What is indica Marijuana?
Cannabis indica, along with cannabis sativa, is one of the two main sub-species of the plant cannabis, from which are grown the flower buds used for the smokable product known as marijuana or weed.
Leaves from the indica strain of cannabis are distinct for their bushy, short and wide appearance. The dense foliage of cannabis indica means the strain can withstand a wide variety of growing conditions, including colder climates than what are conducive for growing cannabis sativa.
Effects of Consuming Indica Marijuana
The major active ingredient in indica weed, on average, is THC, the cannabinoid most capable of producing powerful psychoactive effects. Indica strains are best used at nighttime for their sedative-like effects. The strain is also popular for reducing anxiety and acute pain while also stimulating appeitite.
Medical benefits of indica marijuana
Due to its calming effects, cannabis indica is ideal for those suffering from anxiety as well as muscle pain or spasms. Those who experience regular body soreness or stress will find indica strains to be especially relaxing because of THC’s psychoactive effects.
Other ailments cannabis indica helps to treat include ADHD, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cancer, insomnia, migraines, M.S., Parkinson’s, PTSD and sleep apneas.