Fwd: Hemp hemp hurray!
- Hemp is the English name for the plant cannabis sativa. It grows wild
in Eastern Europe and along with flax was a useful plant. The
aromatic oil from the seeds was highly prized. The European variety
is low in THC.
In India 'bhang' or cannabis indica is freely used on holy days. The
use of the potent resin is frowned on. With a simple mortar and
pestle, the buds and leaves of cannabis indica are ground into a
green paste, to which milk, ghee and spices are added. This base can
be mixed with 'thandai' (a nut milk) or 'lassi' (a yogurt) to make a
refreshing drink. I am suggesting that the same aromatic base can be
added to alcohol to make a satisfying herbal liqueur. Bhang is also
added to alcohol in India but I have not seen a recipe from there
(see msg 4990 for details).
In Pakistan, the leaves and seeds were roasted on a dry griddle until
the leaves were crisp and an oily smell began to arise. Then they
were washed in cold water a few times and squeezed. After this they
were ground with nuts and spices added. Water was then used to create
an extract which was used in many ways. I'm interested in how herbs
are used around the world.
-- In Distillers@y..., BillyWeeble@c... wrote:
In a message dated 6/27/02 7:02:54 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< it is important to note that the term "hemp" is used, by those that
know the difference, in reference to a form of Cannabis Sativa that
relatively low in THC resinous glands -- so much so that a person
have to ingest a very large amount of "hemp" smoke, in comparison to
marijuana, to even get the slightest "buzz." >>
Howdy all, In the '40s during and after WW2 there were some who
smoke the leaves from the hemp plants used to make rope. They were
rope smokers. They may have been the ones In the '60s who smoked
peels. Those who say they want hemp legalized aren't necessarily
marijuana legalized since the two are so different, what with hemp
most useful ag product. I believe the forests of the US will be
before hemp becomes legal there....bw....
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