There are only four varieties into which all the cannabis falls into and those are Ruderalis, Sativa, Indica, and hybrid. Although, the Ruderalis weed is not considered to be any use for medicinal purposes. The remain three i.e. Sativa, Indica, and hybrid affect the human body and mind very differently from each other.
Let’s take a look at Indica cannabis and its medicinal uses.
Indica cannabis is first evolved in the mountainous climate of central Asia. The pure Indica marijuana strains are said to possess great chemical as well as medicinal properties. The plants belonging to the Indica variety generally grow bushy and low in height. Comparing it with the other variety of Sativa, they tend to have higher CBD content.
As Indica marijuana has higher CDB content, it produces strong sedative effects which create a little bit of drowsiness. It makes you feel sleepy all day and help you relieve anxiety and stress.
There are not only CBD and THC molecules that act when we consume marijuana. They are among the hundreds of molecules that exist in any marijuana. There are other compounds like omega acids, flavonoids, and terpenes that play an active role in making Indica marijuana good for medicinal purposes.
Medicinal benefits of Indica:
- It promotes sleep:
Easily falling asleep and pain free is one of the best medicinal uses of the powerful Indica strains. It can be used by someone who is dealing with insomnia. If you are looking forward to getting a good night’s sleep, Indica strains are the best option for you, especially if you want to forget about your aches and pains. Indica is perfect for numbing lower back pain.
- It relieves anxiety and stress:
Usually, people say that Indica strains are comparatively more effective on the body than the mind. But that’s not the case. Due to high CDB content, many new Indica strains are too good to relieve stress and anxiety. It improves your sense of well-being.
- It relaxes your muscles:
Indica strains are considered to be very beneficial for people dealing with muscle cramping. Some of the Indica strains that proved to be beneficial for muscle relaxation are the 9-pound hammer, Vanilla Kush, Romulan, critical kush, and platinum kush.
- Decreases pain and inflammation:
It is a common treatment used for inflammatory diseases. It depends on the patient’s age and overall health whether they should be allowed to consume marijuana or not to decrease pain and inflammation. It is due to the high content of CBD and HTC that Indica cannabis is used for a century to deal with inflammatory diseases.