Power Plant is a stable sativa landrace hybrid with South African origins. The THC content ranges between 15%-20%. The strain was created by Dutch Passions in 1997. It later won second place in the 2006 High Life Cup. In 2008 and 2009 it won the same award taking first position.
The smell is pungent and earthy with a mix of pine scented undertones from the terpenes. It gives a gentle cerebral hit with uplifting effects. It energizes and is good for those days when you need to get a mental boost. On the body, this strain also causes relaxation and may induce sleep.
Some patients have found the cerebral effects to be overwhelming; with accompanying side effects such as dry mouth and blood shot eyes. When this happens, going slow on the herb may provide relief. Staying hydrated is also essential.
Power Plant will flower within seven and nine weeks after planting. Dutch Passion recommends growing this strain indoors or in green houses. When grown outdoors, you require Mediterranean climates and expect to harvest in mid October.
Patients seeking relief from depression, migraines, fatigue and lack of appetite have benefited from using this strain.
It is a sativa dominant strain with 65% sativa and 35% indica. It contains 15%-20% THC and 2% CBD.
It is thought that Power Plant has its origins in South Africa, but it was originally bred in the Netherlands by Dutch Passions in 1997. The parents of this strain are believed to be landrace strains from South Africa.
Patients who consume the Power Plant strain of medicinal marijuana have reported both negative and positive effects when using the product. Some common and some rare.
Patient reported positive effects
This strain has an uplifting cerebral buzz that will clear your mind in an instant. However, if you are a beginner with cannabis, this is a strain that you may want to go slow on as the cerebral hit may be overwhelming. The high THC content of this strain gives a giant psychedelic boost that takes some getting used to.
When you get past the cerebral high your body will begin to relax and you will be in the mood to make small talk. In case you are a crowd shy person you may experience a new side to yourself after ingesting this strain The most common effects to expect with this strain include:
• Mental boost
• Increased energy levels
Patient Reported negative effects
The most common symptoms are the anticholinergic effects such as dry mouth and dehydration. As with most THC loaded strains, you will have increased blood supply to the eyes resulting in blood shot eyes. Be prepared to have some water on standby.
• Dry Mouth
• Dry Eyes
Patient Reported rare negative effects
If the THC psychedelic effects are overwhelming on you may become paranoia or even have hallucinations. When this happens you may want to wait it out as it will have cleared up in 2-4 hours.
Medical Benefits of Power Plant
With a considerable amount of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavanoids Power Plant has a number of therapeutic benefits. It has shown effectiveness in treating minor forms of aches and pains, appetite stimulation, insomnia and depression. It can be used to relieve the following:
Power Plant is known to have a sharp and peppery taste. This is mostly due to the abounding caryophyllene terpene present in this strain. Terpens are responsible for the aromas in plants including cannabis. They also enhance the therapeutic value of the plant by offering their own unique medicinal benefits. The terpenes and cannabinoids work in synergy in order to boost and promote a longer lasting health effect. Power Plant has the following abundant terpenes: Caryophyllene, linalool, valencene, camphene and alpha bisabolol.
This terp gives of a pepperish scent with spicy under tonnes. It is also found in black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, basil and oregano. It is able to bind to CB2 receptors in the body; this makes it a potent anti inflammatory agent. Recent research has shown that this terp is beneficial in treating alcohol withdrawal symptoms. It is also useful as an anti inflammatory and anti anxiety agent.
This terp has the smell of fresh lavender. It has great relaxing effects on the mind and is useful in treating symptoms of stress and anxiety. It has also been shown to have some anti convulsant properties, much in the same way that diazepam acts.
This is the terp that smells of fir trees or damp woodlands. Sometimes it is mistaken for myrcene because of the smell. It has anti inflammatory properties and is mostly incorporated in the treatment of skin inflammation such as in the case of eczema or psoriasis. It also has anti oxidizing properties when combined with vitamin C.
Not much is known of valencene, the terp that smells of Valencia oranges. Mostly it is useful as an insect repellant.
This terp has a robust floral smell and is also found in chamomile. It has anti bacterial properties and is useful in the treatment of wounds and skin irritation.
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