In a nutshell…
Indica and Sativa are two species of cannabis.
Indica plants have short and fat leaves, while sativa plants are taller with long thin leaves.
Medicinal benefits from indica strains help to relieve symptoms such as stress, anxiety, body pain, muscle tension, and headaches. Sativa strains help generate mental positivity, alleviate depression, and help focus, often increasing productivity.
The effects of an indica strain are more of a body high. They can be sedating, munchies inducing, couch-lock, lazy-brained highs. On the other hand, sativa strains tend to be more of a head high. They have uplifting, giggley, and active effects.