Beautiful violet buds are typical for Mandala #1.
Experience a colourful garden with vibrant hues of red to purple! Here is our compilation of commercially available 'purple strains' and in-between's with beautiful burgundy red or violet hues.
Purple coloration comes from the presence of anthocyanin which is a flavanoid produced by an enzymatic process in the plant. Anthocyanins are known to be powerful antioxidants, and are also thought to possess analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective properties. This why we are told to eat blueberries, blackberries, and goji berries which contain a high amount of antioxidants.
Some strains turn purple naturally and others due to a drop in temperature, a phenomenon familiar to outdoor growers in the north (fall colours). Low temperature influences anthocyanin accumulation.
Lavender from Soma Seeds