Afghan Kush (Indica)
Afghan Kush (Indica), is a popular marijuana strain with a THC level up to 15%. Afghan Kush tastes very medicinal and has dramatic effects on pain relief. Narcotic feeling in nature Afghan Kush is popular for patients looking to relieve pain, stress, insomnia and nausea.
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.
Because this strain is mostly Indica, it affects the body much more than the mind. This results in a heavy feeling of laziness or sleepiness. It is also described as a very euphoric strain that causes users to feel very happy. Many users report feeling hungry after ingesting it. Several users have expressed caution regarding its intake. Receiving more than a few hits can result in an overwhelming feeling of lethargy, making it difficult to move.
The strain’s negative effects include the usual dry mouth and eyes, occasional paranoia, and dizziness. A few people reported having headaches after using Afghan Kush.
Afghan Kush strain 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. Relieves stress and depression. Stimulates appetite, promotes relaxation, has strong analgesic properties. If too much is consumed at once, headaches may occur a few hours after the high wears off.