Hindu Kush is characterized by large, clustered green nugs that stick together due to their incredibly sticky texture. Some phenotypes have hues of purple in the leaves, resulting from high concentrations of plant pigments called anthocyanins being activated by cooler weather during the vegetative stage. The densely-packed flowers are renowned for their resin (the Hindu Kush might have been one of the first strains used to produce hash) and have a thick coating of silver-white trichomes.
Appearance & Aroma
The scent of this strain is very complex, with a simultaneously sweet and musky odour reminiscent of sandalwood, spice, pine, and damp earth. The musky smell increases when flowers are burned and smoked. The resulting smoke may be harsh and cough-inducing, and when exhaled, the smoke tastes like pine. The overall flavour impression of Hindu Kush is one of herbs and incense.
Effects & Benefits
The Hindu Kush strain boasts a slowly-mounting high that starts as a sense of physical relaxation and then advances toward a state of mental fogginess. Users will feel a heavy sensation in the head and limbs and may not want to be particularly active. Users report couchlock feeling and have intentions or thoughts of getting up to perform a task but instead will just happily remain motionless. This immobilization can clear up the mind for lazy contemplation and meandering creative thinking.
Due to its heavy body stone, Hindu Kush is not recommended for active daytime use. Instead, it works great as a numbing agent for chronic pain and anti-nausea treatment and as a way to reduce stress and anxiety. Adverse effects include dry eyes and mouth, occasionally accompanied by dizziness and paranoia. Some psychedelic effects like strange tactile sensations and visual distortions might also be present. Some users have also described experiencing anxiety from larger doses of this bud. The Hindu Kush flower is beneficial for users with insomnia, as large enough doses can induce deep and restful sleep.