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Cannabinoid THC Dominant

THC 12 - 16.33%

CBD 0.35 - 0.88%

Effect Happy

Side Effect Thirst and dry mouth

Flavor Citrus

Citral Strain


Medium High
10% 12% 14% 16% 18% 20%


Low Medium
0% 0.4% 0.8% 1.2% 1.6% 2%


Newbie Skilled

Bred by Nirvana, Citral is an Indica-dominant strain and a winner of several awards. It features Afghanistan origin and has Hindu Kush as one of its parent strains. The name of the cannabis type comes from a village located near the Hindu Kush mountains.

Its THC content falls between 12% and 16.33%, while CBD amounts to 0.35-0.88%. Other prevailing cannabinoids detected in this marijuana include:

  • CBC 0.3-0.64%
  • CBG 0.4-1.46%
  • CBN 0.22-0.33%
  • THCV 0.41-0.72%

This weed is an excellent choice for consumers of all experience levels. It produces clean and soft smoke, which won’t cause coughing fits in newbies.

Smell and Flavor

As it goes from the name, the Citral strain produces flavorful buds that release a fresh citrus scent that lingers in the air. The smell is mixed with earthy hints and determines that the plant is rich in limonene. This odor is joined with spicy, herbal, and skunk notes provided by myrcene and ocimene.

Citral Weed Strain Effects

Soon after use, Citral gives a nice cerebral high. This influx of energy and happiness can improve mood and cause relaxing tingles and numbing buzzy effects throughout the body. In this peaceful body high, smokers can gradually become lazy and glued to the couch. Too sensitive users can even turn immobile for a couple of hours.

Despite a low CBD level, the Citral strain remains popular among MMJ patients. It is potent enough to cope with symptoms of:

  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Arthritis
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Migraines

Minor side effects may hit users with a low THC tolerance, causing thirst and dry mouth, dizziness, and slurred speech. Stay hydrated to mitigate these reactions.

Information for Growers

Citral is available for sale as seeds and plant clippings. With a proper climate, it doesn’t require a great deal of maintenance. The strain flowers in 49-61 days. It is ready to harvest in 67 days, producing an average harvest of 1-2 oz./ft2 for indoor-grown plants. The plants are not tall (30’’-60’’ high) and have heavy branches with broad leaves.

Side Effects

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Thirst and dry mouth 90% Voted
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Dizzy 80% Voted
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Slurred speech 60% Voted
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Citral Strain Cannabinoids

THC Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a major cannabis chemical compound. It is a psychoactive element that stimulates dopamine release and induces euphoria or happiness. THC-rich strains may be helpful with such conditions as lack of appetite, chronic pains , etc. It is considered to be the primary active marijuana component. 12 - 16.33%
CBD Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a major compound in cannabis, which is non-psychoactive. It is also proved to counteract the side effects of the second major component THC. CBD is widely used for medicinal purposes in rubs, oils and so on. It is helpful in muscle pain cases, may treat arthritis and migraines. Even Greeks used it against pain, while Queen Victoria applied it to get rid of menstrual cramps. 0.35 - 0.88%
CBC Cannabichromene, or CBC, is a minor cannabinoid, meaning that its quantity in cannabis is quite little. Though it has the same origin as CBD and THC, it is different in functions. Without any psychoactive effects, it is an efficient cannabis compound in combating acne and depression. CBC produces analgesic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. 0.3 - 0.64%
CBG Cannabigerol, or CBG, is one of the minor cannabis compounds in adult plants. On the other hand, young ones contain a lot of this antibacterial and anti-inflammatory component. During the growth, CBG is converted into different cannabinoids, mostly THC and CBD. The compound itself increases appetite and decreases eye pressure. 0.4 - 1.46%
CBN Cannabinol, or CBN, is a trace element in cannabis that is considered to be mildly psychoactive. It appears from oxidation THC, exposed to light and heat. CBN is mostly contained in old cannabis and in traditional hashish. It is effective against insomnia, bacterial infections and appetite loss. 0.22 - 0.33%
THCV Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THC-V, is a compound contained in cannabis in trace amounts. Even though it is close to THC molecularly, it is different in effects. This compound may be psychoactive only in large amounts. THC-V reduces blood sugar, controls appetite, stimulates bone growth, etc. African Sativa strains are the richest in THC-V. 0.41 - 0.72%

Citral Terpene Profile

Myrcene Myrcene (also known as β-myrcene) is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis, representing more than 20% of the modern marijuana terpene profile. Myrcene has a distinct earthy, musky flavor, resembling cloves. It is responsible for calming and soothing effects of weed. Myrcene is also found in hops, thyme, mango, lemongrass, guava melon. 0.19%
Ocimene Ocimene (derived from the Ancient Greek word Ocimum meaning basil) is a terpene with sweet and herbaceous flavors, also boasting citrusy and woody undertones. Naturally, ocimene occurs in mint, parsley, orchids, hops, kumquats, mangoes, basil, bergamot, lavender, and pepper. Offers antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. 0.38%
Limonene Limonene (also known as d-limonene) is the second most common terpene in nature and the third most common terpene in cannabis. It has a powerful citrus aroma and can be found in all citruses, including lemons, oranges, grapefruits, limes, juniper, etc. Limonene is known to elevate moods and provide anxiety, depression, and stress relief. 0.31%
Sabinene Sabinene is a terpene with a peppery, spicy, citrusy, and piney aroma, presented in Norway spruce, Holm oak trees, black pepper, cardamom, and carrot seeds. Found in cannabis in small quantities. Allegedly, sabinene has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. 0.12%
Total terpenes content 1.00%



Growing Info

Flowering time 49 - 61 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Difficult
Harvest time 67 Days
Yield outdoor 15 - 20 Oz/plant (~ 550 g/plant)
Yield indoor 1 - 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²)
Height indoor 30-60
Height outdoor 30-60

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