So exactly what is indica? Indica originated from the hash producing countries of the world like Afghanistan, Morocco, and Tibet. They are short dense plants; with broad leaves and often grow a darker green.
After flowering starts they will be mature in 6 to 8 weeks. The buds will be thick and dense, with flavors and aromas ranging from pungent skunk to sweet and fruity. Pure Indica plants are short, bushy, mature early, have more chlorophyll and less accessory pigments (accessory pigments protect the plant from excessive sunlight). Medical indica strains have more chlorophyll than sativa therefore they grow and mature faster. Indica's yield is usually higher than Sativa, with a shorter growing period. Indica's are generally better for indoor growing because they do not grow as tall.
The effects from an Indica are generally a full body relaxing and laid back feel. Indica's higher CBD than THC equals a much heavier, sleepy type of impact.
Medical Effects of Indica
The effects of pure medical indica predominate strains are generally described as a sense of calm or serenity. Indica dominant strains are used to relieve stress and to relax. This strain can help reduce nausea for cancer patients, stimulates the appetite, and reduced intraocular pressure. Due to the sedative nature of Indica, it is best used during non-active times during the day or in the evening.
- Muscle relaxant
- Decreases nausea
- Treats acute pain
- Increases appetite
- Increases Dopamine