Indica is a term introduced in the 18th century to refer to the variety of intoxicating cannabis strains initially found in India, producing seeds, fiber, and hashish. Sometimes they also receive the name “kush,” given after the Kush mountains that go all across India, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Pakistan, which share the characteristic of providing pain-relieving and body-relaxing effects. Besides describing the psychoactive effects this strain type can deliver, when you talk about indica or sativa, you’re also talking about the plant´s appearance. Indica plants are primarily short and stout, broad-leaf plants. Another good thing about indica plants is that they grow faster than sativa strains, having an average growth time of around 8 to 12 weeks. One of the things that make indica strains so potent is that they produce a lot of resin. So, with this kind of strain, you will surely get a sparkling trichome crystal coating in your cannabis flowers, which is abundant in full-body high and pain-relief potency. This also makes indica strains great for producing weed oil, kief, and other cannabis extracts. The high amount of fat-matter in the resin can make the extraction process more comfortable and abundant in the resulting product.