Durban Poison - Sativa
Durban Poison is a pure sativa strain that gained worldwide notoriety thanks to its sweet smell and energetic effects. Patients often report feeling uplifted, energetic, euphoric, and happy when enjoying this. This strain averages 18-20% THC, but the THC only tells a small portion of this strain’s story.
Terpene Profile and Effects
Cannabis has a notably strong unique aroma, and each individual strain has a different smell as well. The part of the cannabis plant that causes these different smells are the terpenes, aromatic molecules secreted inside the resin glands of the cannabis flowers. Terpenes not only provide a wide range of smells but can also accentuate the cannabinoid profile resulting in stronger and more focused physical and mental effects than the THC % would lead you to believe.
The primary terpenes found in Durban Poison include linalool, caryophyllene, and humulene.
Linalool is the most responsible for the recognizable marijuana smell thanks to its spicy and floral notes and can also be found in lavender, mint, and cinnamon. This terpene provides very strong sedative and relaxing properties. Patients suffering from arthritis, depression, seizures, insomnia and even cancer, have all found aid using this terpene.
Caryophyllene, also found in black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, and other spices like oregano, is best known for its spicy and peppery notes. Beta-caryophyllene binds to CB2 receptors, hence its use in anti-inflammatory topicals and creams. Caryophyllene is the only terpene that binds to cannabinoid receptors.
Humulene, besides in cannabis, can be found in clove, sage, and black pepper. Its aroma contains earthy, woody, and spicy notes. It has a variety of medical properties. Early research has shown that it prevents cancer cells from growing. In addition, it often suppresses appetite, reduces inflammation, relieves pain, and fights bacterial infections.