Cannabis indica plants are short and have fat deep green leaves. Indicas originate from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh, traditionally cultivated for the production of hash. Producing a more mellow effect, the high from an indica is often referred to as a “body buzz”, with stronger varieties numbing your body and putting you to sleep. Indica strains are great for relaxation and stress relief. Indica has a higher level of CBD (Cannabidiol), compared to THC, opposite the ratio found in sativas. Here are top 5 Indica strains:
G13. The subject of many urban legends, G13 gives a high like no other. This extremely potent strain has a perplexing history, yet we do know for sure what it is currently capable of. It has a crisp pine smell intertwined with a chemical and citrus apple scent. This strain is often used in relieving symptoms of stress, pain, and even depression, providing an uplifting and joyful mindset.
Master Kush. First known as High Rise, Master Kush was developed in one of the tall buildings in South Amsterdam. With a sweet and citrus scent and a mild taste, this strain is a hybrid of Hindu Kush and Skunk. Its top medical use is for stress and it gives a euphoric high.
Purple Urkel. With a complex flavor blend of skunk, berries, and grapes, Purple Urkel is a heavy indica that is usually too strong for some people. This long lasting strain is especially recommended for use in the night time, being a top cure for insomnia.
Northern Lights. One of the most famous strains of all time, Northern Lights is a legendary pure indica that was first grown in Holland. It has been used in multiple hybrids to create some of the best hybrid strains, including Jack Herer. Winner of the most cannabis awards worldwide, this beautiful strain produces a body buzz that is second to none.
Granddaddy Purple. Considered the “mass produced” version of Purple Urkel, this popular strain has a distinctively grape scent and taste to accompany the smooth and even buzz. It gives users more energy than the typical indica. Another strain recommended for nighttime use, Granddaddy Purple is a heavy indica that gives a very pleasant buzz and stress relief.