It is widely known that Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa each have their own uniquely beneficial effects. The beauty of hybridization is that it takes benefits from each species and mixes them together, creating a strain that has the best of both worlds. By using hybridization, users can take their favorite qualities from Indica and Sativa to create one awesome bud. The outcomes of this process can be broken into three basic categories: sativa-dominant hybrids, indica-dominant hybrids, and even hybrids (50/50).
Staying true to Sativa’s roots, Sativa-dominant hybrids promise a cerebral high with an overall relaxing body high. The most-liked elements of Sativa, including energetic, euphoric, and uplifting mental effects, make this species ideal for day-time smoking. It is also obvious that some Sativa-dominant strains are more effective pain relievers than others.
Take the hybrid, Sour Diesel, for example. Sour Diesel is a popular Sativa-dominant strain whose lineage traces back predominately to Sativa, though it is a blended strain. This bud produces a very aware and energetic high that is coupled with moderate pain relief. Because it is Sativa-dominant, patients can use this medication for relief without experiencing Indica’s famous “couch-lock”.
To get Indica’s classic “couch-lock” feeling, while staying positive and uplifted, Indica-dominant hybrids are the way to go. These hybrids are ideal for winding-down after a long day of work or catching some well-deserved Z’s at the end of the day. These types of strains are – not surprisingly – well liked because they allow the user to feel relaxed and pain free, while staying happy, positive, and content.
God’s Gift, for example, is a popular Indica-dominant hybrid, derived from OG Kush and Grandaddy Purp, that is used mainly for relaxation and pain relief. Because God’s Gift is Indica-dominant, users experience typical couch-lock and relaxation while staying mildly uplifted and positive. Producing a full-body melt, Indica-dominant hybrids are perfect for maintaining a collected calm.
Even Hybrids (50/50)
Many patients look for strains that will give them a perfectly balanced mind-body high. Combining the favored effects of both Indica and Sativa, even hybrid strains give users benefits that include Sativa’s cerebral highs along with Indica’s relaxing body-buzz. Because of the well balanced high that is produced, even hybrids are high-demand strains.
A favorite 50/50 strain is Blue Dream, which is derived from the Indica, Blueberry, and Sativa, Super Silver Haze. This strain is known for its strong, energetic head-high, and Blue Dream’s cerebral experience adds a long-lasting kick of energy while freeing users from all stress. The effects of most 50/50 hybrids are very similar to that of Blue Dream.
As with all marijuana stains, hybrid blends have highly beneficial medicinal properties. Indica-dominant hybrids are known to provide relief for patients who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety, and migraines, among others. Due to its highly sedative nature, Indica-dominants are super efficient in treating muscle spasms and sleeping disorders, and patients suffering from multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, and lupus are often referred to Indicas for ideal pain alleviation.
On the flip side, Sativa-dominant strains are effective in treating generalized health conditions such as nausea and headaches. Its uplifting properties often help with managing mental issues such as depression and bi-polar syndrome. Sativa blends are also ideal for doubling as an appetite stimulant, which can be incredibly beneficial for those who suffer from eating disorders and various forms of cancer.