Chronic Widow is an indica dominant strain that is both useful for medicinal and recreational purposes. It was created in Amsterdam, Holland in the 1990’s and is a cross between two potent strains; a Brazilian sativa and a South Indian indica strain. It has high THC levels of about 23%. The cerebral hit that comes with this is spacey, it will make you feel like you have been transposed to outer space. You may also feel uplifted and in a good mood after you take a few puffs. The body hit is gentle and energizing. This is not the strain to give you a couch lock, so you can take it at any time of the day. The CBD levels in this strain are moderately high, making it ideal for use as a therapeutic strain.
The aroma is earthy but you will not taste much of this in the smoke. Chronic widow has a creamy rich smoke with spicy undertones. The plants grow to a height of 6.5 feet or even larger when grown outdoors. They large plants have dense buds that give a good yield.
Chronic widow is useful in treating depression, stress and other conditions that may affect the mental faculties.
Chronic Widow is an indica dominant hybrid strain with 65% indica and 35% sativa. It has THC content of 23% and CBD content of 1%.
This strain was created in Holland in the 1990s. it is a cross between a Brazilian sativa and a South Indian indica strain.
Patient Reported Positive Effects
The hit from this strain is intense on both the mind and body. In the mind, a patient will feel an instant boost of energy and a sense of euphoria. After the initial hit, you will begin to feel your mind clearing up and you may have better focus. The effect on the body is more relaxing. The effects combined together give a general sense of well being. Expect this strain to cause:
- Tingling sensation
Patient Reported Negative Effects
You may experience a few side effects after using Chronic Widow. Most times expects to get red eyes, this is because of increased blood supply to your eyes. It is nothing to worry about. You may also experience some dehydration effects, for which you can plan to hydrate in advance. Common side effects include:
- Dry Mouth
- Dry Eyes
Patient Reported Rare Negative Effects
On rare occasions you may experience the following:
Medical Benefits of Chronic Widow
With a good balance of THC and CBD, Chronic Widow has a wide array of therapeutic benefits. It is loved by many patients due to the mind enhancing properties and body relaxing properties. The mind stimulating effects work well for relieving lack of focus, chronic stress and symptoms of depression. The body hit relieves chronic fatigue and minor aches. This strain is also useful in treating pain associated with inflammation such as arthritis and fibromyalgia. For new patients, it is advisable to adhere to the “start slow and go slow” mantra. As much as the positive effects are therapeutic, the hit may be overwhelming for a beginner. Most common uses for this strain are:
Terpenes are the compounds that give rise to the different scents in cannabis strains. However, this should not be mistaken for the tastes, as this originates from different compounds. All this different compounds contribute a little therapeutic benefit to the plant. When combined there is a multiplicity effect where the healing effect is more powerful and durable. This is referred to as the entourage effect.
Not much is known about Chronic Widow, not even the terpene profile. However, it has an earthy and spicy scent, indicative of the presence of myrcene, camphene and caryophyllene.
Myrcene accounts for over 55% of terpenes in some strains. You can easily identify the earthy and musky scent from most cannabis plants. In most cases, myrcene produces strong relaxing effects that enhance the sedative properties of Chronic widow. It is also useful in alleviating minor body aches and fatigue.
Mangoes also contain a significant amount of myrcene. Some studies have shown that eating a lot of mangoes may help in inducing sleep.
Caryophyllene is the terpene that gives off a pepperish smell with some spicy undertones. It is present in spices such as basil and oregano.
It is able to bind to CB2 receptors and stimulate the immune system. It has also shown anti inflammatory properties that make it useful in the treatment of diseases such as arthritis. Recent research has also shown that caryophyllene is useful in treating alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
You may mistake camphene for myrcene because they have a similar earthy scent. Camphene has anti inflammatory properties and is most used in topical creams to treat conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It also has the ability to lower bad cholesterol levels in blood. This way it helps in lowering the risk for cardiovascular diseases.
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