Indica are typically said to be relaxing, indicas originally grew in cold, northern climates. They grew short and dense because of their environment, and their growing life cycle is shorter so they can get harvested before the cold and wet of fall and winter set in.
As weed nerds here at 420 Buds Arena, we prefer the more complex and specific model of determining a strain’s effects by looking at its mix of cannabinoids and terpenes
Weed is incredibly nuanced. Each strain of Indica has its own chemical profile that will interact differently with each person’s body chemistry—the same strain could affect you and your smoking buddy completely differently.