Afghan Kush Strain: A Review of The Ancient One

If you were to step back in time long ago.

One marijuana plant would be there.

The Afghan Kush strain is one of the most ancient landrace strains that has stood the test of time.

Through wars and tribal conflicts, this herb is still around and is grown today all over the world.

The origins of the Afghan Kush are from an area by the Amu Darya River Valley where it has been growing wild for centuries.

It’s on the border of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, in the Hindu Kush mountain range near northern Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The locals use this type of kush marijuana plant with high resin content for making their charas (hash made by hand) to smoke in their hookahs. 

afghan kush strain

The Afghan Kush is one of the few indica plants around that is almost pure one hundred percent indica.

The strain is kept alive by White Label Seed Company who distribute seeds around the world to Seedhouse, so others can grow and consume this kush strain.

Afghani Kush is one strain that is at the top of its lineage and it has no known parents.

There have been many different cross breeds in the Afghan Kush lineage, such as MG Kush, Grape Afghan Kush, Ata Tundra.

When growing this strain it has a high resistance to mold.

Although it does not grow as tall as other indica plants, it brings a decent yield.

afghan kush

There are many significant medical benefits to this plant.

It’s excellent at relieving stress, chronic pain and muscle spasms and is recommended for evening use.

If your are going to consume this herb during the day be prepared for a casual day without too much to do.

The effects are very relaxing with a very minimal cerebral high.

The Afghan Kush smells like floral and musty pine with hints of lemon. 

While the flavor of the Afghan Kush being woody with a sweet pine taste ending with notes of lemon-lime.

Where to buy Afghani Kush Strain

If you live in the United States and in a state that is legal to purchase please check out Weed Maps for Afghan Kush on prices, stock levels and locations nearest you ! 


Where to Buy Afghan Kush Seeds

If you are interested in growing this strain here is a list of the reputable online seed shops that I recommend.


Afghan Kush Genetics

No known Parents for this strain

Afghan Kush Lineages

Some of the descendants included MG Kush, Grape Afghan Kush and Ata Tundra just to name a few.  Seed Finder EU 

Profile Count 

Indica: 90%

Sativa: 10%

The THC count for the Afghani Kush starts at 15 % and goes up to 25% . It also has elevated CBD properties.

Afghan Kush Strain Terpene Profile 

Afghan Kush terpene profile

Data From Analytical 360

  • A-Pinene 0.01% – Pine
  • B-Pinene 0.01% – Rosemary
  • Linalool 0.01% – Lavender
  • Myrcene 1.02% – Mango
  • Caryophyllene 1.62% – Pepper
  • Humulene 0.98% – Hops
  • Beta-Caryophyllene 1.62% – Cloves
  • Terpineol 0.20% – Lillac
  • ox-Caryophyllene 0.01% – Basil
  • Limonene 0.01% – Lemon

Medical Uses


The Afghan Kush strain is a great medicinal plant and is great for the following:

  • Stress
  • Pain 
  • relieves headaches
  • migranes
  • Chronic Pain
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Insomnia
  • PTSD

Effects / Experience :

The effects of consuming Afghan Kush are body stone, relaxed,  happy, sleepy. 

Evening use recommended.

How to Grow Afghan Kush


When growing Afghan Kush the strain, it is very robust and is highly resistant to mold.

These marijuana plants have been growing wild for centuries so you can grow this plant outdoors without too much concern for the type of climate as long as it has mild temperatures.

Also when growing indoors, this is a healthy plant and will be able to take nutrient load well.

The Afghan Kush yield per plant is not bad with being 450 grams per meter square and being outdoors anywhere from 500 – 600 grams.

The flowering time takes a little longer than other strains, but 9 -10 weeks is still pretty reasonable.

This plant does have a strong odor when growing so be prepared.

The height of the Afghan Kush is not as tall as other indica plants out there.

It grows short and sticky with massive colas.

Grow Points​​​​​

  • Yield: Up to 450gr indoor / 500-600 gr outdoor
  • Height: 3 feet tall indoors, reaching 4 feet tall outside.
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Flowering time: 9-10 Weeks
  • Outdoor Harvest North hemisphere: End of September early October
  • Outdoor Harvest South Hemisphere: late Spring
  • Climate: Good for most climates.
  • Growing Medium: Soil or Hydroponic
  • Environment: Indoors or Outdoors

Final thoughts

​The Afghan Kush strain helps for my medical needs and is nice to grow but don’t expect too much stretch.

I hope this review helped you.

If your looking for some Afghan Kush seeds be sure to check out Seedsman.

Have your tried Afghan Kush buds or grown the plant before?

What were your experiences?

Let me know in the comments.

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15 thoughts on “Afghan Kush Strain: A Review of The Ancient One”

  1. Hi, I would like to know between sensi seed and world of seed’s afghan seeds who has the best seeds in terms of potency?I am looking for a strain that can cause me to feel numb,tired,unable to work,and fall asleep.Please tell me the name of strain and seedbank.

  2. Is there any way to tell what indica strain I have from a pic or sample. It was my second plant to only grow to be less than a foot in height, but amazing stone.


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