HEMP. Cannabis Sativa

Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Hemp:

Hemp has narcotic properties. The Hindoos prepare from it an intoxicating liquor called Banga, and so do the Turks, Arabians, and others. These properties are not quite so strong in the European Hemp.

The seed boiled in milk, relieves a hot dry cough; strain and drink. The Dutch make an emulsion of the seed, and give it with good success in jaundice, for it opens obstructions of the gall and bile. The emulsion or decoction of the seed restrains fluxes, eases the colic, and removes humours in the bowels, and arrests bleeding at the mouth, nose, and other places. It is good to kill worms, and the juice dropped into the ears, kills the worms and other insects which may have entered. The decoction of the root eases gouty pains, the hard humours of knots in the joints, the pains and shrinking of the sinews, and the pains of the hips. The fresh juice mixed with a little oil and butter is good for burns.

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