Cannabis Indica is the most widely used strain of Cannabis having medicinal and recreational purposes due to their high physical body. They are believed to have higher concentrations of cannabidiol and THC rather than cannabis itself, therefore it produces more effects in the body to reduce anxiety levels, insomnia and to increase relaxation.
It has its own unique Morphology, plant type, leaf size & some other features.
Cannabis Indica has been found to be originated in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Turkey and Tibet. They have acclimatized themselves to harsh and dry conditions of Hindu Kush Mountains.
For the first time in history, Jean Baptist Lamark ( A botanist) discovered in India back in 1785, a description of his new species. Since the species were discovered in India, therefore his used the prefix “ Ind ” in the name Indica.
These plants have short texture (2-6ft). They consists of green-black leaves that have blades which grow wide and broad and show fast growth. Because they are short and bushy, indica strains are very best suited for growing indoors. Indicas have different flavour profiles e.g., for citrus, pines, grapes, berry and other dark fruits.
They have the capability to produce Resins in large amounts in order to protect themselves from the harsh climate conditions in mountain regions.
Life cycle of indica mainly consists of two phases:
Indica’s strains are widely used for medicinal uses. A famous strain is Royal Cookies, which have about 24% THC content in them. It produces senses of euphoria and muscle relaxation. Another strain includes Bubble Kush which has THC content of 15%. It creates natural bliss along with highness.
Indica strains usually have higher CBD to THC ratio. The moderate and equal CBD/THC ratio is helpful in relieving pains such as headaches and body pains. You can use indica strains to treat anxiety, stress and tension. Indica has the capability to increase appetite and to reduce seizures sand spasms.
Everything has its benefits if it comes to the proper usage. But if used in excess or abuse, it can lead to several side effects that may cause some serious health concerns e.g., mood swings, anxiety issues, depression, behavioural changes.