Not only do the Indica and Sativa plants produce different psychological effects, but they also differ in their appearance. The Cannabis indica plant is short, dense, and bushier. It also has a darker green colour than its counterpart, along with wider leaves. The Indica plant is best suited to be grown in cooler climates since they have a shorter flowering period.
The main area where indica is often used is medicine. The plant affects productivity and energy, producing a generally relaxed feeling. Thus the Indica plant is the best option for evenings or at night. Some potent strains can also give the “couchlock” effect where the consumer is so relaxed that they don’t even get up from the sofa.
When we look at their specific ingredients, indica is optimum for treating pain and inflammation; therefore, it is often prescribed for people with arthritis, fibromyalgia or cancer.
The scent of the Indica and Sativa plant is also different, with the Indica strain emitting a musky and earthy odour.