Strawberry Cough is a sativa dominant strain known for its unique scent that is reminiscent of strawberries. Its origins are unclear, but it is believed that this strain is the creation of one Kyle Kushman. Kushman crossed the seeds that grew in a strawberry field with an original Haze strain to create Strawberry cough.
This strain won the Cannabis Cup for the Best Flower title in 2013.
Strawberry Cough has THC levels between 13%- 18%. The high is mostly cerebral and will induce moderate euphoria a few minutes into toking. This sativa dominant strain is applauded for its ability to give clarity of mind and sharpening focus without being over powering.
The aroma is predominantly a strawberry aroma with earthy undertones. It leaves a spicy aftertaste which may linger in the mouth moments later. The smoke is gentle, especially when using a decent gadget such as a vaporizer pen.
In terms of appearance, it features a multitude of colors with some cool yellows, purple, neon green and bright orange hues. The leaves are full of snow colored trichromes that carry the precious therapeutic compounds such as cannabinoids and terpenes.
This is a sativa dominant hybrid strain that contains 80 % sativa and 20% indica. It contains 13%-18% THC and 0.2% CBD.
The origins of this strain are shrouded in mystery. An unnamed breeder gifted Kyle Kushman with some cannabis seeds that were taken from a strawberry farm. Kyle crossbred these seeds with a landrace Haze strain to come up with Strawberry Cough.
Patients who consume the Strawberry Cough 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 complex sativa strain gives an energizing cerebral high that is uplifting. Patients also report increased creativity and ability to focus once they use this strain. Given the moderate THC amounts, this strain is ideal for both day time and evening use. It has also been praised as a conversation starter and mood elevator. Other positive effects that you can expect from this strain are:
• Increased energy levels
Patient reported negative effects
Negative effects will vary from one individual to the next. For a first time user, negative effects may be exaggerated. Sometimes a patient may even experience psychological symptoms because of how they anticipate feeling after their first toke.
As the name suggests, this strain may induce a cough. However, some negative effects may include:
• Dry mouth
• Red eyes
You may consider hydrating in advance to reduce the severity of symptoms or even prevent them from happening.
All in all, Strawberry Cough is a pretty chill and well tolerated strain.
Patient Reported rare negative effects
Medical Benefits of Strawberry Cough
This is the ideal strain for supporting the mind. It provides fast relief for mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and persistent stress. However, you need to start slow and see how well your body responds to it.
With mood disorders, Strawberry Cough can provide some balance when used optimally. Given the moderate amounts of THC, this strain will not flip you over to the extremes. It has also shown positive results with tackling fatigue, nausea and chronic pain. Other conditions that can benefit from Strawberry Cough include:
Terpenes are what give cannabis its different scents and undertones. They also work together with cannabinoids and flavonoids to enhance the healing properties of cannabis. Strawberry cough has an abundance of beneficial terpenes which include: beta caryophyllene, humulene, limonene, linalool, pinene and terpinolene.
This terp has the unmistakable scent of cloves, with some peppery undertones. It has shown great benefits as a pain reliever and a gastro protective agent. It is beneficial in treating inflammation pain affecting the digestive tract.
This is the terp that is commonly found in hops, you will also find it in ginseng and ginger. It has a characteristic woody smell that is hard to miss.It is helpful in suppressing the munchies usually triggered by most cannabis strains. It also has anti bacterial properties.
Linalool will remind you of lavenders. This beautifully scented terp helps in relaxing the mind and relieving stress and tensions. It also has potent sedative properties.
As the name suggest, this terp smells of fresh lemons. It is also abundant in lemons, limes and oranges. It has anti fungal and anti inflammatory properties. For many years it has been used to treat athletes’ foot and acne.
This terpene has the smell of pine trees. It is mostly known for its bronchodilatory properties. Hence it is useful in relieving symptoms of asthma.
Terpinolene smells of turpentine. It is abundant in conifer trees, nutmeg and tea tree. It has useful anti bacterial properties as well as sedative properties.
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