Hindu Kush is an indigenous cannabis strain that hails from the mountain range of the same name. With powerful sedative effects, Hindu Kush is a good match for medical marijuana patients seeking pain relief or for those looking to kick back.
Originating from the Hindu Kush mountain range along the Pakistan-Afghan border, this marijuana strain of the same name was allegedly brought to the U.S. in the 1960s or ’70s along a route that has become known in some circles as the “hippie trail.” Since then, Hindu Kush has been used to create various cannabis hybrids that are well known, including OG Kush.
Because this marijuana strain has been in the U.S. for decades, few “true” versions of the cannabis strain exist. Hindu Kush has been bred with other strains to help it adapt to climates that are quite different from its homeland. However, Hindu Kush strains found at reputable dispensaries will be relatively pure and certainly potent.
Hindu Kush’s large, dense green buds are typical of indica varieties, and its fine coating of silvery-white trichomes means that it’s a favorite of hash producers; when grown in colder climates, some buds may even produce a lovely purple hue that ups shelf appeal. This cannabis strain has an earthy aroma that resembles sandalwood with matching taste to boot—some say that its flavor reminds them of incense with herbal and spicy notes.
A classic indica, Hindu Kush’s effects start off as deeply relaxing, progressing the brain into a state of euphoria. Most definitely a nighttime strain, use Hindu Kush when you’re ready to wind down. This cannabis strain encourages calm and allows your mind to meander—accessing thoughts and ideas that are normally hidden.
Medical marijuana patients who normally enjoy indicas will find this strain equally useful. It’s heavy, physically sedating effects are ideal for pain of various types and those with gastrointestinal issues. Additionally, Hindu Kush’s ability to ease nausea likely contributes to its success as an appetite stimulant.