Hindu Kush is a 100% pure indica marijuana strain that gets its name from its geographical origins. It originates in a range of mountains that stretches 500 miles in between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Any cannabis that can take on the harsh conditions of this homeland’s climate must be strong. This strain is conditioned to create crystal trichomes coats that protect it from its surroundings.
These trichomes also help this cannabis deliver a potent high, much like a sedative. And, with 18% THC, Hindu Kush is the perfect medical marijuana for those who need relief from stress, anxiety, and depression. This strain will relax and calm you, and eventually, allow your restless mind to drift off to sleep.
With Hindu Kush, you’ll detect the aroma of earthy sandalwood, with a subtle sweetness, and a sweet lemony taste. It’s recommended by medical marijuana dispensaries for treating chronic pain, other types of pains, various stress disorders. It’s also known to help relieve chronic nausea and loss of appetite, making it an effective medical tool for cancer patients.
Origin Of Hindu Kush
Hindu Kush is a 100% pure indica strain. It is named after a 500-mile long mountain range found between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Due to the harsh climate of its homeland, this strain is naturally potent with thick coats of trichomes crystals. The plants create these crystals as protection against the environment. Yet, they are also responsible for its potent high. Hindu Kush makes a wonderful hash and contains THC levels of about 18% with a low CBD.
Effects Of Hindu Kush
The earthy and pungent smell of Hindu Kush is a very effective tranquilizer. This strain is calming and invigorating and truly relieves stress. It is an ideal strain to use for a night of relaxation after a long, busy day.
Hindu Kush has a sedative effect that can put even the busiest minds to sound sleep. The smooth indica also can make an individual forget all worries, fast. Not only will you fall asleep quickly at the end of the day, but you’ll sleep all night long.
Sleepiness isn’t the only effect of this strain. Hindu Kush can also uplift moods and induce happy vibes in the person consuming it. It will surely bring an individual to a state of euphoria and leave them there for hours.
Hindu Kush will also increase your appetite, frequently known as “the munchies.” This helps those struggling with appetite loss or chronic nausea feel relief and have the drive to eat.
When compared to other strains, Hindu Kush will make you slightly dehydrated. The dehydration is mainly noticeable as drying of the eyes and the mouth. The eyes may become itchy in some instances. Eye drops can bring relief. It is advisable to keep a bottle of water or fluid nearby to relieve the cotton mouth symptoms.
This strain of marijuana weed may bring about anxiety. In cases of high dosage, the increased anxiety may bring about feelings of paranoia. Users may experience dizziness at times due to the potency of this strain.
Medical Uses Of Hindu Kush Strain
Hindu Kush is widely recommended by medical cannabis dispensaries to cure and/or manage certain conditions and disorders. It can calm, and cure symptoms related to:
- Lack of appetite
- Pain and aches such as muscle spasms, migraines, and joint pains
This strain is highly recommended to medical marijuana patients with extreme cases of chronic stress. Hindu Kush is a full indica, with a CBD level of 0.50%, giving it the power to deeply relax the body and mind. Regular users will experience consistent bouts of calm, peaceful states of minds.
Hindu Kush puts its user in a serious state of relaxation, both in the mind and in the body. After just one toke, you’re quickly relieved of anxious feelings, allowing the mind to fully wind down. This makes it an excellent strain for those having a hard time falling asleep at night, such as insomnia patients.
Hindu Kush fights various pain conditions, in some cases, relieving the pain altogether. This leads to better moods for the user altogether. It also helps relieve nausea, while causing the user to get the munchies. So, it is recommended to cancer patients suffering from nausea and appetite loss due to chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
Taste And Aroma Of Hindu Kush Strain
Hindu Kush has a very fragrant aroma that’s reminiscent of its homeland region. This 100% pure indica breed smells both pungent and earthy. Yet, you’ll detect hints of pine needles, coupled with undertones of flowers. You’ll enjoy the aromas of Afghanistan and Pakistan filling the air.
This strain’s bold origin isn’t just evident in its aroma. It tastes just as pleasant, with its strong, spicy, sweet notes. You’ll detect hints of sweet lemons, along with a slight creamy taste. Although it has desert origins, Hindu Kush leaves the taste of fresh forest pine cones on the palette.
Growing Hindu Kush
Hindu Kush requires a climate that is similar to its place of origin… dry and warm. This large herb can be grown outdoors or indoors, as long as the warm climate that this weed requires is maintained. This weed strain usually grows dense, bushy and short plants, but it can grow a little larger than usual if given enough space to flourish.
This strain is perfect for indoor growing because it can be grown in small spaces. We highly recommend using a Sea of Green (SOG) technique to reach the highest possible yields. However, it also important to maintain an adequate airflow to help reduce humidity. For those that can keep the climate dry, this strain is easy to grow. It is an ideal strain for beginners.
Hindu Kush takes about 7 to 8 weeks to flower when grown indoors. The plants will produce high yields of about 14 ounces per 3 feet once harvested. When grown outdoors, it should produce about 17 ounces per plant. Full-flowering will take place from late-September to early-October.