Find The Best Indica Strains For You

Mar 17, 2023

A Guide to Choose the Best Indica Strains

New cannabis users often find it confusing to choose between different cannabis strain types. Of the three main categories (indica, sativa, and hybrid), many enthusiasts use indica strains to unwind and soothe sore muscles after a tiring day. Indica strains are generally considered helpful with sleep and relaxation to the point of not being able to get up from your sofa (couch lock, anyone?) If that all sounds like where you want to be, we’re looking at some of the best indica strains out there, covering every essential detail to help you find the perfect one for you! Our guide will walk you through some of the strongest indica strains available, so you’re sure to have an experience that truly captures the essence of these varieties. 

Which is the Most Potent Indica Strain? 

When heading to a cannabis dispensary, you might wonder why some indica strains are more popular than the rest. Although most strains produce the same effects, some indica strains may have higher concentrations of specific terpenes and cannabinoids, making them some of the strongest indicas. So, what exactly do the most potent indica strains do? Let’s take a look at how users report the effects.


Most indica users find some of the strongest indicas to be quite relaxing for their muscles and mind. Indicas don’t usually come with the same significant head buzz that sativas boast, but they sure do feel good! A puff or two of a good indica can be enough to make you feel like you’ve just slid into a hot bath, relieving tension with an almost magical quality. A note though: indicas can leave your body so relaxed that they can induce a state of “couch lock” where users feel like they’ve literally melted into the sofa and have a lot of trouble getting up!


At Pharma, we like to recommend indicas for nighttime use. They have particularly strong sedative quality to them and can often leave you “locked” on your couch, and feeling like you’re ready for a snooze. Since these strains are so relaxing, it’s only natural for sleep to follow. For this reason, users find that these strains are fantastic sleep aids, quieting busy minds and leaving bodies languid. 


A big reason that cannabis users turn to indica strains is for their potential pain-relieving effects. Thanks to the body-relaxing properties of indica strains, they can work well for users with chronic pain, relieving muscle tension, sore joints, bad backs and more. This can provide critical rest time for the body to heal from injury and manage stress. 


Some of the most potent Indica strains are often associated with the munchies. It’s not uncommon to feel waves of hunger after using them, and people with lacking appetites are sure to enjoy a good meal after use.

What Are the Most Popular Indica Strains? 

When searching for the most popular indica strains, you may come across any of thousands of strains with this designation. To help you choose yours, we have added a list of our very favorite indica strains below: 

Granddaddy Purple 

Granddaddy Purple is one of the most popular strains of indica, an absolutely legendary titan. The grapey indica strain is world famous for its couchlock, cerebral euphoria, and body relaxation. Granddaddy is also a favorite amongst users experiencing chronic muscle spasms, with many reports claiming a distinct reduction in symptoms. It is ideal for those who can tolerate moderate-to-high THC doses. 

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Watermelon OG

Watermelon OG (or Watermelon Kush) is an oddball in the indica family. While it boasts the traditional muscle relaxation, appetite stimulation, and stress relieving qualities common to standard members of this group, Watermelon OG is known to evoke a rather different state of mind. Users experience states of euphoria, energy, and creativity, making this a great strain for a weekend afternoon at home. 

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Strawberry Shortcake 

Strawberry Shortcake is one of the top indica strains on the list. The body effects are a bit more on the mild side, so while this strain is sure to encourage sleep and relaxation, it won’t leave you feeling like your limbs have melted into your sofa. The mental effects are strongly euphoric making for an absolutely blissful state of mind, but users do report some anxiety with this strain, making it best left to experienced users that have learned to deal with those ups and downs. 

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Skywalker OG

Skywalker OG is famous for a reason. This strong indica strain is almost the definition of couch lock, its high accompanied by rolling waves of euphoric relaxation that is sure to melt your muscles into jelly and set your mind at ease after a trying day. This strain is also well-known for causing deep states of mental reflection and, of course, the munchies, so make sure to keep snacks handy!

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Platinum OG 

Platinum OG is an important when discussing the most popular indica strains. It has developed a reputation for its intensely heavy effects. Bred from impeccable OG and Kush genetics, Platinum OG is sometimes referred to in the ‘cannaculture’ as “The Healer, likely stemming from its high sedation, physical relaxation, and anxiety reducing reports. Luckily for those interested in getting some intensive R&R, this strain is quite popular and widely available. 

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Zkittlez is one of the top indica strains in 2022, and has been for quite a while now! Unlike some strains on the list, Zkittlez offers a balanced experience to its users, offering relaxation, improved focus, alertness, happiness, and moderate euphoria, with none of the intense couchlock of some of the heavier indica strains. This strain also boasts an impressive competitive record, placing among the top strains at several cannabis cups, and winning 1st Place overall in the 2016 Emerald Cup. So, don’t take our word for it. The strain is an award winner!

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How to Find the Best Pure Indica Strains 

Finding the best pure indica strains is super easy nowadays, thanks to modern cannabis dispensaries that step into the customers’ shoes to understand their needs. Pharma is a nationwide cannabis manufacturer that offers a wide range of cannabis strains, including indica, sativa, and hybrid in many varied forms. Explore the website for the best indica strain cartridges or other products, and pick your favorite today.