Last updated on June 16th, 2023
About Hindu Kush strain:
An original landrace strain whose roots trace back to the mountain range of the same name. Stretching between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the harsh climate of the Hindu Kush mountain created a robust marijuana strain of worldwide distinction. Hindu Kush is a pure Indica landrace strain with high THC levels and moderate CBD amounts.
The strain features large clustered green buds with an incredibly sticky consistency and a thick coating of crystal trichomes. Hindu Kush is highly sought after by hash makers worldwide and is reported to be one of the very first strains used to produce hash.
With just the first whiff, Hindu Kush bud fills your taste buds with a sweet and earthy flavor, quickly followed by an intense body high and a deep sense of calm. Medical marijuana users rave about its ability to flush out nausea, chronic pain, stress, and anxiety. Large enough doses of this robust strain can also be helpful for those with insomnia as it induces deep sleep.
The densely packed flowers of Hindu Kush are prized for their unmatched aroma and flavor. Once you combust the flower, a musky odor redolent of sandalwood, pine, and earth are apparent, filling the entire room. The odor intensifies upon smoking, with connoisseurs noting a blend of spices and an unmistakable smell of old-school hash.
With the first inhale, you will quickly understand why this strain has become an instant favorite for many marijuana users. Hindu Kush carries with it a sweet and almost earthy flavor with magnificent notes of spice, citrus, and lemon. Some users describe this flavor as creamy and velvety with a cough-inducing smoke that is rather harsh for the throat. Upon the exhale, your taste buds are covered with vague notes of sweet pine and a lemony aftertaste.
Hindu Kush offers your mind and body everything you would expect from a potent Indica strain. With a THC concentration between 15% – 20%, the strain is perfect for an evening or nighttime smoke as it induces heavy relaxation and sedation.
But you won’t feel the THC effects immediately. Instead, the moderate CBD amounts quickly flow throughout your system when you first inhale, inducing a resonating ‘high’ in every inch of your body.
Soon after, the THC takes over, bringing with it a heavy buzz that draws your mind into euphoric bliss. Along with the euphoric feelings, Hindu Kush gives you good vibes and positive energy that makes you feel comfortable enough to express your inner joy and gratitude without a care in the world. The effects of this strain are long-lasting and can be felt for up 3-6 hours after consumption. During this time, Hindu Kush brings relief from the pains and aches that persist throughout the day.
Small amounts of potent Indica strains like Hindu Kush are also known to induce bursts of creativity and boost your thoughts without being overwhelming. It is also ideal for those struggling with a lack of appetite as it causes the munchies. In fact, Hindu Kush has become a popular choice among people who have cancer as it helps relieve symptoms such as nausea, pain, and lack of appetite.