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Indian Hemp

The scientific name of Indian Hemp: 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, can grow  3 to 5 meters tall, densely branched, the leaves are palmately arranged, margin toothed with tapers apex. The flowers are small clusters, greenish in color. It is a narcotic drug, so it is banned to plant or exchange in India, it is used as an ingredient in many of Ayurveda medicines for mental disorders, relive pain etc. Smoking of dried flowers make a hallucination and it will become an addiction. 

Useful plant parts:


Medicinal uses:

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

Chemical contents:


Medicinal Properties:

Anti emetics, analgesics

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

Agnimukh Choorna

Jirakadi Modak

Madana Kameswari Lehyam

Sarpagandha Ghan Vati

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