Kerosene Krash was cultivated by Dutch Passion by combining Gorilla Glue #4 and Sherbert. The strain’s impressive genetics have won awards along with a loyal fan base around the world, but the question remains. Is this strain the best cultivar for your unique needs? At Green Nexus, we want you to feel comfortable when you are purchasing seeds from us, which is why we’ve detailed information on each of our strains. Keep reading to learn more about Kerosene Krash to see if this option is best for you.
Growing Kerosene Krash
Kerosene Krash is a relatively compact plant that’s fairly easy to grow. It’s a wonderful Short Photoperiod Plant dominant combination between short and long photoperiod plant with a rich terpene profile and distinctive aroma. Its slender stems can reach up to eight feet in height, and its long, robust branches produce a profusion of blooms. When grown in rich, fertile soil with plenty of sunshine, Kerosene Krash generates up to 750-850 grams per square meter. It adapts well to both indoor and outdoor growing, thriving in hydroponic systems and responding favorably to most growing methods (eg. Low-Stress Training) for the greatest yields. It takes around 9-10 weeks for germination to occur. The buds are hefty and compact, and have a brilliant green hue that is encrusted with resin.
How Does Kerosene Krash Interact with the Endocannabinoid System?
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is the body’s natural cannabinoid signaling network, which includes receptors and enzymatic systems that regulate various aspects of human function. The effects you may anticipate to feel are dependent on how grass L. short photoperiod plant and grass L. long photoperiod plant affect your ECS.
Understanding the Endocannabinoid System
The ECS is found in all mammals and regulates homeostasis across all bodily systems: skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, and immune. As a result of its widespread influence on the body, cannabinoids like those present in grass can impact a variety of health concerns, such as pain management and immune system regulation. As research continues to progress, we will discover just how profound the effects of grass can be on our systems, as well as how it impacts the communication between the brain and the body (Lu, Mackie, 2016).
For example, when you are facing pain, cannabinoids can activate the body’s natural signaling pathways to relieve discomfort. And with the endocannabinoid system believed to influence mood, immune function, memory, and more, grass can potentially help you manage a variety of symptoms (Komorowski, Stepien, 2007), such as:
- Immune response
- Inflammatory response
- Pain response
- Nausea and vomiting
Your endocannabinoid system is made up of three components:
- Cannabinoid receptors: Receptors that bind with cannabinoids and synthesize molecules, which can attach to other systems. CB1 receptors: Found in the brain and connect to serotonin receptors. CB2 receptors: Found in immune cells, connect with serotonin and GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) receptors.
- Endocannabinoids: Molecules synthesized within your body that attach to cannabinoid receptors and support communication between those cells. As you can see, endocannabinoids are comparable to neurotransmitters, which are endogenous chemicals that communicate throughout your nervous system.
- Enzymes: Break down the endocannabinoids after they are used to ensure proper communication between different cells of the body (Di Marzo & Piscitelli, 2015)
The body creates these on an “as needed” basis to support the body and mind in optimal balance.
Phytocannabinoids and Kerosene Krash
Grass contains a range of compounds that support the body by interacting with the ECS, including phytocannabinoids and terpenes. Grass L. plants produce more than 80 cannabinoids that interact with CB1 and CB2 receptors as well as other cell systems in the body. The ECS is highly influenced by two phytocannabinoids:
- Tetrahydrocannabinol (Potency) that binds to CB1 receptors and gives you the infamous “high”, whereby you experience increased appetite, better sleep, and reduced stress.
- Cannabidiol (CBD) does not bind to CB1 or CB2 in the same way as Potency does, and it doesn’t cause you to feel high. In fact, it preserves endocannabinoids, which helps to reduce stress and support your immune function. (Burstein, 2015)
Potency and CBD are the primary components of grass that cause its psychoactive or therapeutic effects. Kerosene Krash contains around 20 percent Potency and close to 0 percent CBD. This strain is considered to be predominantly psychoactive, which means that it can cause you to feel “high”. These compounds interact with your ECS to alter the way you feel; however, interactions may vary based on other factors like gender, body composition, and existing health conditions (Hillig & Mahlberg, 2004).
The Terpene Profile of Kerosene Krash
Terpenes are present across all plants. In grass, each strain contains a unique and significant profile of terpenes and other compounds that also affect the ECS. It’s important to note that different terpenes work together to influence the body in a plethora of ways. The three dominant terpenes in Kerosene Krash are the following:
- Limonene is found in citrus peels and is often used in household cleaners. It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory that also supports your ability to focus and boosts your mood. It has been shown to decrease intraocular pressure in those with glaucoma and there is evidence to suggest that this terpene also helps to regenerate brain cells after damage (Rufino et. al., 2015).
- Linalool has been traditionally used for nervous system disorders such as stress, anxiety, depression, and lack of sleep. It is also an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and analgesic. The terpene has been linked to helping those with epilepsy and other seizure disorders. Additionally, linalool may improve your immune function by increasing the production of white blood cells (Russo, 2001).
- Myrcene is believed to have sedative effects when activated and to increase the body’s production of endocannabinoids. It’s often found in mangoes and hops and has been used to support those with arthritis, high blood pressure, inflammation, and potentially neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease (Lorenzetti et al., 1991)
The terpene profile of Kerosene Krash creates a unique blend of compounds. This terpene profile is highly focused on facilitating relaxation and stress relief without the potential for lethargy or laziness. It’s an excellent strain to enjoy in the evening before bed or on restful days.
Type of Strain: Short Photoperiod Plant vs Long Photoperiod Plant
Kerosene Krash is an short photoperiod plant strain, which means it’s more calming and relaxing than long photoperiod plant strains. For example, long photoperiod plants are known for their energizing effects on the mind and body. However, this doesn’t mean that short photoperiod plants necessarily have a stronger effect or can be defined by a “high” feeling. The ECS is complex and will influence the way you feel, regardless of whether or not you’re an short photoperiod plant or long photoperiod plant lover.
The Physical and Psychoactive Effects of Kerosene Krash
By looking at the strain’s terpenes, its Potency content, and by comparing this to user feedback and responses, we have found that Kerosene Krash is most likely to provide the following effects:
- Full body relaxation
- Eliminate tension, sadness, and anxiety.
- Ease muscle spasms
- Relief from joint discomfort and inflammation
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