Afghani Indica strain



Some scholars believe that Afghani was the first cannabis landrace strain to be used by humans. This is one highly resinous Indica strain whose origin traces back to the Middle East. Afghani was transported to California in the 1970s heralding the birth of Indica in the US. If you trace back the lineage of most Indica strains in the market today, you will always find Afghani somewhere in the roots.

On inspection, the leaves have a pastel green color with light green spots. The flowers have orange streaks and are clothed in trichrome crystals. The smell of this strain is earthy with floral and pine undertones. The smoke is acrid taste but with a sweet after taste.

This strain provides a strong base for breeders wishing to create quality Indica strains. Quality danks such as Northern lights and Blueberry have Afghani in their genetic lineage. Afghani is also adored for its amazing medicinal properties. The THC content ranges between 15 to 20% while the CBD level is about 0.6%.

This strain is quite hardy and can survive harsh environmental conditions. It was traditionally used in hash-making.

Strain Type

This ancient dank is a pure Indica strain that boasts sturdy genetics and high potency. It probably has the purest Indica genetics known to man in this day and age. The THC to CBD ratio is 100:3.


It is believed that Afghani was originally sourced from the Hindu Kush Mountains and was smuggled into the US in the 1970s. The strain is named after its geographic origins where it had been used for many centuries. The locals picked the weed that was growing wildly in mass grooves and used it to treat a number of medical conditions.

In the US, the strain fell in the hands of Mel Frank and other cultivars who have managed to preserve the genetics of this magical strain. Fortunately, this auto flowering strain is sturdy and easy to care for.

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Terpene Profile

Afghani has a mix of earthy and sweet terpene aromas. These scents are indicative of a dominance of myrcene, limonene and geraniol.


Myrcene is known to be the “couch-lock” terpene, which is also responsible for the earthy or clove-like smell of pot. It has relaxing and sedative properties.


Limonene has a citrusy smell and helps in reducing stress.


Geraniol smells of grapes and is a potent neuroprotectant.

What Consumers are Saying:

This Indica potent strain is great for pain relief and deep relaxation. It gives a strong body high and may put you to sleep sooner than you expected.

The Positives

  • Deep relaxation
  • Sleepiness
  • Euphoria
  • Happiness
  • Tingling sensation

Potential Medical Benefits

Below are a list of conditions that Afghani may be helpful in managing. We have selected these conditions based upon two sources: reviews from consumers who report using the strain to manage these symptoms, and/or substantial scientific evidence suggesting that its dominant terpenes may help manage the conditions listed below.

The Negatives

Some users reported cotton mouth, dry or red eyes. Patients reported rare negative effects such as paranoia or headaches.

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