Indian hemp

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Indian hemp [see Cannabis indica] is a non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties.


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Historical Use of Indian hemp [see Cannabis indica]

Indian hemp [see Cannabis indica] in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Indian hemp [see Cannabis indica] in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "The other drugs above mentioned are sometimes effective when bromide fails, especially the salts of zinc, belladonna, and Indian hemp."
Sec Auth:
Primary Source: Gowers W R, Taylor J. A Manual of Diseases of the Nervous System: Brain and crainal nerves; general and functional diseases. Volume 2. 3rd ed. Blakiston. 1907. p. 765.


Synonymns for Indian hemp [see Cannabis indica]

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Indian hemp [see Cannabis indica]

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Indian hemp [see Cannabis indica] in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


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Ethan B Russo
Cannabis and epilepsy: An ancient treatment returns to the fore.
Epilepsy Behav: 2017, 70(Pt B);292-297
[PubMed:27989385] [] [DOI] (I p)

V S Kasture, C T Chopde, V K Deshmukh
Anticonvulsive activity of Albizzia lebbeck, Hibiscus rosa sinesis and Butea monosperma in experimental animals.
J Ethnopharmacol: 2000, 71(1-2);65-75
[PubMed:10904147] [] [DOI] (P p)

A Awaritefe, A C Longe, M Awaritefe
Epilepsy and psychosis: a comparison of societal attitudes.
Epilepsia: 1985, 26(1);1-9
[PubMed:3971944] [] [DOI] (P p)



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