The scientific name for marijuana is Cannabis sativa L.
This medicinal plant belongs to the plant family Cannabaceae.
This is a herbaceous plant with psychoactive properties. It is an annual plant native to the Himalayas, Asia.
Cannabis sativa is known in Spanish as hemp, marihuana, and pot. His fiber has varied uses, including the manufacture of clothing, ropes, clothing, and paper.
Because of their psychoactive properties, is one of the few plants whose cultivation is prohibited or restricted in many countries. Throughout history marijuana has been cultivated for its use as a drug, but it is important to note that is a plant with many medicinal properties.
It is a dioecious grass can cancel and accretion up to 3.5 m. high., in good condition.
This plant stems with opposite leaves at the base and alternate on the rest. The flowers are greenish and small.
Male and female inflorescences. The men are branched and more compact female. Flowers with 5 sepals, five stamens anti sepals tripora pollen.
Pistillate flowers with a tubular calyx, membranous, short.
The fruits are swollen with brown seeds.
Marijuana “is a generic term used to refer to the buds of this plant, which are his female reproductive organ, and hashish, pressed flower pollen, which contains the highest concentrations tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
This plant consists of: cannabinoids, acids (linoleic and oleic acid), niacin, Orientina, minerals such as oxides of phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, potassium and sulfur. In addition: iron calcium and phosphorus.
Although the main psychoactive substance in cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the plant contains a total of about 60 cannabinoids (among them: cannabinol, cannabigerol, cannabicromeno, cannabiciclol), which comes in many varieties, the most active delta- 9-THC.
Marijuana is used in a natural way to treat glaucoma, asthma, cancer, migraine, insomnia, nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy, multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathies nuisance and other neuromuscular disorders.
The wild Cannabis usually contains between 0.5 to 5% THC depending on the different types of crops, ranging from natural farming or gardening, going through growing in pots (natural or artificial light) to the hydroponic or aeroponic.
The medicinal use of cannabis is legal in a limited number of territories worldwide, including Argentina, Mexico, Canada, Germany, Austria, Holland, Spain, Israel, Finland and Portugal.
Recipes from this herb:
Infusion: Infusion of a spoonful of marijuana flowers per liter of water. This infusion is indicated to increase sexual desire (aphrodisiac). Drink a cup divided into three doses a day. 2-week treatment.
Inhalation: it has proven its worth as relaxing bronchial asthma and cough by inhalation of dried marijuana or 1% infusion of dried flowers.