If you’re looking for a cannabis strain that will help take the edge off and provide a calming and relaxed feeling then you’ll likely want to buy and indica strain.
From a medical perspective, this strain is also popular for those looking for effective pain relief and due its sedative effects, indica strains are ideal for treating sleep disorders or insomnia. Since this type of strain contains higher levels of cannabidiol (CBD) when compared to sativa strains, it can provide several medicinal effects.
The major medicinal benefits one can achieve from consuming indica include:
- provide mental relaxation
- sleep disorders and insomnia
- pain relief
- increase appetite
- increase dopamine levels (happy hormones)
- ideal for night time use
This strain has helped many individuals treat common diseases such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, sleep apena, fibromyalgia and insomnia. Cancer patients have found relief common side effects from chemotherapy treatment such as nausea and pain.
With literally hundreds of strains to choose from, finding the right indica can seem like a challenge. We’ve decided to create a list of 10 indica strains you definitely want to add to your shopping list.
1. Granddaddy Purple
Also known as GDP, this cannabis strain will not disappoint. This famous indica gets its name from its appearance since it blooms with shades of deep purple.
Granddaddy Purple is an ideal medical marijuana strain for treating muscle spasms, appetite loss, stress, pain and insomnia.
It produces oversized and compact buds that are covered in a milky white crystals. It has a nice aroma of fruit and earth.
Smoke GDP and you’ll feel relaxed, happy and a deep cerebral buzz.
2. Hindu Kush
This is one of the oldest strains and original landraces, meaning that it is pure indica. It may have also been the first cannabis strain to produce hash and commonly used to breed quality hybrids such as OG Kush.
Hindu Kush originates from the Hindu Kush mountains which border Afghanistan and Pakistan. When grown, its buds are covered with a thick resinous crystal trichomes. When consumed you can expect a sweet, piney, sandlewood aroma.
This strain is famous for its sedative properties that can put you into a calm meditative state. If you haven’t tried Hindu Kush then it’s you’re missing out.