Banana Kush is an Indica dominant strain that smells and tastes like the name suggests – a smooth blend of bananas and good Kush.
Providing a potent Indica body high, which starts with laziness leading to complete sedation, this strain is almost always prescribed and recommended for nighttime use. Many will find it hard to stay awake after 2-3 hits taken an hour or two before bed.
Banana Kush contains some of the cerebral effects of a Sativa, including mood elevation and a powerful feeling of euphoria. However, it also comes with common minor side effects such as dry mouth and eyes, occasional dizziness, paranoia and headaches.
As mentioned above, this strain should be relegated to evening or nighttime use. It is highly prescribed to people fighting sleep deprivation and insomnia. Banana Kush is often sought out by patients suffering from chronic aches and pains. Others use it for relief from stress and anxiety. It may help patients suffering from migraines, glaucoma, nausea, eating disorders, and muscle spasms to a lesser degree.
Banana Kush is bred by Cali Kush. It is a cross between the widely known OG Kush mother and a Banana father. The result is a delicious strain that is 60% Indica with an 18-20% THC concentration. It is not recommended for amateur growers because it can require a great deal of attention. Banana Kush can be grown indoors or out. Having a lower yield than other strains, it flowers at about eight to nine weeks. Outside, the strain can reach up to 16 feet in height but will mature better in the controlled environment of an indoor grow.