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Banana Kush

Banana Kush crosses two famous strains, OG Kush and Skunk Haze. It’s an indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain with a ratio of 60% indica and 40% sativa. Banana Kush is a THC dominant strain known for its high THC concentration.

While the THC levels average at around 21%, some reports suggest that it can reach up to 25% with the proper care when growing. However, cannabidiol (CBD) content is almost zero. Banana Kush has been described as having a sweet, fruity, tropical taste, not unlike that of bananas. The effects have been described as talkative, giggly, and sleepy. Banana Kush could be useful for managing stress, anxiety, chronic pain, and insomnia.

Banana Kush is a fun, juicy, and enjoyable smoke with flavors reminiscent of fresh bananas. This strain inspires an initial euphoric high that gives way to a strong feeling of relaxation that’s sleep-inducing and hard to resist, making it an excellent evening option.

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Cannabinoids

Tetrahydrocannabinol

THC

17%-25%

Cannabidiol

CBD

1%

Strain types

  • 60%Indica
  • 40%Sativa

Aromas

  • Banana
  • Earthy
  • Fruity
  • Skunk
  • Sweet
  • Tropical

Flavors

  • Banana
  • Earthy
  • Fruity
  • Skunk
  • Sweet
  • Tropical

Terpenes

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Camphene

  • Delta-3 Carene

  • Myrcene

  • Trans-Nerolidol

Flavonoids

Effects

Banana Kushs has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Full-Body High
  • Happiness
  • Relaxing
  • Sedating

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Paranoia
  • Thirst

Medical Applications

The Banana Kush strain is popular not only as a recreational but also as a medical one with multiple therapeutic applications.
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Muscle Spasms

A combination of THC and CBD can help reduce the frequency and intensity of muscle spasms and any related neuropathic pain.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular
Chronic Pain, Muscle Pain and Other Types of Pain

Cannabis contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds that can help reduce or distract from pain, including THC, CBD, and beta-caryophyllene.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular
  • Skeletal
Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Cannabis contains many anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) compounds that can beat stress and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Depression

Cannabinoids like CBD can help modulate serotonin transmission, giving it anti-depressant and anxiolytic effects.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Insomnia

THC can stimulate the release of the sleep neurotransmitter adenosine.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional

Dosing

Growing

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The Banana Kush strain is an average-sized plant with a thick main stem and sturdy branches. The buds grow in dense clusters and have an almost pyramid-like shape. They are almost neon green, interspersed with bright yellow and dark orange pistils. Banana Kush is considered to have moderate difficulty growing and isn’t recommended for beginners because it can require a lot of attention to flourish compared to other strains.

For example, this cannabis strain needs a steady supply of constant light to thrive, so it is recommended to grow it in an indoor, controlled environment. It also needs to be trimmed regularly to produce a good yield. However, this strain is also highly resistant to diseases and pests, making cultivating it easier.

Banana Kush seeds are relatively easy to get your hands on, and you can buy them online. Though this strain is best grown indoors, it can be grown outdoors in the right environment. If you live in a warm and sunny climate and have a location where the plants will get steady sunlight, outdoor cultivation is possible. This strain has an above-average yield size, with an outdoor yield size of around 21 ounces per plant (595 grams per plant) and an indoor yield size of 18 ounces per square meter (510 grams per square meter).

Height

The Banana Kush strain grows to around 30-60 inches (76-152cm) when grown indoors or outdoors.

Humidity and Temperature

Banana Kush needs a warm, sunny environment with steady light to grow. However, humidity should be kept low in the second half of the flowering period due to the flowers’ size and tightly bunched formation.

Flowering

Banana Kush takes approximately eight to nine weeks to flower when grown indoors. The strain flowers in early October if grown outdoors.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Banana Kush indica or sativa?

Banana Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain (cultivar) with a ratio of 60% indica and 40% sativa.

How does Banana Kush make you feel?

Banana Kush produces feelings of euphoria and relaxation. It makes you feel happy and relaxed and will make you sleepy as you come down from the high.

Is Banana Kush good for sleep?

Banana Kush is excellent for sleep. It’s almost always prescribed for insomnia, as a few hits of this strain taken an hour or so before bed makes it difficult for users to stay awake.

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