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Hindu Kush
100%
Indica
Night
Recommended Time of Use
Night

Overview

One of the original landrace strains that precipitated the popularization of cannabis throughout the world, Hindu Kush is a potent pure indica. It is indigenous to the Hindu Kush mountain chain that forms the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The meaning of the word “Kush” is disputed, and has been traced back to a Persian term for “Hindu killer” (in reference to the danger of crossing the inhospitable mountains) as well as to Avestan words meaning simply “water mountain.” In any case, Kush has become a byword for weed and is often used a suffix in the names of different strains, regardless of whether those strains have Hindu Kush in their lineage.

Seeds of Hindu Kush -- along with seeds of other Asian landrace varieties like Afghani -- were brought to the U.S. in the 1960s and 70s by cannabis enthusiasts and explorers who traveled along a route that has come to be known as the “hippie trail.” In time, Hindu Kush has, perhaps inevitably, been crossed with other strains to allow for stability and adaptation to a radically different climate than its mountainous point of origin; as such, “true” Hindu Kush may not be widely available in the Western Hemisphere. Nevertheless, Hindu Kush is a relatively pure strain, simpler and often more potent that the novelty crossbreeds that continue to multiply in today’s competitive cannabis market. It is prized for its heavily sedative, almost narcotic properties and its highly resinous flowers. The THC composition of Hindu Kush is typically measured at between 15% and 20%.

Hindu Kush is marked by large, clustered green buds that adhere due to their incredibly sticky consistency. Some phenotypes have shades of purple in the leaves, the result of high concentrations of plant pigments called anthocyanins being activated by cold weather during the vegetative stage. The densely-packed flowers are famous for their resin (Hindu Kush may have been one of the first strains used to produce hash) and have a heavy coating of silver-white trichomes. The aroma of this strain is very complex, with a simultaneously sweet and musky scent, redolent of spice, sandalwood, pine, and wet earth. The musky odor intensifies when flowers are combusted and smoked. The resulting smoke is harsh and cough-inducing; when exhaled, smoke tastes vaguely like pine. The overall flavor impression of Hindu Kush is one of incense and herbs.

Hindu Kush boasts a slowly-mounting high that begins as a sense of physical relaxation and then progresses toward a state of mental fogginess. Users will feel a heavy sensation in the limbs and head and may not want to be especially active. The feeling of couchlock is commonly reported: users may have thoughts or intentions of getting up to perform a task, but will just as happily remain motionless. This immobilization can free up the mind for lazy contemplation and meandering creative thinking. Some psychedelic effects like visual distortions and strange tactile sensations may also be present. Because of its heavy body stone, Hindu Kush is not recommended for active daytime use. Instead, it works well as a numbing agent for chronic pain, an anti-nausea treatment, and as a way to relieve stress and anxiety. Negative effects include dry mouth and eyes, occasionally accompanied by paranoia and dizziness. A few users have also reported experiencing anxiety from larger doses of this strain. Hindu Kush is particularly helpful for users with insomnia, as large enough doses can induce sleep.

The purely indica lineage of Hindu Kush is evident in its stature. Indica plants are much shorter and stockier than their sativa counterparts, and the Hindu Kush strain epitomizes this, hardly ever growing taller than 5 feet. As such, it can be grown indoors, provided that multiple plants are spaced to allow for the strain’s wide lateral branches. Outdoor cultivation tends to be more difficult, as the strain’s native climate is highly variable. However, as noted, certain varieties of Hindu Kush have been stabilized through minor crossbreeding, so some phenotypes may grow well outdoors. Growers may want to trim low-lying branches (which can later be used to grow clones) to allow for easy air circulation. Growers should also trim broad fan leaves to allow light to penetrate to flowering nodes up and down the length of the plant. When cultivated indoors, Hindu Kush flowers anywhere between 7 to 10 weeks. If grown outside, plants are usually ready for harvest in late October. Hindu Kush can yield up to 1.5 oz per square foot and reach a THC count of up to 20%.

Procuring Hindu Kush is a unique encounter for the cannabis novice and connoisseur alike. Shaped over countless generations of natural selection, its aromatic flowers offer a way to experience a piece of botanical and cultural history. The strain’s powerful knockout high may introduce a new kind of respect for nature -- or at the very least, an understanding of why this plant has been selectively bred by humans for centuries. A true nighttime smoke, Hindu Kush is well-suited to solo use or to small intimate gatherings.

