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Afghan Auto-Flowering is an indica breed who counts its ancestors among the original Kush plants from the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. These cannabis seeds come from a plant cross-bred with a cannabis species called ruderalis. Hailing originally from Russia, ruderalis is accustomed to shorter growing periods; as such, it has developed the ability to flower automatically after a few weeks, rather than relying on a change in hours or intensity of daylight.
The Taste and Effect of Afghan Auto-Flowering Cannabis Seeds
Afghan is a stocky strain with an earthy-sweet, citrusy flavor that induces a deep body relaxation in the user; this peaceful state can progress to sleepiness, and even lethargy, depending on how much was ingested, and the tolerance of the user. A rule of thumb: start slow and don’t overdo it. Though it mostly results in what is known as a “couch-lock” effect, the strain is also known for creating a happy or euphoric sensation. Because of its intense calming effect, Afghan Auto-Flowering is best reserved for evening or nighttime use.
Medical Benefits of Afghan Auto-Flowering
Medicinally, Afghan’s strong relaxation effect has proven of use to patients suffering from sleeping disorders. In addition, the strain encourages appetite, which appeals to those undergoing chemotherapy or radiation, or battling an eating disorder. Afghan is a good choice for the end of a stressful day, as it can melt away the stress and anxiety that could keep you from falling asleep. It can also help with pain that is disrupting your sleep.
Growing Afghan Auto-Flowering
Though an auto-flowering variety, Afghan does have a relatively long flowering period of 70 to 80 days. Despite the time required for the cannabis seeds to grow into big, beautiful plants, Afghan is easy to grow both indoors and out, and this makes the strain well worth the wait. The plants also develop a large store of indica-rich resin on the sugar leaves and smaller sun leaves. For this reason, Afghan cannabis seeds are a good choice for people interested in harvesting hashish in addition to the marijuana flowers.