Bhang

Definition - What does Bhang mean?

Bhang, also known as bang or bhang thandai, is a mildly euphoric and medicinal concoction made from the leaves and flowers of the marijuana plant. It is a beverage that is made from cannabis as well as spices. Bhang is used as a medicine as well as a drink during celebrations. It dates back to 1000 B.C, and it is traditionally served at the Holi festival during the spring. Bhang has ingredients like milk, sugar, almonds, spices such as peppercorn or cardamom and cannabis either prepared freshly or from a powder

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Bhang – Bhang, also known as bang or bhang thandai, is a mildly euphoric and medicinal concoction made from the leaves and flowers of the marijuana plant. It is a beverage that is made from cannabis as well as spices. Bhang is used as a medicine as well as a drink during celebrations. It dates back to 1000 B.C, and it is traditionally served at the Holi festival during the spring. Bhang has ingredients like milk, sugar, almonds, spices such as peppercorn or cardamom and cannabis either prepared freshly or from a powder.

Medicinal uses include treating sunstroke, inducing appetite, destressing and helping digestion. It is considered an opiate, and it is made using the leaves and flowers of the female plant. Bhang is an important part of Indian culture, and even though the regulations of cannabis are strict in India, it is used to this day. Cannabis is associated with Shiva, and the religious connotations of bhang include honoring the deity. It is also consumed by smoking or in a milkshake form known as bhang lassi.

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