Type: Hybrid (Indica dominant)
The Romulan strain is another strain where there is more stories about possible lineage than there are branches on the plant. However, most agree that Romulan is heavily indica dominant, but does possess some sativa traits.
The actual breakdown is probably around 80% indica and 20% sativa. Named after the alien Star Trek race, this strain is most popular in Canada, but can be found frequently in the U.S. and Europe as well.
Looks and Smell
The Romulan strain has thick heavy buds, generously coated in resin that are light green with lots of orange hairs. While growing this plant was quite a spectacle, it is a gorgeous plant aesthetically. It has a very high calyx to leaf ratio with 5 massive main cola buds, red petioles and classic dark green wide-fingered indica leaves. All this makes for a very attractive and quite unique appearence.
And oh, that smell. Be prepared to be greeted by a complex layering of delightful aromas. Romulan initially reveals a light sweetness laced with traces of pine and cedar spice undertones. When torn apart, it releases a sweet floral aroma much like chamomile tea with a hint of lemon escapes.
The taste of Romulan is best described as lemony on the inhale, while being spicy and hashy on the exhale. The effects are very much body-centric and have a tendency to creep up on you. Not much may be felt for the first 10 minutes, but then your face feels like it is expanding and your entire head starts to pulsate. It is a very unique and really cool feeling that I have not experienced with any other strain. The head effects melt into a full body narcotic stone.
The effects tended to last about 2 hours, and I got quite sleepy after about 90 minutes. When I did manage to stave off sleep, Romulan gave me major appetite stimulation and had me making many trips to-and-from the kitchen.
I truly loved everything about this plant. It was quite a sight to watch grow, the yield was excellent, and trimming was a breeze. A definite grower's dream.
Romulan is frequently used to treat anxiety, stress, chronic aches and pains, stomache issues, PTSD, and Lupus. Another benefit of the Romulan strain is that it usually does not make high-tolerance users that tired. The only dawback for me on this strain is that it is not always abundantly available and can take a bit of patience to track down. Other than that, it's "Beam me up, Scotty!"
Check out more of TheNug's strain reviews