By Sierra Waldrop –
Known to be extremely effective for an array of medicinal uses, Purple Arrow has quickly become a number one choice for many with moderate to severe medical conditions who need relief. With a higher than average CBD content (for more information on CBD and its uses, check out our CBD info page), this strain provides relief for many without a “stoned” or couch-lock feeling. This is very beneficial for those who need to still remain functional and ready for any task. If this sounds like what you need, Purple Arrow may be exactly what you’re looking for.
About the Plant
An Indica dominant (85% Indica, 15% Sativa) hybrid, Purple arrow is a mix of strains Purple Afghani (Indica dominant hybrid) and Hindu Kush (Indica). This strain packs a 24% THC content and is a CBD rich strain with levels up to 3% CBD.
Reaching up to three feet in height, Purple Arrow plants typically flower in 45 to 60 days. Buds are of medium-sized and quite dense, showing a beautiful coloring of light green intertwined with hues of purple and a spattering of amber hairs. Unlike other high THC strains, Purple Arrow has only a light layer of trichomes and resin.
The aroma is earthy and floral, with herbal and sweet notes. The earthiness is extended into the taste, with a strong rosy floral flavor that is followed by sweetness on the tongue. Smoke for this strain can be expected to generally be smooth.
Effects of Purple Arrow
Immediately you will feel an uplifting sense of relief and light euphoria. An evenly distributed high, you can definitely feel the potency, but without feeling heavy like many potent Indicas or hybrids.
The cerebral buzz provides an overall sense of happiness, coupled with both mind and body relaxation. The relaxation is effective, quieting any anxiety or racing thoughts while leaving you feeling a sense of focus and attentiveness. Purple Arrow also gives some a sense of creative energy, which can be applied to an array of uses, from work to hobbies.
As many Indica dominant strains do, expect to get a case of the munchies.
Pain of all kinds, including nerve, muscular, arthritis, chronic and severe pain melt away when Purple Arrow is used. Those with conditions involving inflammation, including some bowel disorders, will find the anti-inflammatory properties of this strain incredibly helpful. Pain, stress, depression, nausea, headaches and muscle spasms are also lessened by Purple Arrow, as well as nausea and lack of appetite due to medical conditions or disorders.
The uplifted mood caused by this strain helps those with depression, while the mental calm aids those with anxiety. Those with attention deficit disorders such as ADD and ADHD will find the focus gained with Purple Arrow to be useful.
Possible Side Effects
This strain may cause dry mouth or dry eyes, with a lesser chance of a possible headache.
The creative focus felt from this strain can be harnessed to concentrate on projects around the house, while working, or for hobbies such as painting or making music. Although, most patients find that the medical relief alone, that they get from Purple Arrow, allows them to be more productive during the day.