Cannabis Prohibition Insults Thousands of Years of Use of This Sacred Plant : Waking Times

Hemp bowstrings were thought to be stronger than bamboo, and used by master archers. Large allocations of land were put aside just for growing hemp for this purpose. Hemp was also utilized for clothing, paper, and most importantly, medicine.It was considered ‘ma,’ which is a unique designation for a plant in traditional Chinese medicine. A ‘ma’ plant was able to restore both the masculine or strong and active forces within a person as well as the feminine, or more passive, accepting forces in such a way as to restore health and maintain a yin-yang balance.Ma was used to treat deficiencies of Yin, such as: female weaknesses (menstruation), gout, rheumatism, malaria, beri-beri, constipation, and absentmindedness as well as restoring Yang deficiency which could cause learning problems, depression, and anxiety.

Source: Cannabis Prohibition Insults Thousands of Years of Use of This Sacred Plant : Waking Times