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All you Need to Know About the Hindu Kush Cannabis Strain

All you Need to Know About the Hindu Kush Cannabis Strain

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The Hindu Kush cannabis strain derives its name from the long stretch of mountain range forming a natural border between Pakistan and Afghanistan- the area where it supposedly originated. One of the oldest marijuana strains which is still favoured by cannabis connoisseurs, taking a drag of a Hindu Kush joint is like smoking a piece of history. This pure indica landrace strain which has been consumed by men since hundreds of years can also be easily grown both outdoor as well as indoor.

Origin of the Hindu Kush cannabis strain:

As already mentioned above, this one is a pure indica strain which had its origin in the arid mountainous region of Afghanistan and Pakistan. As reported by Sensi Seeds, this weed strain in its non-feminized seed form has been maintained and bred entirely from its own unique gene pool which is possibly the reason behind its striking yield quality and consistent growth. It has been suggested that the genetic uniformity of the Hindu Kush makes it thrive easily both outdoors and indoors.

THC Composition

This one is a relatively pure marijuana strain which is definitely way more potent than its several crossbreeds that are available at your weed dispensary. The resin heavy buds of Hindu Kush are highly sedative the reason being its high THC composition. The THC content of this strain is somewhere between 15% to 20%.

Growing Hindu Kush

Indica plants are known to be short and stocky and the Hindu Kush marijuana strains rarely grow above 5 feet in length. This is why this strain is extremely popular among indoor growers who place the plants in a way which would allow its wide lateral branches to grow. Outdoor cultivation of Hindu Kush cannabis strain can be a bit troublesome mainly due to the native climate variability of this strain.

However, minor crossbreeding has stabilized a few varieties of this strain and therefore some phenotypes can thrive even outdoors. Growers generally trim the lower branches to make way for better air circulation. Indoor Hindu Kush strains usually bloom within seven to ten weeks whereas when grown outdoors they are generally harvested in late autumn. One of the reasons for its popularity among growers is its high resistance to molds, mildews, pests and diseases which makes it real easy to cultivate.

The buds of Hindu Kush

Hindu Kush marijuana strain is characterized by big, clustered dark green buds which stick together because of its exceptionally gluey consistency. However, some phenotypes of this strain come with purplish tinge which is mainly due to the presence of plant pigments which becomes active in cold temperature during its vegetative stage. The unique characteristic of this bud is its high proportion of resin content- this is precisely why the Hindu Kush is one of the earliest strains used for the production of hashish. The thick coat of silvery trichomes on the surface of the buds makes it look as good as it tastes.

Taste and aroma of the Hindu Kush marijuana strain

The aroma of Hindu Kush is rather complex – it comes with a musky yet sweet smell which is reminiscent of wet earth, pine, sandalwood and spice. This musky aroma increases with a few drags of the joint. The cough inducing smoke of Hindu Kush tastes slightly like pine. On the whole, this strain tastes more or less like a mishmash of herbs and incense.

The effects of Hindu Kush

If you are looking forward to a solid hit, then look no further than this indica strain. It also comes with a moderate proportion of CBD which gives you a body high. The 20% THC content of this strain is responsible for producing an amazing feeling of repose. The high of Hindu Kush is often described by experts as heavy and is known to have a couch locking effect. It generates a sense of euphoria which can be experience after just one or two drags. It gives you a positive vibe allowing you to enjoy your surroundings, and express your inner joy minus all those negative internal thoughts and mind loops.

This strain is very popular among creative users who are into writing, painting or music making. However, users should definitely steer clear of this strain if they have a busy and active day ahead. Also, it is one of those strains which will considerably trigger your appetite so make sure to stock up on munchies before you hit. The Hindu Kush cannabis strain is perfect for night time smokers who like to enjoy a mind and body buzz before curling up on the bed.

Medical benefits

Hindu Kush is gaining in popularity among medical marijuana users mainly because of its pain alleviating properties. Patients of chronic pain, stress, insomnia, and muscle cramps have reported significant relief after the use of this strain. Patients in need of a greater potency of THC should try to find the edible forms of the Hindu Kush strain. This strain is also prescribed for patients with mental ailments or conditions as it makes them tranquil and more manageable.

Negative side effects

Although no severe negative side effect of this strain has been reported, it can cause paranoia in patients of anxiety. Dehydration is another negative side-effect of this strain which can be easily avoided by plenty of fluid intakes.

Awards won by Hindu Kush

As you can surely imagine, the oldest marijuana strain of the world has been the winner of several Cannabis Cup competitions around the world. Sensi Seeds was one of the first breeders who brought this strain to its present fame and glory during the Copa de Asturias in 2006. Thereafter its phenotypes have made their way into several contests all over the globe.

Before concluding it needs to be mentioned that first-time users need to use this strain with moderation and regulate the intake with time. If you are looking forward to a perfect balance of euphoria and heaviness then visit your local Canadian cannabis dispensary and experiment with one of the oldest and most talked about marijuana strain.

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Comments (7)

  • jammeer12manner

    Yes i am a pure indica user only really, sativa really hightens my anxiety ! common trait

    January 12, 2020 at 4:45 pm
  • TerpX

    Love the insica effects from this pure indica. Theres some purple kush on the menu right now that has some great hindu characteristics!

    January 7, 2020 at 4:58 am
  • Cofoxl

    Hindu Kush is such a great stran. Thanks for the awesome article, happy holidays

    December 28, 2019 at 4:35 pm
  • robmeisterz28

    A good read as always….

    December 23, 2019 at 6:54 am
  • Andrew Fazekas

    So I might be totally off on this, but based on the description and the picture of the bud at the top of the article, this strain is reminding me of Jamaican Sess (dunno if that’s how to spell “Sess”, which was probably just a slang name for it anyways). I haven’t seen Jamaican Sess for years, but man did I love it when it was around! It always came in a densely packed brick because it was smuggled to Canada that way, and it was thick with nearly black resin. Poor strains of Sess were always considered by people I knew to be the junk of the weed family, but the top quality Sess was just heavenly. It produced a beautifully smooth smoke which tasted completely unique from any Sativa or Indica strains, and the high was super relaxing. I definitely want to try some of this Hindu Kush to see how it compares to my memories of that stuff. I’m sure Bob Marley would’ve approved of it ;)

    December 23, 2019 at 6:45 am
    • heyhey

      nice post, enjoyed the story
      sess just means weeds with no seeds sensimilla is sess for a session lol

      December 24, 2019 at 5:53 pm
  • heyhey

    its a kush like master kush

    December 22, 2019 at 7:54 pm

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