Indica vs. Sativa


Indica vs Sativa is a personal choice and both can we used for optimal results in different circumstances. The big difference between the two types of cannabis is that they have opposite effects once consumed, you will want to use the a strain that causes the desired effects. It is also worth noting that cannabis effects individuals slightly differently based on your weight, your consumption frequency, the source of the strain, and many other factors. Here are some cannabasics to get you on the right path.


A strain of cannabis known for having sedative full-body effects, Indica is the preferred choice when you want to relax or to sleep better at night. Medically speaking, if you’re in a lot of pain, suffer from anxiety or have muscle spasms, Cannabis Indica enables you to be more restful so you can recuperate.

Since Indicas produce an intense and relaxing full-body experience, they’re often used to relieve sleeping disorders, body pain and general anxiety. Indica has the following benefits:

  • Relieves body pain

  • Relieves spasms

  • Reduces seizures

  • Relieves stress and anxiety

  • Relaxes muscles

Medical pot patients usually take Indica before bedtime so they can have uninterrupted sleep. Indica is also used for treating nausea, lupus, multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia.


Sativa marijuana strains tend to be more invigorating than Indicas. People sometimes use these when they want to be more creative, socialize and be physically active. If you're using marijuana medically, Cannabis Sativa is a suitable choice for daytime use if you suffer from depression, mood disorders, ADD or fatigue.

As Sativa gives you a far more energetic, uplifting and cerebral high than Indica, it's best to use it during the day. When you take this strain, it makes you feel energetic and creative. For this reason, it’s often used by different kinds of artists. The benefits of Sativa include:

  • Provides you with feelings of extreme well-being.

  • Makes you feel at ease.

  • Fights depression.

  • Makes you think cerebral and uplifting thoughts.

  • Energizes you.

  • Stimulates you.

  • Increases your creativity and focus.

Sativa is often used to treat behavioral and mental issues such as ADHD and depression. Like Indica, it stimulates hunger, which makes it very useful if you have been diagnosed with certain forms of cancer, anorexia or HIV/AIDS.