Among many early civilizations that grew and used hemp for many reasons, India is another example of an ancient culture that placed a very high value on it.
The Ancient Indians used hemp for medicine and called it “bhang”. They used it to treat a variety of conditions including pain, insomnia, gastrointestinal issues, and headaches. It was specifically used to treat dysentery, an inflammatory bowel disease affecting the colon and intestines. The Ancient Indians knew that the plant could be used to treat digestion and appetite problems.
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Dr. Jim Collins is a Gerontologist and nationally-recognized expert in wellness and health care for seniors and older Americans. Over his 30 year career Dr. Collins has always had a strong focus on education – both as a prolific author of published articles and as the founder of Collins Learning, a highly regarded education service providing training to senior care health professionals around the country.