Garlic Breath strain has been a favorite of Colorado cannabis consumers since its introduction due to its potency and intense aroma. However, to turn yourself from a mere Garlic Breath fan to a true connoisseur, you’ll need to know the strain’s background, physical characteristics, and effects people feel on consuming it.
Garlic Breath is an indica-dominant hybrid marijuana strain made by crossing GMO with Mendo Breath. This strain features a pungent and savory flavor profile that may remind you of freshly-peeled garlic with spicy undertones. Garlic Breath produces physically relaxing effects that gradually become sedating as you continue to consume. Medical marijuana patients choose this strain to help relieve symptoms associated with insomnia, stress and depression.
Compared to other popular strains, finding this strain on a dispensary’s menu is fairly rare. This supply shortage may be what has helped raise the strain’s legacy to near-mythic status. This doesn’t mean, though, that its lineage is unknown. Garlic Breath is classified as an indica-dominant hybrid strain. Its parent strains are GMO and Mendo Breath. This combination of two potent indica-dominant strains resulted in an offspring that furthers the long, lasting effects of both its parents. With a name like Garlic Breath, it’s probably best to talk about its aroma first. When you first open its container, you may find that the strong, pungent burst of garlic aroma transports you back to your favorite old-school Italian restaurant. The garlic chorus contains additional notes of pepper, spice, herbs, and even a bit of skunk. This is a strain whose aromas are likely to be noticed, so if you have to be discreet, it’s best to avoid Garlic Breath.
While the strain’s aroma is very strong, the taste is far more subtle. Its flavor profile fits better in the savory category than the sweet one, and you’ll taste some of the same peppery and herbal notes as you did with the aroma. You should think about popping in a breath mint after smoking Garlic Breath, as the strain does linger on your taste buds (and your breath) for quite a while after smoking it.
From an appearance perspective, Garlic Breath does a good job of announcing its potency visually. Its buds are a vibrant green, almost to the point of seeming glow-in-the-dark. As you hold the fist-shaped bud close to your eye, you’ll see a heavy layering of trichomes and strong, compact leaf curls around the exterior. To reiterate, Garlic Breath is an extremely potent strain and, if you’re new to it, it may be best to start with small doses. Consumers of the strain report that quick, light hits can induce a feeling of calmness, relaxation, and euphoria. As you consume more, though, the high can quickly get disorienting and distracting with a general heaviness that will make it difficult to avoid couch-lock.
Consumers with a variety of issues have stated that Garlic Breath has helped them. Those dealing with pain, headaches, and insomnia all reported that Garlic Breath has served as a source of alleviation. Of course, these effects can differ based on the person and, as noted above, dose. At Green Sativa, we’re excited to bring such a diverse menu of recreational and medical cannabis strains to our customers. We offer concentrates, flower, edibles, and other high-quality cannabis products at an affordable price. Feel free to ask our budtenders any questions you may have, and they’re more than happy to help you find a strain that meets your needs.