Hybrid
Dark Helmet

Cannabinoid THC Dominant

THC 24 - 28%

CBD 0.91 - 1.12%

Effect Giggly

Side Effect Low blood pressure

Flavor Sweet

Dark Helmet Strain Review - Ready For a Pungency Punch?

THC

High Highest
20% 23% 26% 29% 32% 35%

CBD

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

Potency

Newbie Skilled

The Dark Helmet strain is marijuana with the dominant Indica genetics (70% Indica / 30% Sativa), suitable for weed aficionados seeking a reliable and strong high. It is a cross between Forum Cut Girl Scout Cookies and Jawa Pie. This kush is not for lightweights as its THC concentration can range from 24% to 28%. The CBD content is not extremely low (0.91-1.12%), but there is little in the way of CBD to decrease the intoxicating THC high.

Multiple cannabinoids that occur in this plant naturally are as follows:

  • CBC 0.1-0.14%
  • CBG 0.16-0.21%
  • CBN 0.01-0.19%
  • THCV 0.09-0.35%

Tastes and Fragrances

The Dark Helmet strain is rich in various terpenes that determine its aroma profile. In particular, it contains plenty of limonene, responsible for a distinct sweet citrus aroma (notes of lime and lemon). Also, this odor comes with a punch of pungency upon exhaling with herbal and earthy notes, which are not necessarily loved by all. These scents are brought by myrcene and phellandrene.

Typical Effects and Therapeutic Benefits

Though this cannabis strain was named after a Spaceballs character, it is known as a soothing and relaxing type. Surprisingly, most of the effects produced by this Indica-dominant weed concentrate in the smoker’s mind. The weed leaves people in a euphoric state with a sense of utmost relaxation and peace, though it doesn’t cause sedation. It is also a frequent occurrence that people can experience tingling sensations and have giggle fits, which is a typical reaction when you are in an uplifted mood.

The Dark Helmet strain produces incredible effects that are beneficial to the medical community in numerous ways. First, it is an excellent strain on treating mood and mental disorders such as:

Also, it helps ease the symptoms of arthritis and migraines. The strain acts as a powerful appetite stimulant for patients with diminished hunger due to various diseases or treatments.

It is an exceptionally potent and hard-hitting strain, so smoking Dark Helmet can lead to side effects and trigger:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Thirst and dry mouth
  • Dry eyes
  • Depression
  • Concern

Individuals treating medical conditions with Dark Helmet should stick to microdosing if they have a low THC tolerance.

Tips for the Dark Helmet Strain Growers

Gardeners don’t need any special cultivation techniques to grow this plant. It is easy to breed and manage because the pot shrubs are not tall and amount to just 30-60 inches in stature. The average time for its flowering stage is 52-61 days. The harvest is expected 63 days after germination and can be 1-2 oz./ft2 for indoor plants and 10-15 oz./plant for outdoor herbs. The olive green buds are rounded and have thick amber hairs with a thick layer of syrupy resin on each leaf.

Side Effects

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Thirst and dry mouth 39% Voted
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Dark Helmet Strain Cannabinoids

THC 24 - 28% 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.
CBD 0.91 - 1.12% 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.
CBC 0.1 - 0.14% 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.
CBG 0.16 - 0.21% 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.
CBN 0.01 - 0.19% 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.
THCV 0.09 - 0.35% 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.

Dark Helmet Terpene Profile

Myrcene 0.18% 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.
Limonene 0.39% 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.
Linalool 0.06% Linalool (also known as beta linalool, linalyl alcohol, linaloyl oxide, and p-linalool) is one of the rarest terpenes found in cannabis, mostly in small quantities. Linalool is known for its spicy and lavender aroma, bringing relaxation and calming effects. It is also said to provide anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can be useful for athletes.
Bisabolol 0.12% Bisabolol (also known as α-Bisabolol or levomenol) is a lesser-known terpene found in cannabis. It contributes to anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, antioxidant, anti-microbial, and analgesic properties of weed strains containing bisanol. Attentive smokers would be able to catch a nutty, fruity scent with herbal and floral undertones, with a tender trace of coconut.
Valencene 0.06% Valencene is a terpene that got its name from Valencia oranges - a fruit where It's initially found. Valencene offers citrusy, sweet aromas, with flavors having notes of oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, and, occasionally, fresh herbs or freshly cut wood. Citrus aromas, frequently found in a wide variety of cannabis strains, are contributed to by valencene, which is known for anti-inflammatory and insect repelling properties.
Phellandrene 0.14% Phellandrene (also known as alpha- and beta-phellandrene) is one of the rare terpenes found in cannabis with antihyperalgesic and antidepressive properties. Phellandrene contributes to a minty, woody, and mildly citrus aroma in cannabis. Previously confused with limonene and pinene, phellandrene was eventually distinguished as a separate terpene common for eucalyptus. Also, it could be found in mint, dill, black pepper, cinnamon, parsley, pine, and lavender.
Caryophyllene 0.04% Caryophyllene (also known as beta or b caryophyllene) is a terpene found in many herbs and spices, such as black pepper, basil, rosemary, and oregano. Cannabis high in caryophyllene delivers a strong spicy, peppery aroma, resembling cinnamon and cloves. Caryophyllene offers potent anti-inflammatory and sedative effects.
Total terpenes content 0.99%

Growing Info

Flowering time 52 - 61 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Easy
Harvest time 63 Days
Yield outdoor 10 - 15 Oz/plant (~ 400 g/plant)
Yield indoor 1 - 2 Oz/Ft² (~ 400 g/m²)
Height indoor 30-60
Height outdoor 30-60

Dark Helmet strain lineage

Dark Helmet Terpene and Taste Chemistry

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