Indica strains are known for their high psychoactive and calming effects, with the potential to help people cope with insomnia and anxiety. They contain moderate to high THC content and moderate CBD content leading to a mellow “couchlock” effect.
Moreover, Terpenes like myrcene and linalool can be found in abundance, making it one of the strongest strains.
If you’re confused about which potent Indica strains to try, below is our selection of the strongest Indica strains of 2022:
1. Strawberry Banana
One of the strongest Indica strains of 2022 is Strawberry Banana having a THC level of 21%. In short, you can call it “strawnana”. It is a cross between Crocket’s Banana Kush and Strawberry Bubblegum, having a strawberry flavour. This strain is sought after for its high medical value as, despite its sedation effects, it can help relieve insomnia, depression, loss of appetite and chronic pain.
2. The Hindu Kush
The Hindu Kush, also called “Hindi Kush”, is a pure Indica strain originating from the mountainous region spread between Pakistan and Afghanistan. It has a thick, protective coat of crystal trichomes formed due to the region’s harsh weather conditions. A THC of 19% and a spicy sandalwood aroma induce a deep sense of calm.
3. Northern Lights
Northern Lights is one of the well-known Indica strains made from crossing Thai and Afghani plants. It has an 18% THC content that creates a calming and euphoric effect throughout the body, easing the mind and muscles. It has a pine flavor profile that is sweet and spicy.
4. Purple Kush
Purple Kush is another pure Indica strain that originates from the Oakland region in California. It is developed by crossing Purple Afghani and the Hindu Kush, typically having a 19% THC level. Some growers may also manage higher THC levels by adjusting their harvesting methods. Its subtle, earthy aroma and grape flavor can quickly create a euphoric effect. If you’re having trouble sleeping, a few puffs of Purple Kush can be effective. It can also help relieve body pains.
5. Death Star
Death Star is also among the strongest Indica strains, with an 18% THC level. It is derived from a cross of Sour Diesel and Sensi Star, having a strong buzz effect. You can use it either in the day or nighttime. Death Star has a diesel-like flavor and aroma.
Sherbet boasts an 18% THC level and is made by crossing Girl Scout Cookies and Pink Panties. It is an Indica-dominant hybrid strain exhibiting powerful full-body effects. It can help medical cannabis users get relief from symptoms of tension, stress and mood disorders. Sherbet has a sweet flavor and aroma.
7. Gorilla Glue
Gorilla Glue is another highly potent hybrid Indica strain that promotes balance and calm. It has a THC level of 20%, which is more than enough to get a couchlock effect. It creates a pungent and sour aroma and has bagged first place in the Los Angeles and Michigan Cannabis Cup among other competitions.
8. Ice Wreck
Ice Wreck is a combination of two high-potency strains, Trainwreck and Ice testing at over 27% THC level. It is just the right blend of Sativa and Indica that promotes sedation and relaxation. Medical users can take Ice Wreck to relieve symptoms of chronic pain, migraines, stress and headaches.