Sativa strains are known for their high limonene content, which improves mood. There are cannabis strains, such as Indica, that cause drowsiness. Indica plants produce more of the psychoactive compound THC than Sativas do. While most people will still feel the effects of Indica strains after smoking only a few bowls, those who are already dependent on marijuana may need to use less frequent doses over time.
The prevailing consensus is that sativa strains provide predominantly a cerebral head high, whilst indica strains produce primarily a body high. The actual distinction between the two is in classification: Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica are two subspecies of the genus Cannabis. Indica strains typically have longer peduncles (the part of the plant containing the seeds) and larger leaves than sativas.
There are many varieties of each species produced by breeders for various effects. For example, some varieties will get you high; others will make you happy or calm you down. Sometimes these differences are obvious after just one smoke or taste, but sometimes they need to be discovered by trial and error.
Sativa strains tend to create more cerebral effects, such as increased awareness and focus, while indica strains are more physical effects, such as decreased pain sensitivity and greater relaxation. Some hybrids combine qualities from both species, so they can be used for either effect.
Indica plants generally take longer to mature and produce heavier crops of buds, which contain more CBD and less THC than those of sativa plants. As a result, india strains are usually harvested later in order to avoid smoking too much marijuana in one go. This is why most people think of indicas as being more "relaxing" or "sedating" - they cause less excitement in the brain and body and leave you feeling drained when they're done.
Indicas are excellent for pain treatment, relaxation, and sleep. They are generally used at night and are an excellent method to unwind after a long day of study or to have a good night's sleep. Sativas produce a more energizing "head" high. They are great for students who need to stay focused in class or on assignments.
Indicas are developed from the Hindu word "indigo", while sativas get their name from the Latin word "sativa", which means wild or feral. Both types of plants contain THC (the psychoactive compound found in marijuana), but they are synthesize it differently so that it produces different effects on users. Indicas tend to make people sleepy while sativas make them more awake.
The two main types of cannabis are indica-dominant and sativa-dominant. Indica-dominant strains are known to give a mellow, relaxing feeling while sativa-dominant strains will cause a sharp sensation with increased energy. There are many other factors that determine what effect cannabis will have on someone, such as dosage, body type, etc., but these are the two main categories we will discuss here.
In terms of learning, research has shown that both indicas and sativas can improve memory and focus. However, studies have also shown that certain strains may be better for certain tasks.
Indica plants are short and stocky, with wide, broad-leaved, "chunky" leaves. Sativa plants are taller, skinnier, and sometimes lanky in appearance, with thin and pointed leaves. Either type of plant will usually grow well in any soil as long as it has some nutrients in it.
Sativas tend to be more energetic than Indicas. This is reflected in their name, which comes from the Latin word for "true." Indicas are more stable and reliable than sativas, so they reflect the Indian language name, which means "the good one."
The most common types of cannabis are sativa varieties, but there are also some good strains of indica available. Indica plants tend to produce a more relaxed, comfortable feeling that keeps you awake but doesn't get you high like a sativa would. Conversely, a sativa would make a better choice if you wanted to get really high or have a creative vision.
Sativas make great garden plants because of their large size and easy growth habit, while indicas are better for keeping inside the house because of their smaller size and need for a warm environment. However, some hybrid strains have been created by crossing these two different species, which means they come out with properties of both sativa and indica.
Granddaddy Purple, Afghan Kush, and Querkle are a some of the most famous Indica strains associated with a body high. It's worth noting once more that, as a result of hybridization, certain users may experience higher or more powerful body highs. This is especially true when utilizing a hybrid strain like Tahoe OG Kush or Ogre. Some users report an almost psychedelic effect from these strains, while others don't feel it at all. These are both great traits in a strain that suits your needs.
When it comes to which species is responsible for providing the cerebral rush, scientists still disagree but many believe it to be Sativa. Scientists believe that this is because the brain cells of Sativas continue to grow even after they're harvested. Indicas on the other hand, produce mostly mature plants with no significant growth after they're harvested. However, since Indicas are cross-bred with Sativas, they do contain some degree of Sativa genetics which allows for seed banks to sell products that will not completely dry up even after flowering.
People often refer to Indica and Sativa strains together as "head" strains because of how energizing they can be to the mind and body. In fact, researchers have found that these two species of cannabis are responsible for the majority of drugs identified in human urine samples. Although THC is the primary psychoactive compound in both Indica and Sativa varieties, each species produces its own unique secondary compounds that may have various effects on the body.