Indica vs. Sativa: Understanding the Differences Between Species - Grow Life 420

Indica vs. Sativa: Understanding the Differences Between Species

May 04, 2021

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Although dispensaries can easily classify strains as indica vs. sativa, the terpene profile of the strain might actually be one of the best ways to learn about the effects it may have on your body. 

Terpenes give cannabis strains unique sets of smells, flavors, and characteristics. 

When these terpenes are present, they can change how THC interacts with receptors in the brain — we’ll talk about this more in the following section.

The type of terpene can help determine what kind of effects indica vs. sativa may have and how intense the high may be. 

Myrcene, for example, is the most common terpene in cannabis.

If myrcene is found in a specific strain with a volume of more than .5 percent, it is considered an indica. If the volume of myrcene is under .5 percent, the strain is considered a sativa. 

Other terpenes that are found in strains of cannabis include: 

    • Bisabolol —  contains notes of chamomile and tea tree oil, it is thought to reduce inflammation and irritation.
  • Caryophyllene — peppery and spicy, it may help ease anxiety, depression, and even help with ulcers.
  • Linalool — containing floral notes, this terpene is said to improve relaxation and enhance moods.
  • Ocimene — contains notes of basil, parsley, and mango, and may ease congestion, and help immunity from viruses and bacteria. 
  • Pinene — producing a pine aroma, pinenes are said to help boost memory, reduce pain, and ease nausea and coordination problems associated with THC usage. 
  • Terpinolene — cannabis containing terpinolene is said to have sedative, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. It smells of apples, cumin, and conifers.

Aside from understanding which terpenes are in the strain of cannabis you choose and the effects they may produce, it’s also important to understand THC-dominance vs. CBD-dominance.



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