Indica vs. Sativa

When visiting the dispensary, the budtender will probably ask you to choose between Indica, Sativa or Hybrid. But if you are a newbie, then you won't know the meaning of these terms. This article opens light on the difference between Sativa and Indica cannabis strains, showing the effects of each kind and where they originate.

Indica

Indica is the compact, full-bodied plant which provides effective relief from pain and other health issues. Indica strains are perfect for patients suffering from anxiety, sleeping problems, insomnia, chronic depression, anorexia, muscle spasms, stress and more.

Appearance of indica

The Indica plant often tends to be smaller than the relatively larger sativa. Indica plants usually grow to a height of about 6 feet tall or less. But the lack of height makes room for a more dense, and robust plant that produces outstanding yields.

The Indica plant has a lot of branches at the top and becomes denser at the bottom. The buds of the Indica plant are thicker and more vibrant than Sativa plants, and they generate rich colas and flowers.

To recognize an Indica strain, you have to take note of its fat, full and flat leaf shape.

Sativa

Sativa marijuana can mostly be found in temperate, and tropical regions close to the equator

Originating from Africa, Asia, South, and Central America, Sativa strains offer numerous health benefits. One of its main advantages is its ability to treats mental health conditions including depression, bipolar disorder, and PTSD.

Sativa strains provide an energetic and elevating high for the user. Furthermore, it’s highly known for its ability to boost appetite.

Appearance of sativa

Sativa plants often tend to grow larger than healthy plants. The size of a sativa plant can be about 12 feet high when grown outdoors. Sativa plants also have widely spread leaves, buds, and colas which always grow vertically.

Furthermore, most Sativa buds do not grow toward the stalk of the plant and most of the plant matter sprouts vertically. Cultivating sativa plants requires sufficient space because the plant always grows gigantic; thus it's preferable to grow sativa plants outdoors.

Medicinal effects of sativa strains

Cannabis sativa delivers a profound high that usually energizes the user. It's preferable to smoke sativa strains during social events or when you want to be more productive at home.

Sativa strains are suitable during the day and usually offer a productive cerebral high that make your body energized. In terms of CBD to THC ratio, sativa strains have more THC than CBD.

Medicinal effects of indica strains

Indica strains are usually known for their couch-locking effects. Indica strains are good for relaxing on your couch and watching a movie. These strains are also useful for people suffering from sleep issues

Indica strains are preferable during the night or when you have nothing doing. These strains relinquish the mind, making you calm and relaxed.

Pure Indica strains contain more CBD than THC. The concentration of CBD helps to counteract the mind-altering effects of THC.

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