Hindu Kush

Last Updated: April 30, 2019

Definition - What does Hindu Kush mean?

Hindu Kush has the distinction of being one of the original indica landrace strains of marijuana. It is exceptionally potent. The strain grows wild along the Pakistan and Afghanistan border in the Hindu Kush mountains.

Seeds from the Hindu Kush marijuana plants were first brought to the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. Pilgrims and explorers traveling along the famous Hippie Trail often collected the seeds of the plant during their travels and brought them back home.

In the last few decades, Hindu Kush has been crossed with numerous other strains to create stronger and more stable strains. Many strains available today boast Hindu Kush in their genetic profiles.

MaximumYield explains Hindu Kush

Hindu Kush typically contains levels tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels of 15 to 20 per cent. The plant naturally produces large, bright green buds that are exceptionally sticky and covered with white trichomes from the resin glands. The plant is relatively short and stocky compared to other strains of cannabis. They rarely exceed five feet in height.

Hindu Kush has been selectively bred for centuries and was one of the first cannabis plants to be used to create hash around the world. It boasts a musky, sweet scent that many consider the hallmark fragrance of premium weed.

Hindu Kush is similar to most indica strains and produces a relaxing high that is ideal for creative thinking. The medicinal marijuana properties of Hindu Kush are well known. It relieves nausea, anxiety, stress, and pain.

This definition was written in the context of Cannabis
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