Aurora Borealis, also known as A-B, Aurora B., and Aurora, is an indica cannabis strain that was developed by Flying Dutchmen by crossing Northern Lights #10 and Skunk #1. It results in a multi-layered high that is ultimately highly relaxing.
The strain became popular due to its strong hash and skunk aromas combined with sweet and fruity flavors. However, many say that it has a Coca-Cola like flavor, which truly sets the strain apart. The buds are deep green and purple, with numerous purple hairs and white trichomes, similar in appearance to the Northern Lights.
As mentioned, it is indica dominant, but there are hints of sativa effects. The high is subtle at first, but it builds to become uplifting and leaves people talkative. Full body relaxation kicks in after a while together with a rush that leaves your mind euphoric and relaxed. However, together with this comes couchlock and laziness, meaning that it is not great for busy days. Most say that the high ends on an uplifting note and will not leave you feeling sleepy.
The strain is very popular with medicinal users, in particular due to its sedative properties. It can be a great aid for treating pain, muscle tightness, muscle spasms, headaches and so on. Others have also found that it can help with depression and stress, as it leaves users feeling uplifted and at peace.
A great advantage of growing Aurora Borealis is that it produces enormous yields, both indoors and outdoors. Furthermore, it typically does well in cooler weather, meaning that you do not need to live in a sunny climate. It takes around 7 to 8 weeks to flower and the cultivation process is not particularly hard.