God’s Gift is an indica dominant strain, made from a cross between the Granddaddy Purple, an indica, and OG Kush, a hybrid. It is a strong pain-reliever with high THC levels of between 18% – 22%. It usually gives an instantaneous high and a euphoric feel that relieves PMS symptoms in women and pain in both sexes. This strain is known to drive patients into an extreme relaxation state, and ‘couch-lock’ its users, inducing a dream-like, sleepy stupor state which makes the strain extremely good for nighttime use.
God’s Gift usually gives a strong mood boost with the initial dose, gradually calming the body and giving the patient an appetite boost. This makes it extremely useful in treating cases where the patient needs to induce hunger or stimulate appetite or where there is wasting away of the body caused by HIV/AIDS.
The unique difference of God’s Gift from other hybrid strains is that it not only provides a calming and trance-like state, but also a euphoric feeling and it is not uncommon for patients to burst into fits of laughter. This makes it suitable for people dealing with medical conditions along with depression.
The origin of the strain is mysterious. It is rumored to have been existing in California in the middle 90s’, but only bloomed around 2005 on the West Coast and quickly became popular all over the world. The strain is commonly grown outside due to its strong resistance against bacteria and pests. Visually, the buds are dark green with leaves ranging from a solid green to a purplish color. Some varieties are usually blanketed in white trichomes crystals with a high THC content.
The strain is about 90% indica and 10% sativa, and it can be classified as an Indica Dominant Hybrid.
PATIENT-REPORTED POSITIVE EFFECTS
- Reduced Anxiety
- Long Lasting
PATIENT-REPORTED NEGATIVE EFFECTS
- Dry Eyes
- Cotton Mouth
- Poor Judgement
PATIENT-REPORTED RARE NEGATIVE EFFECTS
There are very few adverse effects of the strain during moderate use, but in high dosages, God’s Gift can trigger:
- Memory Loss
- Extreme Anxiety
Medical Benefits of God’s Gift
Because of the trance-like state of its users, God’s Gift has proven to be an invaluable tool in dealing with pain, appetite and stress relief, and conditions where the patients don’t have much to do after taking the dosage. Degeneration and dysfunctional conditions of the nervous system can also be improved by the strain’s neuroprotective effect due to the presence of terpenes like Linalool. Limonene’s presence is also said to help with inflammation in the lungs, and can cause apoptosis in cancer cells. It usually puts patients in a sleepy state, boosts appetite and helps them relax, and can be useful in the treatment of:
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Chemotherapy (Side Effects)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
God’s gift tastes strongly of grape, berry and citrus with an oak aftertaste. It also has an ‘over-ripe berry’ scent, with hints of cool lemon. It has a Pinene content of 0.25%, Myrecene content of 0.12%, along with Linalool, Terpinolene, Eucalyptol, Camphene and other terpenes. Camphene has antifungal properties and is responsible for the slight, herbal like aroma, while Pinene is responsible for the oak aftertaste. The high Myrcene content of God’s Gift is responsible for the ‘couch lock’ effect, and its citrus, earthy smell.
The Linalool content is responsible the strain’s ability to induce a state of sedation and relaxation in patients, while Eucalyptol relieves pain and is known to slow down the growth of bacteria and fungus.
Camphene, which smells like damp earth and is often mistaken with Myrcene is also another terpene that has great potential in medicine. It becomes a powerful antioxidant when mixed with Vitamin C, lowers body cholesterol and triglycerides, and can be used as a topical application for skin conditions.
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