THC Content - 20.0% Highest Test

Average Indica
 
12.5%
Hindu Kush Highest Test
 
20.0%
Hindu Kush Average
 
14.0%

Common Usage - Insomnia

Effects - Sedated

Reviews

4.5/5
42 reviews
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GordonYP In Florida
3 months ago
Very relaxing.. Have to get my bud from friends in Northern CA. Has very nice flavor. I'm an old time smoker over 40 years. This reminds me of hash we would get years back. This strain didn't knock me out as some other indica's do. Can't wait for FL to get it together. Still some more cannabis laws to be written, pass, etc. The high was long lasting, I could still do chores, without being to stoned to move.
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ron moreno
9 months ago
just love any indics strain of smoke, i have a brain tumor and am recieving kemo and radition treatments 3 times a week, this really helos my nausea and relaxes me also, kerp it coming
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john Smith
9 months ago
This is a good morning strain. I think people should try it.
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Amanda jo hill
9 months ago
this is some of the best looking buds i have ever seen.It is also some the best shit i ever smoked
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Jonathan Ghertler
9 months ago
i use pot because i suffer from MS. this strain helps relieve the pain
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dalia valle
10 months ago
Great price for some real good weed. For thanksgiving bought 1 gram and smoked some real good weed preping my food and ready smoke another great blunt filled with great weed.
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John jonson
10 months ago
best bud on.the planet
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valerie luthor
10 months ago
This strain is green and orange and smokes like a orange creamsicle. The color is brilliant too.
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Nicolas titus
10 months ago
This strain smokes very good.Its not harsh or overpowering on the lungs.I feel so relaxed and at ease on it.I have told my friends about it and they are going to try it.It helps me stay focused
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Lauren putty
10 months ago
its so smooth. gives me a full body buzz and doesnt drag me down like heavy indica.
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Brittany Vaughn
10 months ago
Great strain!
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Victoria Whitaker
10 months ago
love hindu kush :)
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latt
10 months ago
clean high
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Gabriel VanDoren
10 months ago
Only stuff that helps me sleep man
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max
10 months ago
perfect for anxiety!!
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justin w
10 months ago
fantastic flavor goodlazy hi
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kushkang
10 months ago
incredible
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turbo glocks
10 months ago
great body high love it
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brandon ostic
10 months ago
dopest smoke around lol
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sabino
10 months ago
very nice.
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Kuna share
10 months ago
Good strain. Solid stress reliever
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Walter Hobbs
10 months ago
Good strain. Mellow body effect and great calming feeling.
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ed
10 months ago
A very good Kush strain, but not the best
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Mandy kay
10 months ago
ok
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bob
10 months ago
You'll never find a more classic Kush high, smell and taste then with Hindu Kush
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kush bro
10 months ago
This Kush is oh so sweet. I smoke nothing but Kush!!
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justin speicher
10 months ago
awesome love the feeling
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gilles apounere
10 months ago
I love this shit
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James Beal
10 months ago
Favorite
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t-bird
10 months ago
its the bee's knee's
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frank rudy mendez
10 months ago
love it
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enrique lopez
10 months ago
First time with this strain. Its mellow and potent.
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Cesar lopez
10 months ago
loved this strain, really put me on my ass
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dyodyd pufpufup
10 months ago
great strain. smooth and mellow
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joey ellk
10 months ago
I only had mild couch lock with some indoor Hindu Kush down in Cali. Still remained social and active...just chilled out
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yes
10 months ago
Heaviest Indica I ever smoked. Couch lock doesn't even begin to describe it...
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Mechie Macamillion
10 months ago
the best smoking kush
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rafael flores
10 months ago
Just ripped a fat bowl of some Hindu Kush. I only smoke Indica's and I only smoke in the evenings and at night and this is my go to. Never gets me paranoid, makes me feel happy, relaxed and sedated. Perfect for 1 hour of TV then falling fast asleep.
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nick
10 months ago
Ive had Hindu Kush from 3 different sources now. The first 2 Hindu Kush strains I tried were exceptional. The 3rd one seemed overgrown and was probably outdoor. So I give this strain a 3.5 average star rating.
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kleber viana
11 months ago
Favorite strain for evening and night time!
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Dan
11 months ago
Haven't found a better evening/night time strain to relax with then Hindu Kush. Most Kush's in general are great for kicking back but Hindu Kush always gives me a couple hours of relaxation followed by a nice long night's sleep!
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Hadley
11 months ago
Nice strain. Thanks
Countries of Origin
  • Afghanistan
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
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