The genetic lineage of strains called Purple Afghani are different depending on where it comes from and who grew it. Some growers combine strains like Purple Kush and Pre’98 Bubba Kush, and call it Purple Afghani. Although true Afghani strains are some of the oldest landrace strains in existence, few to none of the Purple Afghani strains available today are descendants of the Afghani landrace strains. Experts report, however, that of the three true Afghani landrace strains, Afghani #2 has a purple variant, so it is possible that a true Purple Afghani could exist. The purple variant of Afghani #2 is described as smelling of spice, skunk, and coffee and having a harsh, hashy smoke that is floral, spicy, and tart. People who smoke or vaporize any Afghani strain can expect effects common to indica strains, including a strong body high, relaxation, and even lethargy. Afghani strains are often used to relieve pain, stress and insomnia.