Whoever said an apple a day will keep the doctor away never tried candy as a substitute. This sweet as sugar strain is a perfectly balanced medical grade option sure to give you all the pros while leaving all the cons to the birds. The actual makeup of the Butterscotch bud is unknown, as are the breeders, but that doesn’t stop it from being a flavor favorite amongst the medical and recreational communities alike.
An intense odor of butterscotch and hash aren’t the only stand out things about this otherwise mellow dessert strain: the THC levels hit a whopping average of 18% and CBD tops 2% regularly. These orange hued, brown and green nugs give off the appearance of Werther’s Originals, with aromas and flavors to match. The smell is so unique and strong, in fact, you can get that buttery goodness right through the bag.
The Butterscotch high is one of pure indica, even though it is an even split down the middle. You are unlikely to be too energized or have racing thoughts, however, you will become quickly couch locked and ready to melt into your mattress. With very little effort, this nightcap strain washes over you with warming tingles and soothes down any aches or pains you may have left from the day. After a short period of time, the extremely relaxing body effects will have you nodding in and out of consciousness in a blissful daze.
Because of this highly sedative experience, medical users rave about this strain for its many practical effects. The pain relief that Butterscotch offers is unparalleled in many respects, swooping in and clearing the body of aches and tension. This is also great for chronic migraines, muscle spasms, tension, insomnia, and restless leg syndrome. If you suffer from mood disorders caused by mental health issues, this strain is beneficial in the treatment of depression, stress, anxiety, and some cases of bipolar and PTSD. This strain can get overwhelming quickly if you are not aware of your limits or are a first time or novice user.
The overall impression of Butterscotch as a plant is a positive one. This easy-going gal has an average flowering time of 8 to 9 weeks and will give an above average yield for well managed indoor systems. The outdoor climates should be sunny and dry for best results and users can expect an above average harvest around mid-October. The plants grow quite tall so indoor growers will want to trim heavily and early. This strain is resistant to most molds and fungi.
Butterscotch is a medical strain that has an unmatched aroma, dessert-like flavor profile, and effects that would make a seasoned veteran blush. The simplicity of the grow and availability of the seeds makes this a really worthwhile plant for newer gardeners looking to try out a new strain. Enjoy this one as a nighttime smoke for best results.
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