[INDOLOGY] first recorded use of cannabis as medicine in India?

Dean Michael Anderson eastwestcultural at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 11 18:57:11 UTC 2020

Thanks for the quick reply -- and to Dominik for writing one of the papers. :-)

  Meulenbeld, G. Jan. 1989. “The Search for Clues to the Chronology of Sanskrit Medical Texts, as Illustrated by the History of Bhaṅgā (Cannabis Sativa Linn.).” Studien Zur Indologie Und Iranistik. 15: 59–70.
  Wujastyk, Dominik. 2002. “Cannabis in Traditional Indian Herbal Medicine.” In Ayurveda at the Crossroads of Care and Cure: Proceedings of the Indo-European Seminar on Ayurveda Held at Arrábida, Portugal, in November 2001, edited by A. Salema, 45– 73. Lisbon: Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

On Fri, Sep 11, 2020 at 1:35 PM Dean Michael Anderson via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

A friend passed on this question. Perhaps someone can point me to a citation.

"I'm looking for the date which I can reasonably claim as being the first recorded use of cannabis as medicine in India."
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