Taking Charge of Your Health

Be it Sushruta Samhita, Bhava Prakasha, or
even atharva veda, ancient sanskrit texts mention the use, and misuse, of marijuana,
or cannabis. In this video, let’s look at what it is exactly,
that these texts say about this mystical herb. The Sanskrit Channel is an effort to explore
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below. पञ्च राज्यानि वीरुधां
सोमश्रेष्ठानि ब्रूमः। दर्भो भङ्गो यवः
सह ते नो मुञ्चन्तुअंहसः॥. the meaning of these lines from atharva veda
is, there are five types of plants that are the best source of sOma. May these plants relieve us from our troubles. One of these five, is Marijuana also known
as bhaṅgā in Sanskrit. The meaning of the word, bhang, comes from
the root word, bhajyate meaning breaking, or splitting. marijuana, is called bhangA, because it creates
a break, or a split, between your mental burden, and your own self. This break is what causes the lightness, and
euphoria. While it lasts, this euphoria can be an extremely
liberating experience, and is the main reason behind marijuana being so strongly associated
with free thinking and libertarian movements. This freedom from the burden of one’s own
mind, is also the reason behind unbridled and brilliant mental capabilities during a
high. When the societal structures get too rigid,
and demanding, it is natural for the mind to desire a break. While recreational and medical use of marijuana
might not seem too harmful, it’s capacity to create a break, could also eventually lead
to a break down. bhangA, has a long history of use in Ayurveda. It is classified as upa visha or a mildly
toxic substance and has been used in healing preparations after proper processing, or shuddhi. The toxicity of marijuana is elaborated upon
by many of the Rasa Shastras. One of them, called Ananda Kanda has a whole
chapter dedicated to bhangA, its toxicity, the procedures for cultivation, preparation,
and consumption. In this chapter, the Ananda Kanda describes
9 successive stages of marijuana toxicity. This text also prescribes various antidotes
to counter the toxic and narcotic effects of excessive use of marijuana. Let us now look at the exact sanskrit lines
regarding marijuna, from some of the Ayurvedic textbooks. verse two hundred and five of bhavaprakasha,
says bhangA kaphaharI tiktA grAhiNI pAchanI laghuH
tIkshNoshNA pittalA mOha mandavAg vahni vardhinI this verse describes the various medicinal
properties of marijuana. It calls, marijuana by names like ganjA, mAtulAnI,
vijayA, and jayA. It is called a kAmadA, meaning, it increases
libido, ruchyA, meaning it increases the sensation of taste, vAk vahni vardhini, meaning it causes
increased speech, and heightens the fire in the body. This applies to various faculties like digestion,
sexual desire, and thought process, all of which are seen as various manifestations of
agni, or fire. It is also called nidrakara, meaning, it induces
sleep, madakrut, meaning it causes intoxcation, pAchanI, meaning it causes quick digestion. It is also called kaphaharI, which means,
it suppresses the production of mucus in the body. kapha is the property which causes coaggulation,
and heaviniess, not just in the respiratory system, but throughout the body. All these qualities make marijuana an excellent
remedy for various disorders like epilepsy, glaucoma, schizophrenia, indigestion and impotency. It is also used topically, to cure worm infested
wounds and relieve pain. However, since it is categorized as upa-visha
or mildly toxic, purification processes, called shOdhana, have to be performed before bhangA
can be consumed. It is also used in ayurvedic medicines like
pushpadhanwa rasa, which enhances sexual stamina, and reduces premature ejaculation. jAti phaladi churna, which enhances the respiratory
and digestive functions, in nidrOdaya rasa, which treats insomnia and
nocturnal ejaculation in bahumUtrantak ras, which treats frequent
urination, and in mahajwarankush ras, which brings balance to body temperature. Other ayurvedic works like kaiyadeva nighantuh,
and sushruta samhita, have similar descriptions of the benefits of marijuana. This fairly establishes that bhangA was not
seen as a substance of taboo, in ancient indian culture. It was even attributed divine qualities, of
being a favourite of lord shiva. But what needs to be understood, is that it
was not a substance to be abused. We we extremely aware of it’s toxic nature. Consumption of bhAng was always done after
shuddhikarana. Even though it’s toxic effects are not extensively
mentioned, i think the reason behind it, is because once it was categorized as visha,
maybe the sages trusted us, that we’ll not intentionally poison ourselves. So, should one use marijuana, or not ? If
you are consuming it in smoke form, you should stop it immediately, you are slowly killing
yourself. If you are consuming it orally, are the proper
purification processes being done, to remove it’s toxicity ? Essentially, the question we should ask ourselves
when using the plant that breaks the mind,bhangA ,is, is it giving you a break, or is it giving
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100 thoughts on “Marijuana in AtharvaVeda, Ayurveda and more…

  1. I guess weed staying illegal is good. For me personally the idea of paying taxes on marijuana is unacceptable.

  2. Why this video is age-restricted?? Matlab kuch bhi!! Arre bhai ye koi 18+ video hai kya jo isko age restrict kar diya!! Nonsense YouTube!!

