Following in the long tradition of South Asian indica landraces, Grand Hindu is a potent cross between Hindu Kush and Grandaddy Purple. Besides colorful buds and a fruity flavor, Grand Hindu offers its smokers pervasive physical relaxation. This after-hours bud has typically high levels of THC, measured at between 24% and 30%.
Grand Hindu's flowers are visually remarkable. They are medium to large in size and hold together in chunky, irregular shapes. The flowers have an unmistakably indica appearance, with small leaves that coil tightly inward toward their central stems. Although small, the flowers' leaves are certainly eye-catching, mixing dark green with shades of blue and deep purple. These latter colors come about thanks to high levels of the pigment anthocyanin, likely passed on from parent strain Granddaddy Purple. Finally, Grand Hindu's buds are capped off by a dense cover of translucent white trichomes.
Grand Hindu also has a complex aroma to complement its visuals. When properly cured, the flowers give off a sweet grape scent. A closer inspection reveals some berry-tinged notes as well. Breaking open or grinding up these nuggets, meanwhile, releases a hoppy, almost fermented scent. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Grand Hindu burns with a smooth and rich smoke that has distinct grape flavors on the exhale. Notably, however, these grape flavors are coincidental to the flowers' purple hues, as the strain's color is determined by pigments while its aroma is determined by terpenes.
The high that comes from this landrace heritage strain may only pop up after ten to fifteen minutes. Eventually, consumers are struck by a feeling of heaviness in the head, accompanied by odd sensations like flushing in the cheeks or an increase in salivation. As these strange tics dissipate, they're replaced by some trippy sensory phenomena. Smokers may notice that certain sights or sounds seem more intense vivid; they may also experience an ineffable feeling of time dilation. Besides these spacey properties, though, Grand Hindu doesn't do much by way of mental stimulation and shouldn't be counted on to help get through a daunting workload. Instead, those who'd like to amplify the strain's psychedelic properties can indulge in some moody music or a good movie.
Fairly soon after its high sets in, Grand Hindu begins to release its considerable physical strength. Users may feel a progressive relief from any long-standing pain as tingles of relaxation travel down through the core and limbs. Those who may have been physically active may want to head for the comfort of home. At this point, the sedative strain is best suited to passive pursuits like kicking back on the couch and binge-watching. It can also be a fun way to share time with likeminded (and similarly intoxicated) friends. Because of its mostly sleepy vibe, Grand Hindu is recommended for nighttime or late afternoon use.Grand Hindu's laidback high can also be of value to many medical cannabis patients. Its soothing mood can help to temporarily counteract the symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Physically speaking, it can also relieve aches and pains, both temporary and chronic. Anti-inflammatory properties, meanwhile, can take the sting out of everyday annoyances like nausea and headaches. For consumer who are properly relaxed, Grand Hindu can even serve as an antidote to insomnia, lulling them to sleep. Because it is not associated with intensely cerebral states of mind, this strain is a good option for patients who are prone to paranoia or panic.
Unfortunately for home growers, seeds of Grand Hindu are not available for sale online. Instead, those looking to cultivate it can take clippings from mature, healthy samples of the strain in order to foster genetically identical "clones." Grand Hindu can be grown indoors or out, and its hardy landrace roots may make it particularly resistant to adverse growing conditions. The strain's mostly indica background suggests that its plants grow short and bushy and flower within a short 8 to 9 weeks. Growers looking to bring out the purple potential in these flowers should expose their crops to nighttime temperatures between 10 to 15 degrees below average, just before flowering begins.
Grand Hindu is a potent indica with some considerable genetics. Its long-lasting body high and rich flavor profile make for a satisfying desert-time treat.