El-Na is an indica-dominant strain out of Israel originally created by Tikun Olam to have balanced genetics specifically provided for the medicinal world. The original aim was to deliver stress relief and elevated mood for consumers who struggled with mental health disorders or chronic pain after cancer treatments. This mild strain doesn’t have a lot of information available regarding its specific genetics, however, that does very little to deter users from making it a fan favorite.
With THC hitting a high of 10%, it’s safe to say that this is an ‘every-man’ strain. For those less accustomed to the psychoactive effects from cannabis, this is a perfect introductory bud. Olive green and covered in light colored hair, this hashy bud has all the markers of a solid Israeli landrace, though that has neither been confirmed nor denied by breeders. This rare strain offers little in the way of vibrancy as far as appearance goes, however, you’ll find in spite of that these dense little buds boast bright flavors and a light aftertaste.
The high of this strain is relatively low-key and mostly meant as an introduction to cannabis through stress relief and pain management. Users find that a daily dose of this strain puts them in a good mood and a nice headspace for creative and relaxing activities, perfect whether you are a medical user or not. The strength of this flower is not one that will overwhelm you, so beginning and novice recreational users are welcome. This is a tingly bud that wastes no time in cheering you up and relaxing you from head to toe.
Medically speaking this strain is quite the godsend. The mild effects are highly beneficial to those who suffer from fibromyalgia, chronic pain, muscle tension, muscle spasms, inflammation, and other ailments that are a byproduct of chemotherapy or radiation after cancer. Those that suffer from mood disorders understand that sometimes there really is no magic pill, however, occasionally you can find a magic strain. This uplifting and happy experience will help to minimize feelings of depression, chronic stress, anxiety, bipolar, mania, and on occasion minor side effects of PTSD. If you suffer from erectile dysfunction this highly arousing strain will have you rip raring to go in no time.
Though there isn’t much information in the way of growing this plant, since it is indica-dominant it is safe to assume that it has a short flowering time of somewhere between 6 and 8 weeks and will do better indoors than out. Yields on these types of plants are typically average to above average, however, there’s really no way without specific genetics to know how difficult this plant would be to grow.
If you’re looking for a good introductory strain, El-Na is a fairly nice place to start. With mild flavor, mild effects, and an approachable attitude, you’ll find that whether you are a recreational or medicinal user, this is an agreeable plant to try out.