Raspberry Kush is an Indica dominant hybrid strain of Cannabis consisting of roughly 75% Indica and 25% Sativa. The original lineage of this strain comes from the Hindu Kush mountain range that extends between central Afghanistan and northern Pakistan. The genetics of this subset of Indica strain is unknown but it is suggested to have been derived from Raspberry Cough and one of the Cheese Kush strains.
Typical levels of active ingredients in Raspberry Kush are: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) >15% and Cannabidiol (CBD) about 0.33%.
Raspberry Kush has deep, dark green buds with hints of purple that are frosted with trichomes and crystals. The buds are dense and tightly formed nugs with a plentiful array of orangish brown hairs interlaced throughout. Raspberry Kush has strong hints of berries and cream and has a sweet and earthy flavor. It is very smooth and has no aftertaste. Users agree that it has an exceptional taste, and a pleasant aroma.
It grows to a medium height and has a flowering time of 9-10 weeks. Because of its hardy nature, it can be grown indoors (in soil or hydro medium) and outdoors and may yield up to 400 to 500 grams per square meter when grown properly outdoors.
Raspberry Kush can be used to treat different kinds of pain, but is particularly effective with headaches. Raspberry Kush induces relaxation which may be helpful in mitigating stress. It has also been found to relieve inflammation, muscle spasms, lack of sleep, lack of appetite, and irritability.
Raspberry Kush may make patients feel, happy, relaxed, focused, and creative. Moreover, a sense of euphoria created by this strain may benefit people with depression and anxiety related disorders including PTSD. It also has sedating effects and may be helpful for people having trouble sleeping. For this reason, this strain is recommended for evening and night time use. It is well-suited for creative endeavors such as music and art.
More recently, this strain has also been suggested to be beneficial for anorexia, bipolar disorders, multiple sclerosis, cancer, asthma, fibromyalgia diabetes, Crohn’s disease, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
At its onset, it has been known to boost the body’s energy levels and thus is ideal for alleviating fatigue, however the noted drowsiness may also occur a couple hours after use or when medicating with higher doses of the strain.
The side effects of Raspberry Kush include dry mouth, dry eyes and occasional dizziness.