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Durban Poison Terpene Strain Profile | Get to Know Your Favorite Strain

Discover the terpenes that make Durban Poison the ultimate wake’n bake strain.

Sure, the name sounds ominous, but this sativa will put a serious pep in your step. It made its way to the U.S. in the late 1970s when an American breeder bred several seeds that he’d brought back from the port city of Durban, South Africa. Some of those specimens were then passed to another breeder who modified the genetics to optimize both resin content and flowering time. 

The result is one of the purest, most potent sativa strains available. It’s also considered one of the best tasting buds with perfectly balanced elements of sweet wood, citrus, and spice. Plus, let’s not forget that strains like GSC and Cherry Pie were created by crossing Durban Poison with other heavy-hitting strains. 

Before we jump in too deep, we want to remind everyone that we offer both botanical and cannabis-derived terpenes. We work hard to isolate the specific terpene profiles of popular cannabis strains so both cannabis consumers and non-cannabis consumers can enjoy and benefit from them. 

Read on and discover all the details about this potent cerebral strain and the terpenes that make it so popular.

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 Durban Poison Terpene Strain Profile


Durban Poison Terpene Profile

The overall Durban Poison aroma is a harmonious blend of sweet, spice, citrus, and wood. The spice elements are reminiscent of chai, so imagine spices like anise. Citrus notes of orange and lemon perfectly accent the sweet elements of pine for an aroma that’s complex yet speaks to the simple pleasures in life. Honestly, you really have to smell it to understand.

None of that would be possible, however, without dominant terpenes Terpinolene, Beta-Myrcene, and D-Limonene.

Most strains have small amounts of Terpinolene, but Terpinolene is one of the most dominant isolates in this terpene profile. This cyclic monoterpene is known for its intense cerebral effects and antifungal and antimicrobial properties. Plus, its aroma is herbal with subtle notes of citrus and pine. Strains with lots of terpinolene tend to be heavy-hitters, and Durban Poison is clearly no exception. 

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Myrcene (ß-Myrcene more specifically) gives this strain a sweet complexity that perfectly weaves all the various aromatic notes together. It has an aroma that’s earthy and woody with notes of cloves, cardamom, fruit, and musk. It also lends Durban Poison effects like pain-relief, anti-inflammation, and sedation

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D-Limonene plays a big role in the overall citrus flavor. It should come as no surprise that it’s sweet, sour, and found in fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges. It’s one of the most common terpenes in nature and lends Durban Poison effects like mood elevation, mental stimulation, and euphoria. 

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While there are over thirty other isolates that make up this complex blend, these three are some of the main contributors to its unique flavor, aroma, and effects. Speaking of effects…

The Durban Poison Effect

In case you’re unaware, something really beautiful happens when you combine terpenes and cannabis. High levels of THC will definitely have a strong psychoactive effect, but without terpenes, you won’t experience a variety of flavors or the subtle nuances of effects that different strains have. 

That’s why some strains make you want to clean your entire house, while others make you want to drool on the couch for hours. Bottom line? If you love the way Durban Poison makes you feel, you can thank the exquisite combination of terpenes and cannabinoids. 

As a particularly potent sativa strain, it should come as no surprise that Durban Poison is stimulating. So stimulating, in fact, that it’s really only recommended for daytime use. The cerebral effects tend to kick in right away, so be prepared. Fans of this strain have described experiencing heightened senses and a crystal clear head high. 

While this may be disorienting for first-timers, it’s perfect for running errands, tackling chores, and even for creative endeavors. The complete lack of heaviness and couchlock means you can power through long to-do lists without missing a beat. Durban Poison also has a tendency to make people more chatty than normal, so it’s a great option for those who need a bit of social lubrication.

If you’re particularly susceptible to paranoia, however, you may want to consume carefully. The intense cerebral effects of this strain can be a lot to handle for those who prefer a more gentle high. 

How Can YOU Use Durban Poison Terpenes

Considering the stimulating nature of this strain, it seems like a complete no-brainer to infuse certain products with a Durban Poison terpene blend. Plus, our botanically sourced Durban Poison terpene strain profile is perfect for both cannabis and non-cannabis products. 

Obviously, combining this blend with cannabinoids will pump up the effects. However, non-cannabis products seeking to promote a euphoric mood that’s still productive will greatly benefit from this blend.

Here are just a few products that would be a good fit for this popular terpene strain profile:

Basically, any product that’s designed to wake you up and promote productivity or socializing would be a GREAT candidate for this blend.

Try Durban Poison Terpene Strain Profile Today

This is just one of those strains that you have to try for yourself to understand. That’s why it was so important for us to get the terpene strain profile right! We wanted consumers to experience the authentic aroma, flavor, and effects of this iconic strain.

Have a product you want to infuse? Contact us and let’s talk about how to infuse your products with Durban Poison today.

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