Indica marijuana strains have its origins set in Hindu Kush, India. This strain is known to help in the relaxation of your body and mind. Because of its sedative effects, Indica strains are recognized to treat headaches, migraines, anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, and chronic pain. The Indica strain is best used during night time, after work or when about to sleep. This is not recommended for day time use unless you work nights. Some Indica dominant hybrid strains are not for beginners because most of the relaxing effect hits you almost immediately and leaving you couch-locked.
Most, if not all of us, work hard during the day leaving us wanting for a calm and relaxed afternoon or night out with friends. Whatever your plans at the end of the day are, here’s 10 of the best Indica strains for Relaxation and their effects to help guide you on what type of high you want to achieve.
1. Granddaddy Purple
Granddaddy Purple is an Indica-dominant hybrid with 80% Indica and 20% Sativa. This is a cross-breed between two indica strains namely Big Bud and Purple Urkle. It is commonly called GDP. The effect is immediate and will bring help you relax almost immediately. The aroma would help you achieve complete relaxation as it spreads the scent of grape and berries. Couchlock is unavoidable as you feel yourself getting tired and sleepy at the same time. Granddaddy Purple is undoubtedly one of the favorites once relaxation comes to mind.
2. Skywalker OG
Skywalker OG is an Indica-dominant hybrid with 85% Indica and 15% Sativa. This is a cross-breed between Skywalker and OG Kush. The effect is the same as Granddaddy Purple where it quickly gives you an intense high. This is definitively not for beginners and the high lasts for hours. Couchlock and munchies are two of the effects so take this before going to sleep or if you are aiming for a relaxing weekend. The aroma is sweet, earthy and fruity like blueberry.
3. Blue Cheese
Blue Cheese was made as a result of a cross between Cheese and Blueberry strains. Its ratio is 80% Indica and 20% Sativa. Because of its parents, Blue Cheese has a rich aroma because it is a mix of cheesy and fruity scents. It has a calming effect that gradually leads you to sleep. Beginners can give this a go because it is soothing and stimulating at the same time.
This strain has Harlequin and Jack the Ripper to call as parents. Its ratio is 80% Indica and 20% Sativa. The effect of this strain hits you quickly which starts from your head and working its way down to your body. At the onset, it helps increase creativity and focus until your energy slowly drains away making you search for the nearest couch to lounge at.
5. Bubba Kush
Bubba Kush was supposedly created by crossing Northern Lights and OG Kush. I say supposedly because the actual origin of this strain is highly debated upon. The aroma plays around between chocolate and ammonia. The effects initially start with fogginess in the head then going down to the body. This strain is not highly sedating because you can still make conversation and maintain focus but makes your body relaxed and comfortable. This is great for unwinding in the afternoon.
6. Northern Lights
This is another strain with mysterious origins. No one can definitively say where this strain comes from. Northern Lights is the recipient of many awards because it is well balanced. The effect is immediate making your body numb and wanting to just laze around. Together with this total relaxation is the feeling of euphoria. Some also reported that they remain creative and focus as well.
7. Grape Ape
Grape Ape is resulting from Mendocino Purps, Skunk and Afghani cross. The has a grape-like scent thus the name Grape Ape. The high comes slowly and much like Northern Lights provides a balance between relaxation and inducing focus and creativity. It is not highly sedating and will not knock you out. Be wary of consuming this because of its slow effect because you might end up smoking more that you need.
This strain was named after a Star Treck race because of its effect. Some say you will feel your forehead stretching after a hit of this strain very much similar to the Romulan race in Star Trek. It deep tranquil effects is very quick and immediate leaving you wanting to stay in one place to enjoy the cerebral stimulation. The scent is also one for the books because it is a mix of a lot of things such as pine, citrus, wood, and spicy.
9. Shark Shock
Shark Shock is a cross between White Widow and Skunk #1. It has an aroma of dank fruity sweetness. The effect is instant but is again balanced between complete relaxation but giving you a dose of creativity and focus. It is best during the afternoons when you want to have a relaxing chat with friends and going home afterward to a warm bath.
10. Mr. Nice
Mr. Nice is a mix of G-13 and the Hash Plant. This strain also won a couple of awards such as the 2004 High Life Cup. It is best to be used during the evenings because of its mellowing and relaxing effect that slowly hits you. After a while, it will lead you to a nice and tranquil sleep so be sure to be near your comfortable bed when taking this.
In this age where productivity is one of the number one requirements for an employee, we are left stressed and anxious at the end of the day. We have left craving for a massage, a hot bath, and a long and restful sleep.
These, at times, cannot be achieved because our mind is still racing from all the activities and all the thinking that we had to do during the entirety of our long and stressful day. Some people opt to take sleeping pills, maybe a glass of wine or if you are aiming to go organic, marijuana is an all-natural option. The list is long for the best indica strains for relaxation.