Stabilized landrace genetics from the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Broad spade-shaped asparagus green sepals arranged in closed stacked calyxes, streaked with shocks of rust pistils, and well above average coverage by average-stemmed hooked trichomes with large heads, along with small lithocists and peltate trichomes. The aroma in the bag was an understated combination of lightly fruity, musky, and earthy smells that blended together into an almost indecipherable mix. Once it was ground up, it took on a strong earthy element that reminded us of expensive soil — behind that lurked a slightly acrid and musky smell with a tinge of lemons.
This one was a bit confusing to us, but enjoyable and pungent enough to please the staff. While one reviewer (using an Incredibowl) experienced no real issues when smoking, two other reviewers disliked the flavor simply because the quality of the smoke seemed to burn the throat slightly and cause immediate coughing. The flavor itself was unremarkable regardless, and was mostly earthy/musky with a hint of sweetness present. Eye pressure and a near-immediate body relaxation were the first effects of this Hindu Kush. The fast-acting body relief was surprising, as the relaxation parts of most strains come on beyond the initial effects, once the buzzing or waving feelings have subsided. This one has us pulled down into the couch in no time, improving our mood, but keeping things relatively sedate and calm nonetheless. The potency lasted at its near-peak level through an hour, having us feeling a little bit slow mentally, but cleared up after that point. Fortunately, the body relaxation lasted longer than the mental effects, which made this a clear-headed relaxer for most of its duration.
Along the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan lies a vivid, grand, exotic mountain range; they call her Hindu Kush. She is around 800 kilometers long, stretching far and wide across this region. Beyond just being a geological phenomena, however, this range is also historically significant – said to be some of the earliest origins of Buddhism. During ancient times, nestled in the mountains one could find small and shrubby, densely-packed Christmas tree looking plants. People began to discover them, harvesting their flowers for various purposes. Eventually, these shrubby plants within the mystical Kush mountain range would become a new type of global phenomena- the iconic Hindu Kush marijuana strain. The genetic origins of Hindu Kush weed today are as pure as its smoke; offering immense, natural potency and a direct connection with Mother Earth herself. In this informative Hindu Kush review, you’ll learn everything you need to know about this timeless, iconic marijuana strain from one of the most striking geographic locales on earth… What Is the Hindu Kush Marijuana Strain? Classified and referred to as one of the absolute purest indicas on the planet, Hindu Kush’s genetics have been tested to show that the results do, indeed, backup the exquisite claims made. Ranking in with a 100% indica content , if you are choosing to consume the Hindu Kush marijuana strain, you know exactly what you are getting yourself into (at least if you’re familiar with what an indica can do to the mind and body). Just a little bit of Hindu Kush can go an extremely long way, because of its naturally present 20% THC content. The steady presence of this compound throughout legal MMJ dispensaries is also partially what makes Hindu Kush so medicinal. Although its origins are from landrace strains present in Afghanistan and Pakistan, this ancient marijuana strain was actually brought to America during the 1960s and 1970s, when many exploring parts of the Middle East on what became referred to as “the hippie trail” began bringing cannabis seeds back to the Western world. 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. Hindu Kush Review: Aroma, Flavor and Appearance: 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. The crop color is a rich, forest green, with lighter shaded green buds that feature a prominent, thick coating of trichomes, or glistening, THC crystals, that are reminiscent of the first frost of the year. In between the green colored frosted sugar leaves is a blend of brassy and bright orangish-red pistils , which are those tiny hairs that curl and twist throughout the bud. The buds themselves are pop-corn like, with densely packed herb. Since Hindu Kush is an indica , its vegetative appearance mimics what is typical of this category; featuring a short and shrubby crop with densely packed and stacked upwards colas (collections of buds). It virtually looks like a miniature Christmas tree, albeit with those leafy, “classic cannabis” shaped leaves in place of evergreen pine needles. Due to its short stature, those thinking about growing Hindu Kush indoors can do so in a smaller-than-average space as long as proper ventilation, lighting and temperature control are present, in addition to proficient care (if you want your end result to be a successful, hearty harvest).
All marijuana crops in premise are high maintenance when compared with other plants, but Hindu Kush can grow with independence, if the correct conditions are met. In particular, climate seems to have a heavy impact on the quality of crop, with the Hindu Kush strain naturally preferring warm and dry locations (conditions that mimic its Middle Eastern, mountainous beginnings). Hindu Kush weed can be grown either indoors or outdoors , and it has a high resistance to diseases, pests, molds and mildews, making it fairly easy to cultivate. Indoors, Hindu Kush might be best to use soil growth methods rather than hydroponics , because the water involved in hydro can cause an increase in humidity, generating a greater need for humidity control in order to keep the environment dry. If you grow Hindu Kush outdoors in a more spacious location, its branches will reach wider and you could end up with a bigger plant. All in all, this is a personal choice and dependent on the type of plant you’d like to end up with. The typical flowering period of Hindu Kush is around 7-9 weeks, meaning it is quick to be ready for harvest. And best of all, it offers a substantial yield at around 14 ounces per meter squared indoors, and 16 ounces per plant outdoors. All of these factors combined, makes Hindu Kush a brilliant, choice crop for those who desire a pure indica with profound effects, that also won’t be a grave challenge regarding cultivation.
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.