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What is Indica?

With so much information surrounding marijuana, sometimes you just want to know the basics of what it is. So, 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. Indica plants are short, bushy, mature early, have more chlorophyll and less accessory pigments (accessory pigments protect the plant from excessive sunlight). 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.

What are the medical effects of Indica?

Indica predominate strains offer medical effects that are generally described as a sense of calmness or serenity. Indica dominant strains are usually used to help relieve stress and to relax. This strain may help reduce nausea for cancer patients, stimulate the appetite, and reduce intraocular pressure. Due to the sedative nature of Indica, it is best used during non-active times during the day or in the evening.

  • Sedating
  • Relaxing
  • Muscle relaxant
  • Decreases nausea
  • Treats acute pain
  • Increases appetite
  • Increases Dopamine