About Afghan Kush Strain
History & Genetics
The term “Afghan Kush” has become well-known throughout the cannabis industry. No plant is more well-known or infamous for pure indica landrace strains than Afghan Kush. After only one hit, people who like to unwind by munching and listening to their favorite music while slowly drifting off to sleep become Afghan Kush devotees. Users adore how much CBD it holds, and growers adore how resilient it is.
The robust branches of this strain are coated in sticky, large, compact buds with glistening trichomes that are surrounded by rusty red hairs and broad leaves. The strain is a landrace strain that originated in the Amu Darya River Valley on the border between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. For hundreds of years, Afghan Kush flourished in the harsh environmental conditions of its native area and evolved over many generations, becoming more refined.
The smell reminds you of earthy stink combined with mango and tropical oranges. Compared to some other strains, the flavor isn’t nearly as potent. With a hint of fruit on the exhale, many describe it as a weak strain.
Afghan Kush typically contains 21% THC, but its effects go above and beyond that since the plant is able to hold onto cannabinoids after extraction. Afghan Kush, which has a 6% CBD content and 1% CBN, can provide therapeutic benefits in a delicious package.
Its effects encourage a passive mindset that goes well with relaxing. This strain is excellent for those who like to watch films, sleep, and eat. This strain can make you content, pain-free, and help you overcome depression if you just want to be lazy and drift off to sleep without making an effort. A dose of Afghan Kush, a little mind-calming relief from the Hindu Kush mountains on the other side of the globe, can also be used to treat migraines and traumatic stress.
Natural selection helped create the ideal Afghan Kush, which we now enjoy, thanks to White Label Seed Company, a Sensi Seed partner and the Dutch growers who made Afghan Kush widely available.
Growers adore how resilient the plant has grown after years of adversity. Afghan Kush grows despite unfavorable temperature circumstances and requires almost no skill. Even so, increasing the plant’s production can be done with a little skill. The branches can be encouraged to grow to their maximum capacity with careful pruning.
How do you identify Afghan Kush?
- These buds are compact and heavy with resinous hash. They usually have bright orange hairs poking out of the dark green background, and there is good trichome coverage. When the buds are broken apart, a slightly sweet yet spicy aroma that is rooted in earthy tones from the terpene myrcene is released.
Is Afghan Kush good for sleep?
- With its calming pain-relieving qualities, Afghan Kush is undoubtedly one of the greatest strains for insomnia. Because most indica genotypes are resin-heavy, consumers prefer them for their potent effects. If you want a strong high that will knock you out, it’s definitely a must-have before bed.
Why is it called Afghan Kush?
- Afghan Kush is one of the earliest cannabis strains. It is a landrace indica strain from the valleys of the Hindu Kush mountain range, which spans modern-day Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and China.