Strain Profile: Garlic Mints

If you’ve ever visited our cannabis blog, you know that we often pan back to give you the big picture about cannabis concepts such as the endocannbinoid system or trichomes. But we also like to get hyper focused on specific strains we think you should know about. And today’s topic is nothing if not a heavy hitter: The Garlic Mints strain, sometimes known simply as Garlic Mint.

Whatever you call it, this potent indica deserves some serious respect. Beloved for its ability to help stamp out stress and anxiety, the Garlic Mints strain can boast THC levels in the 25% range, making it a potent strain that should be consumed with care.

In today’s guide, we’ll explore some of the major aspects of this strain, including:

  • Garlic Mints Aroma and Flavor
  • Garlic Mints Strain Effects
  • Garlic Mints Genetics and Growing Info
  • Potential Symptomatic Relief Using the Garlic Mints Strain

Are you ready? Let’s roll!

The Garlic Mints Cannabis Strain: Aroma and Flavor

What’s in a name? In the case of Garlic Mint, everything. You’ll probably note a distinctive minty aroma and flavor, along with a slightly chemical garlic (or bitter coffee) note. As with all cannabis strains, these subjective characteristics are due in large part to its terpene profile.

Terpenes are the distinctive “essential oils” that give different strains of cannabis their unique flavors and scents. In the Garlic Mints strain, much of that character comes from caryophyllene, a terpene known for a sharp, peppery (even garlic-like) aroma as well as potential anti-inflammatory effects. Secondary terpenes include limonene and myrcene, known for imparting their own gentle sedative effects.

Garlic Mints Strain Effects: A Heavy-Hitting, Full-Body Calm

First things first: Is the Garlic Mints strain indica or sativa? As you may know from our previous posts, these botanical terms (while arguably outdated) are still a very useful way to categorize cannabis strains. And yes: Garlic Mint is typically classified as a full-fledged indica.

Indica strains are generally known for imparting relaxing, body-centered effects. Imparting a deep calm and relaxation, it can become sedative at higher doses. What is it used for? Many fans remark on its ability to help tame the symptoms of stress, anxiety, and chronic pain. In the words of one Leafly reviewer:

“Immediate calming and being at ease. Giggles and couch lock came afterward, but [I] was so focused on relaxation that it didn’t matter…”

As you likely know, the major predictor of any strain’s overall impact is its THC content. And as we pointed out, Garlic Mint often clocks in with an impressive 25%. According to another reviewer:

“If you’re a strong indica lover, this is great. Thick smoke, great flavor (which I seldom say), hits you while smoking and lays you down after. Relaxed happy and ready to chill or sleep!”

There’s a warning in here: exercise caution! While overindulging in a cannabis strain as potent as Garlic Mint is rarely dangerous, it can make for unpleasant side effects. And that’s something we all want to avoid!

Garlic Mints Strain Info: Genetics and Growing Information

Though there’s not a great deal of information on growing Garlic Mints for yourself, our sources report that it presents average difficulty to a reasonably experienced grower. With an indoor flowering time of roughly eight to ten weeks, it’s known for bestowing a moderate yield. Alternatively, it can be grown outdoors with harvest typically coming in October.

Garlic Mints: Explore the Strains at Mission Dispensaries

As a family of dispensaries now spanning three states, Mission is an expert in helping our customers get the very most from cannabis. Peruse our live menus to see what Garlic Mints or other indica strains we currently have in stock at a Mission Dispensary near you.

We invite you to read a little bit more about Mission Dispensaries, and if you want to deepen your education about Garlic Mints strain effects or the use of medical cannabis, just ask! We’re always here to help.

Garlic Mints FAQs

Q: Is the Garlic Mints Strain an indica?

A: Yes! Descended from the Animal Mints and GMO strains, Garlic Mint is usually classified as a fully indica strain.


Q: What are some Garlic Mints Strain effects?

A: As a classic indica, Garlic Mint is known for imparting a heavy, full-body high as well as euphoria and, at higher doses, sedation.


Q: Is Garlic Mint good for anxiety?

A: According to many users, the Garlic Mints strain is particularly effective at reducing the symptoms of anxiety, chronic pain, and stress.