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bhang

(bang),
Name given in East Asia to a powdered preparation of Cannabis sativa chewed or smoked by the local residents.
See also: cannabis.
[Hind.]

bhang

An astringent narcotic made from the dried leaves and seed capsules of wild hemp (Cannabis indica), and chewed or smoked in India as a cheap intoxicant, sleeping aid and appetite stimulant. Commonly available during holy days, it is consumed most during the Holi festival. It is also used as an herbal medicine for fever, dysentery, sunstroke, excess phlegm, slow digestion, loss of appetite, speech defects and lethargy.

bhang

or

bang

The dried leaves of Cannabis sativa, the hemp plant from which MARIJUANA is derived.
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