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Afghani

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THC
CBD
LINEAGE
17%
0.2%
Landrace
This landrace strain has parented many modern indica hybrids. Afghani is worth a try for every cannabis enthusiast. An indica in it's truest form, expect a full-bodied sense of relaxation.

Afghani is a landrace indica that has become a parent to many modern indica hybrids. This stout plant hails from the Hindu Kush mountains and has since spread around the world. Known for its sweet pungent aroma and heavy body high, you'll recognize the Afghani influence in strains like LA Confidential, Amnesia Haze, and Northern Lights.

As a true indica, the high this strain provides is intensely physical. The THC content of this strain may not get very high (17%), but this strain promotes a deep, heavy-bodied relaxation. Expect your eyes to grow heavy, and about 30 minutes in you might find yourself ready for a nap.

Though Afghani is the backbone to many popular strains, it's not as heavily sedated as more modern interpretations. Rather, it is dreamy and drowsy without knocking you out. It does, however, have strong appetite-stimulating effects. If you're hoping to avoid the munchies, you're better off with a different flower.

Medical patients tend to like this strain for bodily pain, muscle tension, and stress. Anyone with sleep problems will also appreciate this strain. It may not be the most sedative bud out there, but you'll have an easy time dosing off. Some people use this strain for evening migraine relief.

Effect(s)

Drowsiness
Euphoria
Happiness
Hunger
Relaxation

Flavor(s)

Earthy
Pungent
Spicy/Herbal
Sweet

Flowering Period

45 to 55 days

Average Yield

Moderate: 450 g/mindoors, 500 to 600 g/plant outdoors

Outdoor Harvest Date

Late September, Early October

Average Height

Short/medium

Growing Tips

If you're hoping to add some indica traits into a strain you're breeding, Afghani is a popular choice. This short plant is easy to grow and produces dark, resinous flowers. This strain can be grown both indoors and outdoors. Yet, it thrives in a sunny, Mediterranean climate. This is a great option if you're looking for a strain that produces more uniform crops.

Availability

Renton, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Spokane, Washington
Portland, Oregon
Boulder, Colorado
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Denver, Colorado
Los Angeles, California
San Francisco, California
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Grow Difficulty

Easy

Food Pairing

Afghani features a strong earthy flavor with hints of sweetness. Pair this strain with hummus, lamb kebabs, grilled meats, lemon, falafel, and tomatoes.

May Help

Depression
Insomnia
Lack Of Appetite
Migraines
Nausea
Pain
Stress

Terpenes

Caryophyllene - Pepper
Humulene - Hops
Limonene - Lemon
Myrcene - Musk, mango

Negative Effect(s)

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