Short and stocky with bushy greenery, indica plants have chunky leaves that grow wide and broad. They produce more buds and grow faster than sativa. Its most popular strains include Hindu Kush, Granddaddy Purple and Afghan Kush.
Indica strains are native to the Hindu Kush range in the Himalayas, making them more tolerant to cold and inclement weather. To protect itself from the cold weather, it produces cannabinoid-dense resin, which explains its high and potent levels of THC.
Indica is commonly used for increasing relaxation, relieving muscle tension, reducing pain and helping patients rest. These strains are usually recommended for nighttime use, as many users find them helpful in promoting sleep.