Indica strains come from the cannabis indica plant, which is generally shorter and bushier than their sativa counterpart. Traditionally, indica strains are associated with more of a body high that makes you feel relaxed.
Indicas are typically associated with full-body effects, such as increasing deep relaxation and reducing insomnia. Although research examining these effects is limited, it appears these plants have more in common than previously thought.
Medical marijuana patients choose indicas to aid in sleep and reduce pain. This type of strain is ideal for evening use and for activities that require little to no physical activity. Examples of popular indica strains include Purple Punch, Ice Cream Cake, and Zkittlez.
Testing with up to 27% THC, Purple Kush is a hard-hitting favorite. Considered one of the most powerful strains in the world, this flower is 100% indica.
Growth and Physical Characteristics. Indica plants tend to grow to about 3-6 feet tall and are ideal for growing indoors. The flowering time for indica is much faster than sativa at 6-8 weeks, making it a more popular plant among hobby growers. Sativa plants can grow up to 20 feet tall.
Indica gets you that body high that makes it all that much harder to get off of the couch and increases dopamine, which brings on a wave of true peace. The strain is also known to decrease nausea, help treat acute pain, reduce anxiety, help combat seizures, as well as aid in treating lupus and multiple sclerosis