Hindu Kush is a 100% indica strain, with high levels of THC and little to no CBD. It originates from the Hindu Kush mountain range, on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, and made its way to the US in the 60s. This strain is earthy in terms of flavor, and has magnificent notes of pine, lemon, and citrus. It’s perfect for an evening smoke as it relaxes and sedates.
Hindu Kush was one of the specimens brought back from this ‘enlightened’ period of travel, beginning its journey towards globalization in the progressive California city of Oakland, where it continued to spread and gain popularity because of how much consumers were benefitting from both its medicinal qualities, and untouched, bona fide effects.
Many of the Hindu Kush seeds sold today have been crossed with other Kush types (mostly for genetic stability), but still these variations are almost exactly like the original, and produce exemplary effects in most instances.
From the first sniff, the potency and pungent nature of Hindu Kush is apparent, filling the room it’s in with the aroma of earth, pine and flowers followed by hints of sweetness. Its flavor is best described as creamy, offering a smooth and velvet-like smoke for the throat and mouth, covering the taste buds with hints of spicy-sweet pine and lemony citrus. Appearance wise, as mentioned earlier Hindu Kush is a short and densely-packed crop, much like a miniature Christmas tree.
Due to its 100% indica genetics, it is no surprise that Hindu Kush weed affects the mind and body exactly as a very strong indica strain would.
Immediately bringing complete, all-over body and mind relaxation, this strain melts you into a puddle of euphoric bliss. It is heavily sedative, which makes it an essential night time or evening strain, but therefore it can also bring about the munchies and couch-lock.
Mentally, the Hindu Kush marijuana strain creates good vibes and a positive attitude, allowing you to feel safe and comfortable enough to release and express the inner joy, gratitude and giggles from within – without all the mind loops and negative internal commentaries.
Furthermore, Hind Kush cannabis can make even those with a complete lack of appetite very hungry. The effects of Hindu Kush are long lasting and will typically be felt for at least 3 hours after consumption, but probably more like 6-8 hours.