As discussed in “Understanding Cannabis Strains: Sativas”, cannabis is not a one-size-fits-all product. Because of breeding and crossbreeding experimentations over the last few decades, there are many different variations available today. As knowledge of the plant continues to increase with legalization and accredited research projects, consumers are learning how to approach the different plant profiles to achieve specific results.
Insomnia Killing Indica
While sativas generally have a more energizing effect, indica strains fall on the opposite end of the spectrum, creating an effect of sedation and often times relaxation. Cannabis advisors will often encourage consumers to remember the difference with this phrase:
In-di-ca means In Da Couch – because that’s likely where you’ll end up.
Indica strains create the “stoned” effect common to cannabis. However, the sedating, relaxing, and pain-relieving qualities of these strains make them highly sought after in the medical cannabis community.
Indicas are more commonly used in the evening, as the sedative qualities of the plant often cause drowsiness. Many consumers look to indica strains to help combat a myriad of sleep disorders and nighttime pain issues. Many indica strains are often high in CBN, a cannabinoid with powerful sedative ability, as well as Linalool, a terpene which gives lavender its aroma and relaxing reputation.
By crossing an indica strain with a sativa strain, growers manipulate the effects of the strain by altering the cannabinoid and terpene profiles. By creating a hybrid strain, growers can create specific combinations of these compounds to make a “best of both worlds” scenario. Powerful, pain and inflammation relieving properties combined with the higher energy of sativa to balance the sedative nature of the plant can provide a potent daytime remedy. Meanwhile, the calming aspects of the indica strain can help to mitigate the anxiety-triggering effects of a dominant sativa.
Whether your goal is a great night of long-overdue and healing sleep, or you just want to take the edge off after a grueling day at the office, Autumn Brands has a wide variety of Indica-Dominant strains to choose from:
Find the strain that is right for you on our Weedmaps page.