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What is Indica Strain? Best ones for a Good Sleep

The uses of marijuana has been a huge discussion around the world. It is getting more positively recognized and more studies about different marijuana strains such as Indica strains and Sativa strains have been going through.

Marijuana has been consumed by cultures as early as 500 AD. It has been used as a medicine, due to its medicinal properties of alleviating pain.

The benefits of the plant are being widely recognized lately, after a long movement of marijuana legalization in the States. Over 33 states now approve of the use of medical marijuana to treat insomnia, anxiety, stress, depression, chronic pain, glaucoma, cancer, and even social anxiety. Recreational use of this plant is now legal in 11 states.

If you want to try a marijuana product, please check if it is legal in your state.

What is Indica Strain?

There are three major categories of strains (Sativa, Indica, and Hybrid), with different ratio of cannabinoids.

There are two main cannabinoids: THC ( Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD ( Cannabidiol) that influence the uses of these cannabis plants.

THC – It produces euphoric effects and is responsible for the “high” part of a cannabis plant. Also it would cause long term side effects for high use.

CBD – CBD doesn’t cause the “high” effect. Epidiolex, the first FDA aproved cannabis prescription medication that contain CBD is used to treat serious level of epilepsy.

Indica is known to have a higher dose of CBD than of THC, leading to a variety of medical benefits. It has deep relaxation, reducing pain and nausea effects, is often used to soothe insomnia.

Some of these strains are:

Best Indica Strains for Sleep

Northern Light

Northern light is a popular strain among weed enthusiasts worldwide. It is a purely Indica strain, well known for its resinous buds. It is a cross between Thai and Afghani strains and is also the parent strain for Shiva Skunk and Super Silver Haze.

Its taste can be described as a citrus taste with peppery overtones. Its effects offer a complete mind and body relaxation, with a dreamy euphoria. It is widely used to help with insomnia, pain, stress, and depression.

Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies is an Indica dominant hybrid strain, derived from the uber-popular strains, Durban Poison and OG Kush. Users report feeling relaxed, creative, happy and uplifted. It is known to be a remedy for loss of appetite, insomnia, and stress. It has a high THC content of 28% with little amounts of CBD. Girl Scout Cookies boasts a sweet aroma with earthy undertones and has even been described as a dessert-like smell. It is also amazing for treating muscle tension, inflammation, and pain.

Master Kush

Master Kush has gained popularity among smokers, so much so that even Snoop Dogg describes it as one of his favorites. It is a hybrid of Skunk and Hindu Kush, boasting a delicate aroma of citrus.

It is one of the best-selling strains at cannabear, owing to its medicinal properties for treating anxiety, nausea, and insomnia. This strain has also won many awards such as The Cannabis Cup.


G-13 is a government Indica strain, produced by the government of the United States. It has a whopping THC content of 24% and has the capacity to treat nausea, seizures, and loss of appetite. It leaves the users feeling creative and gives a heavy body high.

G-13 provides a number of medical benefits such as combating chronic pain, boosting appetite, uplifting mood and dealing with anxiety. It carries a strong citrus aroma, with an herb-like taste. It is known to be one of the strongest strains around and is also the parent strain to G13 Haze.

Grand Daddy Purple

Grand Daddy Purple is a classic strain, derived from Big Bud and Purple Urkel. It contains 17% of THC, leaving the users in a relaxed and sleepy state. This strain has sweet berry-like flavors, with an aftertaste of grape. It helps cure insomnia, loss of appetite, and anxiety. It portrays a beautiful mix of deep purple and green.

All of these strains not only help manage symptoms of insomnia, anxiety, depression, pain, stress, but also can provide the user with a good night’s sleep. It is thus widely recommended for patients with such ailments.

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