Afghan Kush | Pure Sunfarms
Indica Dom THC: 16-22% CBD: <1%
The foundation of many Kush varieties, this high-THC cultivar produces dense, sticky buds that offer notes of white musk, peppercorns, strawberries, and citrus.
Known for its high THC potential, our Afghan Kush is an indica-dominant cross of strains that originated in the Hindu Kush mountain region of present day Central and Southern Asia. Afghan Kush is a building block many of the Kush varieties available today. The dried flowers are dense, sticky and chunky, their moss-coloured leaves flecked with shades of purple under a cover of frosty trichomes. It offers aromas and flavours of white musk (myrcene), sandalwood and red peppercorns (caryophyllene), and wild mountain strawberries (linalool).
Myrcene is a mellowing terpene found in high quantities in mangoes, eating it before consuming cannabis may strengthen the effects of THC and increase its absorption rate. With an earthy and musky scent, myrcene is also the most common terpene in cannabis, and is often found in larger quantities in indica-dominant strains. Strains that contain 0.5% of this terpene are usually indicas with sedative effects. It has also been reported that myrcene is useful in reducing inflammation and chronic pain and is known for being recommended as a supplement during cancer treatments.
Linalool is a calming terpene present in lavender, laurel, mint, birch trees, and rosewood. It is often present in high concentrations in sativa plants. Contemporary studies have shown that linalool is a powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic. Inflammation is a major component in the pain profile of cancers, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, and arthritis.
Humulene is a motivating terpene found in hops, coriander, cloves, and basil, among other plants. Its aroma presents as woodsy and earthy with citrus overtones. Early research has shown humulene to be anti-proliferative, meaning it may prevents cancer cells from growing. It is known to be effective in suppressing appetite, making it a potential weight loss tool. It is also associated with reducing inflammation, relieving pain and fighting bacterial infections.
Caryophyllene is a balancing terpene common in basil, oregano, hops, and rosemary, and in spices such as cloves, caraway, black pepper, and cinnamon. It commonly presents notes of spice and pepper and has been associated with anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. The terpene beta-caryophyllene (BCP) shows promise for potentially helping treat anxiety and depression.
Limonene is an uplifting terpene found in citrus rinds, juniper, peppermint, cannabis and rosemary, and its aroma boasts notes of lemon and orange. Limonene is the second-most common terpene in nature. Studies have concluded limonene has potent anti-inflammatory properties, making this terpene a promising option in the treatment of certain forms of cancer. Limonene may prevent tumours from invading surrounding healthy tissue by decreasing their ability to create new blood vessels. Finally, this terpene was also found to play a role in healing damaged skin and regenerating cellular tissues.
Product Comparison: Afghan Kush | Pure Sunfarms
THC: 16-22% CBD: <1%
Caryophyllene, Humulene, Limonene, Linalool, Myrcene