The Super Skunk Strain is known globally for its unique “hybrid” qualities. It is loved for its distinct and famously fragrant “skunky” scent and for producing the perfect high that allows you to loosen up. Super Skunk sinks you into a deep state of relaxation, while still being in a clear state of concentration and clarity.
A much-appreciated strain among amateur hobby-smokers and professional cannabis judges, the Skunk line of cannabis has a unique story of origin. Super Skunk is a popular and largely indica strain.
It was created by crossing Skunk #1 with an original Afghani strain. With this cross, the breeder, Sensei Seeds, refers to the strain as the “first hybrid breeding project” with Afghani roots – an upgraded “super” version of its original Skunk #1.
Information about Super Skunk strain
|ORIGIN||Skunk #1 crossed with Afghan strain|
|EFFECTS||relaxed – 10
happy – 8
euphoric – 7
uplifted – 6
sleepy – 6
|ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)||Dry mouth, blood-shot eyes, mild paranoia and hallucinations|
|FRAGRANCE||Honey, rubber, ammonia, cheese, skunk, fungus|
|FLAVORS||Earthy, citrus, fruity, sweet undertones|
|MEDICAL||stress – 10
pain – 8
depression – 7
lack of appetite – 6
insomnia – 5
|FLOWERING TIME INDOORS||Within 10 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS||September – November|
|THC CONTENT %||20%|
|INDICA / SATIVA %||40% / 60%|
|INDOOR YIELD||18oz / m2|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||21oz / plant|
|CLIMATE||warm, cold, dry|
|RESISTANCE TO DISEASE||High resistance|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
The general strength of the Super Skunks effects often varies in individuals. This strain is famous for being a powerful stress-reliever, inducing a feeling of deep relaxation and a calm, euphoric high – a great way to alleviate day to day anxieties and insomnia.
Super Skunk delivers a bold body-high due to the strain being indica-dominant, but keeps you focused and in tune with your surroundings. The underlying prominent sativa presence creates a clear-headed high. This allows you to focus and think straight while feeling a heavy sense of unwinding.
Super Skunk is also in demand for causing a profound state of elation, often causing the smoker to laugh uncontrollably – but also while enjoying an increased sociability and light-hearted talkativeness.
Super Skunk is distinguishable by its potent, fragrant whiff, which it inherited from its undeniably ardent roots and heritage. It has earned the name “skunk” as a homage to the ammonia-like scent of the animal.
While others claim that it smells more like a bold cheese or woodland fungus, it also carries a hint of a pleasantly sweet, yet pungent aroma, having been compared to a certain “white cheddar popcorn” smell”.
When it comes to flavors, contrary to what its scent predicts, the taste of Super Skunk is surprisingly fruity and sweet. Super Skunk also carries a mix of earthy and citrus notes, all still while maintaining the famous “skunkiness” it is known and loved for.
Sticking to its reputation for being “cheesy” in smell, the strain offers up a unique blend in flavor, staying within the savory side of flavors with a hint of a tangy aftertaste.
Due to its body-heavy effect, Super Skunk can cause some adverse effects such as dry mouth and blood-shot eyes, and in more extreme cases, mild paranoia and transient hallucinations.
Nervousness and anxiety has also been observed in some cases, due to its “clear head” effects, patients may become confused by the slowing down effect Super Skunk may have on their bodies, while their minds and thoughts stay switched on.
Another unpopular side effect is that Super Skunk can cause the “munchies”, leading to a strong surge in appetite and the absence of the feeling of fullness. This, however, is purely a matter of perspective, given that Super Skunk is also used to treat patients who suffer from a lack of appetite.
With what conditions does it work?
Because of its strong relaxing characteristics, Super Skunk has proven to medically benefit patients who suffer from high levels of stress and body pain caused by the inability to physically unwind.
Patients who suffer from insomnia, depression and anxiety are known to benefit from the use of Super Skunk. This makes itself the perfect alternative to synthetic prescription medication, which can cause an array of side effects.
Cancer patients, especially those who are being treated with chemotherapy, often suffer from a lack of appetite, causing extreme and often dangerous weight-loss in many cases. These patients have been successfully treated with Super Skunk to reverse their weight-loss by eliminating the nausea caused by the radiation and encouraging them to consume their meals as normal. For those who have to endure painful headaches, migraines and cramps, Super Skunk has helped eliminate symptoms and aches.
It has also been credited for its ability to lessen their feelings of stress – which can often be the underlying cause of these issues to begin with. Another breakthrough in the use of medical marijuana, which is especially poignant with the use of Super Skunk, is that it is known to aid in the treatment of seizures, for which we have to thank its above average THC levels, which is at a whopping 20%, with its complementing CBD levels at 2.4%.
Popular not only to users, but also growers – Super Skunk is a relatively easy strain to grow, even for the amateur growers. It is a super strain also because it can withstand many environmental conditions, making it a real breeze to manage, without the fear of infestations.
When growing Super Skunk indoors, an above average yield can be anticipated, with the strain growing a rough estimate of 18 ounces per square meter, with its average flowering time ranging between 8 and 9 weeks.
This strain, when grown outdoors, is ready to be harvested in September to October, with yields estimated to be around an average of just over 21 ounces per plant.
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