Squirt is yet another undercover cannabis strain from Humboldt Seed Company that was created during Humboldt’s 10 000 plant pheno-hunt by crossing Tangie with Blueberry Muffin (20% indica, 80% sativa).This strain may be small in stature but she packs a mighty punch!
Aroma and Flavour of Squirt
Expect an exotic smelling plant that is short and sturdy, but has beautiful, dense green and purple buds that average around 20% THC. Its strong aromatic notes are immediately noticeable. It only takes a moment before you’re mesmerised by the sweet and sour mixture of citrus, grapefruit, lemon and hints of spice.
Not only does Squirt have an amazing flavour and aroma profile, but it also contains a unique terpene called Caryophyllene. To explain why it’s so unique, we need to elaborate how certain cannabinoids and terpenes interact with our bodies.
Why Caryophyllene is Unique
Within the human body, the endocannabinoid system contains complex networks of receptors. There are two broad types of receptors: CB1 and CB2. The former is found in the brain and central nervous system. The latter is located in our peripheral organs.
When THC is consumed, it interacts primarily with the CB1 receptors. This gives us the euphoric (high) sensation we associate with cannabis use. On the other hand, CB2 receptors don’t interact with THC.
However, there are other cannabinoids and terpenes that can bind with the CB2 receptors. Squirt contains a high amount of Caryophyllene which is special because it has the ability to bind with the CB2 receptors. This interaction doesn’t provide psychoactive effects, but it unlocks therapeutic benefits that treat inflammation.
Due to its chemotype, Squirt appeals to a wide range of cannabis users. If you love strains with high terpene production, amazing taste and smell, then this strain is for you. Its medicinal properties also make it an appealing choice for those suffering from chronic pain, stress, fatigue, appetite loss, nausea, headaches and migraines.
Final Thoughts on the Squirt Strain
All in all, Squirt is a truly unique strain because it allows you to enjoy the euphoric effects of THC and benefit from its anti-inflammatory properties. Due to this, Squirt has become one of our personal favourites at C3 and a strain that we highly recommend.