This West Coast strain is well known for its banana taste and a great mix of euphoria and sleepiness. It’s moderately tricky to grow with a low yield, and is the child of Ghost OG and Skunk Haze.
There’s nothing quite like the aroma of some good Kush. Banana Kush is a beloved member of the OG Kush family, bringing a delightfully sweet and fruity flavor to the mix. Relaxed, drowsy, and a little goofy, this strain is popular for sleep-related ailments and mental health conditions. A slow-going strain, pick it up after a difficult day or on a slow weekend with nothing to do.
Banana Kush Experience
Banana Kush may smell sweet and innocent, but don’t let this strain fool you. This flower can pack some serious power. Best saved for the evening or a lazy weekend afternoon, Banana Kush has a sedative quality that can make it easier to wind down or catch up on sleep. The drowsy effects may vary depending on what variety of the plant you find.
Its sleep-inducing effects are so potent that most marijuana consumers save this one for before bed — even a seasoned cannabis enthusiasts will have a hard time keeping their eyes open with this one.
Overall, this flower is considered happy, upbeat, and relaxing. Though it’s recommended for times when you don’t have much to do, this flower is a perfect selection for stressful moments when you need some extra help staying calm and mellow.
Those hoping to avoid the munchies may want to find another strain. Banana Kush has a reputation for increasing appetite, making this bud a fine selection for before a big meal. With its banana-like flavor and aroma, this strain would also be a fine selection to pair with creamy desserts like ice cream or a banana cream pie.
Before marijuana consumers drift off they’ll feel a pleasant euphoric buzz and some real mood elevation, melting away the stresses of the day. Some consumers will note dry eyes, mouth and some slight paranoia if consumed in larger doses. Marijuana newcomers, in particular, should keep this in mind.
Traits of Banana Kush and Banana Kush Seeds
Banana Kush has a somewhat legendary flavor profile. It is a cross between Skunk Haze and Ghost OG, and has a distinctive banana taste.
True to its name, Banana Kush tends to have a sweet and fruit-like aroma. This light aromatic quality is complimented by an earthy hash aroma that adds depth and robustness to the flower. Overall, though, this bud has a fragrant tropical quality that makes for a delicious treat after a long day. With such a sweet and juicy scent, this strain would be an impressive choice to share with canna-savvy friends and loved ones.
With brightly colored leaves and peach colored pistils covered in a healthy dose of white trichomes, this is some nice looking weed, sure to have cannabis enthusiasts coming back for more.
There are perhaps a couple of varieties of Banana Kush floating around out there. The most common is thought to be a cross between the strains Ghost OG and Skunk Haze, which are both hybrid strains. It can also be a cross between OG Kush and Banana, another hybrid combination.
Regardless of the genetics, Banana Kush tends to be an indica-dominant strain with sleepy and perhaps couch-locking effects. Recommended for experienced consumers, this flower often produces between 18 and 25 percent THC when grown with expert care. Novice consumers may experience some dizziness and headache with high doses of this sweet-scented bud.
Medical Benefits of Banana Kush
Of all the OG Kush family, this strain is one of the most gentle, making it popular amongst medical marijuana patients who are new to cannabis or perhaps don’t smoke that often. Banana Kush’s sleepy and euphoric vibe will likely help you catch up on some much-needed sleep and, when dosed appropriately, can foster a positive well-being.
- As mentioned, this strain is amazing for those suffering from insomnia thanks to its powerful sedative effects
- Marijuana patients who deal with symptoms of depression will enjoy the uplifting, euphoric buzz this strain offers
- The heavy Indica effects make this a great strain for managing chronic pain