by Deb Powers
When it comes to relaxing, indica has a long-standing, if slightly outdated, reputation for bringing just what you need. The old-school wisdom says “sativa for fun, indica for relaxing,” but it’s a little more complicated than that. While it’s true that indica strains, in general, tend to induce an all-over bodily euphoria, different varieties and hybrids deliver very different types of “relaxation.”
Understanding the different characteristics of various cannabis strains can help you carefully craft the experience you crave. But what if you want more than a single dimension to your experience? Vape blends — carefully measured mixes of oils from two or more strains of cannabis — provide a way for you to mix and match their individual effects to create an experience that transcends the effects you’d experience from any of them alone. If you’re considering trying a vape blend, it’s useful to know which indica strains are included, and what they bring to the blend. These are some of the best indica strains to help you relax, focus, and release physical and emotional stress.
Herijuana — Intensely Physical, Blissfully Focused
Herijuana — sometimes spelled “herojuana” — is an indica-heavy hybrid with a high THC rating and very little CBD. It hits with an almost immediate sense of pure, serene physical relaxation combined with a wave of cerebral euphoria. You may feel pleasantly exhausted — the kind of exhaustion that comes from intense physical activity. The bodily effects often manifest as wave after wave of tingly sensations that eventually fade, leaving behind an intense focus that makes this strain a favorite with artists of all types. It’s recommended for experienced users who are looking for an intense, immediate, and long-lasting form of relaxation.
Max OG — Fast-Acting Euphoria, For Experienced Users
Max OG is another indica-dominant hybrid, descended from OG Kush, the granddaddy of many of today’s most popular hybrids. Unlike Herijuana, which hits you with a wave of body relaxation first, Max OG tends to revitalize and energize, while washing away stress and tiredness. As that first wave fades, it’s replaced with a deep sense of mindful calm that invites contemplation and creativity.
Cannatonic — Quick Stress and Pain Relief, Inner Focus
Cannatonic is a clever name for this 50/50 hybrid strain that features a balance of THC and CBD. It’s powerfully relaxing, and many enthusiasts report equal parts pain and anxiety relief without any accompanying sleepiness, making it a good choice for those who need a little chill to make it through a stressful afternoon.
Blue Dream — Cerebral Creativity, Total Relaxation
Unlike the others, Blue Dream is a slightly sativa-dominant hybrid with moderately high THC levels. It kicks in with a burst of high creative energy and motivation accompanied by a mellow body buzz that relaxes tight muscles and washes away pain. It’s the perfect choice for an afternoon or evening when you want to chill without nodding off.
Blueberry Bomb — Relax and Revitalize
Blueberry Bomb is an indica-dominant hybrid with a sweet blueberry-citrus taste and aroma. Bred from a cross of Blueberry and Afghani, it leaves you remarkably relaxed and clear-headed, ready to take on the world. Users report feeling uplifted and relaxed, with a warm, physical tingle that finishes with a pleasant sleepiness.
Triple-Strain Blends — The Best Indica Experience
For those times when a single indica strain doesn’t quite deliver the full effect you’re looking for, consider a triple-strain indica blend like those used in Mistifi’s Houdini vape pen. Master blenders have carefully balanced the effects of the best indica strains in this pen using the proprietary Hi-Phi™ extraction method, which maintains the “golden proportion” of cannabinoid, terpene and flavonoid compounds found in the native flower. This process creates a blend that delivers not only a consistent dose, but a consistent experience as well.
Whether you’re looking to wind down after a long day of work, tone down stress so you can focus or dip into a cool pool of total chill for a romantic evening with a partner, our indica blend vape pen will get you into the right mood and head space for enjoyment.