Originating from equatorial countries in Central America and South East Asia, including the likes of Thailand, India, Mexico and Colombia, Sativa varieties are better suited for warmer climates and hence thrive if grown in the outdoors resulting in plants that can grow to heights in excess of heights of twenty feet.
Sativa strains featuring long, thin foliage and long, cylindrical buds compared to stocky, dense Indica varieties. Sativa typically takes between ten to sixteen weeks to mature to ensure a higher yield. Furthermore, Sativa varieties typically produce high levels of Cannabidiol (CBD) rather than the psychoactive and intoxicating Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Though cannabinoids form the major component of Sativa, other constituents include proteins, enzymes, simple acids, fatty acids, simple esters, lactones, simple ketones, non-cannabinoid phenols, pigments, flavonoids, and vitamins.
The therapeutic effects of Cannabis Sativa have been used for many millennia, In-fact, early Chinese medicine mentions hemp in 2737 B.C. and in the 19th century cannabis was widely used when it comes to the treatment of pain in the joints and muscles, migraines and cramp like pains, Cannabis Sativa has been utilised for its therapeutic properties. In the present day even preliminary research has found the effects of CBD, found in Sativa, to be wide-ranging, having sedative, anti-anxiety, anti-psychotic, anti-arthritic, anti-nausea, and anti-convulsive properties, thus making CBD-rich Sativa seeds the top choice.
Due to its medical properties Cannabis Sativa been used in medical practices as a therapeutic alternative for people with mental illnesses due to its ability to produce a variety of effects such as, uplifting, cerebral and good for creativity thereby providing an overall energetic effect which is likely to stimulate conversation and creativity. As a result, Sativa tends favoured by many as their daytime go to, as oppose to Indica, predominantly consumed at night time. In addition to this, Sativa is also affiliated with certain medicinal benefits i.e. Sativa can be helpful for depression, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and even fatigue, making Sativa Seeds a further therapeutic source.