Shaolin Gleaux Strain
The name Shaolin typically evokes pictures of clean-shaven devotees of a type of martial arts affiliated with the Shaolin monastery. Besides being the training ground of the oldest form of Kung Fu in China, it's also the birthplace of Chinese Buddhism.
Buddhism is associated with the principles of non-violence, peace, and vegetarianism; attributes that it seemingly shares with a new strain of cannabis called Shaolin Gleaux.
Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about this rare cannabis strain.
- The Shaolin Gleaux strain belongs to the Gleaux lineage – a line known for its rich terpene profile.
- It has a high CBDa content (~ 16%) and minimal THC (less than 0.3%).
- The Shaolin Gleaux strain is widely known for its calming and sedative properties and is popular among users seeking pain relief and calmer minds.
What is the Shaolin Gleaux strain
Shaolin Gleaux hit the market towards the end of 2021, so it's a new kid on the block. Developed by High Alpine Genetics, this sativa-dominant strain is a cross of Tangistan R4 and Alpine Gleaux. It has a unique terpene profile, quite unlike other strains.
The idea behind Shaolin Gleaux was to develop a fast-maturing hemp plant. With the rising farming costs, hemp farmers would be delighted that this strain is ready for harvesting 3-4 weeks earlier than average hemp, making it ideal for farmers looking to cut costs. Shaolin Gleaux comes in at 15.98% CBDa and total cannabinoid content of 17.37%.
Due to its unique terpene profile, Shaolin Gleaux has a different natural funk. It has a sweet citrusy flavor, perfect for indoor or outdoor smoking.
Shaolin Gleaux Appearance
Another thing that makes this hybrid stand out is its colorful appearance. Like the highly decorated name of the Shaolin Temple, this strain has eye-catching flower buds with deep purple color and frosty orange pistils.
The buds are a bit dry, and putting them in a humidity jar doesn't seem to help much. They are not dense either, so stick coverage acts like the glue that holds the flower together.
Its aroma on opening the glass jar is absolutely gorgeous! Some users say the scent alone makes them experience the healing properties of Shaolin Gleaux. It doesn't have the typical smoke harshness experienced when getting towards the end of a blunt or bowl.
Shaolin Gleaux Genetics
This strain gets its genetic makeup from Alpen Gleaux and Tangistan R4.
The former is an auto-flowering cultivar known for its striking appearance, exotic flavor, and terpene profile. Its flowers are dark blue with orange hairs that contrast pretty well with the dark-night background.
The Alpen Gleaux has a rewarding experience that quickly lulls you to rest and soothes your mind. So, it's an excellent choice for users looking for ways to loosen up and relax.
The Tangistan R4 is a hybrid strain known for its sweet citrusy smell. Its buds are deep green with dark orange hairs. The R4's other selling point is its high CBD content hence its special therapeutic effects.
Due to its potent CBD/THC ratio, the R4 is widely used for its medicinal value. Subsequently, cannabis lovers seeking relief from common ailments like chronic pain, muscle spasms, and nausea find R4 hugely helpful.
As you can see, Shaolin Gleaux comes from a lineage of super breeds themselves, possibly explaining where it gets its potent healing properties from. Since its "unveiling" last year, this strain has become a favorite among home growers after its medicinal effects.
This strain has one of the highest cannabinoid contents among hemp plants.
Its THC content remains below the limits specified in the 2018 Farm Bill (less or equal to 0.3%). But if you want something brimming with CBD, this is the go-to strain. With 20-24% CBD, Shaolin Greaux is among the high-CBD content strains in the market right now.
Shaolin Gleaux Strain Terpenes
The Shaolin Gleaux is a terpene-rich strain for sure. We don't know if this is the reason some users claim it has a chocolatey earthy flavor, but it's a top choice for many a cannabis lovers. Terpenes are generally produced in minute amounts, so, surprisingly, this strain's unique aroma comes from only 2.3% terpene makeup.
Shaolin Gleaux has a unique terpene profile, quite unlike other strains. Its terpene composition has the likes of:
- Caryophyllene oxide
Though it's a powerhouse of terpenes, caryophyllene is the most dominant. This terpene is known for its unique ability to bind directly to CB2 receptors in the brain.
As a result, research shows it may have great value in helping combat symptoms of several conditions.
But if you think of it, this rich terpene composition may actually have a role in the "entourage effect." Given new scientific findings that suggest some terpenes are cannabimimetic, i.e., mimic endocannabinoid activity, it figures out why many users regularly use this strain to manage pain and anxiety.
Shaolin Gleaux strain effects
Once you go past Shaolin Gleaux's sweet bubble aroma with undertones of diesel and lemon, you enter its realm of hypnotizing calm. Many users say smoking Shaolin Gleaux gives them a "one-of-a-kind" peace and mental focus.
The high caryophyllene content may be responsible for Shaolin Gleaux's rejuvenating analgesic effects, while terpinolene promotes relaxation.
Shaolin Gleaux strain reported flavors
This is where there is no wrong answer – some users think Shaolin Gleaux has a chocolatey earth flavor. Others say the flavor is sweet and citrusy and tingles the nose. Whichever side of the fence you are on, everyone agrees the flavors are exquisite.
Shaolin Gleaux Strain growing info
The strain is mainly grown indoors in aquaponics greenhouses. Every grower may have their unique growing styles, but these appear to be the ideal growing conditions:
- Soil – grow medium
- Watering – manual
- Light schedule – 17 hours
- Day air temperature - 26℃
- Night air temperature - 18℃
Under these conditions, a grower’s diary indicated the strain flowered by week 12 and were ready for harvesting by week 17.
Strains like Shaolin Gleaux strain
The classic hemp strains may be your favorite, but it's exciting to try out new ones that come out every harvest. In the Gleaux lineage, several flowers are worth mentioning.
- Alpen Gleaux (one of the parents of Shaolin Gleaux),
- Blackberry Glue Gleaux – a cross of Alpen Gleaux and Berry Blossom. This is another strain with an exciting terpene profile and is known for its relaxing and euphoric experience.
One characteristic trait of the Gleaux strain family is a rich terpene profile. Every Gleaux member boasts of having many terpenes, which, as we've seen, greatly enhances their therapeutic value.
Where to Buy Shaolin Gleaux Strain
Tried this strain yet? You've got to try it out and tell us about your experience in the review section. Go online to Smokeless and make your order now. This Shaolin Gleaux delta-8 flower from Botany Farms will give you a pleasant experience and great memories.
Don't also forget our D8 Fruit Loops. As a member of the Gleaux family, you are certainly in for a good treat with these extraordinary flowers.