Cannabis The Wonder Healing Drug – from a South african Perspective

Cannabis is the greek word for”berry”, where the term”canvas” is based, after the plants fibrousness. A genus comprising a single species of tall coarse annual, found in most moist lands, especially as a pot of nitrogen-rich soils near human habitation.
In Victorian gardening guides it’s listed as a tasteful”dot-plant” for summer borders. The Scythians, who lived north of the Black Sea 3000 years ago, produced intoxicating vapours by throwing cannabis onto sexy stones. Cannabis has been increased in Asia and the Middle East for over 4000 years, both as a fiber plant so when a drug. Therapeutic applications were clarified in Indian health texts before the 5th century BC. Now its ownership and usage are all prohibited, or susceptible to strict controls, in most Western countries and Australia and New Zealand, however legal and socially acceptable in many regions of Asia and the Middle East, where the dried plant or resin is is commonly eaten or smoked. The many common names for cannabis make reference to certain preparations: haseesh – resin from the female plant, usually smoked in water pipes; bhang – dried plant mixed in to fruits, water or candies; charas – resin smoked or eaten with spices; ganja – dried tops of the female plant.
European herbals of the 16th century are the supplement manufacturers private label , which John Gerard called”Indian dreamer”. Cannabis was recorded from the pharmacopoeias of several nations, such as the united states, until its restriction in 1930. It contains more than 60 kinds of cannabinoids, for example delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), that is largely responsible for its psychoactive effects. Modern research confirms that cannabis is effective for a big selection of medical treatments, its illegal status has curbed curative utilization I the West. Cannabis remains largely used in traditional chinese medicine.
Approved varieties many be cultivated because of its fiber (hemp). Cannabis sativa can be really a strong-smelling, varying yearly with long taproot, erect branched stems and palmate leaves. Panicles of small green flowers appear in the summer, man and female on separate plants.
Parts used: Whole plant, petroleum flowering seeds and tops
Indica contains analgesic properties, anti emetic , anti-inflammatory, and sedative properties; it’s also a diuretic and also hypotensive.
Medicinal uses: Internally for nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy, to significantly reduce ocular pressure in cataract, relieve muscle stiffness and tremors in multiple sclerosis, also help AIDS patients gain weight (subsp. indica). Externally for corns, sores, and varicose ulcers. Seeds (huo ma ren) found in traditional Chinese medicine to treat gout due to debility or fluid deficiency.
Culinary uses: Seeds are ingredient in whole grain beers and cuisine, and used as a condiment in Western food, notably in the spice mixture shichimi. Seed oil is traditionally used for culinary purposes. Dried herb is a part of unsalted candies (majoun) and is equally important as a flavoring in Ital (rastafarian) cooking.