What is Indica?

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A common word used in articles on medical marijuana is ‘Indica’, but many people are unsure of its meaning. Indica refers to a species of cannabis that is commonly used alongside another species called ‘Sativa’. If you are thinking about buying medical marijuana online for your symptoms, it may be useful to understand what the Indica species is all about.

Most species of cannabis are similar in terms of properties, but there are a few key differences about Indica that you may want to know about. The species originated from the mountains between Afghanistan and Pakistan, where it adapted to cold and harsh temperatures. This caused the plant to produce a thick resin which can be used in very concentrated cannabis products. The Indica species may have a different flavour from other species’, and depending on the plant, the scent and taste can be ‘skunky’ to very sweet and fruity.

What is Indica?

Indica strains are most often used for their relaxing effects, and causing relaxation of the body more than the mind. This happens because Indica contains more CBD, which is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that many people use for natural medication without having to feel the ‘high’. Products made from Indica plants are mostly recommended to people with chronic pain, muscle issues, headaches, or migraines. It is recommended to use this drug in the afternoon or evening on days when the user does not have much to do as it has similar effects to sedation. Other ailments that can be helped by Indica are insomnia and anxiety due to it’s calming effects.

Another thing to note about Indica is that most products are not 100% Indica, they are often hybrids with other species’ such as the Sativa species. This combination allows for products to have multiple effects and potentially treat a wider range of ailments. The best way to choose the right product and strain of cannabis for you is to consult with a professional at your local dispensary. Depending on the type of pain you are experiencing and your lifestyle, we can offer you the best fitting product to help relieve your pain.

If you would like to learn more about Indica or other cannabis species, contact us at Farmacy today.