Though the competition for which type of cannabis strain is the best, your preference is the top priority. Studies show that the best Indica strains are suitable for both medical and recreational use, so you can still enjoy a smoke with benefits or experience the addicting effects while you recover.
Indices give off a relaxing high that can work wonders for your health as well. The top Indica strains change with time and will mainly depend on what has been trending with top reviews. Here we have listed the 12 Best Indica Strains in the World for 2020. Keep reading on to learn more of their strain information and effects to see which one you should start giving a try.
Straight from the origins of the original Indica strain itself, Afghani roots back to Afghanistan where it was first cultivated. This is a good beginner strain for its lower amount of THC at about 17 percent.
It is one of the best Indica strains with a sweet earthy flavor with a pungent aroma that is complemented by floral notes. Afghani can affect you with a euphoric and relaxing high that will slowly get you yawning the longer you use it. This strain has been recommended to alleviate stress and fatigue, relieve body pain and migraines, improving sleep, and as an aid for anxiety and depression.
Those who experience appetite loss will also see results after your first few uses. The strain is also easy to care for and grows faster than most strains at 7 to 8 weeks until you can harvest 16 ounces of fresh buds per plant.
The Blueberry Cannabis strain has remained a top performer when it comes to defining “the best”. With a THC level of 19 percent, it hits close to a stoney high that will soothe the mind and body and uplift your stress and worries. It has both analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties perfect for curing pain and swelling.
It also helps reduce anxiety and depression, increase appetite, and treating insomnia. The candy fruit flavor of this strain is surely one that will keep you coming back for another smoke. Growing Blueberry will only require the basics: plenty of sunlight and warmth, but thrive best in the outdoors where they can yield as much as 25 ounces per plant.
The California Dream can get to your head even with its lower levels of THC. At only 17 percent, it has a powerful mental high that climaxes with euphoria and gently relaxes the body. The best use for this strain is fighting stress and fatigue, but it can also reduce anxiety and depression since it easily uplifts your mood and clears the mind.
It has a refreshing minty herbal flavor almost like a fresh pack of gum. California Dream is a fast grower indoors taking only 8 weeks until harvest but you can maximize its yield by raising it outside where it can produce up to a pound of herb per square meter.
4. Critical Kush
Combining two legendary cannabis strains, Critical Mass and OG Kush, the Critical Kush has also earned a name for consistently being one of the best Indica strains out there. It has an earthy citrus flavor and aroma that can fill the room and invite you to sit down and smoke. For its high THC at 25 percent, its best for beginners to try something else until they can handle the strong cerebral high this strain has to offer.
The Critical Kush can put you in a state of euphoria that will make you feel all giggly and tingly and will knock you out if you use it long enough. The strain has been effective for managing stress, depression, and anxiety, while it also alleviates pain from migraines and body aches.
The strain has shown to improve sleep and appetite as well. An advantage of growing your Critical Kush is that it can resist molds and mildew and will simply need enough warmth and sunlight. It is ideal to grow both indoors and outdoors, yielding 21 ounces per plant.
5. Girl Scout Cookies Extreme
As sweet as they sound, Girl Scout Cookies Extreme takes the delicious treat to a whole new level. Bred from cannabis strains OG Kush and Durban Poison, GSC Extreme has 21 percent of THC for a relaxing mental high that will relieve you from all the tension in your body.
An effective anti-stress remedy, the strain also reduces pain, anxiety, and depression, plus it helps with treating insomnia and eating disorders. Unlike how the actual dessert tastes like, Girl Scout Cookies Extreme has an earthy aroma to it with sweet citrus notes to taste. The strain is a delight to grow to be able to flourish both indoors and outdoors. It enjoys a warm climate and under optimal conditions, it can reward you with as much as 21 ounces per plant.
6. Hindu Kush
Inviting earth and citrus flavor, just the right amount of THC, and packed with benefits, The Hindu Kush is a great strain for both newbies and experienced users. For 15 percent of THC, you can still experience a calming high that makes you feel happy and relieved.
This strain of cannabis has been a prescription for alleviating stress, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, nausea, insomnia, and appetite loss. Beginners will also find growing the Hindu Kush quite easy as it is resistant to most molds and pests as long as it is grown under warm temperatures and it gets plenty of light. Per plant, it yields 14 to 16 ounces of buds either grown in an indoor or outdoor setting.
