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Black Afghan

Black Afghan — also known as Black Afghani — is an 80% indica-dominant strain (cultivar) created by crossing three phenotypes: OG Kush, Afghani #1, and Black Domina.

Similar to Black Afghani Kush created by Medicann Seeds, Black Afghan contains a 5:1 THC to CBD ratio. With up to 22% THC and 5% CBD, this strain is known for mood-boosting effects that radiate visceral relaxation through the body.

Black Afghan’s dominant terpene profile mixes pinene, terpinolene, and caryophyllene to deliver berry, peppery, and sage-like flavors. Users report this hybrid strain also delivers medical benefits ranging from stress reduction to spasm, pain, and insomnia relief.

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Strain types

  • 80%Indica
  • 20%Sativa


  • Fruity
  • Pine
  • Pepper
  • Sage


  • Herbal
  • Spicy
  • Pepper
  • Nuts


Black Afghan bud contains various terpenes that deliver its complex berry fragrance and contribute to its therapeutic profile. Dominant terpenes include pinene, terpinolene, and beta-caryophyllene.

  • Pinene

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Terpinolene



Black Afghans has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Calming
  • Relaxing
  • Appetite-Inducing
  • Elevated Mood
  • Sleepiness

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Headache
  • Panic Attacks

Black Afghan is infamous for settling you into a relaxed and sedative state, making it the perfect complement to a lazy afternoon or evening wind-down. Reviews of this kush strain indicate its psychoactive effects bring a tingly sense of peace and calm throughout the body.

Medical Applications

Users report that this appetite-stimulating indica-dominant strain can help alleviate symptoms of depression, general pain, insomnia, and muscle spasms.
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Black Afghan helps relieve depression and symptoms by stimulating your brain’s reward system and delivering an uplifting dopamine boost. The strain’s total-body sedation can also help you disconnect from the monkey mind’s racing thoughts and settle into the present moment.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Acute Pain or Post-Surgery Pain

Like all high-THC strains, Black Afghan Kush can change your perception of pain and reduce its intensity. In a study comparing the effects of a single potent dose of THC with a narcotic pain reliever, codeine, researchers found that 10 milligrams of THC gave the same pain relief as a 60-milligram dose of codeine.

Organ Systems

  • Skeletal
  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular

If you’re experiencing sleep issues, this heavy indica’s intense sedative effects may quickly help you drift into a deep slumber. Users describe it as a “dreamy and sedative strain” that “literally glues the body to the couch.”

Organ Systems

  • Mental / Emotional
  • Brain & Nervous System
Muscle Spasms

Black Afghan’s high THC content and notable CBD levels make it a potent psychoactive and anti-inflammatory strain that can help target the inflammatory cause of muscle spasms.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular



Black Afghani Kush is moderately difficult to cultivate indoors and requires a hot and humid climate for outdoor growth. Additionally, home growers may find it challenging to source Black Afghani genetics online. Those motivated to produce this indica-dominant strain should seek a vendor who sells plant clippings.

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Black Afghan plants, like pure indicas, can be relatively short, ranging from 30-60 inches in height.

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Humidity and Temperature

Seedlings of any kind prefer high humidity levels of 65-70% and temperatures with lights on of 68-74 degrees Fahrenheit. Growing plants in the vegetative stage prefer less humidity, ranging from 40% to 70%, and slightly higher temperatures of 71-82 degrees. As plants enter the flowering period, growers must reduce humidity levels to 40-50% at temperatures of 68-74 degrees.

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For indoor grows, Black Afghan typically flowers from 68 to 75 days, developing dark, nearly black, dense buds. Generally, Black Afghan plants are ready to harvest by day 79.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Black Afghan Good For?

How Does Black Afghan Make You Feel?

Expect to feel as cool as a cucumber as your body melts into the ground and your mind clears of anxiety-ridden clutter.

Is Black Afghan an Indica or Sativa?

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