Mango Kush is a strain so fragrant and bursting with such a sweet and fruity aroma that you will feel like you have been transported to a beautiful, sunny tropical island. So, does Mango Kush, with its wonderfully enticing aroma, offer more than just a delicious fragrance? Read on to find out…
What is the Mango Kush Strain?
The Mango Kush strain is an indica-dominant (65% indica/ 35% sativa) cross between Mango and Hindu Kush. Its effects kick in pretty much immediately, and smokers of this strain say that it has an uplifting and euphoric buzz, but also makes you feel deeply relaxed. Mango Kush weed is an ideal strain for evening use and the happy, giggly, mood it brings about makes this strain a great social strain for enjoying with friends.
Mango Kush weed’s effects tend to last for no more than a couple of hours, with the initial uplifting buzz starting to wane after an hour, being replaced by a deeper body stone. You’ll feel like just chilling out as you naturally begin to feel drowsier during the second hour after you started smoking this strain.
The Mango Kush strain gets its name as its fragrance resembles the smell of a fresh Mango. As well as smelling like this sweet tropical fruit, there are also hints of banana and pungent, earthier aromas in there too, giving it a unique and distinctive aroma.
The Mango Kush strain, just like a fresh Mango, is a taste sensation. Unsurprisingly, it has a sweet and tropical, fruity mango and banana taste, blended with a distinctive Kush flavor. Smokers of Mango Kush weed also say that it has an earthy and woody flavor, too, with a hint of pine detectable on the exhale.
Appearance-wise, a Mango Kush plant is quite short and usually only reaches about five feet in height when fully grown. A Mango Kush plant produces dense buds and is typically heavily coated in bright orange pistils, which are the female reproductive organs of the plant.
Mango Kush Strain Grow Info
A Mango Kush plant is considered to be a relatively easy one to grow and one that is even suitable for a novice grower to try their hand at. It is naturally highly resistant to disease and thrives in a warm, dry, and sunny climate with temperatures ranging between 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit.
While this plant doesn’t grow too tall, it tends to thicken significantly during the vegetative stage. Mango Kush growers will have to regularly prune and trim this plant to keep its shape under control. A more compact shape will make it easier to maintain and will also help with airflow and circulation.
While differing flowering periods for a Mango Kush plant have been reported, the typical flowering period is between nine to eleven weeks, with mid-to-late October being the ideal time for outdoor harvesting. The average yield for a Mango Kush plant grown outdoors is around 16 ounces per plant. Those growing this plant indoors can expect a slightly lower yield of about 14 ounces per square meter.
THC Content – Highest Test
The highest THC level recorded in the Mango Kush strain is reportedly 20%. More typically, though, the THC level of this strain tends to range between 11-16%.
CBD Content – Highest Test
The average CBD level of the Mango Kush strain is approximately 0.3%.
Medical Benefits of the Mango Kush Strain
As well as being an enjoyable recreational strain, Mango Kush also offers many health benefits to the medicinal cannabis user. Due to the uplifting and euphoric high that Mango Kush weed brings about, it provides relief (albeit temporary relief) for sufferers of mood disorders like depression and anxiety.
The deeply relaxed feeling experienced by smokers of Mango Kush weed makes this strain a great way to de-stress and unwind after a long and busy day. In fact, smokers of Mango Kush say that the deep body high also makes this strain effective at treating a whole host of painful conditions, from arthritis and muscular pain to lower back pain, to name just a few.
The natural drowsiness and soporific effect, which result from Mango Kush’s indica-dominant genetics, also make this strain a potential solution for people with insomnia. Mango Kush’s soporific effects tend to kick in after the euphoric buzz of the first hour has past, so it is important if you are smoking this strain to treat insomnia, you begin smoking this strain earlier in the evening rather than right before you go to bed or you will be lying awake for a while.
Mango Kush has been described as a classic “munchie-inducing” strain due to its appetite enhancing effect. It is not generally described as being a go-to strain for treating nausea but is believed to relatively effective as an antiemetic.
Possible Side Effects of the Mango Kush Strain
Smokers of Mango Kush weed say that it produces the more common side effects like dry mouth and dry eyes regularly experienced from smoking most cannabis strains. Some Mango Kush weed smokers have said that they felt other adverse side effects, such as feeling slightly more anxious, a little dizzy, having a mild headache, but these adverse reactions are far less commonly reported.
Some smokers of this strain also found that it produced a short-term “couch-lock” effect due to the deep body stone that it causes. The likelihood of ending up couch-locked from smoking this strain is dependent on how much you consume in one sitting and your overall tolerance to the strain’s effects.
Final Thoughts on the Mango Kush Strain
The Mango Kush strain is an excellent choice for both the recreational and medicinal cannabis smoker. The recreational smoker will enjoy the initial buzz and uplifting effects that smoking this strain brings about. The medicinal cannabis smoker will find this strain effective at treating a range of health conditions, such as depression, chronic stress, mild painful conditions, and insomnia, to name just a few.