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Generally, the indica dominant plant grows shorter and wider than the Sativa plants.  Indica plants have much wider leaves and are better suited for indoor grow situations. The plants medicinal effects are different from that of the Sativa plant, often having a more relaxed and calming feeling through to stony couched-locked body highs and moderate to severe pain relieving effects. 

Indica strains are prone to make users sleepy and sedated and are often recommended as a night time bud, as well as prescribed by doctors for insomnia, pain management, anti-anxiety and stress relief.

We decided to seek out what we thought were some of the best-of-the-best indica dominant strains.  Here is what we found:

Grandaddy Purple

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Weighing in at between 17-23% THC this Purple indica strain is a cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bud. The buds tend to be fat and lush given the Big Buds quality, and nugs are sure be filled with a delicious purple. This bud is super fruity, sweet, and straight dank with a euphoric sleepy time high, and medicinal relief.

Ice Wreck

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This highly potent indica hybrid weighs in at a high 27.7% THC level and will rock you with a full body stone. Parent Strains are Trainwreck (a very speedy sativa) and Nirvana (Ice) that are crossed to make this banging body buzzer. This is one that will have you lazy for hours. If grown well, this plant can produce up to 450 grams per plant.

Northern Lights

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Northern Lights is a pure indica bud and is one of the most famous of all time. It weighs in with a THC content averaging around 18%. It is both pungent sweet and earthy with a euphoric dreaminess in the high. Good for muscle relaxation, anxiety, pain, and stress relief.

Aurora Indica

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This indica bud has a high 15-20% THC content and is a cross between Northern Lights and Afghan. The bud is also good for medicinal treatment for patients who need the CBD content. The bud is flavorful with notes of earthy pungent spice and pine.

Blue Mystic

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Also known as “Fruity-licious” in some circles this indica has an 18% THC content and is a 20% Sativa 80% indica cross breed of Blueberry and Northern Lights. A stony, sweet, fruity, top choice indica hard to match for its flavor.

Pineapple Kush

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Hints of Caramel, vanilla, and of course pineapple make up this 18% THC cross of OG and Pineapple. A heady euphoric high compared to most lazed out indie stones. 20% sativa 80% indica.


sensi star Top 10 Cannabis Indica Strains
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This 90% indica dominant strain is both earthy and sweet, with woody notes. A major body buzz with this one with a 20% THC content. As a 2x High Times Cannabis Cup winner you just can’t go wrong.

White Cookies

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A high yielding hybrid plant, 60% indica dominant, with a strong body high for medicinal pain relief, as well as a rushing cerebral head high. The bud is a cross between White Widow and the ever popular Girl Scout Cookies. It has an average 19.25% THC content with .75% CBD and .24 CBN for optimum medicinal benefit.

Purple Kush

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In top grow situations this amazing Purp has yielded a 27.7% THC content and gives a pure couch-caked indica high. This heavy hitter is no joke and if smoked during the day will make any task seem worth procrastinating. Great medicinal relief with sustained head high, and King of Grapes.

Critical Kush

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This 100% indica strain is a crossbreed of Critical Mass x Pakistani Kush with THC contents averaging at highs of 25% and 2.1% medicinal CBD. Very earthy and piney notes, with a kushy citrus bite. Heavy couch-locked body sensation not recommended for novice tokers.