Afghan Kush which is an almost 100% indica strain, is naturally grown in the Hindu Kush mountain range. This strain is an excellent example of a land-race strain. This means that it originally grew all on its own in the wild without any human interference. Local people in Uzbekistan and Afghanistan would simply harvest it as they found it. This means that, instead of endless decades of cultivation and crossbreeding, the Afghan Kush strain developed based on evolution. This results in a really interesting blend of unique characteristics and is one of the reasons why so many people prefer it. It not only produces a specific type of high – usually a super clean one – but also an exciting blend of cannabinoids.
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.
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.
HISTORY OF THE AFGHAN KUSH STRAIN
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 Strain
APPEARANCE OF THE STRAIN
When trying to describe the qualities of something, calling something “typical” can feel like a bit of an insult. However, when it comes to the Afghan Kush strain, that is simply the best word for it. Afghan Kush is an incredibly typical, ordinary-looking strain. It has a decently attractive coloration, but one that makes you think of almost every other marijuana strain in existence. It also possesses a unique blend of potent pistils and pleasantly strong resin, giving the whole thing a bit of a shiny appearance. However, that isn’t really enough to make it something special based on appearance alone. No, when it comes to the Afghan Kush strain, you need to taste it and experience it before you judge it by its cover.
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.
As is the case with pretty much every single strain from the Hindu Kush mountain range, the primary aroma of the Afghan Kush plant is one of hash. Dense, powdery, and just a little bit spicy, this strain smells like walking into a familiar and friendly hash pipe shop in the Middle East or West India. There is sweetness there, but the overwhelming characteristic of the aroma is one of dankness and pleasant hash.
What about its actual taste? Does the flavor differ from its aroma?
The overwhelming quality of the taste of the Afghan Kush smoke is one of sweet hash. It is pretty similar to its aroma, though, with a few key differences that help set it apart. Instead of the intense spiciness that you’d expect after walking nearby any Afghan Kush bud, the leading quality is one of dank hash. As soon as it hits your tongue, you feel almost overpowered by the taste of hashish.
In a way, Afghan Kush tastes like a real marijuana experience – that quintessential flavor quality that makes smoking marijuana what it is.
- Cotton Mouth
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