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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.

Cannabinoids

Tetrahydrocannabinol

THC

15.75%-22%

Cannabidiol

CBD

4%-5%

Cannabigerol

CBG

0.2%-1.34%

Cannabichromene

CBC

0.35%-1.1%

Cannabinol

CBN

0.19%

Tetrahydrocannabivarin

THCV

0.37%-1.58%

Strain types

  • 80%Indica
  • 20%Sativa

Aromas

  • Fruity
  • Pepper
  • Pine
  • Sage

Flavors

  • Herbal
  • Nuts
  • Pepper
  • Spicy

Terpenes

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.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Pinene

  • Terpinolene

Flavonoids

Effects

Black Afghans has been reported to have the following effects:

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

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

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular
  • Skeletal
Insomnia

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

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional
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

Dosing

Growing

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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.

Height

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

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.

Flowering

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.

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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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