  3. Marijuana can cause overdose, breakdowns, addictions etc. It is not for the "uninitiated". That being said, it's nice to take a "break" every once in a while and explore the higher forms of consciousness about us 🙂 Thank you, subscribed!

  4. When I saw beneficial descriptions of Marijuana in ancient Egyptian culture then I became more desperate to know it's role in ancient Indian culture
    thank you for making this video

  5. Thankyou I appreciated this video … what are the proper shuddhi karanas to do prior to it’s use please

  6. Any herbs with some level of toxicity are made less toxic by including them in formulas with other herbs. Best not to take it on its own. The other herbs tend to detoxify them, particularly ones that help the liver.

  7. This video/presentation gave me a BREAK from the BROKEN DOWN mundane world. 😊
    Sanskrit Channel… Always Enlightening! 😇

  8. hey. its good, can you please share link for buying those books ( translation in English or Hindi translation) it could be very wonderful . Hope they are available in different language? aren't they ?

  9. Brother I consciously understand that cannabis is two way soard but please make a video about how to consume cannabis with least harm to the body… You know what I mean..

  10. Till now I have not tried but my opinion about ganja it is the everbest medicine for mental stress for the next coming years.

  11. Marijuana has helped me with many health issues. That's some good medicine. I'd say that a big part of my success came from this magical plant right here.

  12. Can you tell us how to purify it and decrease its toxicity?
    Which Sanskrit shlok describe which preparation of this holy plant for specific medical condition?

    As a doctor I'm being curious about this and you are on way to tell the world its real way of using…

  13. I have studied books of Ayurveda, TCM and Yunani medicine for some years.

    The procedure of purifying cannabis is to take the cannabis plant leaves (remember that the buds of the female cannabis plant has the most toxicity and potency) and boil it in water on low heat for a minimum of 4 hours up to 6 hours, then take the leaves and put it in a clean cloth pouch and press it to release the juice or tincture from it, the procedure finishes here.

    You can put that tincture (from a few drops upto a teaspoon depending on your need) in warm milk with honey and put some ground cloves (cloves are an antidote for the negative effects of cannabis) and consume it.

  14. The great stoner – Lord Shiva. I thought that was a funny line. This video made me feel very proud of Ayurveda and all the rishis who tuned into this knowledge 🙂

  15. i learn so much from your videos. thank you. i love Ramana Marharshi and the sacred Arunachala, maybe one day you would do a video on Sanskrit associated with them. Thanks again!

  16. Can you please share the titles of the Ayurvedic books mentioned in the video? I would love to learn more about how to purify marijuana. Thank you!!

  17. Another excellent attempt at the valued complete understanding; because a little knowledge/piecemeal knowledge is full with danger.

    Unfortunately, your enlightened explanation and understanding of this important herb will be of little or no use to addicted minds, who will ignore the realities of ganja toxicity and the need for it to be properly prepared and administered by ayurvedic experts.

  18. I use it in smoke form mix with tobacco.
    N,,I ve seen in utube , somewhere
    That a guy was saying that u can take it in smoke form but not with tobacco ,,
    With some other ingredients ..
    Do u know anything about it ,,
    What ingredients to be used

  19. Superb. I am a person who rarely comment on a YouTube videos. But content which you produce are some of finest one. May God bless you with lot of money and you keep producing lot of content.

  20. It taken in the past doubt. .but under a Guidance of Siddh guru ..alike Lord Shiva itself✍️😌. But They were all padarth tantric part…before entering into Deeper Mediation….👍✌️🙏🕉️🙏🔥

  21. Brother start preparing this content in Hindi as well to reach more people in India.

    Doing very good job and best wishes for your efforts.

  22. Why this video is age-restricted? Basically these modern farma companies don't want Indian Ayurveda to be spread … and what can be said about this magical plant … It have proved results for curing deadly diseases like cancer … So they will make sure it stays banned for eternity … !!!

  23. 100 बीमारी की एक दवा भाग है भारत मे इस पर प्रतिबंध लगाना अग्रेजो का सडयंत्र था ।।

  24. Bhai Ji.. I used to smoke it till 2014 but now stopped.
    But i know it has changed me forever..
    Without Tobacco it is Amrit.. But when pure. Now a days there is so much chemical use in it.

    However anything being taken as intoxication is harmful.. But Ganja or Vijaya if taken as medication for limited use it is Nectar ♥️ 🌿

  25. Sir …. we could find the pure form of it anywhere … aduletration .. pesticide …and other form of chemical mixing is killing youth . Please highlight it . If u want to promote this . Do margdarshna on this fact .

  26. Tkank you gurugi I am Raghunath pati from Bhubaneswar this is my mobile no = 9777499864 plz call back I want you for knowledge

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