Afghan Kush’s roots trace back to the Hindu Kush mountain range near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. It has been perfected over centuries, making it the ultimate source for hash such as charas and the sticky black Afghani hash. White Label Seed Company, a Sensi Seeds partner from the Netherlands, made its seeds available for everyone to grow. The buds of Afghan Kush develop into massive, blunt-topped nuggets full of resin and coming in big yields. Revered for its heavy resin content and powerfully sedating effects, Afghan Kush is a top choice for anyone looking to relax after a long day.
From the land of hash-making varieties of cannabis, this Afghan Kush is one of the most resinous varieties on Earth, known for producing incredible “charas” and Afghani black hashish. The plant shows a very strong traditional indica structure with large, wide, dark green leaves and thick, blunt-topped nugs.
About Afghan Kush
Afghan Kush, an almost 100% Indica strain is naturally grown in the Hindu Kush mountain range. The strain has a very earthy, almost “hash-like” scent with a hint of Pinesol-like aroma. When smoked, it has a sweet hash taste similar to its smell. Buds of this strain are very condensed and covered in a fair amount of trichomes (the THC making glands or crystals). The plant has the familiar broad leaves of other Indicas.
Afghan Kush is a landrace strain that originated in the Amu Darya River Valley, nestled on the border of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The cultivar grew in the wild for centuries and stabilized its genetic profile through continual natural selection.
Considered by many breeders to be the backbone of today’s modern Indica strains, Afghan Kush is known for its sour aroma and reported relaxing, euphoric effects.
It descends from the indica strain Afghani, its roots being traced back to the Hindu Kush mountain range near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. It was first bred to create a perfect and potent cannabis strain for producing sticky, black Afghani hash.
Afghan Kush has an average THC content of 13%-14% with a high of 17%. Its high creates extremely powerful effects on the body, causing the consumer to feel lazy and/or sleepy. It’s recommended for nighttime use, being effective in relieving aches and pains while inducing a euphoric sensation. Many reviewers say its hard to move after ingestion, as well as giving them the munchies. Those experiencing insomnia give this strain a high rating for its sedative effects.
Mild cases of dizziness and paranoia have been known to accompany this strain as negative side-effects, but only if consumed improperly. If too much is consumed at once, headaches may occur a few hours after the high wears off.
Information about Afghan Kush Strain:
|EFFECTS||relaxed – 10|
sleepy – 7
happy – 6
hungry – 6
euphoric – 4
|ADVERSE REACTIONS (NEGATIVE)||dry mouth – 10|
dry eyes – 6
paranoid – 3
dizzy – 3
headache – 1
|FRAGRANCE||earthy, floral, kush, pungent, spicy, sweet|
|FLAVORS||earthy, woody, pungent, sweet, pine, herbal, spicy|
|MEDICAL||stress – 10|
pain – 10
insomnia – 8
headaches – 5
|FLOWERING TIME INDOORS||7-8 weeks|
|FLOWERING TIME OUTDOORS||late September, early October|
|THC CONTENT %||21%|
|INDICA / SATIVA %||100% indica|
|INDOOR YIELD||16oz/ m2|
|OUTDOOR YIELD||21oz/ plant|
|CLIMATE||sunny mediterranean outdoor climate|
|RESISTANCE TO DISEASE||high resistance to common pests and diseases|
* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest
This strain is potent, and should be consumed sparingly by those who are not used to this 100% indica. Afghan Kush is known for giving you the munchies, and will have you taking turns between sinking into the couch, and reaching for some food.
This Kush is good clean fun. It can relax even the most stubbornly stressed person, and is guaranteed to bring in the happy chemicals. A certain euphoric state can be enjoyed when smoking Afghan Kush, which is certain to last for a while, complete with the giggles, which makes the whole experience even more joyous.
Afghan Kush has a certain smoothness about it and its relaxing effects will slowly creep in on you. It will leave you feeling tingly with positivity, and then slowly sinking into a state of absolute peace and happiness. Eventually, this strain will put you right into a blissful slumber that will have you forgetting anything and everything that may be bothering you or stressing you out.
This strain has a very rich and fragrant earthiness to it, that makes it instantly appealing, as soon as it enters the room. Afghan Kush is very pungent, and boasts of a special sweet and floral note that will hang in the air and accentuate your high. Often, its smell is cut with a bit of spice, making the whole experience even more exotic and interesting.
Afghan Kush is easy on the lungs, and goes down smooth, with not much of a chance at a cough. Its woody-pine taste is lined by a bit of a creamy inhale, and you can instantly taste the herbal notes it is infused with. On the exhale it will leave a bit of a spiciness, making its earthy and pungent flavor even more noticeable.
This Kush is a popular choice among doctors. Its potency plays a big role in its effectivity – Afghan Kush has an exceptionally high CBD level, sometimes reaching a whopping 6%. Headaches and migraines are also known to be treated quite well with this particular strain.
This means that it is very effective as a strong painkillers, and is therefore one of the top choices for this ailment. Long-time sufferers of intense and persistent chronic pain, like joint pain and muscle spasms, back pains and period cramps, have benefitted from the use of this strain.
Patients, who are coping with mood disorders, are also known to love this strain. Afghan Kush is very effective in reducing symptoms in depression, stress and insomnia, allowing you to relax your mind much more effectively, and then putting you into a restful and revitalizing rest.