Today, it is widely accepted that marijuana has two different species: Indica and Sativa. Crossbreeding of the two types has led to a wide variety of hybrid strains with unique characteristics.
The differences between Indica and Sativa remain a subject of much debate, especially among scientists who study the plant. However, most agree that Indica and Sativa plants are distinct in a number of ways.
Indica dominant strains are commonly used for pain relief and are often recommended for patients suffering from insomnia. They are suitable for night-time smoking.
Benefits of Indica:
- Relieves body pain
- Relaxes muscles
- Relieves spasms, reduces seizures
- Relieves headaches and migraines
- Relieves anxiety or stress
Sativa dominant strains tend to have an uplifting, energetic and “cerebral” effect that is best suited for daytime smoking.
Benefits of Sativa:
- Feelings of well-being and at-ease
- Uplifting and cerebral thoughts
- Stimulates and energizes
- Increases focus and creativity
- Fights depression