CANNABIS SATIVA, L. Common Hemp. Well known, often spontaneous. Leaves and seeds virose, narcotic, phantastic, anodyne, repellent. Leaves used as Tobacco in the East Indies, under the name of Bang, smoked and chewed, pernicious, they exhilirate at first, but soon affect the head like opium; the excessive use brings on stupidity, mania, and many diseases like tobacco. Boiled in oil they form a good liniment for rheumatism. Used before surgical operations to produce stupor. The emulsion of the seeds useful for gonorrhea, leucorrhea, jaundice and impotency. Hemp seed oil is bland and good for lamps. Hemp beer intoxicates.
Medical Flora, or Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America, Vol. 2, 1830, was written by C. S. Rafinesque.