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The Aurora Borealis is one of the most wondrous sights in the world. So what does the Aurora marijuana strain have in common with this incredible celestial light display?
Part of it is in the name. One of the Aurora strain’s ancestors is Northern Lights (the colloquial name of the sky-born Borealis). There’s also the fact that even a small quantity of this potent cannabis will leave you sitting quietly, more than happy to simply regard the world in front of you.
That’s not a million miles away from the way you might be if you were marveling at the Aurora Borealis itself.
But is the Aurora indica strain one for you? What kind of aroma and flavor does it have? What about the effects you’ll experience? Read on and find out.
What is the Aurora Borealis strain?
What do you get if you cross the famous Northern Lights and Afghan landrace strains? If you’re the very clever growers over at Nirvana Seeds, one of the results is Aurora indica.
This strain is a hybrid, but it’s weighted very firmly toward the indica side of its heritage – somewhere around 90%. This means that it is very indica-like in its effects and well known for its general potency, thanks to its high THC levels.
The strain is notoriously tricky to find at most cannabis dispensaries in the US (that’s one of the reasons the K.I.N.D. Resin THC vape cart range includes an Aurora). But if you can find it, and if you’re looking for something that will create a slowly building sedation of both body and mind, this might be the strain for you.
Aurora indica – the effects
Any Aurora indica review will be sure to highlight both the potency of this strain and the fact that the resulting effects leave the vast majority of users very much stuck to their couches. This isn’t a strain for daytime use.
But when it comes to evenings and other times you want a powerful way to relax and unwind, this strain has got it everywhere it counts. While some potent strains that produce the so-called “couch-lock” effect can hit you like an express train, Aurora is much more like a gentle ride through the country.
Starting slow, the full-body high starts to build, soon gaining an accompanying gently uplifting cerebral effect. The combination is strongly sedating and ideal for a range of people who might be looking to produce effects like this.
The potency of Aurora indica
Tests of the Aurora strain regularly see it reach 19-20% THC levels. That’s very potent indeed. Especially for an indica that produces such powerfully sedative effects. This means that if you haven’t tried this strain before, it’s a good idea to take things slowly.
This is one of the reasons why it’s a smart idea to choose to use Aurora cannabis strain THC cartridges in your vape rather than load an estimated quantity of plant material into a joint or another smoking device. Because with a vape, you get a set quantity of THC and you can up or lower your dose as required to get the effect you are looking for.
Whether you use a vape or not, be sure to take things nice and slowly. Remember that the effects of Aurora don’t hit you all at once. The result of being impatient and not waiting for the full effects of your last inhale to arrive can be the creation of much stronger effects than you expect or want later on.
Aurora Borealis strain flavor and aroma
Though a lot of people choose this strain purely for the potency and type of effects it creates, the “tasting notes” that would accompany the Aurora Borealis strain are more than a little intriguing.
Hitting that beautiful, interesting point where the earthy dankness of classic marijuana meets a sweet, almost mango-like flavor, Aurora also has hints of spicy coffee and a touch of lavender within its flavor profile.
Particularly noticeable on the exhale though, that juicy mango or berry scent is something that draws people back to the Borealis again and again.
Aurora – what does it look like?
If you’re trying to identify the Aurora strain simply by its appearance, you’ll be looking for larger-than-average buds that are more conical in shape than many and loaded with a noticeably dense layer of trichomes (making it look as if the plant is coated in crystals or sugar) and numerous purple-red-brown pistils, a hair-like part of the plant’s structure.
Aurora cannabis strain THC cartridges – where to find them
If all of this is making you think that a little Aurora strain might be the right choice for you, one of the most popular ways to find it these days is in THC cartridge designed for loading into your vaporizer.
Again, the Aurora strain isn’t something that you’ll find on the menu in every dispensary. When you do, your first step should always be to check where that Aurora came from and how it was processed before it came to be in the cartridge.
If you were checking out any K.I.N.D. Resin vape cartridges, for example, you’d see they were created using a proprietary extraction process that ensures no solvents or other parts of the technique used to turn the plant material into the oil that’s loaded into the cartridge are left behind. You’d also see that the original plant was grown using natural, organic techniques in American soil.
Is the Aurora Borealis strain for me?
If you’re on the lookout for a strain that produces a gradually intensifying, calming yet gently euphoric sensation that will leave you powerfully sedated and relaxed, Aurora is definitely worth checking out.
Whether this strain is in your K.I.N.D. Resin disposable THC vape pen or you’re loading it into your next joint, the combination of both full-body and mental effects, producing a kind of total physical sedation and growing waves of mental relaxation, make the Aurora cannabis strain a great choice for evening use.