From crossing the iconic Afghani and rising star Thai strains is the Northern Lights, a smoke that can lighten up your mood and put your night to a great start. For 18 percent of THC, even beginners can still enjoy what it is like to get a buzzing high without worrying about going overboard. Northern Lights has analgesic properties great for pain and stress relief.
It helps reduce anxiety and depression thanks to its uplifting effect and can help with insomnia and appetite loss. Those who would rather grow this strain will be happy to know it is easy to grow and can resist most diseases as long as it grows in the best settings. Fit for both indoors and outdoors, it can yield as much as 20 ounces per plant in only 7 to 9 weeks.
8. OG Kush
The OG Kush has made its mark in the world of cannabis and is a name that every user has heard of. Crossed from Chemdawg and Old World Paki Kush, it has earthy and citrus notes popular among most Indica strains. This strain is high on THC, going up to 26 percent that can take a toll on the mind and numb the body, beginners and experienced users must smoke in moderation.
The OG Kush can come in handy for getting rid of pain, fighting stress, improving sleep, and can even reduce anxiety and depression. This strain will need some extra effort as it is prone to pests and mold, so water only when needed and keep it under warm temperatures and its recommended light cycle. OG Kush can yield up to 17 ounces of flower per plant both indoors and outdoors.
9. Purple Kush
The family of Kush has snagged lots of spots on this list as most of them give an outstanding performance. The Purple Kush has a delicious grape flavor with earthy notes that you can enjoy any way you like. The strain was crossed from the Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani, giving it a mental euphoric high from its 22 percent of THC.
The strain can relax the body caused by tension due to stress, alleviate fatigue, and aid with sleep and appetite loss. The Purple Kush has also helped treat anxiety and depression. To grow this strain yourself, it flourishes best in outdoor conditions but you may also store it indoors at room temperature under a lamp. No optimal conditions the Purple Kush yields up to 15 ounces of potent bud per plant.
10. Sherbet Queen
The refreshing fruity flavor of Sherbet Queen will surely make it rule your heart and take command over you from its buzzing high. For 24 percent of THC, the Queen has to be smoked in moderation to avoid dozing off in the middle of your session. This strain can relax your mind and body to the core that it will have you sitting back on your couch to savor the satisfaction of it all.
Combining the benefits of Pink Panties and Sunset Sherbet, Sherbet Queen has been recommended to effectively treat migraines, muscle pain, relieve stress and fatigue, improve sleep and mental health. The plant flourishes in warmer climates and can yield about 16 ounces per plant.
11. Skywalker OG
When Skywalker and the OG Kush join forces, you get one of the best strains to be found in the galaxy. The Skywalker OG comes with an earthy and citrus flavor plus a THC level that can go as high as 30 percent (20 percent on average).
This strain is more suitable for the Jedis or rather users with experience as its effects sink in right away: a buzzing cerebral high that takes you on a whole new euphoric state. The Skywalker OG is an analgesic great for migraines, spasms, and chronic pain. It can also alleviate stress, treat appetite loss, improve sleep, and aid in anxiety and depression.
Though growing it yields the best outdoors, it still offers an abundant harvest indoors as well. This strain loves a warm climate and will need plenty of light exposure. You can harvest an average of 18 ounces of bud per plant and up to 28 ounces if you choose to keep it outside.
12. Super Skunk
The Super Skunk should not be underestimated for its average level of THC because it can still deliver the effects of even the strongest strains out there. At only 20 percent of THC, it can still get you in a cerebral high that gets the body in numbing relaxation and euphoria. Though you will want to keep going with smoke after smoke to get a taste of its sweet earthy citrus goodness, it would be best to go about it responsibly in moderation.
The Super Skunk has been used as a medication for anxiety, depression, insomnia, appetite loss, and migraines, and chronic pain. Due to its resistance to most pests and diseases, it will not be a problem to grow this in your garden. As long as it gets enough light and stays in a warm spot, expect a generous reward at 20 ounces to harvest per plant.
Now you have learned the best Indica strains in the world and can choose from the wide array of strains available for either pleasure or therapeutic purposes. From having a night of fun, treating your body from any stress and pain, or maybe even both, there is a strain out there perfect for your taste. Whatever type of strain you opt to use, go for a strain that meets your needs.