When people start consuming cannabis, they immediately face the question of Sativa and Indica differences. These are the two kinds of the same plant. They differ both in appearance and in their effects on our bodies.
The morphology of the plant is the best way to differentiate these two kinds.
The most obvious difference is the size. Indicas are usually short, wide and densely branched. The bush reaches about three or four feet in height, which is why the plant is suitable for growing at home. Sativa plants, on the contrary, are very tall and loosely branched. They can reach up to 20 feet; that is why the plant is usually grown outside.
Another important difference between Indica and Sativa plants is the shape of their leaves. Indicas usually have dense foliage with large wide leaves. Sativa’s leaves are thin and long.
To answer the question “What is the difference between Indica and Sativa effects?” we have to look at the main properties of each kind’s strains.
Most Indica strains tend to make us relax and calm down. They are usually used for medical purposes to relieve pain. Their effects are sedative and resemble those of a sleeping pill. Indica strains are used to treat insomnia.
Sativa’s effects differ from Indica’s greatly. Sativa strains influence you in a way that is similar to a cup of strong coffee or an energy drink. This kind of cannabis stimulates your whole body and boosts creativity. That is why it is often used by artists to spark new ideas. It is also a good remedy to fight depression.
Considering all their properties, you may find that Indica strains are more suited for night use and Sativas are the best choice for daytime smoking.