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Hindu Kush

The Hindu Kush strain is a pure indica landrace cannabis strain from the Hindu Kush mountain range, spanning Afghanistan and Pakistan. This strain is known for its potent effects, distinct earthy aroma, and THC levels ranging from 15% to 20%, with minimal CBD content.

The Hindu Kush strain boasts a unique and complex flavor profile, featuring earthy, sweet, spicy, and floral notes that create a delightful sensory experience for users. The aroma of this strain is equally captivating, with its earthy and pungent scent that intensifies as the buds are broken apart and ground, releasing subtle hints of pine and skunk.

Hindu Kush is a 100% indica strain renowned for its powerful and long-lasting effects, providing a balanced experience for recreational and medical marijuana users. The potent effects of this strain make it an ideal choice for those looking to relieve symptoms of various medical conditions, such as depression, anxiety, appetite loss, insomnia, and nausea.

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Strain types

  • 0%Sativa
  • 100%Indica


  • Earthy
  • Sweet
  • Woody


  • Earthy
  • Pine
  • Sweet


  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Limonene

  • Myrcene



Hindu Kushs has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Pain Relief
  • Relaxation
  • Sleepiness
  • Stress Relief

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Paranoia

Medical Applications

The Hindu Kush strain is a popular choice among medical marijuana patients due to its potent effects and ability to alleviate various medical conditions. Some of the most common conditions that Hindu Kush can help with include:
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THC can stimulate the release of the sleep neurotransmitter adenosine.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional
Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Cannabis contains many anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) compounds that can beat stress and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System

Cannabinoids like CBD can help modulate serotonin transmission, giving it anti-depressant and anxiolytic effects.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
Loss of Appetite

THC can stimulate the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin.

Organ Systems

  • Endocrine
  • Other



growing strains

The Hindu Kush strain is well-suited for indoor and outdoor cultivation, with a preference for a warm climate. It is relatively easy to grow, making it suitable for novice and experienced growers. Hindu Kush seeds can be obtained from reputable seed banks and germinated before planting.

During the vegetative stage, Hindu Kush plants require ample light and nutrients to support their growth. This stage typically lasts about four to six weeks, during which the plants develop a robust root system, sturdy branches, and large fan leaves. It is essential to provide the plants with the right conditions, lighting, temperature, and humidity, to ensure a healthy vegetative stage.


The Hindu Kush strain typically grows to a medium height, reaching around four to six feet tall. This makes it an ideal choice for indoor growers with limited space and outdoor growers who prefer a more manageable plant size.

The strain can yield up to 14 ounces per square meter when grown indoors and up to 16 ounces per plant outdoors. To maximize the yield, it is essential to provide the plants with the right conditions throughout their growth cycle, including adequate lighting, proper nutrients, and optimal temperature and humidity levels.

Humidity and Temperature

The Hindu Kush strain prefers a warm and dry climate, with temperatures ranging from 70-80°F and moderate humidity levels. Maintaining the ideal temperature and humidity levels is crucial for the health and productivity of the plants. Excessive humidity can lead to mold and mildew issues, while extreme temperatures can cause stress and negatively affect the plants’ growth and yield.


The flowering time for the Hindu Kush strain is approximately seven to nine weeks. During this stage, the plants will start producing tiny hairs, or pistils, eventually developing into dense, resinous buds. It is crucial to monitor the plants closely during this stage, provide the necessary nutrients, and maintain the ideal temperature and humidity levels to ensure a successful harvest.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Hindu Kush strain good for?

The Hindu Kush strain is known for its potent effects and is commonly used to help relieve chronic pain, insomnia, stress, and anxiety.

Is the Hindu Kush strain an indica or sativa?

How does the Hindu Kush strain make you feel?

The Hindu Kush strain is known for its relaxing and soothing effects, often inducing a sense of euphoria and sleepiness.

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