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Strain Review: Shiva Skunk (indica)

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Strain Review: Shiva Skunk (indica)

Our intrepid ganja chronnoisseur, Dragonfly, travels the world in search of the best cannabis and evaluates strains ranging from the popular and plentiful to the rare and exotic. She samples each strain in joints, glass bongs, vaporizers and bubblers, whenever available, taking careful notes of the smell, taste and nuanced effects of each one.

Shiva Skunk is widely believed to be the most powerful of skunks and one of the most potent indica strains in the world. This Dutch mega-hybrid combines Northern Lights #5 and Skunk #1 – considered the two most powerful strains in existence at the time of its creation. It’s a super frosty strain with bulbous trichomes and a mouth-watering appearance.

The smell: True to its name, this strain smells dank and skunky, with fruity, citrus undertones rounded out by a sweet, spicy finish.

The dry hit:
The dry puff fills your mouth with a pungent yet sweet skunk aroma. An orange-citrus scent lingers on the tongue.

The taste: Deeply complex, Shiva Skunk tastes of fuelly skunk, with a strong hint of sage in the after-taste.

The high: In small doses, Shiva Skunk creates a mildly energetic, stony head high. In greater amounts, this strain can knock you out cold. Somewhere in the middle of these two effects, Shiva Skunk can leave you pondering your place in the Universe and contemplating the world’s greatest mysteries. 
The steady creep of this skunk can leave you surprised to find out just how gone you are. Luckily, you’ll recover from the surprise quickly because Shiva Skunk inspires a happy alertness. If you’ve been looking for some clever ways to end the world’s problems, smoking this will surely make it easier to devise a solution. Functioning in broader society should not be a problem with Shiva as your guide.

Medicinally, Shiva Skunk is reportedly good for treating insomnia, and provides potent pain relief.

The word: With dense, crystalline buds, delicious bag appeal, and a notably fast finishing time of under 7-8 weeks, Shiva Skunk is a commercially viable strain that’s easy to come by in most medical marijuana markets.

22 Comments

22 Comments

  1. RamBone

    November 28, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    Its been my favorite for the last 4 or 5 years. Peak Seeds has it as Northern/Skunk, everyone that tries it say’s its tops. Easy to grow, not temperamental at all and the yield is very good.

  2. joe g 2268

    December 20, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Please let me know your opinion as it is very important to me. I smoked most of my teenage years with good but mostly bad experiences.including massive paranoia and puking.but i have people telling me that i stopped bc of the strain and dose and I’m thinking if its a shall dose of shiva skunk I’ll be ok.what do you think.only your response is important to me.please respond..
    Thanks for all your input on the subject

  3. myrtle nelson

    September 11, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    just wanted to know a little about pot

  4. Randy Cosgrove

    February 18, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    I hope to find my #1cerripto It lives up to It’s name and takes the pain away from arthritis

  5. Mick Hair

    February 4, 2014 at 3:38 am

    Sounds beautiful, say you had an area 1metre x 1metre, with a 600 watt high pressure sodium, how much do you reckon you would harvest

  6. Deborah Murphy

    January 28, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    If she needs help in the chronnoisseur field I am eager to assist and share. LOVE IT

  7. tizza

    January 4, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    I have growen northerlights many years ago,and haven’t found a strain up to its stranded,still number one on my list list.

  8. Sylvia

    January 3, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Love to try it

  9. Karen Milano

    January 3, 2014 at 6:11 am

    She was my fav. When I crossed these two in 1990…she had no name…NL5xSK1….Shiva…ahhhhhhh…lovely lady!

  10. philip

    January 3, 2014 at 5:10 am

    It’s the best med. ever.

  11. Texas Tea

    January 3, 2014 at 3:53 am

    Ready for sum, Way down TEXAS WAY !!!

  12. Dwow24

    January 3, 2014 at 12:30 am

    how do you get her job!?! I want in!

  13. erik

    January 2, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Love it

  14. francisco estrada jr

    January 2, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    I like to smoke weed

  15. Charlie Westcoast

    January 2, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    I like your post , send me a sample

  16. jynx.clark

    January 2, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    I love northern lightS, I think if I smoked this in a small amount I’d be pretty shwasted.

  17. Timothy Simpson

    January 2, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Good

  18. justin madsen

    January 2, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    I love cannabis

  19. Gordon L Smith

    January 2, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    I like your posts, and like to known more about growing.

  20. Wade

    January 2, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I would try it

  21. JayBall

    January 2, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    I’m definitely gonna research this one… in a personal manner. #experience

  22. willie rodgers

    January 2, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    sounds like my kind of bud

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