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Strain Review: Dutch Dragon

A Fiery Sativa

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The Dutch Dragon is a sativa dominant strain that was bred by Paradise Seeds in West Africa in the early 90s. Since then the strain has been used for multiple medical purposes and is popular all around the U.S. – though not as popular as strains such as Blue Dream and Granddaddy Purple.

The strain is 75% sativa and 25% indica, originating from parent strains Skunk and Durban. The strain grows best in warmer climates, though when grown indoors with the proper temperature control it can still thrive. If you plan on growing this strain then you will need to be sure you have plenty of vertical space as the plants can grow up to 9 feet tall.

What You Should Expect

There are always multiple reasons that a strain is preferred by users and Dutch Dragon is a favorite for its euphoric effects. When ingested it is likely to leave the user with a laugh-attack, feelings of happiness and creativity. It is mostly a cerebral high, perfect for anyone who suffers from high stress levels.

The plant is sweet and early – with a taste that might even be close to tangerines. The aroma is sweet as well, definitely not something that you could hide easily if you needed to. You will also notice that even though this strain has mainly sativa effects that there is a indica related “melt” as you come down, usually around 1-3 hours after use (closer to an hour for new users and closer to 3 for veteran users).

Medical Benefits of Dutch Dragon

Dutch Dragon is often recommended for late afternoon and evening use when it comes to medical uses – this is mostly due to the indica come down from the strain. It is likely to help relax muscles and ease pain, allowing for a much higher quality of sleep for those who suffer from chronic pain from conditions such as RA.

It is also used for treatment of migraines, multiple sclerosis, nausea and even seizures (to some extent) – though one of the most common uses is probably to treat depression and anxiety due to its calming and euphoria creating capability. This is overall a great strain for many different medical uses – and it provides a great end of day quality for those who still have things to get done before going to bed.

The plants themselves grow wonderfully outside – however since this is not an option for many who choose to grow at home in the U.S. it is good to know that this strain can also do well indoors if treated properly. When grown outdoors, the harvest is usually ready around October; alternatively when grown indoors this strain flowers between 9 and 10 weeks and can provide a rather heavy yield compared to most strains – definitely one worth trying to grow yourself!

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