The homeland of indica cannabis is considered to be the Hindu Kush mountain range, which occupies part of the territory of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It was from there that he got to the surrounding areas, and then further. Today, the largest plantations of this plant can be found not only in these two countries, but also in Morocco, India, Lebanon and Tibet.
For the first time this type of marijuana was described by the botanist J. Lamarck in 1783. In his records, he was referred to as Indian hemp or Cannabis Indica. This name arose due to the fact that the researcher met the plant in India, where it is widespread. Indian hemp occupies an essential place in the history, culture and life of the peoples who lived and live on the territory of this country.
Features of indica cannabis
It is not difficult to visually determine that this is indica marijuana. The bushes are rather short (0.6 to 2 meters) and the stems are thick. And this is the main difference from Sativa, which grows lanky and often very sprawling. The yield of Indica seeds is quite high. It is not uncommon to harvest more than 100 grams per plant. But the bushes have large and massive flowers, and the THC level is on average more than 15%.
Due to its small growth, Indica cannabis seeds are most often chosen for indoor cultivation. The buds of the plant are quite dense and resinous, and their aroma is replete with variety: pine, fruit, the sweetness of berries, and sometimes even an earthy aftertaste.
Indica cannabis seeds are also different. They are also noticeably larger than those of Sativa, they have a characteristic rounded shape, and sometimes even a special mosaic pattern.
Researchers Schultz and Andersen, described the Indica as small, conical in shape and a large number of dense branches. Andersen emphasized that the leaves of Indica are wide, but rather short. The same researchers say that Indica may come from the Hindu Kush region.
One of the most important advantages of Indica is its adaptability for growing in unstable temperate climates. Therefore, it is not surprising that in the genetics of the currently produced marijuana hybrids, the share of Indica occupies a special place.
Cannabis Indica Effects
Indica’s main spectrum of effects is primarily influenced by its high CBD levels, which are both relaxing and highly sedating. The relaxation effect spreads throughout the body, and sometimes can even cause perceptible numbness. Indica is often considered as a medicine, and in many countries it is really actively used in medicine. In this case, the sedative effect is taken into account, and not the psychoactive one.
What does Indica cannabis help from? In fact, there are many diseases that it can help fight against. These include chronic pain, nausea, poor appetite, cramps, arthritis, trouble sleeping, and excessive anxiety. But the list of health problems that Indica helps to eliminate to one degree or another is much larger. We have presented only a few of them, the most frequent ones.
Indica effects can be categorized into seven main categories:
Increase the rate of dopamine production.