Depending on who you ask, this strain is either a complete mystery whose genetics were lost to the sands of time or it's a powerful cross between an Iranian landrace and the ever popular Snow Lotus. The breeder of this particular rendition is the highly sought after Bodhi Seeds and suggest it is the latter. Ancient Kush, formerly or otherwise known as Ancient OG, lives up to the stellar reputation of its predecessors and delivers a dazing high that will surely secure a place in the history books.
The THC levels are moderate, coming in at 15% to 21% on average, but the buds are potent all the same giving a slew of desirable effects. These dank buds are small and minty green with dark orange hairs and finely frosted transparent trichomes. The thick coating of resin gives the outer appearance a nice sheen, rich in color and texture. The flavors are favorable, with points all over the board: sweet, savory, earthy, and tart. The piney aromas compliment the citrus fruit palate accented by earthy notes and grass.
Smoking this strain will have you soaring on cloud nine with its uplifting and intensely cerebral effects. The high hits your head hard, and even though the ratio of sativa is much less than the indica, the effects are not lacking in any way. You'll feel initially heady with waves of energy and excitement. That phase quickly evaporates into a mild body buzz that pulls you back to the couch and eventually melts into a total introspective spacey high. You might as well grab a snack, because you'll be chilling here until your high dissipates.
For medical purposes, Ancient Kush is ideal for users who suffer from conditions such as chronic pain, moderate cases of depression, and stress. Because of its sedative-like properties, it is said to be highly effective for the symptoms of the above ailments. It's also used for treating nausea and lack of appetite due to its stimulating effects. Newer users proceed with caution as this high is a trickster. It has you believing that the energy will last and you can have a few more hits to get it going and then takes you by surprise by swooping you into full on couch lock.
Most growers recommend the sea of green gardens for this plant and we are inclined to agree. Ancient Kush will thrive in either indoor or outdoor spaces, though the yields tend to be slightly different. In the right conditions, your harvest will be quite bountiful and will reach its full potential at around 10 weeks or in late October.
This nighttime high is perfect if you want to relax without your day going completely up in smoke. It offers the right amount of energy paired with the perfect amount of body buzz for that idyllic balance of both recreational and medical users love.