Cannabis Indian

Popular names: hashish, hashish grass, marijuana, macon.

Pharmacy name: dried upper parts of flowering shoots of female plants – Cannabis indicae herba (formerly: Heiba ​​Cannabis indicae).

Botanical description. Depending on the variety, this annual herbaceous plant reaches a height of 1 to 6 m; the leaves are palmately compound, with 5 to 7 leaflets. The flowers are tightly twisted, protruding, disc-shaped shrouded in ovate covering leaves. The birthplace of the plant is Western Asia. It is grown in many areas, hence its varietal diversity (Asia, India, Africa, North and Central America, South America).

Active ingredients: cannabinoids, tetrahydro-cannabinoids, essential oil, resins, choline, organic acids and a number of other substances.

Application. Indian hemp is a narcotic plant. Relatively weak drugs (marijuana, hashish, etc.) are obtained from it, but they are the first step towards drug addiction. Previously, raw materials were used for neuralgia, migraine and sleep disorders. As a pain reliever, hemp extract was added to the corn fluid. In homeopathy, the product Cannabis saliva (from hemp seed) is used for diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract. Cultivation is strictly prohibited!

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