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Papaya - The Herbal Cure
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We were generally impressed with the way this sample looked, from the dense yet open structure to the thick covering of milky and amber trichomes that seemed to coat all of its surfaces. The trim and post-harvest care kept pretty much everything intact, and it also seemed well-cured, with a snappy texture that was a bit on the dry side, but didn’t burn badly or crumble into dust. Good job all-around by the grow and harvest team.
This strain had a fruity and slightly musky smell to it which did indeed bring to mind mangoes, down to the complex-smelling skin with its musky qualities, which seemed to mostly be present pre-grind. Once it was ground, it took on a more directly sweet and floral fruity quality, keeping the mango scent mostly intact. This was a rather uncanny-smelling fruit strain, and one that impressed us, given that we had not really heard much about it in the past.
Lightly sweet and fruity, the flavor was similar to the smell, but not quite as directly fruity, with more of an earthy bent on the inhale, converting to an almost peppery, spicy funk on the exhale. This complex-tasting strain certainly had tropical fruit elements, but it was mostly reminiscent of the earthy, spicy, and lightly fruity Afghani lines. The flavor was pleasantly sweet until mid-way though the bowl, but the smoke was also rather thick and expansive, causing some coughing at times. The final ash was a fluffy white with some darker specks mixed in, showing a very quality flush.
(We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY) Strong body relaxation, moderate pain relief, mood elevation, anti-anxiety, calms an overactive mind, and also has fairly strong ocular effects.
We really enjoyed this sample after not being overly excited to try it based on our experiences with Mango and its family in the past, as well as the reputation of Nirvana Seeds for putting out variations on other seedbank product. However, this particular Papaya really impressed us with its strong and lasting Indica-dominant effects which had us glued to the couch, but enjoying every minute of it. The musky and complex fruit smell and flavor really reminded us of Mango at times, and that added to the overall appeal. This one barely made it to the solid a range thanks to its duration mainly, which was above-average at medicinal levels especially. this isn’t a case of an overwhelmingly potent or rare strain blowing us away, but rather one of a fairly pedestrian nature that was done very well and had high marks for medical benefits.