Most Potent Indica Strains:
Most pot smokers have their own opinion about each marijuana subspecies, however, we thought the most potent strains on the plant are those that are indica-dominant originating in Hindu Kush mountains. Cannabis falls into three types of subspecies: pure indicas, sativas and hybrids. Indica plants usually tend to grow shorter and bushier than sativas. Plants contain higher concentrations of the terpene myrcene resulting in effects that are typically described as “couch-lock”. This is a full body, sedative stone that is great for pain relief as well as feelings of anxiety and depression.
Sativa plants grow taller, have longer leaves and flowers later than indicas. A sativa-dominant high is known for a clear-headed energetic and cerebral stone. It’s used to increase creativity and focus. This is a more energetic stone that is great for daytime use. A hybrid is often bred with both indica dominant strains and Sativa parent strains in an attempt to produce a seed that is better for certain medicinal purposes, such as nausea or pain relief. Pure strains are always of the same species of cannabis. This is also called a 100% Indica or a 100% Sativa. Pure flowers tend to grow more similarly to the species they are named after.
What Are The Strongest Indica Strains?
To figure out the potency of our favorite strains we used these measuring factors: cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), tetrahydrocannabinolic acid A (THCA-A), tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), and cannabigerol (CBG).
Our top ten list of the heaviest and most potent indica cannabis strain in this world:
Grandmommy purple is an indica-dominant hybrid (80%Indica/20%Sativa) crossing Granddaddy purple x Purple Urkle bred by Herbies Seeds. Grandmommy Purple THC levels range 28-30% with a low CBD content. Powerful indica effects will give you a body stone and make you relax. You will feel a head rush, which is accompanied by a strong euphoric feeling. Buds are medium sized with orange hairs, dense and covered in white trichomes crystal resin. Flavor profile is earthy and citrus with subtle hints of mint. The smell is very similar to the taste, but with the addition of some very slight fruitiness. This high yielding strain is easy to grow with a flowering period of 60 – 65 days.
Watermelon zkittlez is an indica-dominant hybrid (70% Indica/30%Sativa) crossing Zkittlez x Watermelon created by Barneys farm. A 2016 Emerald Cup Winner and San Francisco and Michigan Cannabis Cups winner for best indica 2015. Watermelon Zkittlez combines high THC levels of 25%-27% with a CBD content that is less then 1% and can be found in dispensaries in California and Nevada. The effects typically last 1-2 hours and can cause a bit of couch-lock, as well as a stoned feeling of euphoria. A fruity, earthy smell mixed with a hint of skunk that blossoms into a berry aftertaste. It’s a great bud for socializing, watching a movie or enjoying a nice meal.
Grease monkey is an indica-dominant hybrid strain (70%indica side-30%sativa) crossing Gorilla Glue #4 x Cookies Cream bred by Exotic Genetix. If you’re new to cannabis it may be a good idea to start easy when trying Grease Monkey due to the high THC content of 25-30% percent and low CBD percentage. The high is euphoric, and it can make you feel happy, uplifted and energetic. It gives you a strong body high, and it can make you feel really relaxed. The buds have a sweet, skunky aroma with notes of earth and pine. The flavor is similar and can be nutty at times, too.
Pros And Cons Of Heavy Indica Strains:
The pros and cons of potent indica’s can differ for every user however we loved the full bodied effects that these heavy indica’s produced. Starting with the amazing taste and smell to sedating medicinal benefits, these cannabis subspecies are a winner. Some cons of powerful indica’s include dry mouth, red eyes and couch lock. There are also those that experience paranoia or anxiety if they are no accustomed to high THC percentage.
Death star is an indica-dominant hybrid weed (75%Indica/25%Sativa) crossing Sensi Star x Sour Diesel developed by team Death Star Seeds from Ohio. Death Star THC level is 18% – 27% with below average CBD content. Won second place at the 2014 Denver High Times Cannabis Cup as the People’s Choice Award. Gained popularity in 2004 for its high THC on the east coast. produces a relaxed, euphoric and happy effect. You’re likely to feel it as soon as you exhale the first puff. The buds are solid and heavy, with a fine layer of crystal trichomes on the surface. Worth trying if you’re a fan of high THC strains.
