Kush varieties

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Kush varieties

The best Kush strains of all time

What is kush?

You've probably heard of Sativa, Indica and hybrid when it comes to marijuana or weed. These are cannabis strains that are classified by the morphology of the plant or herb. But have you heard of kush? It is a specific variety of cannabis that is originated in the Hindu Kush mountains located near the border of Afghanistan, India and Pakistan

It falls mainly on the hybrid category Indica instead of Sativa, but there are many hybrid Kush varieties. Compared to other cannabis strains, it can have indicative sedative effects that cause drowsiness, but also euphoria and joy. Despite the existence of many different varieties of Kush, they all share similar tastes and aromas: floral, fruity and forestry. They are known for their citrus and herb or pepper flavored scent. If you are a lover of TOP varieties, you should know these ten:

1. OG Kush (hybrid variety)

The original: the OG It is the best known form of Kush and is also known as one of the best varieties of Kush. OG Kush It is known for its sedative effects and additional feelings of euphoria and joy. If you have depression, anxiety, or insomnia, this variety is generally recommended. The uplifting effects have been helpful in social settings, making it easier to be around people. It has a flavor of herbs, citrus and pepper. OG Kush has a slightly highest in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) than other varieties of this genetics and is generally known as the highest THC variety of Kush, therefore, it has been worked directly as Face OFF OG what is the ancestry of our Nuclear Swamp. It is both calming and energizing, so it brings you a happy balance. Happiness, relaxation, and euphoria are the commonly reported benefits of OG Kush, while dry mouth and dry eyes are commonly negative effects.

2. SFV OG Kush (dominant hybrid strain)

This variety is one of the varieties more relaxing (instead of energizers) of Kush, but still gives a feeling of euphoria and happiness. SFV OG Kush was the result of the cross between the Afghani and SFV OG strains. Interestingly, this variety is not only used by people with depression and anxiety, but is unique to other types of OG where it is also used to treat people in pain. Their sedative effects are used and act as a analgesic and also as a relaxant. Similar to most Kush varieties, the common side effect experienced by SFV OG users is dry mouth and dry eyes.

3. Banana Kush (indica dominant hybrid variety)

Banana Kush, in addition to its cute name, is known to have an equally calming and energizing effect without a preference for one or the other. This delicious strain was created when the Ghost OG and Skunk Haze varieties were crossed to create the Banana Kush hybrid. The main aroma is citrus, followed by herbs and pepper, very close. 

It gets its name from the taste and smell that actually resembles a banana scent and scent. This is a popular variety for those who suffer from depression and anxiety. It can also be used in social settings that cause anxiety by making you feel chatty, but calm and happy. The most common negative effect experienced with Banana Kush is dry mouth.

4. Bubba Kush (indica dominant strain)

The namesake of Bubba Kush is Matt "Bubba" Berger, who was the person who transported the plant from Florida to Los Angeles in 1996 to be cultivated. Bubba Kush has a primarily peppery aroma, but still exhibits citrus, herbal and earthy tones. Bubba Kush has a slightly lower THC percentage compared to strains like SFV OG and Banana Kush, but it still shows similar effects. Like SFV OG Kush, it is a deeply relaxing form used for its calming effects. The main uses of the variety are to help relieve stress, pain, and insomnia. Dry mouth, dry eyes, dizziness and a unusual appetite can occur as side effects of this variety. This variety is known to be one of the types of OG easier to grow.

5. Purple Kush (indica dominant hybrid strain)

The Purple Kush variety is a very relaxing type of Kush, and is also known as one of the best Kush varieties; Users reported experiencing being relaxed and happy. The calming effects of this variety come from its combination of cannabinoids, which in this case, THC is more balanced between 15 and 20% compared to the average of 20-24% in kush varieties. 

Purple Kush boasts of herbal aromas and flavors. It resulted from a crossing of Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani. When Purple Kush is grown, sometimes a little purple color can be detected on the plant. It can also get its purple name for the grape flavor this variety is reported to provide. Purple Kush can be used to treat stress, pain, insomnia, anxiety, and depression. Dry mouth and dry eyes are common side effects, a big surprise there.

6. Critical Kush (indica dominant hybrid strain)

There is something quite special about an indica that really does its job. Critical Kush is one of those examples where the most desirable traits of an indica are increased, without sending smokers to the eternal daybed. From the famous parents Critical Mass and OG Kush, this 90-100% indica is simultaneously perfect for producers and consumers looking for a high yield and an equally amazing THC content.

The aromas and flavors of this variety mimic herbs and pepper. It's spicy! Critical Kush is a relaxing strain. As one of the most relaxing varieties of Kush, it helps with stress, pain, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. It has a high percentage of THC, so although he will be very happy, he will probably be alone sitting on your couch. A common negative side effect is a dry mouth and eyes.

7. Orange kush (Sativa dominant hybrid variety)

Kush is typically indica or an indica hybrid, but strains sativa dominants Kush exist through crossing, although they are more difficult to grow and maintain. Unlike its indica-dominant counterparts, this particular Kush strain is Sativa-based. It was created through the crossing of Orange Bud and OG Kush. It is a popular option to help with depression, stress, pain, fatigue, and inflammation. Some cancer patients use this variety to help with nausea and pain. Users can experience spicy and fruity flavors. Dry eye and mouth may be normal.

8. Master Kush (indica dominant strain)

Master Kush is a direct descendant of the Hindu Kush original. It is known for its pepper and citrus aromas and flavors. Master Kush is known to be more calming than energizing. Effects can relax your body, but keep your wit and you Mental acuity. 

Master Kush is also used to help with creativity, so this strain will make you a master. This strain makes you feel calm and happy, but also sleepy. Helps with stress, pain, anxiety, and depression, and it is also a very popular variety among insomniacs. Once again, dry mouth is a common occurrence.

9. Pure Kush (Indica dominant strain)

Pure Kush is a form very relaxing by Kush. For insomniacs and people in pain, this strain offers sedative effects and makes your body relaxed and sleepy, but happy at the same time. Stress and anxiety sufferers also report the benefits of Pure Kush. Unlike most other forms of Kush, Pure Kush is known to helps with nausea. Keep in mind that these sedative effects can be intense for the first time, and if you are looking for an energizer, this is not the tension for you. What kinds of side effects can you expect? You guessed it: dry mouth.

10. Cali Kush (hybrid variety)

Last but not least: Cali Kush. This tension is calming and energizing (but leans a bit more towards the calm end of the spectrum). It gets its name from its growing popularity in California. Relaxation, happiness and uplifting feelings may result from the use of this particular variety. Those who suffer from depression, anxiety, stress and headaches can also use this. Dry mouth may occur. The aromas and flavors are mainly citrus. Cali Kush comes in both Indica and Sativa dominant strains, so you can try both!


As you can see, there are many Points in common between the different Kush types, as the benefits that include calming effects and a feeling of well-being. Dry mouth (cat's tongue) and eyes may be experienced as side effects. However, each variety has its unique traits and depending on the desired effects, you should research each variety. For example, only a couple of varieties of Kush have been reported to be good at fighting pain. However, strains are not a one-size-fits-all. 

If a particular strain doesn't suit your taste, I wouldn't give up on the OG profile just yet. There could be another that leans more towards citrus than earthy scents or one that makes you feel a little less sedating than you think you should be. If you are looking for high energy strains, these are probably not for you and Sativa strains are probably more than you want.


The text in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to encourage consumption or to be legal or medical advice or recommendation in any way.

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