Indica Vs Sativa

Indica Vs Sativa : UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE

Indica and Sativa are the two major types of cannabis plants. Each strain has its own range of effects on the body and mind resulting in a wide range of medicinal benefits. From appearance, to taste and origination; both Indica and Sativa are quite different. Plus they both have very different smell. But apart from these some features there are many other ways in which we can differentiate Indica and Sativa. So here are the essential points

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1. Morphology
Indica – Short and bushy; suitable for indoor gardens
Sativa – Tall and thin; suitable for outdoor gardens

2. Geographical Origin
Indica – Areas between 30 to 50 degree latitude. Originated in the rocky and environmentally hostile Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan (180 degrees from Nor Cal)
Sativa –Areas between 0 to 30 degree latitude. Originated in the tropics near the equator in places like Colombia, Mexico, Thailand and
Southeast Asia

3.Strain Names
Indica – Indica being associated with Kush strains (because they originated in the Hindu Kush mountain region)
Sativa – Sativa weed strains being associated with the name Haze is a convention that’s hung around for ages.

4.Yields
Indica –Indica strains tend to produce heavier yields – 1.5 to 2.5 ounces per plant
Sativa – Sativa strains tend to produce lighter yields – 3 ounces to 1 pound per plant

5. Symptom Relief
Indica – Helps treat symptoms associated with insomnia and anxiety
Sativa – Combats fatigue, depression and mood disorders

6. Indica vs Sativa Effect 
Indica – Delivers a sedating, relaxing, fullbody high— great for fighting insomnia
Sativa –Results in an energetic, uplifting and cerebral high—great for getting shit done

7. Plant Height & Leaf Shape
Indica – Smaller in size (3-4 ft) and have Broad and fat leaf
Sativa – Bigger in size (Up to 10 ft) and have Thin and slender leaf