxing varieties of Kush, it helps with stress, pain, depression anxiety, and insomnia. It has a high THC percentage, so although you will be very happy, you’ll probably be very happy just sitting on your couch. A common negative side effect is a dry mouth and eyes.
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This strain is one of the more calming (rather than energizing) strains of Kush, but it still gives a sense of euphoria and happiness. SFV OG Kush resulted from the crossover between Afghani and SFV OG strains. Interestingly, this strain is not only used by people with depression and anxiety, but this strain is unique from other types of Kush where it is also used to treat people in pain. The sedative effects of Kush come to use and act as a pain reliever and also a relaxer. Similar to most Kush varieties, the common side effect experienced by SFV OG users is dry mouth and dry eyes.
The Banana Kush, apart from its cute name, is known for having an equally calming and energizing effect without one preference for one or the other. This delicious strain was created when Ghost OG and Skunk Haze strains were crossed to create the hybrid Banana Kush. The primary scent is citrus, with herbal and peppery following close behind. It gets its name from the taste and smell that indeed resembles a banana flavor and scent. This is a popular strain for those suffering from depression and anxiety. It can also be used in anxiety-inducing social settings by making you feel talkative, yet calm and happy. The most common negative effect experienced with Banana Kush is a dry mouth.
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Pure Kush is a very calming form of Kush. For the insomniacs and people in pain, this variety offers sedative effects and makes your body relaxed and sleepy, but happy at the same time. Stress and anxiety sufferers also report benefits from Pure Kush. Unlike most other forms of Kush, Pure Kush is known to help with nausea. Be warned, these sedative effects can be intense for your first time, and if you’re looking for an energizer, this is not the strain for you. What sort of side effects can you expect? You guessed it: dry mouth.
Kush is typically indica or an indica hybrid, but Sativa dominant Kush strains do exist through cross-breeding, although they are harder to grow and maintain. Unlike its indica-dominant counterparts, this particular strain of Kush is Sativa based. It was created through the crossing of Sweet Irish Kush and Jack the Ripper. It is a popular choice to help with depression, stress, pain, fatigue, and inflammation. Some cancer patients use this strain to help with nausea and pain. Users may experience peppery and fruity flavors. Dry eye and mouth may result.
Bubba Kush’s namesake is Matt “Bubba” Berger, who was the person who transported the plant from Florida to Los Angeles in 1996 for it to be cultivated. Bubba Kush has a mostly peppery scent but still exhibits citrus, herbal, and earthy tones. Bubba Kush has a bit of a lower percentage of THC compared to strains like SFV OG and Banana Kush but still shows similar effects. Like SFV OG Kush, it is a deeply calming form that is used for its tranquilizing effects. The strain’s top uses are to help alleviate stress, pain, and insomnia. Dry mouth, dry eyes, dizziness, and an unusual appetite may occur as side effects of this strain. This strain is known to be one of the easiest types of Kush to grow.
Best kush strains. Kush mainly falls into the indica-hybrid category rather than Sativa, but there are many hybrid Kush strains.