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Description - Marijuana Medicine by Christian Ratsch

MARIJUANA MEDICINE explores the role of hemp in medicinal systems spanning the globe. Cannabis has accompanied the development of human culture from its very beginnings and can be found in the healing traditions of cultures throughout Africa Asia Europe and the Americas. Even today it is an important part of many Asian healing traditions: in Ayurveda cannabis is praised for its tonic and aphrodisiac qualities and in traditional Chinese medicine it is cited as a superb antidepressant. It also remains a significant part of the healing and visionary traditions of Latin American curanderos and Brazilian Nepalese and Indian folk medicine. Modern research has confirmed the effectiveness of marijuana's application in treating such diseases as asthma and glaucoma. Christian Ratsch profiles the medicinal historical and cultural uses of cannabis in each of these societies and medical systems providing remedies and recipes for those interested in how cannabis can be used to treat specific conditions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780892819331
ISBN-10: 0892819332
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 204mm x 14mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Healing Arts Press
Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Christian Ratsch

Christian Ratsch is one of the world's foremost ethnopharmacologists and is the current president of the German Society for Ethnomedicine.

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