Did you know that there are different species of cannabis and that they actually have different effects on your body? Most people that are familiar with marijuana have heard of the species known as cannabis sativa. Sativa buds are known for causing cerebral, energetic highs that allow its users to be very creative, thoughtful, and productive. But many people don’t know that there is another popular species of cannabis known as indica.

While many people prefer smoking cannabis sativa recreationally, this species doesn’t always produce satisfactory medicinal effects for some conditions. This is where the cannabis indica steps in. If you prefer marijuana strains that cause stony, relaxing, nausea-reducing, sleep-inducing and pain-relieving body highs, then you are probably a fan of indica cannabis strains.

If you are looking for the best buds that cause these types of effects, you are going to want to know what the best indica strains are. That is why we put together a list of indica strains that are considered the best on the market to help your search for the best one for you:

The Six Best Indica Strains

Granddaddy Purple

Granddaddy Purple Indica Strain

Granddaddy Purple, which is also known as GDP for short, is one of the most popular indica strains on the planet. It’s wonderful grape and berry flavored smoke combined with its unbelievable purple and lavender-hued buds make this one a stoner favorite! Granddaddy Purple’s genetics are derived from its parent strains, Purple Urkel and Big Bud.

Our “Purple Punch” is a perfect cross between Larry OG’s lemon-lime, sour undertones and Granddaddy Purple’s berry taste.

OG Kush

OG Kush might be the most well-known indica strain in the world. This particular strain has such favorable characteristics that it is often used as a parent by cannabis breeders looking to create new strains. However, OG Kush’s own lineage is still a complete mystery; nobody exactly knows where this unbelievable strain is from. That doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy it ourselves! OG Kush is known for its musky, piney and citrusy aroma and smoke, as well as its bright green color.

Master Kush

Master Kush is yet another cannabis strain that makes almost everyone’s top indica list. It has a similar (yet unique) sour citrus flavor as OG Kush. Master Kush is well known to cause the stony, pain-relieving effects of most indicas without the mental cloudiness that is usually accompanied by indica use. Its genetics are derived from landrace strains from different areas of the Hindu Kush region located in India.

Purple Urkel

Purple Urkel is yet another popular purple indica strain. Purple Urkel has a similar berry, grape flavor and violet color as Granddaddy Purp, and this shouldn’t be surprising at all since Purple Urkel is one of GDP’s parent strains. Purple Urkel itself is a California born strain, and was derived from select cuts of another purple cannabis strain known as Mendocino Purps.


Afghani is a potent indica strain that is derived from the Middle East. It has a strong earthy, sweet aroma and flavor. Afghani is most well known for its incredible resin production. This characteristic makes it one of the most popular strains for marijuana breeders.

Hash Plant

hash plant

Hash Plant is an indica strain that is appropriately named for its incredible resin and crystal production. It produces a spicy, musky flavor when smoked and works incredibly at fighting pain and helping users fall asleep. This strain was created by a cannabis breeding company known as Sensi Seeds.

If you have any more questions or want more clarification about the best indica strains available, please contact us at Black Bear Hemp. We also provide the best full spectrum CBD supplements available on the market in case these indica strains are not available in your area and you need some type of cannabinoid relief.