Afghani, also called Afghan Kush, is a powerful Indica strain known for its calming effects and strong body high.
This historic strain got its name from the Hindu Kush mountains and is one of the earliest marijuana strains known to man.
Flavor And Aroma
One of the major pluses of Afghani is its delicious smelling flower. The smell of Afghani cannabis is reminiscent of sweet flowers and fresh wood.
When ground up, it releases an earthy and floral aroma that’s a bit sweet on the inhale.
Most consumers have reported that Afghani has a natural, earthy scent with subtly spicy and piney notes. In terms of flavor, Afghan is spicy and herbal with a dash of sweetness.
As you inhale, subtle notes of mint and pine break through the other flavors, adding to its complex profile. On the exhale, your palate will be graced with its more spicy, woody undertones.
Growing Afghan Kush seeds is a relatively simple process for novices and advanced growers alike. This strain has a high resistance to disease and will practically always be happy if exposed to enough sunlight.
Whether grown indoors or outdoors, this strain has a flowering period of about 7-8 weeks and a harvest time around mid October.
When grown indoors, Afghani will produce a yield of about 12 ounces per square meter, making this a pretty generous harvest.
During the outdoors growing process, the yield increases a bit to an average of 14 ounces per square meter. With an average THC content of 12% and CBD content of 1%, Afghani is overall a solid strain for any level of grower.
Afghani is widely used and celebrated because of its ability to treat a wide array of ailments. Thanks to its Indica lineage.
Afghani can quickly bring relief to a person in distress. Therefore, it’s suitable for people with anxiety disorders, including social anxiety or generalized anxiety disorder.
In the same vein, because of its calming and decompressing qualities, this strain can also bring relief to those suffering from insomnia. Using Afghani can help you sleep after a long, taxing day by reducing stress and relaxing your mind.
Afghani is also useful for nausea sufferers, regardless of the reason. Conventional cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy usually result in nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite.
But this strain can help significantly reduce these symptoms. In addition, Afghani Kush can act as a natural pain reliever for chronic pain sufferers.
Chronic pain can result from many potential sources, including fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Chronic pain usually affects the nerves and when these nerves become overactive, patients feel extreme pain from even minor movements.
Afghani has considerable amounts of CBD, which can help to reduce chronic pain or inflammation and help users gain relief.