Cannabis lovers and explorers who journeyed along the “hippie trail” transported seeds of Hindu Kush, as well as seeds of other Asian landrace types like Afghani, to the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. Hindu Kush is a strong pure indica strain that was one of the original landrace strains that sparked the global popularity of cannabis.
ABOUT HINDU KUSH
Hindu Kush has a slow-building high that starts with physical relaxation and continues to a state of brain fog. Users will experience a heavy weight in their limbs and head and may be unwilling to engage in strenuous physical activity. Couchlock is a typical experience: users may have thoughts or intentions of getting up to do a chore, but may equally happily sit immobile on the couch, usually preferring the latter. Keeping you in your seat frees up you mind to do some more creative thinking, and some users report almost psychedelic effects after lighting up. It is effective as a solution for chronic pain, an anti-nausea remedy, and a stress and anxiety buster. Dry mouth and eyes are common side effects, which are sometimes accompanied by paranoia and disorientation. Larger amounts of this strain have also been found to cause anxiety in certain users. Large enough doses of Hindu Kush can induce sleep, making it very beneficial for those suffering from insomnia.
This strain has a highly complex perfume, with a sweet and musky scent that is reminiscent of spice, sandalwood, pine, and moist soil. When the blooms are combusted and smoked, the musky odour intensifies. The ensuing smoke is harsh and cough-inducing, with a faint pine flavour when inhaled. Hindu Kush has an overall flavour profile of incense and botanicals.