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The Top-5 Medical Uses for Indica Marijuana Strains Premium Small Buds – The Healing Co
Medical Indica Effects #1 | Promotes Sleep – Premium Small Buds – The Healing Co
It has long been common knowledge that one of the best (if not the best) medical use for indica strains is to promote sleep. Not long ago in fact, a report was published in the Swiss academic journal Medicines. It claimed that cannabis flower was correlated with “significant improvements in perceived insomnia,” and that flower from sativa strains was “…associated with more negative side effects than flower from [indica] plant subtypes.”
The general takeaway here? Indica marijuana strains are without a doubt your best option if you’re looking to get a better night’s sleep — and there is now scientific evidence to prove it.
Medical Indica Effects #2 | Relieves Stress and Anxiety
This may seem odd given that indica effects are typically more dominant on the body than they are the mind, but it has long been held that high-CBD cannabis is preferable over high-THC cannabis when it comes to anxiety relief. And of course, as we discussed earlier, CBD is more prevalent in indica weed than it is in sativa.
In fact, a recent 2013 study has verified as much, claiming that CBD “…reduces the effects of THC on several behavioral functions,” and that it is known to “…reduce anxiety and improve the sensation of well being [that is induced] by a high THC dose.”
Medical Indica Effects #3 | Relaxes Muscles
Out of the top-12 strains that Leafly reviewers have identified as being the best muscle relaxers, only one of them (Amnesia) was a sativa strain. The other 11 were either pure indica breeds or indica-dominant hybrids.
Some of the strains that provide the best medical indica effects for spasticity are Northern Lights, Romulan, Nine-Pound Hammer, Platinum Kush, Critical Kush, and Vanilla Kush – all of which are born-and-bred indicas.
Medical Indica Effects #4 | Reduces Seizures
Back in 2018, the pharmaceutical drug Epidiolex (created by G.W. Pharmaceuticals) became designated as the first ever natural cannabis medication to receive FDA approval. Used to treat rare forms of epilepsy that can cause hundreds of seizures per week in victims, the drug is now available for prescription use.
Why is this relevant in terms of the medical benefits of indica weed? Well, Epidiolex is a CBD-based medication. As we have discussed a couple of times now, indica cannabis has been designated in a scientific publication to contain more CBD than its sativa counterparts.
Medical Indica Effects #5 | Decreases Inflammation and Pain
Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is a globally-recognized organization dedicated to “advancing legal medical marijuana therapeutics and research.” In their educational resource titled the ASA “Guide to Using Medical Cannabis,” one of the top therapeutic effects of indica cannabis was to help reduce pain and inflammation.
Again, this is likely due to the presence of full-spectrum CBD in indica-dominant weed varieties. Things like pure CBD oils and CBD-infused lotions have been known to work wonders in recent years at minimizing inflammation, and given the dominant genetic profile of landrace indica strains, it makes perfect sense why.
A Brief Summary on the Top Medical Uses for Indica Strains – Premium Small Buds – The Healing Co
All in all, it is pretty clear that there is a pattern here when discussing some of the top medical uses for indica marijuana strains. Research investigations have pointed out that indica plants tend to have more CBD than sativa, and we see that the majority of indica effects are consistent with the perceived effects of CBD. Namely, we see that indica strains are commonly used for:
- Sleep and insomnia
- Anxiety relief
- Inflammation relief
- Seizure reduction
- Muscle spasticity
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