Cannabis indica Lamk.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Cannabis sativa Linn is aslo known as Cannabis indica Lamk., belongs to Cannabaceae, Cannabinaceae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Bhangia, Ganja, Hashish Hindi, Qinnab.
The English Names for this herb are Hemp, Indian Hemp, Soft Hemp, True Hemp.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Bhang, Bhangia, Ganja, Hashish, Qinnab.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Cannabis sativa Linn are Analgesic, Anodyne, Anti-diarrhoeal, Anti-spasmodic, Aphrodisiac, Astringent, Carminative, Diuretic, Exhilarant, Narcotic, Sedative, Soporific, Stomachic.


The Indications of Cannabis sativa Linn are Local Inflammations, Menorrhagia, Acute Mania, Pain in Dysmenorrhoea, Headache, Insomnia, Haemorrhoids, Mania, Hydrophobia, Tetanus, Dyspepsia, Liver Pain, Hysteria, Dysuria, Gonorrhoea, Neuralgic Pain, Chronic Bronchitis, Asthma, Diarrhoea, Whooping Cough, Erysipelas, Dysentery, Colic, Dysmenorrhoea, Mental Depression, Chorea, Insanity, Delirium, Chronic Rheumatism, Phthisis.

The Indication of Leaves of Cannabis sativa Linn is Dysentery.

The Indications of Bark of Cannabis sativa Linn are Earache, Piles, Inflammations, Hydrocele, Dandruff.

The Indications of Oil(seeds) of Cannabis sativa Linn are Rheumatism, Earache, lice Infection, Dandruff.

The Indications of Dried Flowering or fruiting tops of Cannabis sativa Linn are Pruritis, Dysentery, Eczema.

No Contra Indication information is available for Cannabis sativa Linn.


The Temperament of Seeds of Cannabis sativa Linn is 2nd order, warm and dry.

The Temperament of Leaves of Cannabis sativa Linn is 3rd order, cold and dry.

Available Brands

BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
HABB-E-MUMSIK AMBERIHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
MAJUN MASIK-UL-BOLEHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan
MUMSIK BE NAZIRHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

Compound Preparations

Cannabis sativa Linn is used in the preparation of Hab Hamal, Hab Mumsik Ambari, Hab Mumsik Tilai, Ma'jun Falak Sayr, Ma'jun Kalan, Ma'jun Masikal-Boul, Ma'jun Maurawweh ul-Arwah, Ma'jun Muqawwi Wa Mumsik, Safuf Qinnab compounds.


Whole Herb1.000gN/A

Herb's Description

Cannabis sativa Linn. An annual, 75 cm-1.5 m tall, slender herb. Stem and branches slightly angular with apprised hairs, Leaves palmately 3-9 foliolate, lobes sessile, narrowly lanceolate, upper surface scabrid with stiff hairs, lower surface more or less densely pubescent. Male flowers 4-6 mm across, greenish. Female flowers as large as the perigonium. Perigonium entire, membranous, broadly ovate. Achene 3-4 mm in diameter, shining, yellowish-brown, minutely pilose to glabrous, ovate; seeds only with fleshy unilateral endosperm.

Taste Odor & Occurrence

Occurence: It occurs in China, India, Iran, Pakistan, Russia.. It is also cultivated in Tropical and Temperate regions.
Taste: Bitter,Sharp


No information regarding Cannabis sativa Linn's substitute is currently available.

Active Constituents

Cannabis sativa Linn's Active constituents:


No information regarding Cannabis sativa Linn's antidot is currently available.

Warning & Precautions

In large doses or if habitually taken, it produces bloated face, congested eyes, tremulous and weak limbs, loss of memory, indigestion, general debility, lack of appetite, cough, melancholy, impotency and weakness of eye sight.


Currently no Toxicity information is available for Cannabis sativa Linn. (work in progress)