Holy Grail Marijuana Strain Review
An hybrid between award-winning strains Kosher Kush and OG 18, Holy Grail does not disappoint. Kosher Kush has been Cannabis Cup Champion twice while OG #18 is a multi-winner. Originally bread by DNA Genetics and Reserva Privada, Holy Grail otherwise referred to as Holy Grail Kush, is an Indica-dominant strain that can rival some of the highest quality Indica strains out there. Strains that are Indica-dominant usually produce a “body high” and are usually effective in treating pain and anxiety- based disorders.
Holy Grail has upward of 24% THC, making it one of the most potent cannabis strains. It also has a higher than average CBD count, averaging at 4%. Most Indica-dominant strains usually have only about 0.1%.
Holy Grail Smell & Appearance
Holy Grail has sticky buds that produce thick resin and is covered in trichomes that make obvious the strains high THC content. Short in height, Holy Grail has dense buds that sometimes have bluish hues. Overall, it is a beautiful cannabis plant with even more beautiful benefits.
The strain has a unique aroma. It has a wonderful spicy/citrusy smell that is quite pungent. It also has hash and coffee undertones which adds to the uniqueness of Holy Grail’s aroma. It tastes just as spicy and citrusy as it smells.
Growing Holy Grail
New cannabis growers can be successful at growing Holy Grail just as much as veteran growers, as it is fairly easy to grow. Because of its height, it doesn’t need as much space as other strains would need and so can be grown indoor as well as outdoor and in a greenhouse. Holy Grail takes around nine weeks to harvest and should be given support when flowering. A lot of fertilizer is recommended for this plant to help it grow to its full potential. But be sure to let the natural aromas of the plant come out by easing off the nutrients for a couple of weeks, however. You can use either the Sea of Green method or the Screen of Green method to grow this strain. If grown correctly, you can expect between 500 and 650 grams of marijuana per square meter from Holy Grail. It also has strong cloning potential which is great for large scale or commercial growers who want to add another exquisite strain to offer their customers. After harvesting, it is best to let the nugs dry for a maximum of 7 days.
Tip: Use filters to maintain privacy when harvesting this strain because of how pungent it is.
Holy Grail’s Popularity
Holy Grail, like its parent strains, is a prize-winner. It came first place in the High Times Cannabis Cup in the hybrid category in 2011. It has been said to be the first marijuana strain to have got perfect scores! In 2012, it received another award, coming 2nd place in the Best Indoor Bio category at the Spannabis Cup.
Holy Grail’s fruity, citrusy taste makes for a good smoke as well as for a good vaping session. You may want to explore other ways of using this strain by making weed tea or coffee or add it to food which will compliment its taste and aroma. The high THC in this strain makes it a popular household strain that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. It produces a relaxing yet euphoric effect that does not lead to coach lock. Although taken at night, it can help persons suffering from insomnia. Overall, this strain has an uplifting and meditative effect on the mind.
Holy Grail’s Medicinal Benefits
Holy Grail has several medicinal uses which include:
- Reducing stress
People are living more stressful lives these days because of how fast paced the world has become. Many people hardly have the time to slow down because of the many roles they play in their personal and public lives. Every now and then they may need a stress reliever, and Holy Grail is the perfect choice.
- Managing anxiety
Persons suffering from anxiety disorders are constantly searching for relief. Traditional medication may work but may often prove more harmful than helpful. In this case, Holy Grail is a fitting substitute.
- Alleviating insomnia
Even though Holy Grail has an euphoric effect which makes it a good day time use when you need to be productive, it also helps with insomnia so it is also a good night-time strain.
- Fighting depression
Depression can wreck havoc on your emotional wellbeing and in your personal life. Holy Grail reduces your depression symptoms, making you feel joyful instead. Everybody can use a little joy in his life, especially when battling depression.
- Relieving Pain
The strain has pain fighting properties which makes it a better pain killer than opioids and other dangerous drugs.
- Dealing with nausea
A lot of people experience nausea at one point or another in their lives. Women on their periods sometimes do as well as chemotherapy patients. Holy Grail is beneficial to these persons as it alleviates the symptoms of nausea.
- Appetite stimulation
This strain is beneficial to those suffering from a loss of appetite that can be brought on by a myriad of reasons.
Here is a table containing some noteworthy info on Holy Grail:
|Positive Effects||Euphoric, relaxed,, chilled out|
|Flavors||Citrus, fruity, hash, spicey|
|May Relieve||Depression, insomnia, nausea, pain, anxiety|
|Aromas, Fragrance||Citrus, spicey|
|THC Content %||20-24%|
|Flowering time||9 weeks|
|Harvest||End of September- October|
Purchasing Holy Grail
You can find Holy Grail cannabis seeds or the actually buds to buy online or at your local dispensary. Holy Grail’s price is $200 per gram at Cannabis Oil Pharma. It is being sold for $250 at Marijuana Bud Shop. You can get this strain for similar prices at other dispensaries.
Holy Grail is a phenomenal strain bred from two widely popular strains. As an Indica-dominant strain with a high THC, it is a great option for pot users looking for a relaxing high and some wonderful medicinal benefits.