This compact and extremely resinous indica honors it namesake, the Hindu deity that is most closely identified with hashish. Nevertheless, its origin is firmly rooted in Dutch glory.
Heritage & Genetics: Even before this strain got its official call-sign, Shiva Skunk was already a hit with growers around the world. Created by Dutch breeder Sensi Seeds in 1987, and introduced as NL#5xSK#1, growers quickly acknowledged the favorable growing characteristics and effects of this Northern Lights #5 and Skunk #1 hybrid.
Flavor & Aroma: Shiva Skunk compliments it parents’ typical pungent skunky bouquet of earthy aromas with the fruity sweetness of berries.
Effect: Shiva Skunk has been widely celebrated for it heavy sedative effects that immediately ease the body as well as the mind into a deeply serene state of bliss and tranquility. Large doses, however, can send even the most seasoned cannaisseur to dreamland.
Medical: Ongoing research has suggested that high THC and low CBD strains may have potential benefits including relieving symptoms of Glaucoma. Although thought to be more effective when working together with CBD, THC is also understood to have some pain-relieving properties on its own. Considering this, this high THC strain may also provide some relief from general aches and pains.
Grow characteristics: This stocky little plant won’t show the full extent of how thick and dense its buds can become until late in the flowering period. So, don’t despair if the flowers look a bit poor in the beginning. Shiva Skunk yields the best result if grown with a hydroponic system or sea of green (SOG) environment. Since this strain is used to a warmer, Mediterranean climate, it doesn’t do well in mid and northern European regions.