Do-Si-Dos is an indica-dominant hybrid strain (70%Indica/30%Sativa) crossing Girl Scout Cookies x Face Off OG bred by Archive Seed Bank in Oregon. Known for making you feel happy and relaxed almost immediately, and it can also have some sleepy effects. Do-Si-Dos THC percentage measures at 28%-30%. Very potent and only recommended for the experienced patient. Taste and smell are a combination of earthy dank, skunky sourness and hints of sweet citrus.
Gorilla glue #4 is an indica-dominant hybrid (60%Indica/40%Sativa) with high THC levels and low CBD percentage. The lineage is crossing Sour Diesel x Sour Dubb x Chem’s Sister x Chocolate Diesel created by recently diseased breeder Joesy Whales from GG Strains. Gorilla Glue #4 won first place in Michigan and Los Angeles 2014 Cannabis Cups and 2nd place for Best Hybrid Flower at the 2016 Colorado Cannabis Cup and also receiving mentions at High Times Jamaican World Cup. The high is very heavy, starting with an intense cerebral push that leaves you severely relaxed. A popular flower for those who like to smoke and lounge around… all day long. The smell is described as earthy with hints of pine and fuel. Flavor profile is sour with a hints of sweetness.
Strawberry banana is an indica-dominant hybrid cannabis (70%Indica/30%Sativa) crossing Strawberry Bubblegum x Crocket’s Banana Kush created by DNA genetics in collaboration with Serious Seeds. Strawberry Banana is low in CBD however making up for it with its high THC average of 22%-26%. It won won several awards, including best hybrid Flower at the 2015 High Times Cannabis Cup, and 1st place at the Judges Choice award at Cannabis Cup Brazil in 2016. Delivers a strong and sharp earthy banana flavor with a hint of strawberry and a sweet finish. Makes you feel uplifted and euphoric while increasing creativity and focus.
Skywalker OG is an indica-dominant hybrid marijuana (80%indica/20%sativa) crossing Blueberry x Mazar x OG Kush created by Dutch Passion Seeds. Won 10th Place at the The Karma Cup 2018 in the Hybrid category. Named after the breed Luke who developed this bud. Skywalker OG THC levels are 20-25% with CBD content reaching almost 1%. Earthy and sweet with hints of pine and fuel notes. The taste is similar to the aroma with additional notes of spices like cinnamon and peppermint. The high hits you fast and hard, leaving you with a relaxed body buzz for about an hour before fading away into a clearheaded state. It’s also great for insomnia or sleeplessness because it helps you relax but doesn’t make you feel groggy in the morning.
Mendo Breath is an indica leaning hybrid (70%Indica/30%Sativa) crossing OG Kush Breath x Mendo Montage bred by Gage Green Genetics in Mendocino, California. Mendo Breath has THC levels average 19%-20% with a flowering time 7-9 weeks and yielding 10 to 12 ounces. If you’re looking for a strain that will knock your socks off (and then some), this is definitely one to try! The buds have a sweet, candy aroma with hints of caramel and spice. Flavor is similar, but with more of a vanilla undertone.
Northern lights is a pure indica strain (100%Indica/0%Sativa) crossing Afghani indica x Thai sativa landraces created by Sensi Seeds on the west coast. Northern Lights won Cannabis Cups in 1989, 1990 and 1992 and is still considered one of the strongest strains of all time in both categories. The THC levels range 16-21% with CBD below average. The body buzz can be relaxing at first, but it can also cause couch lock if you’re not careful about pacing yourself. I would say it’s diesel-esque in taste, with a woody, earthy smell. Popular strain for insomnia and stress, and definitely for anyone who is looking for a deep relaxation.
Ranking Powerful Indica’s:
After consuming all of the strongest indica marijuana strains on this list we couldn’t come up with one strain however we found our top 3. In no particular order we thought that Northern Lights, Gorilla Glue #4 and Grandmommy purple were the most potent. These three powerful cannabis types gave us the best head and body stone along with euphoria. They also had some of most memorable Taste and Smell that we ever tried. Let’s not forget about the medical benefits.
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