Tangerine Kush is a balanced hybrid strain with 50% sativa and 50% indica. Some sources however claim that it leans more towards being indica dominant. Its lineage lies squarely between strong sativa and strong indica genetics. It is a cross between Tangerine Haze which is a sativa and Rare Darkness which is an indica. Being a balanced strain, this is a favorite for patients requiring some mental stimulation as well as deep body relaxation.
Tangerine Kush has THC levels of between 14%-20%. The CBD levels are also high and they may go up to 7%. This makes for a very good medicinal strain that may be used in the treatment of severe pain as well as the control of seizures.
The appearance is typical of indicas with large flowers and dense buds giving it the appearance of a stout Christmas tree. The leaves are dark green in color and they are coated with white trichromes. Orange colored pistils can be spotted twirling around the foliage. The scent is that of freshly squeezed lemon juice combined with some natural spiciness. You can also smell some Kush earthiness in the background, thankfully this is not overpowering. It also has some piney scents.
The cerebral hit sets in fast unlike most indicas. You may feel some pressure building up around your temples and flowing through your brain in bursts of energy and euphoria. On the body, Tangerine Kush will cause relaxation and sedation. Your muscles will relax and you may feel like you have put down all unnecessary weight. This is why indicas are loved; they are good at addressing chronic fatigue and exhaustion. This strain is best taken in the evening or at night because it causes sedation. New patients are advised to take Tangerine Kush with caution as the cerebral effects can be overwhelming.
Terpenes are fragrant molecules that not only give scents to flower and plants but they are also beneficial for your health. Just by inhaling some terpenes such as linalool your moods may get instantly elevated.
Tangerine Kush is a deeply scented strain which is loaded with terpenes in equal measure. The Kush genetics are an indication of a high presence of myrcene and humulene. Kush strains also have linalool. From Tangerine genetics you can detect the presence of limonene. Tangerine Kush also has some pinene which manifests as piney undertones.
Myrcene is the most abundant terpenes in cannabis, and it has an earthy smell. A study published in Aromatic Science showed that myrcene helps in preventing peptic ulcer disease. It also potentiates the effects of THC by increasing saturation at the CB1 receptor. This means that when you combine THC with myrcene, the healing effects of THC will be more pronounced.
Linalool has mood elevating properties. It also helps in combating seizures and epileptic fits. When combined with the CBD present in Tangerine Kush, the result is a potent anti-seizure effect.
What Consumers are Saying:
Tangerine Kush is a potent strain and will give an instant mind buzz. The effects on the mind are stimulating and euphoric. For new users this may quickly transform to extremes of anxiety and paranoia, so you may need to be on the lookout.
Tangerine Kush will also cause sedation and feelings of restfulness. This makes it an ideal strain for evening or night use.
Potential Medical Benefits
Below are a list of conditions that Tangerine Kush may be helpful in managing. We have selected these conditions based upon two sources: reviews from consumers who report using the strain to manage these symptoms, and/or substantial scientific evidence suggesting that its dominant terpenes may help manage the conditions listed below.
Some users reported dry mouth, dry eyes, anxiety, and headaches.