Afghani Strain — Foundational Strain From Afghanistan

This strain isn’t one of the finely tuned hybrids created by a modern breeder but rather a native “landrace” from an original source of the Cannabis sativa plant. It’s been used in countless strains to add sturdiness, thick buds, and outdoor durability, including in Ghost OG.

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Afghani Strain
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Afghani Strain Flavor Scale

The Afghani strain is known to carry an intense earthiness that is one of its signatures. Its complete flavor profile includes:

Freshly turned earth
Sweet musky notes
Warm spices and burnt wood

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      Afghani Strain Information

      Its effects are generally considered to lean towards the indica side of the scale, although some individual cultivars may be sativa varieties instead. In Afghanistan, the native plants are used primarily to create hash rather than smoked as flowers. This has led to many people associating its musky taste with the classic hash flavor.

      Afghani Strain Effects

      Hunger improving
      Hunger improving 87%
      Sleep inducing
      Sleep inducing 79%
      Relaxing 82%
      Helps With
      Chronic pain
      Chronic pain 77%
      Stress 81%
      Digestive issues
      Digestive issues 82%
      OCD 77%
      Dizziness 41%
      Sleepiness 45%
      Dry eyes
      Dry eyes 44%
      Dry mouth
      Dry mouth 43%

      Afghani Strain Pairings

      Pairs With Music
      Glowing Embers — “Afghani Hash”
      Glowing Embers — “Afghani Hash” 86%
      wood. — “Desert Haze”
      wood. — “Desert Haze” 83%
      SYRE — “Next to Me”
      SYRE — “Next to Me” 78%

      Glowing Embers — “Afghani Hash”: Combat the sleepy effects of Afghani with some inspired EDM that works well with relaxation.

      wood. — “Desert Haze”: Floating through the intense, heady effects of this strain is easy when you put on this rambling ambient song.

      SYRE — “Next to Me”: Bring more desert vibes to your session with Afghani to make the most of it.

      Pairs With Food
      Fig and almond cookies
      Fig and almond cookies 82%
      Minted peas
      Minted peas 77%
      Chicken fried rice
      Chicken fried rice 76%

      Fig and almond cookies: Highlight the fruity notes of this strain with some earthy and nutty cookies.

      Minted peas: A cooling side dish is perfect for dinner after indulging in a few puffs of Afghani.

      Chicken fried rice: Takeout classics are the easiest way to fulfill the munchies brought on by this strain.

      Pairs With Spirits
      Milk stout
      Milk stout 79%
      Desert healer cocktail
      Desert healer cocktail 83%
      Potato vodka
      Potato vodka 75%

      Milk stout: A creamy beer with a strong flavor balances out the intense flavor profile provided by this classic strain.

      Desert healer cocktail: Let the Afghani strain mingle with the flavors of cherry brandy and orange juice for a sweet finish.

      Potato vodka: Choose an earthy but neutral spirit for shots to pair with this strain.

      Where The Afghani Strain Strain Is Grown

      Afghani is the result of centuries of both informal development and breeding efforts by the people of Afghanistan. It arrived in the United States and Amsterdam in the early 1970s and is part of the genetic background of popular strains like Northern Lights.

      Afghani Strain Summary

      Responsible for the flavors of many unusual strains like Cheese, Afghani is a strain worth trying all on its own to get a classic 1970s smoking experience.

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