Shiva Skunk by Sensi Seeds is among the most powerful varieties in the Skunk family, crossing the famous Skunk #1 with the resinous and hardy Northern Lights #5. This potent indica inherits the sweet, pungent aroma typical of Skunk varieties and the high-yielding potential of its Northern Lights mother. Its effects tend toward the lazy side of the spectrum, so evening use is recommended.
The body high is quite intense and will definitely kindle the flames of the appetite, all the while inducing severe states of relaxation, calm, and couch lock. The head high ignited by the strain is characterised by thought provoking and exhilarating sensations and borders on the psychedelic.
These effects have some medical potential and are reported to help with pain, headaches, lack of appetite, muscle spasms, and stress. Be prepared to keep some water or juice nearby to counteract the possible dry mouth caused by smoking Shiva Skunk.
Shiva Skunk offers some delightful tastes that are defined as sweet and spicy. The strain also gives off a nice and pleasant scent of bubblegum, honey, and fruits.
About Shiva Skunk
Shiva Skunk is a popular pure Indica strain of cannabis. This plant was first created in Amsterdam by notorious cannabis growers Sensi Seeds. By crossing Skunk #1 and Northern Lights #5, Sensi Seeds created this potent flower that packs a long-lasting high. This strain fills the role of “beginner” Indica incredibly well because it’s potent high is not too much to handle for beginners. New medical cannabis patients may also find that this strain’s THC test data often lands somewhere between 13-20%, an excellent medium level of THC concentration.
Shiva Skunk buds often take on beautiful spade shapes in shades of mint and seafoam green. Expect to find olive and forest sugar leaves amongst these buds, in addition to some fuzzy orange hairs and a dusting of tiny off-white trichomes. This bud, as the name suggests, is quite the stinker. In fact, its pungent, skunky, citrus scent has become notoriously popular where this bud is sold. If you’re sensitive to or flat out don’t like the pungent smelling strains, avoid this strain as it’s flavor is even more pungent than its scent.
Due to Shiva Skunk’s notoriety, growing this strain has become a frequent pastime of medical patients and a staple of licensed grows alike. The strain’s popularity amongst the cannabis growing community is completely deserved. This easy-to-grow strain requires very little attention unlike some incredibly demanding strains. With a flowering time of just 7-9 weeks, many can expect to see between 3-6 ounces of bud per square foot of plant. This strain is also quite popular in grows where space is a concern, as this short, stout little plant never exceeds 30 inches in height.
Due to its nature as a pure Indica, users should expect this high to be incredibly body-centered, often leaving users with a completely clear mind. Many users have reported enjoying the intense feeling of being stoned right off the bat with this bud. This bud is almost always recommend for use in the evening, as it has a crazy powerful body high that can leave even some experienced smokers physically sedated, much to the delight of cannabis patients who suffer from chronic pains, stress, and migraines. While providing this intense, relaxing body high, Shiva Skunk manages to clear your mind of any negative thoughts you might be dwelling on, providing the opportunity to fully enjoy whatever it is that you’re doing. Users who suffer from depression and anxiety find that Shiva Skunk helps them shed their moody shells for happy, social experiences with friends and loved ones.
Despite being a compact plant, Shiva Skunk can offer high yields in the right hands, and has the added benefit of a short flowering time between 45-55 days.
THC: 13% – 20%
Shiva Skunk is a 100% pure indica hybrid strain created by breeders at the infamous Sensi Seeds farms as a potent cross between the insanely popular Skunk #1 X Northern Lights #5 strains. This dank bud boasts an intense THC level ranging from 13-20% on average and very potent and long-lasting indica effects. Shiva Skunk buds have dense spade-shaped minty green nugs with dusty green patches and olive green leaves. These nugs are spattered with thick fiery orange hairs and amber undertones as well as a frosty layer of fine crystal white trichomes. Shiva Skunk has an infamous pungent citrus skunk smell and a taste of sweet citrus skunk that gets more pungent upon exhale. Users describe the Shiva Skunk high as one that has a clean, happy and clear-headed stone that gives you both mind and body relief. You’ll be left lazy and sedated upon the come down but only mildly so, leaving you slightly awake. Due to these potent indica effects, Shiva Skunk is an ideal strain for treating patients suffering from conditions such as chronic stress and anxiety, chronic pain due to injury or illness, and sleep disorders, including insomnia and sleep apnea.
The smell of Shiva Skunk is often described as sharp and intense but extremely pleasant. With an overall sweetness that reeks intensely of skunk and earth, this cannabis strain has a pretty typical aroma compared to other Skunk types. For its weedy smell, Shiva Skunk can thank its father, Skunk No. 1.
The flavor of Shiva Skunk, although not as pungent as the scent, is still quite powerful. It tastes sweet and almost a bit milky; it also offers refreshing hints of berries and menthol. All of the notes combine to produce an oddly delectable tasting strain. People who have tried this cannabis describe the smoke as smooth. This is the case even for heavy coughers, so you shouldn’t have to worry about your throat hurting afterward.
Shiva Skunk buds tend to be round and dense. They almost have the look of a tightly wound ball of yarn at times. The sugar leaves appear a bit stringier than with some other strains. The coloration of this strain is quite classic for a Skunk type. It consists of yellowish-green sugar leaves and bright orange pistils, topped off by a glassy coating.