Named after the Hindu deity Shiva, Shiva Skunk is one heavy, meditative indica. Bordering on psychedelic, pick up this indica when you’re in the mood for something slow, euphoric, and filled with contemplation. As one of the most potent strains in the Skunk family, be prepared to fully invest in a cannabis experience. Marijuana patients will also find it’s also great for pain and bodily tension.
Shiva Skunk is named after the Hindu God, Shiva. Also referred to as the “Lord of Bhang” and the “Lord of Dance,” Shiva is regarded as the patron of yoga, meditation, and arts. Named in honor of the deity, you can count on Shiva Skunk to make you feel a little meditative, blissful, and one with your own body.
Great for gentle stretching, the indica body relaxation is likely to make you feel limber and peaceful. Yet, the combination of the physical and euphoric effects can border on psychedelic, especially if you find a high-THC flower. Save this strain for a time when you really want to sink in and experience a high.
Though Shiva Skunk has medical value (we’ll get to that in a minute), this is a great recreational strain. It’s not one you’ll want to take to a club unless you prefer to be slow-moving.
However, it cultivates a very distinct mind and body experience. Shiva Skunk can be creative and enlightening, allowing you to sink into a meditative space.
Shiva Skunk can also be quite silly. You’re likely to find yourself in a giggle fit and ready to have a jolly good time. This strain is considered one of the most powerful of the Skunk strains, so be ready for an interesting cannabis adventure.
First bred by Sensi Seeds, Shiva Skunk is a cross between Northern Lights # 5 and Skunk #1. Northern Lights is an indica hybrid that provides a blissfully sedative high with plenty of full-body relaxation. Skunk #1 is a famous high-energy hybrid with a reputation for promoting creativity.
The combination of the two resulted in a body-melting strain with plenty of thought-provoking mental awareness. The THC content in Shiva Skunk can vary a bit, it typically runs between 15 and 20%. New consumers may enjoy the unique headspace found in lower THC flower.
This interesting strain has a skunky aroma with undertones of sweet wood. The sweetness in this strain can be almost berry-like at times, and some may also detect a little bit of citrus. Overall, even the aroma of this strain is calming and delicious.
The nugs of Shiva Skunk are almost spade-shaped, with deep green leaves mixed into the lighter mint shaded ones. Densely packed, riddled with orange pistils and topped off with a modest frosting over crystal white trichomes, marijuana consumers will be licking their lips at the site of this strain.
While this strain is available on the West Coast of the US, Shiva Skunk is most popular in Europe.
Thanks to its number of medical applications, Shiva Skunk is widely sought after by marijuana patients looking to treat a number of conditions.