Ganja - Manipur Medicinal Plants

Common Name

English :True hemp
Hindi :Bhang
Manipuri :Ganja

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Cannabinaceae
Genus :Cannabis
Species :sativa  Linn.
Habit :Aromatic bushy shrub
Parts Used :Leaf
Mode of Preparation :Leaves dried for paste preparation. Fresh leaves crushed for paste. Leaves crushed & smashed for juice & their juice is boiled in milk for decoction use. Dried shoots crushed into powder and mixed with sugar & powder of black pepper. Dried shoot smokes.
Mode of use :Decoction, Fresh, Local Application
Ingredients :Plant contains chemical components like tetra-hydrocannabinol, cannabidiol, cannabinol, cannabichromene, cannabicitran, etc. Plant yields an essential oil called cannabin. Seed contains hemp seed oil.
Ailment Treated:Leaf paste is used as narcotic. Leaf extract in milk is good for healing, digestion and astringent. Dried leaf powder with sugar and black pepper is highly beneficial in dysentery.
Source:Cultivated in both plains and hills areas of Manipur.

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