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Indica Vs. Sativa

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INDICA VS SATIVA

The difference between Indica and Sativa plant origin, morphology and general effects are factual, but still they are mainly useful for breeders and farmers. Therefore they should be taken as background information, not a strict distinction. Moreover, most of the plants today are a mixture of the two sorts and it is very difficult to locate pure Indica or Sativa strains.

This is why, Sativa vs Indica active/passive, extrovert/introvert – dichotomy should not be taken in absolute terms.

By mixing two main sorts of cannabis numerous hybrid strains have been created. This was done to get more balanced and precise effects of the plants for the consumers, but also to better the farming efficiency.

For this reason, knowing exactly what you want from your flower means a lot, as most of the strains in the market today are hybrids. Many of the commercial hybrids are marked as Indica or Sativa dominated, indicating that they carry the majority characteristics of dominant sort and less of the secondary one.

Knowing the plant background is useful mostly for farmers and scientists, but as consumers it is wise to move forward from Sativa Indica dichotomy. Knowing what to look for in the concrete data about the Cannabis product is much more useful.

Knowing the origin of your strains, their cannabinoids ratio and terpenes content which make a lot of their taste is a good start. Look for your body needs, but also for what you prefer in taste as, in the matters of taste there can be no dispute.

INDICA STRAINS

Cannabis Indica, adapted to the harsher climate conditions has shorter flowering conditions, grows bushy, with broader leafs than Sativa. As more abundant in mass it is more convenient for industrial and indoor cultivation.

Cannabis originated in Asia, where it was subject to early domestication by the ancient nomadic tribes. They used it for fiber, but also as food. Opening of trade waterways lead to its spreading into other parts of the world. At the time, it was thought that only one sort of Cannabis exists.

Indica strains such as Blue Cheese, or Granddaddy Purple will disperse anxiety, deliver calmness and body relaxation. Other, well known Indica strains like Banana Kush, Tahoe OG, or Indica Blend produce feeling of serenity, bodily bliss and relaxation, with more accented introspection and self reflection focus.

SATIVA STRAINS

As the prohibition against the cannabis falls all over the world, and understanding about its health benefits spreads, demand for different types of cannabis has grown immensely. Out of two main cannabis sorts: Indica and Sativa, a myriad of their varieties – Hybrids have emerged.

Cannabis Sativa is grown mostly in Sub Tropical parts of the world in Central and South America Africa and South East Asia. It is higher in growth (up to 3.5 meters) and has longer flowering period.

It is generally considered that Sativa strains create euphoric, energetic and uplifting mood.

This is the case with popular Sativas such as: Trainwreck and Pineapple Express famous for its adrenaline rush, and creativity impulse.

Other Sativa strains like Green Kush and Durban Sour create uplifting feeling, induce active and extrovert behavior. In a word, Sativa strains belong to a group of so called “day time weed” prompting socialization and connectedness. This is the case with some other universally loved Sativa strains such as: ATF, and Sativa Blend.

HYBRID STRAINS

By mixing two main sorts of cannabis numerous hybrid strains have been created. This was done to get more balanced and precise effects of the plants for the consumers, but also to better the farming efficiency.

Indica dominated strains like Sunset Sherbet gives intense full body effect, followed by euphoria.

Others like Gorilla Glue #4 – an award winning Indica dominated hybrid will bring full body relaxation while strawberry scented Strawnana has been proven as superb help in pain management. Gelato strain and sweet-sour, earthy flavored Cherry Pie both slightly Indica dominated bring deep calm followed by the mild euphoria.

On the other side, potent Sativa-dominant hybrids like Super Lemon Haze, Goji OG or Super Sour Diesel are excellent choices for day time use, extremely efficient for mood enhancement and as anti depressants.

Powerful Lemon Skunk Sativa dominated hybrid is great for treatment of depression and chronic pain. Others, like WiFi OG, SVF OG, or Tangie are superb incentives of creativity with clear head, focus coupled with abundant energy flow.

It is important to remember that each hybrid strain has slightly different constituent ratio and thus, delivers slightly different effects, depending also on a person’s individual bio-chemistry.