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Have you ever tried a pure indica? Afghan Kush is a landrace strain that adds strong indica effects to many modern hybrids. Every cannabis connoisseur should taste this flower at least once in their lives. If only to get a frame of reference for what a true indica can be. 

Strain details

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Afghan Kush is a landrace strain from, you guessed it, Afghanistan and the Hindu Kush mountain region.

A landrace strain is a pure cannabis strain indigenous to a specific region. In this case, Afghan Kush is a short, fat indica that’s often used in hashish cultivation.

Since Afghan Kush is “pure” it hasn’t been subjected to the agricultural hybridization and most modern day strains. So, this is about as true of an indica as it gets. While most hybrids contain soaring amounts of THC, Afghan Kush’s THC content is naturally high. It hovers at around 17%.

This strain has a classic Kush flavor and aroma. It has a distinct pungency with plenty of spice. It also has a lovely sweetness to it, which amplifies the herbal taste. Overall, Afghan Kush is truly some dank herb.

The Afghan Kush experience

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Get ready for a lovely physical experience. This indica is all body and little mind. You might find yourself in a bit of a foggy, dreamy sort of state with a light euphoria. You can also expect limber limbs and plenty of deep body relaxation.

It’s not uncommon to feel a bit heavy-lidded after just a taste or two of Afghan Kush. Surprisingly potent for a landrace strain, this flower will put you to sleep in a hurry.

Though some newer strains will have a bit more of a narcotic effect, the power of Afghan Kush is something to behold.

As is probably obvious, Afghan Kush is an evening or nighttime strain. You won’t want to use this flower if you have a lot to get done. Afghan Kush makes the perfect nightcap to a long or stressful day.

Why do people use Afghan Kush?

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There are many reasons why people use this herb both recreationally and medically. Yet, Afghan Kush is also a key cultivar for many cannabis breeders out there. It makes up the backbone of many contemporary indicas and indica hybrids.

As mentioned before, this strain is also a great choice for hashish lovers. It’s a quality kief producer and is perfect for those who would like to try to make some charas or press their own hash.

Recreationally, this is a strain for a lazy day. An indica through and through, grab Afghan Kush when all you want to do is sit back with your favorite snacks and watch a movie. You’ll be more than happy to snuggle up on the couch for a couple of hours.

Medical consumers tend to enjoy this strain for severe nausea and lack of appetite. The potent body-heavy effects also make this a great choice for pain.

Mental health conditions like depression and anxiety may also benefit from this herb’s ability to take you out of your head and into the realm of physical bliss.

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Delilah Butterfield

Delilah Butterfield is a Pacific Northwest native with a passion for cannabis and natural health. Contact her on Twitter @delilahbfield.
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