The 8 Best Indica Strains In 2023 For The Perfect High
All good things come in pairs, just like cannabis strains.
You can always enjoy an energetic Sativa to get through your day without falling prey to couchlock. But when it is time to unwind, nothing does the job like a hard-hitting Indica.
If you are looking for the gas when it comes to Indica strains then you came to the right place. Because we have a list of the best Indica strains for you to try.
Keep reading to add them to your cannabis bucket list!
1. Northern Lights
Northern Lights is perhaps one of the most well-known cannabis Indica strains out there. It is sweet and spicy with extremely resinous buds.
It is a hybrid mix of the strains Afghani and Thai.
There is no consensus on where Northern Lights originates from. But it is thought that this strain came from the Netherlands sometime in the 1980s. Yet, others claim that Northern Lights hails from Seattle, Washington.
Northern lights weed is loved for its euphoric effects that help the mind and body unwind and relax. Whether it’s tight muscles or an anxious mind, these effects can bring you peace.
This is also a popular strain option for people looking for relief from things like stress, depression, and insomnia.
2. Wedding Cake
This is an Indica hybrid strain that goes by a couple of aliases. You may also know this strain as Pink Cookies or Triangle Mints #23.
No matter what you call it, Wedding Cake is a sweet strain with a peppery kick. The aroma is dominated by the sweet smells of vanilla frosting. They are floral, earthy, and sweet. The flavor may catch you off guard as most people who smoke this strain think that it tastes earthy and sour.
Wedding Cake is the love child of Triangle Kush and Animal Mints. Hence the nicknames. There are also types of Wedding Cake that are thought to be made from Cherry Pie and Girl Scout Cookies.
Wedding Cake is the product of Seed Junky Genetics. This cultivating group is famous for creating Gelato and Kush Mints.
The most common effects include ones of deep relaxation. This cannabis strain is used to help people with nausea, appetite loss, and sleeplessness.
Its high THC content will definitely help if you are looking for a better night’s sleep. But unlike pure indicas it may also provide energizing effects or feelings of uplifting creativity.
3. Granddaddy Purple (GDP)
This strain pays homage to California wine country. Granddaddy Purple smells like sweet grapes with earthy notes. There are plenty of therapeutic terpenes in this cannabis indica weed strain, which adds herbal and sometimes peppery flavors. This strain is extremely similar to that of Grape Ape.
Granddaddy purple is a mix of the three strains Mendo Purps, Skunk, and Afghanistan. Although some sources say Granddaddy purple is a cross between the strains Purple Urkle and Big Bud.
GDP was created by Ken Estes in San Fransisco and was released to the public in 2003. Since then, it has only climbed in its popularity.
The most common effects for those who use GDP are sleepiness and relaxation. It can relax your body so much that it may even be able to reduce muscle spasms. Although, there are people who use Granddaddy purple for its creative and relaxing effects.
There is no CBD content in this strain. That means novice consumers should proceed with caution. Try too much of this strain too fast, and there is a risk you end up greening out.
So puff slowly!
4. Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout Cookies, or GSC, is an Indica dominant strain that garners rave reviews from the recreational and the medical marijuana community. One of my personal favorites, this strain is great for easing anxiety and stress.
As its name suggests, Girl Scout Cookies taste sweet like cookies but with earthy and herbal notes. There may be other hints of flavor like mint or lemon, which make a well-rounded flavor profile. The smell is slightly skunky and minty.
It has won the Cannabis Cup award for best Indica strains multiple times. Its consistency is part of what makes it so well-known and loved.
It is a mix of the powerhouse strains OG Kush and Durban Poison. No wonder it has such head-hitting effects.
Girl Scout Cookies originates from sunny California. The Bay Area is home to all of the popular Cookies strains made household names by Berner in the early 2010s.
This strain has as high as 19% THC content. So it is best to leave it to the experienced consumers. It will pack a punch that relaxes your mind, body, and muscles to a deep place of comfort.
But don’t forget, one of its parent strains is the Sativa Durban Poison. This is a beloved Sativa strain that has uplifting effects. So although GSC is an extremely potent Indica option, it may not have the same couchlock effect as some of the others on this list.
Many people say they experience feelings of energy, euphoria, and relaxation after inhaling this strain.
5. Strawberry Banana
This strain is sometimes called Strawnana. It is high in THC content and is a great choice to melt into the couch for a Netflix and chill kind of night.
Strawberry Banana is a blend of Banana Kush and Strawberry Bubble Gum.
This strain was created by cultivars at the DNA Genetics lab in the Netherlands, although the masterminds behind the company are Califonia boys.
You may have heard of the term “couchlock effect” by now. Strawberry Banana is one of the Indica cannabis strains that will give it to you. It makes people sleepy and relaxed to the max. Don’t partake in Strawberry banana unless you are ready to leave your body on the couch and completely float in the clouds.
6. Hindu Kush
Hindu Kush is a pure landrace strain. This means that its genetics have not been altered for a very long time. We’re talking millennia here. Landrace weed strains are indigenous to certain regions of the world like parts of Asia, Africa, the West Indies, and South America.
Hindu Kush originates from the mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
It is a popular strain for hash products. It has sweet and earthy flavors and aromas with hints of sandalwood.
It has a high THC content of 19%. And there is a good concentration of myrcene. This is a terpene that can also lead to feelings of relaxation. So, if you smoke some Hindu Kush you can expect to melt into the couch and have all of your worries fade away.
If you have trouble sleeping this strain may be able to help you finally reach the sandman.
7. White Tahoe Cookies
Sometimes just called Tahoe Cookies, this Indica strain pops with big beautiful trichomes. There are sweet flavor notes with earthy OG highlights.
It is a mix between the strains The White, Tahoe OG, and an unidentified cut of Girl Scout Cookies.
White Tahoe Cookies comes from the team at THC Design labs. They created this strain using seeds bred by Denver’s Archive Seeds.
The effects from White Tahoe Cookies are exactly what you want from a top-notch Indica strain. Restful and relaxing.
Take a modest hit, and you will be lifted to a place of contentment. Take another, and you will undoubtedly begin to feel yourself become weighted down into your couch cushions. Feelings of anxiety or tense muscles will float away.
This strain is a popular option for people who want help with things like insomnia, chronic pain, nausea, and inflammation. And even if you don’t need support in any of these areas this Indica strain will have you relaxing and hazy for the whole night.
This simply named strain (also known as Berry Blue) earned high honors by winning the title of Best Indica strain in the 2000 Cannabis Cup. The sweet flavor of fresh blueberries steals the show with this strain.
The parent strains of Blueberry are Purple Thai and Thai.
This strain roots back to the 1970s when American breeder DJ Short created it while experimenting with a number of exotic landrace strains.
This Indica dominant strain has calming effects, including ones that melt away stress. It may also create a satisfying and long-lasting sense of euphoria. Lots of people use Blueberry to help ease pain and relax muscles.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many strains of Indica are there?
It is speculated that there are over 700 different cannabis strains in the world today, although it is impossible to say exactly how many there are. There are hundreds of Indica strains, as well as Sativas and hybrids.
What is the strongest strain of Indica?
Godfather OG is considered by many to be the strongest marijuana strain to exist. It is an Indica dominant hybrid strain that has as high as 35% THC.
Most other strains have a THC concentration around the 15 to 25% range. The Indicas on this list is at the top of the range, which is why they are so potent and effective.