Cannabis is a flowering herb species that is split into subspecies: Sativa, Indica, and Ruderalis. The focus of the medical Cannabis community is on Sativa and Indica strains. They differ not only in their appearance but also in their physiological effects.
Sativa plants tend to be skinnier and taller. They may also be lanky in appearance with leaves that are pointed and thin. Indica plants are stocker and short and have leaves that are chunky and broad.
The often applied rule of the Sativa vs. Indica Cannabis strains is that Indicas are more calming and relaxing while Sativas are more energizing and invigorating but as it is applied it is not that simple.
Differences between Sativa and Indica
The most important difference between Sativa and Indica strains is in their medical effects and how they influence energy productivity and levels. Sativas are cerebral and uplifting, enhancing productivity and creativity.
Indica on the other hand decreases energy and is better for consumption in the evening and night. Potent Indica may give some patients a condition in which they become so relaxed.
In terms of particular ailments, Sativa vs. Indica Cannabis Strains has a difference in which Indica are often the best in inflammation and for pain. They are beneficial for patients with cancer, arthritis, and fibromyalgia.
While Sativa strains are better for psychological disorders like anxiety, depression, and PTSD
Sativas smell fruity, spicy or sweet while Indica tends to emit earthly, skunky, and musty.
Effects caused by use of Cannabis
Sativa vs. Indica Cannabis Strains can affect your mental health thus it can leave you panicked, anxious, or afraid, worsening symptoms of any mental disorder you can be already having.
Your thinking may get distorted thus it clouds your judgment and senses heightening your senses whereby sounds might seem louder and colors might seem brighter, delayed reactions, it can make driving more dangerous and hurt your motor skills, increase appetite and lower your inhibitions.
Most of these effects are associated with THC but not with any other cannabinoids or CBD.