CANNABIS (Indica, Cannabis, Sativa Ruberlis)
Some common names for this popular herb are marijuana, weed, reefer, pot and ganja.
Medicinal and other uses:
a.Cannabis is used as a liniment for sprains, arthritic pains, asthma, bronchitis and migraine headaches.
b.A poultice can be made for sores, external ulcers, sprains, gout, boils, arthritis, infections and to kill pain.
c.Fresh leaves can be crushed, lightly heated and applied to sores, ulcers, boils, sweetings, sprains and pains.
d.Cannabis will stimulate hair growth and get rid of dandruff and other scalp problems. It can be used as a final rinse or tea rubbed into the scalp.
e.Can be as a seasoning as the seeds contain a very nutritious oil and can be sprinkled in soups and other dishes.
Credit: LMH Dictionary of Jamaican Herbs
L. mike Henry/k.Sean Harris