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Understanding the Differences Between Indica And Sativa

You can take medicinal cannabis to treat a variety of common health conditions. Some of benefits that comes with taking medicinal cannabis are: both physical and mental relaxation, increased appetite, pain reduction and better sleep. With each one of them having their own benefits, medicinal cannabis plants are found in two different types. Understanding the difference between the two plants is very important, in order to be able to choose the best strain for the patient. These two types of medicinal cannabis plants are, Indica and Sativa. The effects of these medicinal plants on the body are different hence different results. Generally, Indica strains gives your body a deep sense of relaxation. On the other hand, there is a much energizing experience that you get from using Sativa strains.

Cannabis Indica plants are typically bushy and short, with wide and short leaves as well. There are typically higher yields with the Indica plants than the Sativa plants since they also grow faster. Cannabis Indica plants produces higher levels of cannabidiol, as well as lower levels of tetrahydrocannabinol. There are many benefits of Indica medicinal strains which includes: muscle relaxation, increased appetite, increased mental relaxation, decreased acute pain among others. On the other hand, Cannabis Sativa is a complete opposite of the Indica strains. The plants grow tall and slim with long and thin leaves. More time and light is needed in order for the Sativa plants to grow and mature.

These medicinal cannabis plants have got lower levels of cannabidiol and higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinol. The major qualities which are associated with Sativa medicinal plants are: anti depressant, anti-anxiety, increases concentration and creativity, increases serotonin, and treats chronic pain. There is a different kind of feeling that you get from each of these two types of medicinal cannabis. For this reason, they need to be used at different time of the day. For example, Indica is better used at night, to provide calming or help you sleep, before medication, after a stressful day, before a bath, and not before operating a car.

Sativa is better used during the day, before going to social events, to help get focused, before doing work projects or homework, and before watching a movie. Also, people use cannabis Sativa before writing music, going for hiking, or other similar activities that needs a lot of alertness and creativity. Before writing or recording their music in studio, many musicians take Sativa as well. Both of these medicinal cannabis plants do not cure diseases, all they do is to help with the symptoms. Just like treating the disease itself, helping with the symptoms is also important. Remember to do your own research before using the plants since there are many other differences between tem.

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