What Are Indica Strains?
One of the three main types of cannabis (along with sativa and hybrids), indica plants are usually shorter than sativa plants, and have broad, dark green leaves. Their overall appearance tends to be bushier. They have a shorter flowering period and produce a higher yield.
Indica plants originated in dry, cold Asian climates, and the need to reproduce quickly before the arrival of winter is what caused the quicker flowering period. Their smaller, compact stature helped them survive in these harsher environments.
Indica For Medical Uses
There are a host of different symptoms that have been treated by indica plants. The higher levels of CBD in indicas open up many possible medicinal uses. Many patients will turn to indica strains to alleviate the unpleasant side-effects and symptoms of various illnesses. Some common medical conditions that are treated with indica strains include:
- General Inflammation
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Indica vs Sativa
Differences between indicas and sativas are more than skin deep however. Indica plants are higher in CBD and lower in THC than sativas. Both THC and CBD are psychoactive, though not in the same manner.
THC will bind to the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors in the brain, producing a high and feeling of euphoria. CBD, on the other hand, binds very weakly to the CB1 receptors and is shown to help with feelings of anxiety and depression, and help mitigate the effects of seizures.
The differences between the two often results in the perception that indica is for relaxation and sativa offer a more uplifting experience, although it should be noted that every strain is unique, producing effects of its own based on the cannabinoid and terpene content.
Still, both indica strains and sativa strains tend to be used for their own specific effects, with indicas being more associated with relaxation and use in medical marijuana.
Common Effects Of Indica Strains
Indica strains are typically associated with being glued to the couch and bringing on the munchies. Nevertheless not all indica strains will couch-lock you. Indicas offer a fantastic array of many positive effects including:
Indicas are known for their calming qualities. The higher CBD content helps the body and mind relax and unwind.
Heightened State of Happiness
Want to just shut off into a state of bliss and peace? Between sativas and hybrids, indicas are the best for this purpose.
Certain Indica strains are great for helping with insomnia and allowing you to have a peaceful slumber.
Use an indica strain to help relax those stiff and tight muscles after a long week or a hard workout.
You'll Get The Best With BC Bud Supply!
We cary a large and varied selection of indica strains here at BC Bud Supply. You will find everything from very calming and relaxing strains to heavy hitters that'll have you stoned out of your mind.
Check back often as our catalogue is always being updated as our growers bring in new strains.
If you need help choosing one of our many indica strains, or any kind of assistance, feel free to get in touch with us. Our staff of cannabis experts are here to help, and we will offer you any kind of support you need.
Create Your Own Mix & Match Bundles
We also offer Mix & Match bundles that are 1 ounce (28 grams) in size. You can try a variety of different strains of your choosing with our bundles including indica strains mixed with sativas and/or hybrids.