There are also significant differences in the effects of Indica and Sativa. For recreational purposes, Sativas are known as the mood-lifting, energizing strains — while Indicas are better for sleep and relaxation. Subsequently, Sativa is more of a strain for daytime use and social occasions.
For medical purposes, Sativas are known to be effective in treating migraines, chronic pain, and nausea. Again, due to their uplifting effect, many patients prefer to consume Sativa throughout the day. Being that Indica generally produces a relaxed high, it’s ideal for those suffering from insomnia or other sleep-related issues – in addition to muscle spasms and anxiety. Indica is perfect for nighttime consumption or during periods of the day when you don’t need to be active.
Typically, Indica also has a higher concentration of CBD versus Sativa. Being that CBD can counteract the mind-altering properties of THC, that’s another reason why an Indica high is considered more of a “body high” as opposed to a cerebral one.