It refers to one of the three species of cannabis namely sativa, ruderalis and indica. The plant traces its origin from the Hindu Kush Mountains in India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Majority of the indica plants are small with broad leaves and produce a lot of bud. The plant has higher levels of THC compared to CBD and has many medical benefits like relaxing muscles, treating chronic pain and helping with sleep due to its sedative properties.
In contrast to the Indica species of cannabis is the Sativa. Many believe that Indicas are relaxing and put in you “in da couch” while Sativas are more uplifting and energizing.