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Japanese Medicine 1830

Shown: A Cannabis illustration in the book “Illustration of Civil Life, Volume - The Earth” - 1830 #民家検労図 #地編


According to the Journal of Pharmacopuncture, and published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, cannabis was medically prescribed in the Meiji Era (1868 to 1912) of Japan to alleviate pain and to cure digestive, respiratory, urinary, and nervous system diseases such as indigestion, asthma, tuberculosis, gonorrhea and insomnia.


Even earlier examples of medical journals documenting the use of medicinal cannabis have been discovered, such as the ancient Fudoki manuscript of the 8th Century, the Man’yōshū or “Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves” (an anthology of classical Japanese poetry) of the 7 - 8th Century, and the Kogo Shūi, a Japanese historical record published in 9th century CE.




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