Sativa is a tall, thin plant, with narrow leaves and grow a light green in color. Sativa grows very quickly and can reach heights of 20 feet in a single season season. Sativa originated in Colombia, Mexico, Thailand and Southeast Asia.
Once flowering has begun, they can take anywhere from 10 to 16 weeks to fully mature. Flavors range from earthy to sweet and fruity. Sativa’s generally have higher THC than CBD which equated to a cerebral, soaring type of high, more energetic which can stimulate brain activity.
Sativa plants are taller, take longer to mature, have less chlorophyll and more accessory pigments (accessory pigments protect the plant from excessive sunlight). As Sativa strains take longer to grow, mature, and require more light.
Sativa typically takes longer to germinate and flower also, and grows more gangly than Indica breeds. Yield is usually lower than Indica, but is very potent.
Medical Effects of Sativa
The effects of Sativa predominate strains are generally described by a sense of energy, well-being and confidence. Sativa’s stimulate the neurotransmitter serotonin which acts in the central nervous system and is responsible for mood, appetite, and sexual function. Those with heightened anxiety or certain mental health concerns may need to use caution. Sativa is generally used during the day.
- Chronic Pain
- Increases Focus
- Increases Creativity
- Increases Seratonin