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On the Preparations of the Indian Hemp

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In "On the Preparations of the Indian Hemp," William Brooke O'Shaughnessy provides a detailed and informative exploration of the various preparations and uses of Indian hemp, also known as cannabis. O'Shaughnessy's thorough research and scientific expertise shine through as he delves into the chemical composition of the plant and its effects on the human body.

Throughout the book, O'Shaughnessy presents compelling evidence for the medical benefits of Indian hemp, advocating for its use in treating a wide range of ailments, from pain and inflammation to epilepsy and psychiatric disorders. He also discusses the different methods of preparation and administration, offering valuable insights for those interested in harnessing the plant's therapeutic potential.

Overall, "On the Preparations of the Indian Hemp" is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history and science of cannabis and its potential as a medicinal agent. O'Shaughnessy's meticulous research and clear writing make this book an engaging and informative read for both scholars and lay readers alike.

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The author investigated the uses of cannabis resin as an anticonvulsant and relaxant in cases of tetanus, cholera, and infantile convulsions. He and others also carried out animal studies on its use, and noted its low toxicity. He recommended that British doctors assessed the drug's use in such cases.

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