Cannabis Indica is one of the most popular types of marijuana used by people worldwide. Indica is known for the ‘body high’ putting the user in a relaxed physical and mental state. Many people use it before bed, to meditate, or to just relieve anxiety and relax.
Indica is also used by people that are looking to treat nausea, headaches, seizures, migraines, muscle spasms, and chronic pain. It produces high levels of THC and low levels of CBD, which, on average, gives the user a psychoactive experience when compared to cannabis sativa.
It was named by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck in 1785 when he published a description on this second species of cannabis that grows in and around India. C. Indica is a broad-leafed plant that is relatively short, conical, with dense branches as compared to Sativa.
What is Indica Used for?
While there is still a debate on whether marijuana is medicine, since the legalization of cannabis, scientists have started taking more interest. Indica has been found to relieve the symptoms of the following:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Sleep Apnea
- Anxiety disorders such as PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
- OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder)
- panic attacks
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Crohn’s Disease
The Best Indica Strains
Often, Indica strains are used to treat symptoms like depression, insomnia, muscle spasms, and chronic pain. Here are some of the best strains for treating these ailments.
First, Purple Kush, which originates from Hindu Kush and Afghani strains. This is one of the best Indica strains, mainly because it has a 100% Indica genetics. It has beautiful purple tones and a pleasant earthy-sweet tastes, and is known to create a highly pleasant and slow body high, with THC levels ranging from 16-27%. It treats insomnia, muscle spasms, and chronic pain.
This is one of the most popular strains for use for insomnia and, as such, has won a number of awards. Northern Lights is also used to treat anxiety and depression. The THC levels range between 16-26%.
This is a cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bud which creates an enjoyable fruity aroma. Granddaddy Purple provides effects that can be felt in both body and mind as physical relaxation and euphoria. The THC levels are between 17-27% and it is used to treat relief from chronic pain, stress, appetite loss, and insomnia.
This strain, one of the earliest varieties of indica, provides an earthy aroma with a hint of sweetness. The THC levels in Afghani range between 15-20% and it is used to treat severe stress, physical pain, and insomnia disorder.
This Indica strain has an earthy aroma with berry notes. Blueberry Kush is a hybrid of Blueberry and OG Kush. The THC ranges between 17-24% and it is used to treat pain and insomnia.
Skywalker OG is a hybrid between Skywalker and OG Kush with THC levels between 20-26%. It used to treat the strongest anxiety and stress, where most users feel a head high and tingly body.
The Platinum Kush is 90% of Indica dominance with purple hues and bright orange leaves. With THC levels ranging from 13-17%, it will give you a slow and pleasant body buzz. The aromas are fruity with hashy notes.
This hybrid strain is 60:40 Indica and Sativa and it gives off a sweet and earthy aroma. The THC Level ranges from 20-28%, making it one of the strongest strains. It gives a relaxing high with a euphoric feeling that is used to treat severe pain, depression, nausea, and appetite loss.
This Hybrid strain with 70% Indica 30% sativa. The THC levels are typically 22-24% and it is used to treat chronic pain, appetite, nausea, and seizures. The strain gives off an orange aroma. The high for G-13 is a focused and creative high to start followed by a couch-locked state of mind.
This Indica strain is of Afghani descent but the genetic origin is not known. Bubba Kush THC levels range from 15-22% with chocolaty notes with a hint of coffee. This strain is used for chronic pain, muscle relaxant, depression, and insomnia.
If you have experience with any of these strains listed above let us know.