When it comes to Mango Kush, the nighttime is the only right time. Mango Kush’s effects, which can include “couch-lock” drowsiness and relaxation to the extreme, make it a strain most wisely consumed after sundown. A classic ‘munchies’ strain as well, many folks turn to it to calm nausea and induce appetite. But only an educated few are aware of what additional benefits they’re getting from Mango Kush before the pizza boy delivers that deep dish with extra cheese.
Terpenes are all the rage right now in the weed community, and for good reason. Science-based fondness for weed beyond THC is thankfully on the rise. Science and technology are uncovering additional benefits in cannabis, with terpenes being the compound that’s making the most of the limelight.
Terpenes are fragrant oils that lend cannabis its aromatic fullness and range. These oils are produced in a flower’s sticky resin glands, the same components that secrete THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids. It’s important to also remember that terpenes are not at all unique to cannabis. Indeed, they can be found in an array of other herbs, fruits, and plants beyond weed.
And like cannabinoids, terpenes stick to receptors in the brain, helping to launch various effects on the mind and body. The list of terpenes can easily approach 20,000, but Mango Kush only has two in any meaningful measure:
Humulene, one of the primary terpenes, can be located in clove, basil, and hops. This terpene lends a soft and earthy, woodsy aroma, plus pungent herbal notes that longtime fans can spot in some of their favorite strains.
Humulene’s other medical assets include (but aren’t limited to):
Pinene is the other well-known terpene found in Mango Kush. Pinene cannot be missed thanks to a sharp, sweet pine aroma, and cannabis strains featuring pinene, like Mango Kush, have been hailed for their ability to improve memory retention and alertness. This terpene also helps support medical conditions like inflammation and breathing issues like asthma.
Like all terpenes, pinene is not found in just one weed strain. It appears in nature as well, found in such plants and plant products like pine needles, conifers, and sage.
In addition, the pinene in Mango Kush provides a slight increase in a user’s focus. Pinene has also been proven to hold back on some of THC’s effect on the brain, allowing for a more controllable psychoactive onset, keener cerebral ability, and improved cognitive functioning.
When choosing a strain of Mango Kush based on its terpene content, don’t forget that different harvests may present shockingly different terpenoid profiles due to variations in cultivation and curing techniques. Lab-tested Mango Kush is the only reliable way of knowing its specific terpene potency. Without it, you’ll have to trust your nose to support you. And even the bloodhounds haven’t got this one perfectly pegged.
Does Mango Kush give you the “giggles?” Does it help you come out of your shell (at least before you crawl on the couch to stay)? Comment back to us — how do you feel Mango Kush’s terpenes impacting your weed experience?