Purple Gas is eye candy, and all of us want a piece of it.
Hybrid hemp strains are a creative way for farmers and growers to bring out the desired qualities of the different cannabis strains. One of those qualities is the purple color that streaks through the flowers of some strains, among them Purple Gas. Even if the lovely color is not associated with higher potency or a specific taste or smell, we sure like it when our cannabis comes in a rainbow.
The Purple Gas hemp strain has less than 0.01% THC, making it non-psychotropic and legal in every U.S. state. Contrary to that, the good news is that its CBD content is relatively high, oscillating between 18% and 22%. This content makes Purple Gas a preferred strain for tincture extraction and medical support in seizure treatments and other neurological conditions.
The nuggets of the Purple Gas hemp strain are not very big, but their chunkiness compensates for it. The dense, heavy flowers are compact, of dark green-colored leaves streaked with purple patches. Their pistil hairs are also of toned-down colors, an orange so dark that it looks almost red. Finally, a fine layer of trichome crystals covers the buds while storing a sizable amount of resin.
Let us open the jar and take a whiff of our Purple Gas hemp strain buds. The smell we will find is a mixture of earthy, piney, and citrusy aroma. When we open a nugget, what expects underneath the surface are hints of floral lavender and a gassy skunk.
True to its aroma, the Purple Gas hemp strain’s taste is also earthy and sweet. This strain will be gentle with your mouth and throat.
The refreshing pine and floral flavor will caress your taste buds, while its honey background warns you about the upcoming food cravings.
Most plants and some animals produce these protective aromatic oils. However, in animals, the purpose of terpenes is to maintain their fur, feathers or scales clean and parasite-free.
The terpene production in plants develops to deter predators and attract pollinators. Plant terpenes have many beneficial effects on humans, ranging from pain management to cancer tissue shrinking.
Hemp plants have the most extensive amount and variety of terpenes known. These terpenes show up in different strains, making them of specific use in everyday life or as medical treatment supporters. Our guest, the Purple Gas hemp strain, has rare terpenes that give it some special traits: myrcene, bisabolol, caryophyllene, and terpineol.
- Myrcene. Beta-myrcene is the most frequent terpene in cannabis. It activates the cannabinoid receptors in the brain, increasing the effects of the active molecules in your weed. Besides, it is responsible for the hoppy aroma in beer and some hemp strains, including Purple Gas. Along with the smell and taste, myrcene also provides cannabis with health benefits, acting as an anti-inflammatory, pain relief, and soothing agent.
- Bisabolol. One of the rare terpenes in the Purple Gas hemp strain, alpha-bisabolol, is a shared terpene with chamomile, giving both plants their pleasant floral aroma. It is widely searched for in the cosmetic industry because of its antioxidant, anti-irritation, and analgesic properties.
- Caryophyllene. Beta-caryophyllene is a regular terpene in many hemp strains, as well as spices like rosemary, lavender, cloves, or cinnamon. It gives a spicy, peppery aroma and a similar flavor to the undertones of Purple Gas. Caryophyllene is the only terpene that also acts as a cannabinoid, binding to its receptors. Its cannabinoid properties make it a helper in the building of tolerance to cold environments and the treatments for alcoholism.
- Terpineol. Another rare occurrence of the Purple Gas hemp strain, alpha-terpineol, is a terpene that also appears in cardamom and lapsang souchong tea. It gives a floral lilac scent we can find in the undertones of Purple Gas. Its relaxing properties are responsible for the couch-lock effect of the strains that contain it, while its benefits include antibiotic and antioxidant properties.
The Purple Gas hemp strain effects come quickly, fully establishing at 30 minutes from the first hit. You will get a full-body calm and happy feeling that will spread within both mind and body and induce some giggles. Your mood will improve almost immediately, and a boost of creativity will make you want to wake and bake before getting your hands on your everyday activities.
Besides, the Purple Gas hemp strain also gives you a durable high. You can have sessions as long as 4 or 5 hours, during which you will feel physically and mentally refreshed. Pour out your imagination. Purple Gas will keep you happy and focused while you work with your mind.
We can transfer the many benefits of the Purple Gas hemp strain to resin extracts or CBD tinctures. From them, we can elaborate soaps, ointments, or oral supplements to deliver the Purple Gas benefits comfortably.
Furthermore, the Purple Gas hemp strain is a pain and migraine reliever. Thanks to its quick action, it is helpful to treat the early onset of anxiety crises and stress and depression symptoms. It will alleviate your fatigue and fight your insomnia, helping you to achieve better sleep patterns.
Psychiatrists have used Purple Gas to support bipolar disorders and PTSD treatments, while oncologists lean on it to fight nausea and appetite loss of their chemotherapy patients.
There are no significant side effects from the use of the Purple Gas Hemp Strain. As it happens with most cannabis strains, you might feel some dryness in your mouth and eyes. Stay hydrated and keep some water nearby to avoid any discomfort.
Purple Gas Hemp Strain Genetics
Purple Gas results from multiple strain crossings, which go back to the landrace Indica Hindu Kush. The direct progenitors of Purple Gas are BaOx and Therapy.
BaOx is a potent CBD strain that inherits to Purple Gas its high CBD content, spicy, peppery aroma, and healthy amounts of caryophyllene and myrcene. Besides these properties, CBD growers prefer BaOx because of its durability and efficient growing time, which give therapeutic products a consistent quality.
Therapy is another hemp strain with high CBD content. The selective breeding of Therapy gives it a minimum of THC while maximizing its CBD to bring out its therapeutic qualities. The inheritance on Purple Gas includes its medicinal properties and its fruity, citrusy aroma.
The short and sturdy Sativa features of the Purple Gas hemp strain make it a suitable companion to grow indoors, as long as you can give it the amount of light and the treatment it needs.
The plants will grow up to 3 or 4 feet tall when you plant them indoors. When you have them outdoors, they will reach more than 5 ft.
At the beginning of the flowering period, you can drop down the nighttime temperatures to bring out the purple coloring of the flowers. A difference of 10° to 15°C between your daytime and nighttime temperatures should be enough to stimulate the color appearance.
A Purple Gas hemp strain plant will give you a crop of 22 to 25 oz with the proper care and light regime.
If you have a sweet tooth and love hybrid strains, the perfect alternative to the Purple Gas hemp strain is the Sour Space Candy bud. This enticing flower will take you to the moon and back with its amazing terpene profile and delicious sour aroma.