The cannabis strain, Love Potion #1, is world renowned for its potency and
libido boosting effects. While its rare to see this uncommon strain in the licensed community it still maintains its reputation as a coveted aphrodisiac. In this article we will discuss the magic behind this intoxicating flower.
Why is Love Potion such an effective aphrodisiac?
It all comes down to the special mix of terpenes unique to this strain. Not to be confused with its Indica cousin, Love Potion #9, Love Potion #1 is an invigorating sativa-dominant flower, with lineage stemming from G13 and Columbian Gold. It boasts a citrusy sweetness from the nose to the smoke with an uplifting, focused, and euphoric effect.
Often a citrusy sweet cannabis flower will contain higher levels of the terpene Limonene. In the case of Love Potion #1 the unique orangey flavour comes from the terpene Valencene. As its name might indicate, Valencene is commonly found in Valencia oranges, and is well known for its anti-inflammatory, bronchodilation, and insecticide effects. You will often find this terpene in anything from mosquito repellent to cosmetics.
As a bronchodilator, Valencene has the unique effect of increasing blood flow throughout the body. Bronchodilators are substances that make breathing easier by relaxing the muscles in the lungs and widening the airways. Valencene, combined with a number of other terpenes found in Love Potion #1, such as Myrcene, Bisabol, and Phellandrene, create the sought-after experience of being relaxed, focused, euphoric, and excited all at the same time.
Because Love Potion #1 isn’t always the easiest strain to get your hands on knowing the terpene palette can help you find similar strains to help recreate the experience you would get from the real thing. Strains containing Valencene and these other terpenes include:
- Purple Clementine
- Ice Cream Cake
- Wedding Cake
- Motor Breath
- Forbidden Fruit
We always carry a wide range of cannabis option to suite your unique, desired experience and we’re happy to talk shop and figure out which cannabis experience is right for you!
While an individual’s experience can vary from person to person knowing your terpenes and strains associated with them can be the key to tailoring your experience to your preference! As always, feel free to reach out to our budtender team for more information about terpenes, strains, and their effects!