Everything You Need To Know About The Indica Plant
Indica is one of the two main classifications of cannabis plants and has its origins in hash producing countries such as Pakistan, Morocco and Afghanistan.
The first description of this plant was published by a European botanist by the name of Jean-Baptiste Lemark in 1795 from India, hence the prefix of the name.
Effects Of The Indica Plant When Smoked
Higher than average levels of the CBD cannabinoid are found within indica strains meaning it can be especially helpful with certain medical conditions.
However indica can still be smoked recreationally and is well known for its mind altering cerebral effect when consumed in high doses. Your physicals senses are typically heightened such that listening to music, eating food or touching different textures feels incredibly rewarding.
An indica high is normally associated with a sedative body high, this is what it feels like to be truly stoned, just make sure you don’t have anything to do after getting high because your productivity could potentially go out of the window.
This is a great evening smoke and can be perfect for unwinding after a hectic day.
The Medicinal Capabilities Of The Indica Plant
Indica strains are known to relax muscles and work as general analgesics, also helping with insomnia by aiding with a patients sleep.
For example a cancer patient who was looking to relieve the pain from multiple sessions of chemotherapy would benefit greatly from the effects of an Indica dominant strain.
The active chemicals responsible for the medicinal properties of marijuana are known as cannabinoids. This group includes THC, CBD, and CBN.
Indica’s chemical composition indicates that their is a balanced mix, with moderate THC levels and higher levels of CBD being present.
How To Spot An Indica Plant
Due to this plant originating from the Afghanistan region where incredibly hot summers are followed by freezing winters the plant has a short, compact look.
The fan leaves are broad and have a distinct forest green color. The leaves darker color is due to the higher levels of chlorophyll.
The flowers are generally heavy and fragrant and they tend to grow in pod clusters. Indicas are the faster growing varietal, typically with flowering times between 6 to 9 weeks. Even though the indica plant is not one of the tallest, its compact nature means that it can result in a very high yield.
The short nature of the indica plant lends itself to indoor gardening meaning its popularity may skyrocket as indoor gardening becomes more mainstream.