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Top 8 Best Indica Strains In 2021 [Which Strain Works for You]

Updated: Aug 21

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The DC cannabis market is teeming with dozens, if not hundreds of Indica marijuana strains, all claiming to be the best. And selecting the best Indica strain can be a little bit overwhelming, even for a cannabis connoisseur.

And this is why we have created this guide. Here you will learn all about Indica strains and their effects. We also give a detailed list of the top 10 best Indica strains in the market right now for you to choose from.

What is an Indica Strain?

Indica is classified as a marijuana strain known to produce calming effects on the body. This strain type is usually associated with full-body effects, such as intense relaxation. Indica is also a staple in the medical marijuana market because of its pain relief properties and ability to induce sleep, i.e., sedation.

Differences between Indica and Sativa

Indica and Sativa are two different species of cannabis. This means that they share similar properties but also have distinct features that we can use to distinguish the two.

Sativa plants tend to be tall and slender with skinny, light green leaves. Indica plants, on the other hand, are short and broad plants with dark bushy leaves. When consumed, Sativa plants work to ease depression, increase focus and boost energy. Indica does the opposite and promotes relaxation.

Most of these differences were noted almost 250 years ago in 1785 when French scientist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck identified cannabis Indica and cannabis Sativa as two distinct species. According to Lamarck’s findings, Indica was more potent than Sativa.

Almost 200 years later, American biologist Richard Evan Schultes applied Lamarck’s term for some cannabis plants he found in Afghanistan. They had distinct features such as shorter stalks and broader leaves and looked quite different from Lamarck’s plants.

This revised classification had a huge impact on the development of modern-day cannabis taxonomy by tying the Indica variety to a particular geographic region, Afghanistan.

Top 8 Best Indica Strains

Below you will find the list of the Top 10 performing Indica strains in the market right now;

1. Frosted Cherry Cookies

We kick off this list with Frosted Cherry Cookies. This is a cross between Cherry cookies and The White. This strain gives off a sweet berry flavor with a herbal exhale. The aroma is earthy with undertones of spice.

Frosted Cherry is a reasonably strong strain made up of at least 25% THC with very little CBD content.

2. Billy Kimber

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Billy Kimber is a phenotype of the OG Kush strain. This Indica strain possesses a pungent kush aroma with spicy, earthy notes. Billy Kimber is a potent strain with a heavy-hitting high. And for those wondering where its name comes from, there is a character from the hit tv series Peaky Blinders of the same name. ItsIts THC potency level is 23%.

3. Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake is a sweet-smelling Indica dominant strain created by crossing Cherry Pie and Girl Scout Cookies. It has a high THC potency of 25% and is often used as a sedative because of its relaxing effects on the body.

4. Ice Cream Cake

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Ice Cream Cake is a potent Indica marijuana strain made by crossing Wedding Cake with Gelato #33. It has a sweet taste with overtones of sugary dough and vanilla. This strain is perfect for those suffering from chronic pain and insomnia. It has a THC potency level of 23%.

5. Hindu Kush

Hindu Kush, also known as Hindi Kush, is a potent Indica marijuana strain that gets its name from the mountain ranges in Afghanistan. This sweet-smelling strain gives off hints of sandalwood and is very effective against anxiety and inflammation. It has a THC potency level of 19%.

6. Girl Scout Cookies

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Girl Scout Cookies or GSC is an Indica dominant strain made by crossing OG Kush with Durban Poison. Girls Scout cookies tastes and smells sweet and earthy. It gives a euphoric high with full-body effects that can keep you on your couch for hours. It possesses a THC level of 19%.

7. Grand Daddy Purple

Grand Daddy Purple is an Indica strain made by crossing Big Bud and Purple Urkle. It has a sweet grape or berry-like aroma with dense and fuzzy nugs. This strain gives a body-high, unlike no other, with feelings of euphoria and relaxation. It possesses a THC potency level of 18%.

8. Northern Lights

northern lights weed strain

Northern Lights is probably the most popular strain in the market right now. This Indica strain is created by crossing Afghan with Thailand. It has a sweet, spicy flavor and is known for its relaxing effects on the muscles. It’s THC potency level is 19%.

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