Indian Hemp

The scientific name of Indian Hemp: is Cannabis indica Linn. / Cannabis sativa

Name of Indian Hemp in different languages:-

English: Ganja, Hemp, Green grass

Sanskrit: Bhanga

Hindi: Bhang

Tamil: kancha

Malayalam: Kanchavu- കഞ്ചാവ്

Plant description:

It is an annual herbaceous plant, that can grow  3 to 5 meters tall, and densely branched. The leaves are palmately arranged, margin toothed with taper apex. The flowers are small clusters, greenish. It is a narcotic drug, so it is banned from being exchanged in India, It is used as an ingredient in many Ayurveda medicines for mental disorders, to relieve pain, etc. Smoking of dried flowers makes a hallucination and it will become an addiction.

Useful plant parts:


Medicinal uses of Indian Hemp:

To treat Cancer, reduce stress, relieve chronic pain, muscle spasms, sleep deprivation, anxiety, nausea, appetite stimulation, to reduce anxiety.

Ayurveda uses Indian Hemp

Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine originating in India, does indeed make use of various medicinal plants, and Indian Hemp (Cannabis sativa) is one of them. In Ayurvedic medicine, Indian Hemp is referred to as “Bhang” or “Vijaya.” It has a long history of traditional use in certain Ayurvedic formulations for its potential therapeutic properties.

The plant has been used for a variety of purposes, including its analgesic (pain-relieving), anti-inflammatory, and sedative properties. It’s worth noting that the use of Cannabis in Ayurveda is typically done under the guidance of trained practitioners, and it’s important to follow appropriate dosages and preparation methods.

However, it’s important to be aware that the use of Cannabis, including Indian Hemp, is subject to legal regulations in many parts of the world. Always consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner and be aware of the legal status of any substance you are considering using.

Chemical contents:


Medicinal Properties:

Anti emetics, analgesics

Indian Hemp is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurveda medicines like:

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