Afghani is 100% pure indica that is well-known for its genetics and potency. It is an original landrace that is native to Afghanistan, thus the name. The THC content of this building block strain is high at 15% to 20%. The buds of this strain are pale to medium green in color. The leaves are generously covered in orange pistils and white crystal trichomes.
Flavor and Effects of Afghani
The Afghani strain is a famously pungent strain with a skunky and diesel-like odor. Hints of citrus lemon try to balance this pungent smell. When smoked or burned, the smoke of this strain is unsurprisingly thick and harsh. Its flavor profile is a sharp contrast to its pungent aroma. The Afghani strain offers a sweet floral and fruity with hints of herbal, pine, and spices.
As a pure indica, the effects of this strain are more physical than cerebral. You should expect a deep body high that is relaxing and fulfilling. You will feel any muscle tensions and knots that have been hiding away for years easily soothed out with this strain. And because of its rather potent high, you will also feel your appetite being stimulated once the high starts to come down. It is best to use this bud at nighttime and keep snacks and water handy at all times.
What are the Medicinal Benefits of Afghani
Because of its sedative properties, a number of medicinal benefits flow from the Afghani strain. It is a good treatment for a number of mental ailments like PTSD and anxiety. It is also used to alleviate symptoms of body aches and pains. This includes headaches, migraines, muscle spasms, tremors, and even joint inflammations. Lastly, this strain is a very effective aid for those who have been needing some deep and relaxing sleep. Insomniacs will love this strain.
Negative Effects of Afghani
Although the effects are mostly bodily awareness, the Afghani strain still induces slight mental effects. When used in high doses, this can cause dizziness and nausea. You will also feel the usual marijuana side effects that include cottonmouth or parched and dry throat. Dehydration is the reason for this. Aside from keeping snacks ready, a source of water should also be nearby to ensure you keep yourself hydrated throughout the high. Dry eyes often accompany symptoms of dry mouth.
The Afghani is a convenient plant to grow as it is short and bushy. Aside from regular cropping to ensure its lowering nodes receive the appropriate amount of nutrients (sunlight, air, and humidity), the Afghani is an easy plant to grow. It can produce a relatively high yield in as short as 7 weeks. It can also be grown outdoors, but it requires a mountainous Central Asian climate.