South African Kwazulu grown by Osage Creek Cultivation and picked up at Green Springs Medicinal is a pure sativa land race strain first found north of Drakensberg Ridge between Lestho and Kwazulu provinces. According to the research I found on the internet, there is a legend that the Zulu tribe used the strain in battle as early as 1879 for its long acting effects and believed it galvanized their warriors. Now a half world away and 140 years later it is available in Arkansas with all its glory .
Amco’s High Opinions
The look rates 7 out of 10. It has auburn to red hued sporadically placed pistils covering multi shades of green buds. The structure is wispy and non uniform in shape. There are some long slender buds and some with spade shapes in this sample. The smell rates 8 out of 10. It is a sweet aromatic licorice with over ripe citrus fruit and floral notes. With each smell I detected a new scent. The cure rates 8 out of 10. I gave one of the denser buds a squeeze and it regained its shape. I cut up a half gram to put into an OCB Slim with a tip and found the flower sticky to the touch. Although hand trimming may be a little more time consuming and expensive, I believe, with this strain, it helps with the overall presentation and jar appeal. The taste rates 7 out of 10. I am not a fan of black liccorish, but don’t let the smell scare you. It doesn’t taste that way at all. It’s mildly citrus and dominately floral. No gas taste with this one. The effect rates 9 out of 10. As many of you know, I treat for bone pain, arthritis pain, nerve pain and PTSD. This 100% Sativa doesn’t have a body numbing effect or muscle release, but yet it can be an important part of a pain patient’s tool box. Treating pain by distraction and redirection is a technique common in pharmaceuticals, like a doctor might prescribe an antidepressant for pain. This sativa has me focused on this, that and the other distracting me from my pain. This is not a numb type of feeling, but it is intoxicating.
Over all Osage Creek’s South African Kwazulu rates 7.8 out of 10. I suggest patients treating anxiety be very cautious with this strain. Your hearing and alertness will be magnified and would be intense in large doses. In small does this would be a great asset in medicating depression. The mood changing ability without sedation is impressive.