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Indica hemp

Homeland of Indica cannabis is considered to be the Hindu Kush mountain system, which occupies part of the territory of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is from there that it reached the surrounding areas, and then further on. Today, the largest plantations of this plant can be found not only in these two countries, but also in Morocco, India, Lebanon and Tibet.

This species of marijuana was first described by botanist J. Lamarck in 1783. In his records, it was mentioned as Indian or Cannabis Indica hemp. This name came from a researcher's encounter with a plant in India, where it is widely distributed. Indian hemp occupies a significant place in the history, culture and life of the peoples who lived and are living in India.

Peculiarities of the Indica hemp

Indica hemp

Indica and Sativa

It's easy to visually determine what Indica marijuana is in front of you. The bushes are quite low (from 0.6 to 2 meters) and the stems are thick. And this is the main difference from Sativa, which grows long and often very scattered. The yields of Indica seeds are quite high. Often you can harvest more than 100 grams from one plant. But the bushes have large and massive flowers, and the THC level is on average more than 15%.

Due to their small size, Indica hemp seeds are most often chosen to grow indoors. The plant's buds produce quite dense and resinous, and their aroma is diverse: pine, fruit, the sweetness of berries and sometimes even an earthy flavour.

The size of the indica and sativa seeds

The Indica cannabis seeds themselves are also different. They, too, are noticeably larger than Sativa, have a characteristic rounded shape, and sometimes even a special mosaic pattern.

Researchers Schultz and Andersen, described Indica as small, conical in shape and a large number of dense branches. Andersen emphasized that Indica's leaves are wide but short enough. The same researchers say that Indica can originate from the area of Mount Hindu Kush.

One of the most important advantages of Indica is its suitability for growing in unstable temperate climates. So it's no wonder that Indica has a special place in the genetics of marijuana hybrids produced today.

Indica's hemp effects

The main range of effects of Indica is influenced primarily by a high level of BSD, which causes a relaxing and strong sedative effect. The effect of relaxation spreads throughout the body, and sometimes even can cause a noticeable numbness. It is often seen as a cure, and in many countries it is indeed actively used in medicine. In this case, it takes into account primarily the sedative effect, rather than psychoactive.

Indica effect

So what does Indica hemp do for? In fact, there are many diseases that it can help fight. These are chronic pain, nausea, poor appetite, cramps, arthritis, sleep problems and excessive anxiety. But the list of health problems, which in one way or another helps to eliminate the Indica, is much more. We cited only some of them, the most common.

We can highlight the effects of the Indica in seven main categories:

Sedative action;

Relaxing effect;


Muscle relaxation;

Reducing nausea;

Increased appetite;

Increased dopamine production rate.

Lifecycle Indicators

Germinated sprouts of hemp Indices, planted in the open air, when setting the average daily temperature of 15 degrees Celsius, in a temperate climate of mid - end of May.


An important stage for indica-dominated hemp is the vega. At this stage, the bush gathers strength and strength, with an average period of 2-4 weeks. During this short period it is necessary to provide the plant with a proper and balanced diet. In some cases it is possible to grow shrubs up to two meters high, but only in the open air. By the end of the growing season, the bush grows to 70% - 80% of its maximum height.


The indicator has a fairly short flowering period, which on average varies from 6 to 8 weeks. At this stage, the growth practically stops and the inflorescences begin to actively gain weight, slightly increasing in growth by 20% - 30%.


Depending on the region, the indicator matures in late August or early October. The main thing here is not to miss the moment and choose the right time for the harvest. From seed to harvest can take 10 to 12 weeks, the weight of the finished crop 400 - 800 grams of dense and heavy cones. In the last few days, it is recommended to switch to a rare clean watering before harvesting, which will make the taste cleaner and easier to manicure.

The upper stakes in the bushes are quite compact. The Indica shrubs take up little space, have no large root system and adapt perfectly to a tight fit. They are therefore an excellent option for growing indoors.

And in general, it is worth saying that Indica's dominant varieties are a more traditional choice for growers from countries with cold climates.