Experienced marijuana users will be able to recognize indica plants by their short bushy appearance. What people love about consuming indica strains is that they give a physical high which induces feelings of relaxation and stress relief.
Aside from these benefits, indica has been known to help people suffering from chronic pain, sleep disorders, uncontrollable seizures, headaches, migraines and a plethora of other medical conditions. With all of the indica strains to choose from, it might be hard to pick the right one for you. Some people judge strains based on taste while others judge them based on how high they can get.
Below are the ten indica strains commonly considered to be the best:
1. BubbleGum XL
This sweet-tasting strain originated all the way in Amsterdam. These dense buds covered in resin are not only sweet, but they have an earthy taste to them as well. That is the main reason why it’s called “Bubble Gum,” since the taste kind of resembles bubble gum in your mouth. The only difference is that it will make you feel 100 times better than ordinary bubble gum ever could. It has almost an even mix of the two oils; 40% indica and 60% sativa.
2. Speedy Chile Express
It may be easy for you to guess where this strain comes from. It is actually a hybrid flower that is a blend of Chile Indica and Green Poison. Of course, the buzz feeling you get from Speedy Chile Express comes from the Chile Indica, since its 70% indica. At the same time, you will still have a feeling of alertness with the 30% sativa it has as well. So if you’re looking for a light physical high while being able to stay alert, try the Speedy Chile Express. It is perfect for those who like to smoke all day long.
3. Somango XL
This is an indica strain that is said to inspire users and unleash their inner creativity. If you are a musician or writer, then you might want to use the Somango XL to kindle your creativity. Of course, the real benefit is that it makes you feel energetic without any side effects of sluggishness or tiredness. This can help you excel at a lot of activities such as work and chores. Users often claim the “high” effects come quickly since the strain contains 75% indica and 25% sativa.
4. OG Kush
If your preference to cannabis oil has to do with taste, then you might not appreciate the strong and distinct flavor of the OG Kush strain. However, it’ll leave you with an intense aftertaste in your mouth and an aroma around your body that will make you feel high just about everywhere. Your head and body will both feel equally high so that you have a total feeling of relaxation.
5. Pineapple Kush
This strain is considered to be a descendant of the OG Kush strain. But instead of just having a strong, distinct flavor, it has a sweet flavor that leaves a pleasant aroma afterward. In fact, the tastes you’ll have in your mouth will be a mixture of pineapple, vanilla, and caramel. Although you won’t get as physically high from Pineapple Kush as you would from OG Kush, it will still give you a mental high like no other strain can. This could be due to its whopping 80% indica and 20% sativa blend.
6. Bubble Kush
Another strong indica blend is the Bubble Kush strain, nicknamed Big Bubba. It is a very sweet-tasting strain which resembles the taste of bubble gum. It will make you feel relaxed and give you a high that will let you get lost in your own thoughts. Like the Pineapple Kush, it has 80% sativa and 20% indica. However, the Bubble Kush can produce about 650 grams per plant while the Pineapple Kush can only give around 500 grams. So this strain can allow you to produce the most oil out of the others.
7. Special Kush 1
If you are a novice plant grower, the Special Kush 1 strain is the best to start out with. These plants will grow as high as 3 meters and are perfect for growing in warmer climates. The buds are small and tight, and will make your entire body feel stoned very quickly after consumption.
8. Blue Mystic
Smokers love strains that taste sweet or fruity. The Blue Mystic strain will make your brain and body feel completely stoned, but it will also produce a very fruity flavor that will leave a sweet smelling aroma behind. Blue Mystic plants are kind of bushy and only grow to about 1 meter high. Most growers will trim the bushes of the plant, which makes it look like a tall bonsai tree afterward.
9. Northern Lights
One of the most popular strains in the world is the Northern Lights strain. The strain is 100% indica, and you’ll get both stoned and high from this strain. In other words, don’t make any short term plans if you are going to consume this strain because it will keep you couch-bound for many hours. It’s also got a distinct, smooth flavor which leaves behind a pleasant aroma.
10. Indica Crystal Extreme
The best strain for getting physically stoned. It uses a mixture of Skunk strain, Afghan strain, and the Northern Lights strain to give you a frosty-tasting bud that is sure to make you feel relaxed and take your stress away. But what is even more impressive is it only takes 8-10 weeks for the plant to mature before harvesting begins. Although it only produces about 60 grams per plant, the savory flavor, and high you get from the bud will be more than worth the small amount you get from the harvest.