Potent, flavorful, and capable of delivering a strong blast of euphoric uplift, Garlic Budder—sometimes known simply as the “Garlic strain”—is a cannabis varietal to remember. Not that its funky flavors—think brown butter, lime, and blue cheese—fade from the memory anytime soon. If you love potent cannabis strains that deliver an unusual sensory profile, you’ll love the Garlic Budder strain.
From genetics to effects, here’s everything you need to know about Garlic Budder.
Garlic Budder’s Aromas, Flavors, and Terpenes
The name of this strain is no accident. As we noted a moment ago, the Garlic strain is noted for a highly unusual aromatic and flavor profile, one that’s often described as nutty, minty, garlic-scented, and intriguingly funky. As with all strains of cannabis, these characteristics are largely due to the Garlic strain’s terpene profile, which includes:
- Caryophyllene: A terpene known outside of cannabis for giving black pepper its spicy kick
- Limonene: Fresh and bright, limonene adds a citrusy note to Garlic Budder
- Linalool: Complex yet soothing, linalool is what gives lavender its signature aroma
- Myrcene: Earthy, spicy and sweet, myrcene is the most common and abundant terpene across strains
We’ve written about terpenes before, of course. Besides cannabinoids such as THC and CBD, this family of naturally aromatic chemicals constitutes the most impactful class of compounds found in cannabis. As the “essential oils” found all throughout the natural world, they impart each strain’s characteristic flavors, aromas, and—as a growing body of research suggests—important medical benefits as well.
For instance, a number of studies point to caryophyllene’s anti-inflammatory actions, and one suggests the terpene imparts “antioxidant and protective effects, which can be targeted to treat neurological diseases and disorders such as anxiety.”
For its part, myrcene has been shown to have potential analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anxiolytic (or anxiety-reducing) effects. And limonene, as well as imparting characteristically bright and cheerful citrus notes, may exert neuroprotective effects of its own.
Garlic Budder’s Genetics
When assessing a given cannabis strain, the first question is typically: Is it an indica or a sativa strain? As we’ve shared previously, classic indica strains are often associated with a powerful “body high,” while sativas tend to be associated with cerebral stimulation and uplift.
But the Garlic Budder is a hybrid, giving it a variety of effects that offer the best of both worlds. While the strain’s genetics are largely indica, the sativa effects—that euphoric burst of creativity we referenced earlier—are highly prominent.
As with any strain, Garlic Budder can thank its “parent strains” for these qualities. According to the original cultivator, Humboldt Seed Company, the Garlic Budder strain is descended from:
- GMO Cookies: Another indica-leaning hybrid, GMO is noted for a vibrant and revelatory body high that knocks back chronic pain, headaches, and other physical complaints. Fans of Garlic Budder will recognize the garlic and Diesel flavors common to GMO
- Fortune Cookies: Often described as “earthy” or “honey-flavored,” this potent strain is associated with an inspiring and long-lasting cerebral buzz that can empower your creative pursuits.
The Garlic Budder Strain: Cannabinoids and Effects
In terms of its effects, Garlic Budder delivers a fairly balanced blend of typical hybrid effects, though many fans report that the classic sativa uplift is prominent. That’s one reason the Garlic strain is often employed to combat feelings of anxiety, stress, and depression, as well as physical symptoms such as headaches.
We’ve already discussed Garlic Budder’s terpene content, but the bulk of its effects come largely from its cannabinoid profile. Cannabinoids, of course, are the family of natural compounds that includes THC and CBD, and as such they’re the most medically impactful class of compounds in cannabis.
With a THC content that typically exceeds 20%, it’s no wonder the Garlic strain is so trusted to deliver beneficial effects. As clinical studies suggest, THC helps reduce pain and inflammation, among other important impacts.
Embedded in this fact is a caution: If you’re using the strain to tame anxiety, less may actually be more. As clinical studies suggest, an excess of THC can stimulate anxiety rather than diminish it.
Growing the Garlic Budder Strain
According to many cultivators, Garlic Budder strain delivers above-average yields and is reasonably easy to grow, though doing so indoors may present challenges due to its abundant size and relatively long flowering period (roughly 70 days).
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