hempbuzz United States (US) 290 Questions 5 Answers 0 Best Answers 40 Points View Profile 0 hempbuzz Asked: May 2, 20202020-05-02T17:56:30-04:00 2020-05-02T17:56:30-04:00In: Other What is Indian Hemp? 0 What is Indian Hemp? indian hemp Share Facebook 7 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Interestedinhemp 0 Questions 42 Answers 0 Best Answers 85 Points View Profile Interestedinhemp 2020-06-29T20:59:19-04:00Added an answer on June 29, 2020 at 8:59 pm Various fibrous plants including Cannabis Indica are in the “Indian Hemp” family. The botanical name for Indian Hemp is cannabis sativa. Like many other plants Indian Hemp is pollinated by bees such as the yellow-faced and sweet bee, the plant also enjoys full sun and can be grown from a seed. Indian Hemp is characterised by white fragrant flower clusters and grows to between 2-4ft. Indian Hemp has a number of uses including treatment for insomnia. Some claim that Indian Hemp can treat dysentery and diarrhoea. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp wordsmith 0 Questions 96 Answers 0 Best Answers 195 Points View Profile wordsmith 2020-06-27T22:32:13-04:00Added an answer on June 27, 2020 at 10:32 pm Indian hemp or also called Hemp Dogbane is a perennial North American plant. It grows up to 1.5 meters (5 feet) tall whose fiber was used by the Indians in making a rope, bags, nets, mats and more during early times. It has a smooth and opposite leaves its flowers are small and greenish. Indian hemp is a slang plant of hemp (Cannabis sativa) but they aren’t really the same. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp hempbarn32 4 Questions 39 Answers 0 Best Answers 79 Points View Profile hempbarn32 2020-06-20T16:22:43-04:00Added an answer on June 20, 2020 at 4:22 pm I got some background on the plant. But what is Indian hemp used for, is it the same as the hemp plant, can be applied for industry use? 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Abigail 2 Questions 42 Answers 0 Best Answers 84 Points View Profile Abed Pishdad 2020-06-18T17:24:15-04:00Added an answer on June 18, 2020 at 5:24 pm well, Indian Hemp (Apocynum cannabinum), as other answers mentioned, also called Hemp Dogbane, amy root, hemp dogbane, prairie dogbane, Indian hemp, rheumatism root, or wild cotton, is a perennial plant (per + ennial translated as “through years”) meaning that this plant lives more than two years, grows throughout the United States as well as the northern half of Canada, and is a herbaceous plant. Also, it is a poisonous plant, (Apocynum means poisonous to dogs). Generally, Indian Hemp is grown and mostly known for its high drug content, several narcotic drugs are derived from this plant. Its Fiber is another reason for the widespread cultivation. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp amanda.tolar Waynesburg, United States (US) 0 Questions 151 Answers 0 Best Answers 318 Points View Profile amanda.tolar 2020-05-03T14:27:11-04:00Added an answer on May 3, 2020 at 2:27 pm So, “Indian Hemp” is a general name which may specifically refer to any of the following, fiber-bearing species of plants: Apocynum cannabinum, Cannabis indica, Crotalaria juncea, Sida rhombifolia, Asclepias incarnata, or Hibiscus cannabinus. Each of these plants offer many uses and benefits in terms of fiber, but they also possess different benefits and dangers independently. For example, Apocynumn cannabinum is largely poisonus (“aopcynumn” means “poisonous to dogs”), but Cannabis indica is species of marijuana. Plant slang and colloquialisms vary greatly by generation and region, so it’s very important to know what specific plant you’re referring to when foraging and using natural herbal remedies. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp wavess 0 Questions 95 Answers 0 Best Answers 210 Points View Profile wavess 2020-05-02T19:11:16-04:00Added an answer on May 2, 2020 at 7:11 pm Indian hemp, also known as “hemp dogbane” is a North American plant of the dogbane family. It is a branched perennial that grows up to 1 1/2 meters, or 5 feet, tall. It has smooth leaves and small greenish white flowers. Indians use to use the fibers from the stem of the plant to make bags, mats, nets, and ropes. Its juice is milky in color, and you can make rubber from it. The dried roots of Indian hemp and a related plant make a drug that acts as a stimulant. True hemp (cannabis sativa) is also sometimes called Indian hemp. This is used as slang. 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp CrayM 0 Questions 163 Answers 0 Best Answers 342 Points View Profile CrayM 2020-05-02T18:31:39-04:00Added an answer on May 2, 2020 at 6:31 pm Indian hemp is a flower used for many purposes. While it is considered a “Hemp” plant it does not serve the same purposes. From a report done by the USDA, “Indian hemp could be dried, crushed, and then snuffed for coughs in head colds. The root was made into a tea and was used to help a baby’s cold, earache, headache, nervousness, dizziness, worms and insanity. This tea was also taken for heart palpitations, but care should be observed if using it for cardiac disorders. It acts as a vaso-constrictor, slows and strengthens the heartbeat, and raises blood pressure. The root could also be used as an emetic, diaphoretic, antispasmodic, cathartic, anodyne, hypnotic, laxative, treats vomiting, diarrhea, hydrocephalus, urinary difficulties, dropsy, jaundice, liver problems, and stimulates the digestive system. It has been successfully employed for alcoholism. A wash made of crushed root can be shampooed into the hair to stimulate growth, remove dandruff and head lice. The milky juice can remove warts. A poultice of the leaves reduces tumors, hemorrhoids, and inflammation of the testicles. The poultice placed over the eyelids works on opthalmia and eye diseases. The leaves ground into powder can dress wounds, sores and ulcers.” 0 Login to Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer.