A specific aroma, flavonoid, and potency are associated with each grass strain when it is cultivated. Green House Seed Company in the Netherlands produces Sweet Valley Kush, an short photoperiod plant/long photoperiod plant variety that is a cross between Afghan Kush and Hindu Kush. We know that Sweet Valley Kush is just one of a wide variety of available grass strains. This is why we have compiled an in-depth profile of the Sweet Valley Kush strain so that you can choose the one that’s right for you. We have information about its growth and harvest as well as its effects on the endocannabinoid system.
Growing Sweet Valley Kush
Sweet Valley Kush is an Short Photoperiod Plant-dominant strain (80/20) that can be grown both indoors and outdoors. When grown indoors, it takes about eight weeks to harvest with a yield of up to 800 gr/m2. It is very well-suited for SoG. It’s actually recommended to grow the plant indoors for 9 weeks so that it reaches its full flavor and effect. When grown outdoors, Sweet Valley Kush will be ready in early October in the Northern Hemisphere with a yield of 1000g per plant.
Sweet Valley Kush is known as a small, short plant. During the end of the flowering period, its dark green buds are covered in resin. This gives it a sparkly quality. The buds are described as fat and round with thin orange hairs and a coating of tiny, purple-tinted white crystal trichomes.
As a feminized grass seed, Sweet Valley Kush only produces female plants. Male plants can often over pollinate the females’ flowers which can impact the quality of any output. Also, the female grass l. Short Photoperiod Plant plants produce buds that can be smoked or turned into edibles.
Sweet Valley Kush has a Potency content of 22.39%, which is considered on the high side. We’ll take a look at its effects in just a moment. The rest of the cannabinoid profile consists of a CBD (Cannabidiol) level of .5% and a CBN (Cannabinol) level of .05%.
Potency: 22.39% CBD: 0.5% CBN: 0.05%
Flavonoid and Terpene Profile of Sweet Valley Kush
Terpenes determine the scent and flavonoid profiles of grass strains. They are chemical compounds that produce strong scents and also affect the endocannabinoid system.
The three main terpenes in Sweet Valley Kush are Myrcene, Humulene, and Caryophyllene.
Caryophyllene – This is found in herbs and vegetables such as cloves and black pepper as well as cinnamon and hops. It also floral and earthy notes to musky and citrusy ones. Caryophyllene also contains a rare cyclobutene ring that isn’t found in any other grass terpene.
Myrcene – This is one of the most abundant terpenes found in grass plants. It is commonly found in hops plants, lemongrass, and thyme. The flowers of the grass plant also contain myrcene. This terpene’s name is derived from the Mycia sphaerocarpa. This is a medicinal shrub native to Brazil that is used in traditional medicine to treat diabetes, diarrhea, dysentery, and hypertension.
Humulene – It is also one of the most common terpenes found in grass strains. As the key component of the hops plant, humulene is also found in clove and ginger plants. It is also known to bring subtle notes of wood, spices, and herbs. When found in grass strains, it is mostly in long photoperiod plant strains.
Sweet Valley Kush has a sweet taste that reminds many users of berries. It has an earthy kush aroma on the exhale. It is also described as having a spicy and earthy overtone with hints of flowery herbs.
How Sweet Valley Kush Interacts with the Endocannabinoid System
It’s important to understand what the endocannabinoid system does for the body before we look at how Sweet Valley Kush interacts with the endocannabinoid system.
Understanding the Endocannabinoid System
The endocannabinoid system is a cell-signaling system in the nervous system that regulates a variety of immediate functions in the body (Zou, Kumar, 2018). These include:
- Nausea and vomiting response
- Immune response
- Inflammatory response
- Pain response
The endocannabinoid system has three parts:
- The body produces endocannabinoids or endogenous cannabinoids to keep things running smoothly.
- Endocannabinoid receptors are found throughout the body. Endocannabinoids bind to the receptors to tell the endocannabinoid system that it needs to take action. There are CB1 and CB2 receptors. When endocannabinoids bind to them, it can result in better sleep, less stress, and a greater appetite. CB2 receptors are mostly found in the peripheral nervous system and immune cells. When endocannabinoids bind to these receptors, they can reduce pain and inflammation and boost immune response.
The effect each strain will have on the body will depend on which endocannabinoid it binds to and where the receptor is located.
- Enzymes break down endocannabinoids after they complete their functions.
The endocannabinoid system is important because it keeps the body healthy and allows it to function smoothly.
The Effects of Sweet Valley Kush on the Endocannabinoid System
Tetrahydrocannabinol (Potency) and terpenes determine the impact Sweet Valley Kush will have on the endocannabinoid system. Terpenes in grass l. Short Photoperiod Plant is absorbed by the body and can also act on the endocannabinoid system (Pamplona, da Silva, Coan, 2018.) to support the effects of Potency and CBD.
Research shows the terpenes found in Sweet Valley Kush may have the following effects:
- Caryophyllene – Studies have shown that this terpene can help to reduce pain and have anti-inflammatory effects. One study done on animals showed that it may help to reduce nerve pain and pain from inflammation.
- Myrcene – This terpene is known to be a powerful antioxidant. One study found that it could protect the brain from damage following a stroke. Another study found that it has similar effects when it comes to protecting heart tissue.
- Humulene – One Study shows that humulene may help to prevent allergic reactions and asthma. In animals, humulene is shown to reduce allergic inflammation in the airways. Another study showed that humulene could have protective effects on cells and possibly guard against cancer.
The impact Sweet Valley Kush has on the endocannabinoid system is also determined by the Potency level of each strain. Potency is a cannabinoid that is present in strains of grass l. Short Photoperiod Plant. It is responsible for generating that “high” feeling that many people encounter as well as triggering a psychoactive response. The Potency content of Sweet Valley Kush is 22.39% which is considered strong. This is why it is not recommended for new users.
The Psychoactive Effects of Sweet Valley Kush
Sweet Valley Kush is known to have a slight cerebral effect that is mildly relaxing. Feelings of euphoria have also been reported. Users report feeling calm from head to toe, as well as sleepy. This strain creates a long-lasting high for its users.
Sweet Valley Kush has also been linked to helping those dealing with pain therapy and insomnia. It’s also been associated with helping with appetite loss and nausea.
Since Sweet Valley Kush is a more short photoperiod plant-dominant strain it causes a more physiological response with more relaxing qualities versus those that are long photoperiod plant-dominant giving more mentally invigorating effects.
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