The world of cannabis is as mysterious and vast as the forest behind the closet in Narnia. It doesn't matter how far you have gone and how many types you have come across there is always a new strain that makes you question your cannabis 'pro-ness'. Of course, with great strain comes great high'ness and we are here to give you all the information you need to pick these beauties from your local dispensary. 

In this article, we are talking about the very intriguing and fascinating Strawberry Cough Strain that has even the most seasoned cannabis consumer mesmerized. 

Before you are more curious, let's get ahead with the blog. 

Overview of Strawberry Cough Strain

For those who are just looking to skim the article and look for the characteristics, here's a quick overview for you. 

Origins

Cross between Strawberry Seed and Original Haze (Debated)

Effects

Euphoric, Relaxed, Happy, and Mellow

Fragrance

Sweet, Berry-like, Earthy

Flavour

Sweet, Candy-like, & Skunky

Side-effects

Dry Eyes & Mouth, Coughing

Medical

Depression, Anxiety, Pain, ADHD, etc

THC%

18-25%

Indica/Sativa%

20/80%

 

Strawberry Cough Strain

Origins & Genetics

The Strawberry Cough Strain is like a beautiful mystery gifted to the cannabis world, with a very debated genetics. 

The story goes like this - an unnamed breeder gifted Kyle Kushman, another known breeder, cannabis seeds that he grew in a strawberry field. Kushman then crossed these seeds with Original Haze, which gave birth to our very loved Strawberry strain, 

There is also the assumption that the strain is said to be a cross between the Erdbeer Strain (Sativa) and an unknown Indica. However it may be, the Strawberry Strain with its unknown and ambiguous genetics have become a favourite among tokers, making it the winner of the title - Best Flower in the 2013 Cannabis Cup.

Appearance & Growing Conditions - Strawberry Cough Strains

When it comes to the appearance of this beautiful strain, it is reminiscent of the fruit it is named after. 

Covered in a variety of bursting colours, the strain is quite pleasing to the eyes. With shades of green, purple, earthy yellow coupled with a collection of dewy trichomes, the bud wears the potency that it is known for. It also bears bright orange pistils that curl and twist among the leaves. 

Strawberry Cough Strains

If you look closer, the sugar leaves are dusted generously with trichomes, giving it a breath-taking crystalline appearance that is suggestive of an ice-covered winter morning. 

When it comes to the growing stage of the cannabis flower, it is known to be fairly easy. Talking to a few breeders, they opt for Strawberry strain as it practically grows itself. As it has a bushy and short stature, the crop doesn't demand much attention, support, or maintenance. With just simple regular pruning and ventilation, the flower thrives and gives a good yield. 

If you're a novice grower, you can always opt for this strain as it helps to give you the needed experience and is resistant to most common pests & moulds. Moreover, you can cultivate the crop both indoors and outdoors. 

As for the growing condition, the strain favours the warm/hot tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit, or 21-30 degrees Celsius, including overnight.

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Aroma

When it comes to the fragrance of Strawberry Cough Strain, it is pretty much as the name implies; the fresh smell of berries, reminding you of summer days and the gleaming sun. The aromatic experience also expands over to slight undertones of skunk-iness and earthiness, giving it a complete spectrum. 

For the discreet smokers, you might want to stay clear of this one cause it leaves its sweet, earthy smell behind, and is known to immediately consume any room, lingering long after you've burned out the joint. 

The touch of herbal notes along with the sweet scent proves to be very capturing, stimulating the uplifting effects while tingling the high that you crave. 

Taste & Flavour - Strawberry Cough Strain

The sweetness of the cannabis strain that was evident in the aroma makes up the flavour of the bud too. Highly reminiscent of berries, the taste is sweet, lingering long after the smoke has left the premises.

The flavour also entails a contrasting and conflicting nature of earthiness, keeping the sweet tooth well in check. The sweet and sugary taste of the bud is enough to satisfy even the most extreme sweet lover out there. Meanwhile, the taste is sweet, the smoke is completely opposite and stands true to its Kush family. Even the most seasoned cannabis users are taken aback with its heavy flavour, thereby inducing a cough which explains the name of the strain - Strawberry Cough Strain. 

However, once you exhale, the flavour clings to the tongue and leaves you with a delicious after-taste that tempts you to take another hit. 

Effects

Known as a complex strain, the Strawberry Cough brings in its Sativa characteristics, while also providing a mellow, relaxing high that helps to keep you grounded. 

Sativa strains are usually very overpowering, making your mind run a marathon in a single minute. However, the skunky, berry flavours are known to keep you in senses, allowing you to enjoy the puff without feeling anxious or green-ed out. 

The euphoric, relaxing high is bound to leave a smile on your face and makes for a great solution if you're worked up and stressed. The cerebral uplifting effects keep you focused and motivated, and gives you enough mental energy to keep things going. 

If you're looking to catch up with some pending work or have a social event that you're dreading to attend, you know which beauty needs to be picked from the dispensary. 

The expanding sensations are bound to keep you wanting for more and more!

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Medical Benefits - Strawberry Cough Strain

A Sativa-dominant strain that doesn't entail the anxiety and high-consumption effects; isn't it perfect?

This quality of relaxed and calming high makes it the ultimate mental health marijuana strain. It works very efficiently and quickly to lower stress in the body and mind, bringing things to a pace where you are not unnecessarily rushing things or losing your focus and concentration. All of this without the anxiety!

The medical qualities of the Strawberry Cough Strain make it helpful for ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, anxiety, seasonal affective disorder, and many other mental conditions. Additionally, it is also very beneficial to counter stress, fatigue, and pain. 

Start with a small dose to understand how this candy-like strain interacts and communicates with your body, before moving on to larger doses. 

Since the strain falls in the category of higher THC, it might lead to a negative reaction for some. Be careful before you start with larger qualities of this pretty nug. 

If you're not keen on smoking the nugs, there is always the option to go for edibles and vapes that are available in the head shops. 

Side Effects

We know the medical benefits of the strain, but let's take a look at some of the possible side-effects of the Strawberry Cough Strain before moving forward. 

There is no extreme side-effect that makes it different from what you may encounter from any other strain. You might experience cotton-mouth and dry eyes that can easily be fought with preparation. Keep a bottle of water around your smoking/vaping arena so that you're easily reminded to drink and be hydrated. As for dry eyes, you can always get moisturizing eye drops from any local dispensary which will keep the redness away too. 

Some other side-effects include coughing, which is pretty much evident from the name itself. There is nothing to worry about, and even senior cannabis connoisseurs find themselves coughing while smoking this potent breed of a strain. Otherwise, the strain is pretty chill and relaxing, and you can opt for it even during the day-time. 

This brings us to the end of our strain information blog on Strawberry Cough Strain. I am sure you're intrigued and excited to try it out. 

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