Purple Afghan Kush nicknames vary such as AK, Afghani, AfKush, or just Afghan. This therapeutic marijuana is known as the most beautiful and mysterious strain in the world. Purple Afghan Kush covers its flowers with its wide wavy leaves. During flowering, the lower leaves have dark- green colors whereas the top ones are purple and blackish. It smells like pineapple, despite other Kushes with an earthy and spicy aroma. Purple Afghan Kush tolerates scorching and dry weather. When compared to other strains, it also needs a lower amount of water for irrigation.
Afghan Kush’s Appearance
Afghan Kush has a resistant form of structure and is known as a building block for other Kushes and the backbone of all modern Indica strains. Afghan Kush is used to producing “charas” and Afghani black Hashish variants. The best time for Afghan Kush’s flower to grow is in mid-October. It has dark green leaves which are large and wide. The massive condensed buds are red or dark orange.
Afghan Kush is resistant to numerous plant diseases and pests to a large extent. This type of cannabis can be widely found in the Hindu-Kush mountains in Afghanistan that is widespread on Afghanistan and Pakistan border; southern Asia.
It can be well-grown in different climates either indoor or outdoor; even harsh climates.However, the best climate is a hot one even though in chilly climates it won’t disappoint you. Novice people can also grow this strain in limited spaces with minimal care and get passionate about the result; yielding plentifully; around 16 ounces per square meter when cultivated indoors and about 5 more ounces when grown outside.
It takes about 2 months to see Afghan Kush’s flowers. For the flowers to appear it needs to be pruned to get rid of excess leaves. Afghan Kush is naturally vigorous enough to jump in height at the onset of blooming. They appear in form of medium bushes. Afghan Kush has an earthy, woody, and spicy aroma and is a sweet strain. When used, it goes smoothly down the lungs and does not cause coughing. Inhaling, you would feel the woody taste and within exhalation, a more spicy feeling appears.
Afghan Kush’s effects
Many believe that the high they get from this indica is pure because it has evolved genetically and not through cultivation and cross-breeding. Afghan kush is famous around the world for its resinous buds. Thanks to its raisin content, it can heavily relax the body and relieve pains. Since it’s a quick and effective pain reliever it is used for medical purposes such as the alleviation of migraine headaches and menstrual cramps. It can also create deep sedation which can be used after a long stressful day; however, if you intend to be productive and attentive you may opt for something else. It can bring you down to earth. That is, when Afghan Kush is taken, you feel as if you are being pressed and pulled down to the floor.
Afghan Kush is recommended to those suffering from insomnia. So, the best time to be used is at nights. The other effects of Afghan Kush are euphoria, laziness, and starvation, which can be prescribed to people with anorexia. These effects can last up to 3 hours.If the recommended dosage is not consumed, the user might feel dizziness or paranoia as negative side effects. Excessive use of Afghan Kush is expected to cause headaches after a few hours.
THC and CBD in Afghan Kush
Afghan Kush has 17% THC and is known as a pure Indica since it has not been through agricultural hybridization. On the other hand, the CBD level is lower up to 6%. This difference between the amount of THC and CBD in a strain is what it takes to be called pure and be used for medical purposes. The high amount of THC causes a reduction in muscle tension. The instant effect can be felt through physical bliss and not a cerebral rush. It makes you forget what was bothering you. It has its gradual effects in relaxing you and getting you ready to sleep. Unlike Sativa strains, it is not purely uplifting, but it creates deep relaxation for those suffering from anxiety and stress.