The Origin and Use of Cannabis in Eastern Asia: Their Linguistic-Cultural Implications

  title={The Origin and Use of Cannabis in Eastern Asia: Their Linguistic-Cultural Implications},
  author={Hui-lin Li},
Archeological evidence has shown that cannabis was used as a fiber plant in northeastern Asia in neolithic times — about 6,000 years ago. The Chinese character for hemp, ma, dates to about 3,000 years ago and was derived from an ideogram depicting the plant's fiber producing character. In early writings separate characters were assigned to male and female hemp plants, its seeds, fruits, etc. This differentiation indicates the antiquity of its cultivation as it points to an enduring and varied… 

Medical Cannabis: A plurimillennial history of an evergreen

Evidence of its use in numerous pathologic conditions especially for its anti‐inflammatory, antiseptic, and anticonvulsing properties that support the requirement to direct the present research efforts into the definitive understanding of its efficacy are reported.

Cannabinoids, inflammation, and fibrosis

  • R. ZurierS. Burstein
  • Biology, Medicine
    FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
  • 2016
Several cannabinoids may be considered candidates for development as anti‐inflammatory and antifibrotic agents, of special interest is their possible use for treatment of chronic inflammation, a major unmet medical need.