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How Ancient Civilizations Used The Cannabis

How Ancient Civilizations Used The Cannabis

Many health care professionals and CBD users publish their experience on the web. The scientific community has already proven many health benefits of CBD. Even the FDA has approved Epidiolex, a CBD based oral solution for rare, severe forms of Epilepsy. There are many other CBD products such as CBD balm for pain, CBD oils, and edibles. There are many recent developments going on after cannabis legalization. However, the use of CBD for pain, anxiety, sleeping, and other conditions has been found in records of ancient civilizations. 

Thousands of years ago, people used to use CBD balm for pain. In this article, we will see how different ancient civilizations used CBD. 

Ancient Mongolia and Siberia 

Archaeological findings reveal that people of ancient Mongolia and Siberia used to grow and harvest cannabis back in 12,000BCE. According to archaeologists, Sativa was the first type of cannabis that was grown and harvested after the birth of agriculture. Evidence suggests that the plant played an important role in early civilization development. In addition to medicinal, the plant and its parts were also used for religious purposes. Building and clothing also required this plant.            

In ancient Chinese civilization, back in 6000BCE, people used cannabis seeds and oils for medicinal and various other purposes.

Records show that Emperor Shen-Neng was the first to use this plant as a medicine in 2737 BCE. CBD plants treated pains related to gout and rheumatism. After that, Chinese people began to use CBD in most of their remedies. Ancient Chinese have explained how they used different parts of the plant to treat different medical issues. They also used this plant for stomach pain treatment and hair loss prevention. A Chinese book Shu King (2300 BCE) described how to use cannabis to treat menstrual cramps and other painful ailments. 

Ancient Asia 

Back in 140 AD, the Chinese had already mastered the art of mixing cannabis with wine. They used this mixture as an anesthetic. Around 2000 BCE, Chinese farmers took cannabis to Korea. From there, cultivation and medicinal use of cannabis spread to other parts of Asia. Soon, Europeans and Africans started using cannabis.      

Ancient India 

Indians started using the cannabis plant between 2000 and 1000 BCE. They used it for annual celebrations and religious ceremonies. The cannabis plant was an important ingredient in Soma. Indians used Soma in religious ceremonies. Bhang is another cannabis-based drink Indians love to drink during celebrations. They used to treat headaches, stomach ailments and other medical issues. 

Ancient Egypt 

Ancient Egyptians used cannabis in the empire of Pharaoh Ramses II. Cannabis was so important that cannabis oil was buried with the emperor. Egyptians were the first to use this plant topically. They used cannabis to treat labor pains and pain related to inflammation. They also successfully treated sore eyes and cataracts using cannabis. 

Ancient Middle East 

People in the middle east began to use cannabis between 2000 and 1400 BCE. The Scythians, a nomadic Indo-European group, cultivated and put cannabis to use. They used to treat Epilepsy with cannabis around 1000 years ago. 

In addition to these civilizations, ancient Greece, and ancient Rome also used cannabis.

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