As the name suggests, the Aurora Indica strain is an indica-dominant strain (cultivar) with a composition of 90% indica and 10% sativa. With a low to moderate THC level ranging from 12% to 20%, Aurora Indica is not the most potent strain, but make no mistake, it still creates a heavy buzz. Aurora Indica is noted for its spicy, herbal, pine, and woody taste and sleepy, relaxing, hunger-inducing effects. Aurora Indica is potentially very useful for managing chronic pain, stress, insomnia, and appetite loss.
It is not common practice to test the flavonoid content of individual strains, so Aurora Indica’s flavonoid content is not yet known. Like all cannabis varieties, it will contain cannflavin A, B, and C. The flavor profile of Aurora Indica (pine, spice/herbal, woody, earthy) suggests that Aurora Indica contains luteolin, quercetin, kaempferol, and taxifolin.
Aurora Indicas has been reported to have the following effects:
- Pain Relief
The following adverse effects have also been reported:
- Dry Eyes
- Dry Mouth
People who have tried Aurora report experiencing a number of positive and negative effects.
THC can stimulate the release of the sleep neurotransmitter, adenosine.
THC can stimulate the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin.
Cannabis contains many anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) compounds that can beat stress and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.
Cannabis can help alleviate some of the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, like muscle and neuropathic pain, insomnia, night terrors, and sweats.
Cannabis contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds that can help reduce or distract from pain, including THC, CBD, and beta-caryophyllene.
The potency of any cannabis plant will vary depending on the conditions it was grown in. Aurora Indica’s THC level can range from 12% to 20%, so it may be best to start with a smaller dose.
You may need to start with a smaller dosage if you want to use Aurora Indica to help manage anxiety, as too much THC can elevate anxiety.
Lastly, Aurora Indica is a “creeper strain,” so the effects may not feel strong initially, but they will build over time. Because of this, it is wise to start with a low dose.
Aurora Indica seeds are readily available on the market, are fast flowering, and are relatively easy to grow, making this a good strain for beginners. Aurora Indica is a strong, sturdy plant that can handle most climates and is resistant to disease.
The plants are short, bushy, and densely packed. The buds are solid and resinous, with pale green leaves, brown and red pistils, and a coating of crystal white trichomes. Because these plants are dense with heavy colas, they can be susceptible to mold in the last few weeks of growth.
Because Aurora Indica plants grow short, they suit the indoor “sea of green (SOG)” growing method, which can yield up to 19.5 ounces per square foot. Aurora Indica can yield up to 23 ounces per plant in an outdoor growing environment.
Characteristic of a true indica plant, Aurora Indica grows short and bushy, reaching only 30 to 40 inches.
Humidity and Temperature
You will need to control the humidity in an indoor environment to avoid mold and mildew in the final few weeks of growth. Your indoor grow space would benefit from some ventilation; in many cases, a dehumidifier will be necessary.
In an outdoor environment, Aurora Indica will thrive in a warm, sunny, south-facing position with daytime temperatures between 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. However, this strain is challenging and has been known to survive colder outdoor temperatures. The colder temperatures will turn the buds a dark purple color.
If you are growing your Aurora Indica indoors, it should flower around nine to 11 weeks. If you are growing your Aurora Indica outdoors, it should be ready to harvest by mid-September.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Aurora Indica a good strain?
There are many qualities about a marijuana strain that make it a good strain, and Aurora Indica has many of them. Aurora Indica has good breeding as it comes from strong indica parents and is an F1 hybrid. This strain has strong numbing effects on the body, which make it a good strain for relaxing and alleviating stress, pain, and fatigue.
Aurora indica has a low to moderate THC level, so it’s not the most potent strain, making it a good strain for beginners or other people with a low THC tolerance.
Is Aurora indica or sativa?
As the name suggests, Aurora Indica is an indica strain composed of 90% indica and 10% sativa.
What is the strongest strain of indica?
That depends on what you mean by "strongest." If you are talking about the highest percentage of indica, landrace indica strains, such as the Afghani strain, are 100% pure indica. If you are talking about potency, it would be an indica strain with a THC content of around 28%. Check out some indica strains on this list.
THC 17%CBD 0.1%-1%
THC 12%-18%CBD 0.02%-0.29%
3rd Coast Panama Chunk
THC 14%-20%CBD 1%