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Bhang Facts | Bhang Side Effects Treatment

Bhang Facts | Bhang Side Effects Treatment



Bhang is an edible form of cannabis. It has a religious and cultural importance in India. It is the most popular intoxicant. Bhang is specially made during Holi and Shivaratri. But it is very important to know about the bhang facts and Bhang Side Effects Treatment.

All About Bhang and Bhang Side Effects Treatment

  • How is bhang made?

The leaves and buds of female cannabis are made into a paste with the help of mortar and pestle. Milk, ghee and other spices are added too. It might be used for making bhang lassi, kulfi, laddoos and pakoras. Bhang has been consumed in India for centuries but is still considered an illegal substance in most parts of the country. Due to certain religious and cultural liberties, the sale of bhang is being tolerated and controlled by government-approved shops. 

  • What are the Medicinal properties of Bhang?

Bhang grows in abundance in high-altitude colder regions, most notably in the Himalayas, which is also a very popular region to visit to receive Ayurvedic treatments. The use of bhang in its various forms is well documented in Ayurvedic medicine. The most popular form being cannabis oils, which has also found its way into modern medicine. Bhang in Ayurvedic medicine is mostly used for treating depression symptoms, and research has found some other beneficial uses as well

  • Prevents nausea and vomiting 

The anti-nausea and anti-vomiting properties of bhang are most evident in chemotherapy treatments for cancer patients. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one of the major chemical compounds found in bhang that is responsible for treating instances of nausea and vomiting in cancer patients. 

  • May reduce pain 

The mellowed down feeling one experiences while being intoxicated by bhang is the result of the chemical compounds in bhang, numbing down the pain receptors in the nervous system. This reaction is especially useful for people suffering from chronic pain as a result of fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Increases appetite

The sensation of hunger and fullness is controlled by a section in the brain called the hypothalamus. When bhang is consumed, the chemical compound THC tends to flip the switch on the signal of fullness sent by the hypothalamus. So for people suffering from a lack of appetite, bhang essentially renders the body to regain its appetite, even after the food is consumed.

Who must avoid having Bhang?

Common reactions to consuming bhang include an accelerated heart rate and an increase in appetite, so it is best avoided by individuals with asthma, a cardiac problem like high blood pressure, and nerve related diseases. 

  • Is bhang addictive?

Yes, bhang is addictive in nature. Bhang overdose causes a number of problems. An effective Bhang Side Effects Treatment can help overcome it.

  • Is it safe to mix bhang and alcohol? 

Don’t mix Bhang with alcohol, it may be fatal, don’t drive after having bhang, and don’t consume the bhang lassi on an empty stomach. Drink a lot of water to prevent dehydration; do keep bhang related products away from pregnant women and children.

  • What are the symptoms of Bhang addiction?

Several signs of bhang addiction visible in users include:

  1. Bloodshot or red eyes
  2. Rapid heartbeat
  3. A constant and mucus-filled cough
  4. Dry mouth
  5. Poor memory
  6. Anxiety and paranoia
  7. Loss of control in oneself
  8. Poor coordination

Treatment for Bhang Overdose

Although bhang may come with its numerous health benefits, it is still essentially a drug. And like any other drug, failure to consume it in a controlled and medically supervised manner could lead to cases of addiction and eventually overdosing. In such cases, there are a number of treatment procedures that should be undertaken to eradicate the overdose. 

  • Medication for drug addiction treatment can play a role in a successful recovery. Medications cannot be used alone though. The most effective substance abuse treatment programs will use drug abuse preventative medication as well as several types of counselling and therapy. Individual counselling is crucial for success, and this should be provided several times a week. Drug addiction treatment medication can help make treatment more successful when combined with the right type of counselling.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an effective drug addiction treatment method that helps the individual to manage their thinking patterns, essentially controlling their negative thought behaviors that may lead to drug abuse.

Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) is often employed in drug addiction treatment. Usually, a therapist helps the person tap and enhance their motivation to resist the use of drugs.

  • Family therapy, In addition to these, recovering individuals benefit from family therapy. Since the family members often serve as a core support system for persons once they exit a rehabilitation center. It’s important that family members understand the recovery process of individuals so that they can serve as the best source of support and encouragement along with substance abuse care provided.  
  • Group Therapy helps the person with drug abuse behavior to learn and share their emotions with other peers who have similar problems.
  • Individual Therapy is a solution-oriented approach that focuses on helping the individual maintain abstinence from drug abuse.
  • Relapse Prevention- To prevent the individual from relapse after recovery, a set of relapse prevention tools and techniques are provided that can help them fight and prevent them from getting back to their addiction habit after a recovery process.

Apart from these, spiritual counselling, physical activity, nutritional support, and other factors also provide the needed tools for a permanent recovery.

If someone near and dear to you is showing signs of bhang addiction, do not hesitate to contact a specialist at Cadabam’s Hospital. We provide a host of drug addiction treatments and rehabilitation programs for substance abuse. 

To get more details about the best treatment for bhang overdose and the Bhang Side Effects Treatment feel free to contact Cadabam’s Anunitha or call @+91 96111 94949.