Afghani is probably one of the most recognizable strains and it’s widely appreciated for its sturdy genetics and potency. This pure indica has been used for creating insanely popular strains like Blueberry and Northern Lights. As the name may lead you to expect, the Afghani cannabis strain is named after its home country and it comes from the Hindu Kush Mountains.
With THC levels reaching up to 20%, this indica strain is definitely powerful enough to provide deep and sedative effects, which makes it ideal for evening or nighttime use. Generally, the Afghani cannabis strain induces pervasive relaxation and deep body high, which usually leads to heavy couchlock and sleepiness. Some people report increased appetite after smoking these buds as well.
The high from this classic indica strain is generally experienced on a physical level. However, regular users claim that it also helps bring them mental clarity and focus. As mentioned before, the strain is definitely not an energizing bud, so you shouldn’t expect to be particularly active after smoking it.
The buds of Afghani strain are pale to medium green in color with some orange hairs on the surface. You can also see a nice coat of trichomes that make the buds very tacky and resinous to the touch. This famous indica strain is known for its pungent and skunky aroma with diesel-like notes and hints of citrus. The aroma profile gets even more intense when you’re grinding the Afghani’s buds. As for the smoke/vapor, it’s a bit thick and harsh on the throat, which may cause coughing among less experienced users. When smoking Afghani, you will taste some pine and herbal flavors with spicy yet sweet notes.
Although Afghani typically contains less than 1% of CBD, it still offers a wide range of medical benefits, mainly due to its sedative properties. If you’re suffering from insomnia or other sleep disorders, this bud may be ideal for your condition. Moreover, the strain’s mellow euphoric high is ideal for those suffering from PTSD, depression, stress or anxiety. With its heavy body effects, Afghani may be a perfect choice for relieving chronic pain, headaches and even migraines.
Aside from the palette of pleasurable sensations, Afghani comes with some side effects, especially when consumed in larger quantities. However, these side effects are similar to those in other cannabis strains, including dry eyes and mouth, possibly paired with the feeling of being constantly thirsty. The dry mouth is actually one of the most common side effects of smoking weed, but it’s easy to manage once you remember to hydrate before smoking and keep something minty or sweet-and-sour at hand.
All in all, the Afghani cannabis strain is a perfect bud to use before bed. It can also help you with a host of health conditions, including nausea, fatigue or fibromyalgia, which makes Afghani great assistance in supporting overall well-being and promoting recovery.