Hindu Kush is another ancient strain with landrace genetics that come from the same region as Afghan Kush in the high mountain border regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Similar to Afghan Kush this strain has had to develop numerous ways to protect itself and make ways to grow in these high altitude regions. Hindu Kush is a very potent indica strain and its genetics make a very resilient cannabis plant.
Hindu Kush Terpene Profile
There are few strains that have limonene with high amounts of humulene right behind. Indicas that are high in limonene often provide clear mind and mood enhancing effects with relaxing body effects. Limonene is the terpene found citrus fruits and is typically uplifting and refreshing. This particular terpene profile creates a very sweet, earthy and somewhat spicy flavor. Humuelene is known for being in hops and found in many other herbs and spices like pepper and ginger. Aside from humulene’s multiple benefits this terepene also works in conjunction with the other to provide Hindu Kush’s unique effects.
Hindu Kush Strain Effects
The indica effects of Hindu Kush are mostly a body high which can be great for pain, inflammation and sleep. While Hindu Kush is potent its not a “couch lock” kind of strain in smaller amounts but definitely physically relaxing. While it can have some mental effects its mostly focusing an enhancing but not stimulating. This can be a great strain for depression, anxiety and stress.
The Hindu Kush strain does have some negative effects which include dry mouth and eyes as well as couch lock if you smoke too much. It can also cause paranoia in higher doses or if you are prone to it. This is nothing particular to this strain but to strains that are high in THC.
Growing Hindu Kush Strain
Due to the resilience of Hindu Kush it makes for a very easy strain to grow. Its developed protection against most things that would prevent other cannabis strains from growing so it can handle some stress. Hindu Kush produces dense flowers that produce a lot of resin with a lot of trichomes. This strain prefers a dry climate and does best in arid or Mediterranean climates. Hindu Kush can be grown indoors or outdoors and will do well in most growing mediums. Hindu Kush plants will grow to be about three feet tall and produce a moderate yield. Hindu Kush is ready to harvest in about eight weeks. Flowering time for Hindu Kush is about 7-9 weeks which is a much shorter flowering time compared to many other strains.
Overall, Hindu Kush is a great strain for beginners and experienced growers alike. It’s a very versatile strain that can be grown in most climates and will do well in most growing mediums. Similar to Afghan Kush, this strain would do best growing outdoors in climates around Colorado, California and mountain regions of South America. If you are looking for an easy to grow, resilient strain then Hindu Kush may be the strain for you. With its moderate yield and short growing time it is a great strain to get started growing cannabis.