Durban Dream is a powerful sativa leaning strain with 80% sativa genetics and 20% indica genetics. It is a hybrid cross between Durban Poison which is a sativa and Blue Dream which is a balanced hybrid strain. Both its parents are highly medicinal strains which makes Durban Dream a wonderful strain for patients. Generally, it is widely used for its therapeutic mind effects.
Durban Dream is a tasty strain that produces a smooth smoke that’s gentle on the throat. The smoke has hints of blueberry, lemon, and tangerine aromas. The taste is sweet as well with only slight hints of herbal taste.
Durban Dream hits your mind in a very powerful way. It causes an instant headrush that catches new users off-guard. This comes with a buzz of mental energy and can help users focus on difficult tasks that require creativity. It’s the kind of strain to try when you are having some trouble with your concentration or when having a high-pressure situation. Patients have used this strain to relieve stress and depression and also anxiety. It also offers analgesic properties and stimulates appetite.
Patients who have used this strain have reported that it is perfect for day time use. It is also a good strain for entertaining friends and winding off a hectic day. Durban Dream has been growing in popularity in the last couple of years as a go-to strain for triggering creativity.
Durban Dream looks like your typical highly resinous bud. The buds are olive in color and are covered by a thick layer of resinous glands that give them a silvery white appearance. This coating may appear a bit brownish once the nugs are harvested and stored for a while. In between the nugs you it is easy to spot golden colored pistils that add to the aesthetic value of the strain.
Durban Dream is a cross between Durban Poison and Blued Dream. The original breeders of this strain are unknown.
Patient Reported Positive Effects
Durban Dream triggers a happy euphoric feeling which is appreciated by most patients. However if you over-do it with this strain the euphoria may get quite intense and cause paranoia. It is advisable to stick to moderate amounts that you can handle.
The mental buzz caused by this strain stimulates busts of creativity and focus that can be channeled into a meaningful project.
Patients have reported the following positive effects after taking this strain:
- Increased energy levels
Patient Reported Negative Effects
Durban Dream is a high THC strain that also happens to be a strong sativa strain. This means that the mental effects can be overwhelming to some new users. This presents as extreme anxiety and paranoia. Apart from this patients also experience the common side effects that come with consuming cannabis which are dry eyes and cottonmouth. Reddening of the eyes is also a common side effect from high-THC cannabis strains.
Patient Reported Rare Negative Effects
On rare occasions, patients have reported the following negative symptoms:
- Panic attacks
Medical Benefits of Durban Dream
Due to the high THC level in this strain, it is useful in treating conditions associated with pain and inflammation. This includes chronic pain in cancer and HIV/AIDS as well as arthritis and diabetic neuropathy. THC also causes the munchies which mean that it increases appetite effectively. Patients with poor appetite due to debilitating chronic conditions have used this strain to improve their appetite. Some studies have been done to investigate the potential benefits of using high-THC strains to improve the appetite of cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy treatment.
Patients have used this strain to treat:
- Diabetic nephropathy
- Mind fog
- Stress and Depression
- Poor appetite
- Multiple sclerosis
- Nausea and vomiting
The dominant aromas in this strain are citrusy and tropical. A herbal aroma is hidden somewhere in the background. But what does this have to do with terpenes? Well, terpenes are responsible for the different aromas in cannabis, as well as other plants. There are over 200 terpenes in cannabis but some are more dominant than others. Myrcene, for example, makes up 65% of the terpene profile in many cannabis strains.
Dominant terpenes in this strain include the following:
Limonene produces a citrusy scent. It offers the following benefits:
- Suppresses appetite
- Anti-cancer effects
- Heart protective benefits
Myrcene produces a skunky smell. It has the following benefits:
Pinene is also found in pine trees. It offers the following benefits: