Purple Kush is a pure indica that sets itself apart from other indica hybrids with its eye-catching colors and pleasant taste. It was originally created by breeders in a neighborhood of Oakland, California dubbed Oaksterdam, one of the oldest legal medical marijuana areas of the United States. Purple Kush is a cross between two South-Central Asian indica landraces: Hindu Kush, from the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border, and a purple-tinged variety of Afghani.
Named a Top 10 Kush Strain by High Times magazine in 2016.
Purple Kush’s bag appeal isn’t only limited to visuals — the buds also have a standout taste. The initial impression is similar to the odor of Afghani strains, with an earthy, almost sandalwood musk. Closer inspection brings out sweet and fruity notes of grape. When combusted, the flowers have a simultaneously fruity and hash-like odor and smoke, which can sting sinuses and bring about heavy coughing. On the exhale, smoke from Purple Kush has a sugary grape-like taste that may remind some of sweet dessert wine or purple cough syrup.
Purple Kush Type of High:
With the pure indica genetics Purple Kush, carries all of the expected characteristics, providing deep body relaxation and a heavy-headed feeling of euphoria. The Purple Kush cannabis strain can even offer a little psychedelic kick, making it good for straight chillin’ rather than gearing up for a night out or very social setting.
This strain is a smart choice to wind down after a long day or week. Purple Kush is valuable as an anxiolytic, to treat anxiety and depression. The strong relaxation and body high also lends itself to treating chronic pain such as in fibromyalgia or acute temporary pain from sprains, sore joints, or pulled muscles. The relaxation effects are strong enough that Purple Kush is sometimes used to treat insomnia. It also works very well for nausea.
Purple Kush may cause dizziness, lethargy, dry eyes and dry mouth.