WEED & TEA / BHANG HISTORY / Part II

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If you look for a way to consume #Cannabis without Smoking, then you should try Weed Tea, as it is one of the healthiest beverages on the planet, it is loaded with vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants.

People drink it for alleviating everything from sickness to stress and was used to treat illnesses and diseases in all the World’s Oldest Civilizations.

#Weed Tea was discovered by Emperor Shennong, in China and was made from a combination of leaves and buds and recommended in the Pen Ts’ao Ching pharmacopeia for more than 100 afflictions, such as gout, rheumatism, malaria, and absentmindedness.

Bhang History

Bhang has been used for centuries, if not millennia, and is an unquestioned part of life in northern India.
Bhang is a mild preparation of #Marijuana made from young leaves and stems of the Indian hemp plant, Cannabis sativa, drunk with milk or water as a fermented brew or smoked for its hallucinogenic effects.

Bhang & Islam

If we take a look at some stories ( 11th century ) :

  • One Thousand and One Nights / We will see that, the author of the flying carpet might have himself experienced the feeling of levitation and flying resulting from Bhang consumption.

  • Arabian Nights - Volume III / We will see that, the author wrote about Bhang Drinker & Weed Eater in the Hammam ( Public Bath ) to describe the more deceptive aspects of the Bhang which give rise to confusion of personal desire with hard reality.

  • In another story a religious leader, while exhorting the faithful at the Mosque against the evil substance, drops some of his Bhang on the floor. He warns his listeners to keep away from the Bhang, Only to recover it after they have left !

Contrary to wine, Bhang is used as medicine. It is not subject to punishment, and drinking a small quantity of it is not forbidden as long as it does not influence the mind or senses.
Al Agfashi claimed in 1390.

Bhang & India

The #Bhang was and still represents for India what alcohol is for Western Civilization. Many social and religious assemblies in ancient times as well as at present are not complete without the presence of Bhang. It is said that those who speak evil of the Bhang will suffer in hell as long as the sun will shine in the heavens.

Without the presence of Bhang at festivities like weddings, it is said that evil spirits watch over husbands waiting for the right moment to wreak havoc on them. Any parent who did not bring Bhang to ceremonies will be cursed as if deliberately invoking evil spirits on his children.

The Bhang was also a Symbol of Hospitality. The host offered the guest a cup of bhang as normal as a glass of beer. The host who did not do this was considered as stingy and mischievous.

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Bhang was first used around 1000 BC and is still the official drink of the spring Holi Festival of Colors in India. Bhang is described as providing relief for anxiety in the Atharvaveda, and it is widely used in North India for fever, dysentery, sunstroke, phlegm, digestion problems, depressed appetite, and even for numerous speaking imperfections.

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An Old Story tells us about a guru named Gobind Singh, who alludes to using the Bhang in battle. During an important battle in command of the troops, Gobind's soldiers panicked at the sight of an elephant attacking them with a sword in the trumpet.

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As the elephant advanced between the lines of soldiers, panic urged them to break the ranks. Something was supposed to be done on a liter to prevent disaster that prefigured. It took a volunteer to risk his life to kill the elephant. Gobind Singh did not think much. He took the first soldier beside him, gave him a drink of Bhang, and sent him to kill the elephant. Then, the soldier threw himself into battle without fear, and walked in the direction of the elephant. Through elusive maneuvers he managed to get under the unprotected belly of the elephant and with all his strength cut his belly. When the soldiers of Gobind Singh saw the elephant lying dead, they rallied and conquered the enemies. Since then, the anniversary of the battle is always celebrated by consuming the Bhang !


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amazing post! Thanks for sharing. Gonna try it out!

I bought a tea bobber at a resale shop years ago and have use it to make weed tea a few times.

True. Bhaang is a core part of the traditions of Indo-Pak subcontinent. It is a very healthy drink, and has a high consumption.