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Dragon’s Breath

Dragon Breath is a sativa-dominant hybrid cross strain made by crossing the Northern Lights indica strain with the Jack Herer sativa strain. It’s also believed that an unknown skunk strain is added into the mix. This is likely responsible for the intense, skunky scents. Its flavor profile is earthy, sweet, citrusy, and slightly spicy.

Dragon Breath was created by Ocean Grown Seeds and has become increasingly popular. However, the actual genetic makeup of Dragon Breath isn’t known. Most breeders think it’s sativa-leaning, while some consider it a balanced hybrid with 50% Cannabis sativa and 50% Cannabis indica genetics.

In 2018, High Times named Dragon Breath their “10 Best Weed Strains To Ring In The New Year.” The strain is primarily known in the cannabis community for its clear-headed effects.

The appearance of Dragon Breath is attractive, with large and lumpy buds. They take on a color ranging from forest green to purple and blue. The buds also have a frosty coating of sticky trichomes.

Cannabinoids

Tetrahydrocannabinol

THC

20%-22%

Cannabidiol

CBD

0.48%-0.68%

Cannabigerol

CBG

0.28%-0.75%

Strain types

  • 50%Indica
  • 50%Sativa

Aromas

  • Earthy
  • Fruity
  • Pepper
  • Skunky
  • Spicy
  • Tropical

Flavors

  • Citrus
  • Earthy
  • Spicy
  • Sweet

Terpenes

Terpenes are an abundant chemical compound found across all plant species, and specific properties of these compounds contribute to the plant’s aroma, flavor, or pigmentation. All cannabis plants contain several terpenes, and some varieties have different compositions.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Linalool

  • Ocimene

  • Terpinolene

  • Valencene

Flavonoids

Effects

Dragon’s Breaths has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Energizing
  • Focus
  • Laughter
  • Relaxing
  • Sociable
  • Talkative

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Paranoia

Dragon’s Breath is shown to provide a number of positive and negative side effects.

Medical Applications

Dragon Breath's can help with a variety of physical and psychological conditions.
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

THC and CBD interact with the endocannabinoid system to relieve some of the pain and other symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Organ Systems

  • Muscular
  • Other
  • Skeletal
Headache & Migraine

Cannabis’ ability to modulate serotonin transmission can help relieve the intensity and frequency of headaches in some cases.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
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
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD)

Utilizing CBD and other phytocannabinoids and terpenes in cannabis may help replace the lost endocannabinoids, helping treat pain and mood disorders associated with NF1 gene mutations. Using THC may help boost dopamine levels in the brain.

Medical cannabis may also help reduce the intake of stimulant medications. Terpenes like beta-caryophyllene and limonene may be beneficial for reducing the intake of stimulants and addiction in general.

Organ Systems

  • Mental / Emotional

Dosing

Growing

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Dragon Breath plants are relatively easy to grow, even for first-time cannabis planters. They require less maintenance than other strains because the plants are resistant to molds, pests, and mildew.

The yield is roughly similar to the average yield for cannabis strains. When grown indoors, you’ll obtain approximately 16 ounces (453 grams) of Dragon Breath bud per square meter of the plant. If you grow Dragon Breath outdoors, you can expect a slightly higher yield of around 18 ounces (510 grams) of bud per square meter of the plant.

Cultivators suggest that growing methods suitable for the Dragon Breath strain include:

  • Sea of Green: Many small plants are grown in a limited space instead of a few larger plants.
  • Screen of Green: The plant’s branches are made to grow horizontally to expose more buds to the sunlight.

Height

Dragon Breath plants usually reach heights between 30 and 60 inches (0.7 and 1.5 meters).

Humidity and Temperature

Like many cannabis strains, Dragon Breath grows best in a warm, dry, and sunny environment– often described as a “Mediterranean” climate.
The temperature of the environment has a significant impact on the color of the flowers. Dragon Breath flowers are dark blue and purple in cooler temperatures, and in warmer temperatures, they’re light green.

Flowering

The average flowering time for Dragon Breath plants is eight to nine weeks. If you’re growing Dragon Breath outdoors in the Northern Hemisphere, the plants will likely be ready to harvest during mid-October.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dragon Breath good for sleep?

Dragon Breath weed isn’t the best strain for inducing or helping with sleep, and it initially makes you uplifted and energetic and puts you in a happy and giggly mood. Although Dragon Breath also brings on sedating and relaxing feelings, these are mild and aren’t believed to be strong enough to put you to sleep as some other strains can.

What is Dragon Breath good for?

Dragon Breath is a good strain for medical and recreational uses.

Dragon Breath is suitable for managing and treating several physical and psychological conditions. These include ADHD, anxiety, depression, migraines, chronic fatigue, and muscle spasms.

Due to the energizing effects of Dragon Breath, it’s also a good strain to have around when socializing and for improving your creativity. It’s best to use it in the daytime or early evening.

How does Dragon Breath make you feel?

Dragon Breath weed first brings on a rapid head-high and makes you feel uplifted, creative, happy, and energetic. Shortly after, you’ll feel relaxed and mildly sedated as the head-high wears off.
These effects are due to the sativa-leaning genetics and high THC content of Dragon Breath.

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