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HEMP / CANNABIS

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NAME: Hemp / Cannabis

GAELIC NAME:  Cnáib

LATIN NAME:  Cannabis Sativa / Indicia

COMMON / FOLK NAMES:  Marijuana Pot Bhang Grass Indian Hemp Marihuana Weed Dope Puff  Ganga Stuff Gear Bud Stash

MEDICINAL PART:  Flowers, leaves, stem.

PLACE OF ORIGIN:  Ireland Europe & the rest of the world

HABITAT:  Anywhere, and everywhere. For medicinal purposes it is best grown on sandy soil.

DESCRIPTION:  Hemp is an herbaceous annual plant. It used to  be found growing wild in all parts of Ireland. It has both a male and female plant, and also the ability to be a hermaphrodite i.e.. having male and female flowers on the same plant. One of the oldest  plants on the planet, was here long before even the dinosaurs, it has evolved to be able to survive in all climates and soils. Can attain heights of 32 feet or more. Today there are over 6 thousand different strains of hemp.

FLOWERING PERIOD:  August to November

PROPERTIES:  One of the Greatest Medicinal Herbs known to man. Has over 360 known compounds, 

Anodyne, Analgesic-Hypnotic Topical Anesthetic Antiasthmatic Antibiotic Antiepileptic Antiseptic Antispasmodic Antidepressant Anthelmintic Antitussive Aperient Appetisers  Aromatic Calmative Digestive Decongestant Expectorant Laxative Sedative Stimulant Tonic 

USES: With more than 100,000+ Commercial uses, it is the most valuable resource in the world. It was made illegal in most countries to look after the profit making of the oil and chemical companies, this plant can be used to replace these outdated industries. 1% of Irelands landmass, growing hemp for fuel, would provide all the energy needs for the country each year, keeping the money with the farmers and keeping the rural economies active, this is also an environmentally friendly fuel, but these profit crazy capitalists, who DO control our governments, don't like competition.

USES IN IRELAND: For 8,000 years, before the present day 'fascist' laws against it, hemp was used in Ireland for -

 Food: Hemp seeds are one of the most bio-available forms of protein and with it Deep root structure, able to get at those all important minerals, the leaves provide a good source of roughage as well as vitamins and minerals. Best seed are from plants that have been growing for the full season.

Fuel: The stems can be turned into an environmentally friendly bio-fuel to run car, planes, train, boat, buses, trucks, the Space Shuttle, etc. this would give ALL the farmers worldwide a living instead of outrageous profits for a few oil companies. Industrial Hemp would be harvested at a height of 200cm this would allow 2 crops per year. Can produce from 10ton to 50ton of bio-mass per acre. 50-100 plants per square foot.

Paper: Scrolls, Ogham Books & Scrolls (Destroyed or confiscated by the Vatican) more on this story later) etc, were written on 'Hemp' paper using paints & inks made from 'Hemp'!!. Hemp made paper lasts hundreds of years, tree based paper lasts only a few decades.

Clothing:  Irish linen, (the first Hemp laws in Ireland were passed to destroy the Irish Linen Industry. When Hemp was made illegal by the English the Irish linen industry (mostly cottage based and therefore Irish owned and more than likely growing their own Hemp to use) was forced to use cotton, imported from the English plantations, to make their linen. This reduced the quality of the linen and therefore demand for it fell off as well. There is still examples of Hemp made Irish Linen in some of the Royal houses in Europe today. Hemp Based Linen lasts for hundreds of years. Cotton based Linen lasts only a few decades.)  Aran Jumpers, Celtic kilts & Cloaks, etc. all made from hemp.

Resin: To seal their boats, water containers etc. Hemp Resin has been found at nearly every dig in Ireland but is left out of all data to do with these sites.

Medicine: The HERB Hemp was used in 90% of all medicines before the ineffective, dangerous chemical DRUGS of 'so called' modern medicine.

Enlightenment: Tribal communities and others ingest cannabis in either leaf/bud or resinous form, this produces a dream-like state which can cause an opening up of consciousness.  Note: Only the female buds have the constituent known as tetrahydrocarbinol or T.H.C. which produces this euphoric effect.  Ingesting seeds or male leaves does not produce this effect.

Reed binding for Uillenn pipes: Since the Uillenn pipes came into existence, their reeds have been binded using twine made from Hemp. Hemp twine is stronger and more water resistant than other types of twine. Up until the current unmoral laws the Uillenn pipe players were known to grow their own patch of Hemp to make the twine from. A lot of pipe players still use hemp twine to bind their reeds today.

All Artwork done by Irish Artist's until 1940: Their canvases, paints, etc. were made from hemp.

Alcohol: Olden day Mead was made from THC active honey, The honey was taken from beehives located next to the Hemp fields. This meant the honey was made from Hemp pollen and during flowering season the bees would be covered in the resin when they returned to the beehive and this would also get mixed into the honey. This meant the alcohol was THC active and would get you both drunk and stoned at the same time.


MAGICAL PROPERTIES

Gender:  Masculine &  Feminine

Planet: Saturn

Element:  Water

Powers:  Healing Love Visions Meditation

Associated Deities Aongas Óg Medb


RITUAL USES

Use in all healing and love making ritual's, for promoting visions

MAGICAL USES

Call on the god Aongas Óg and use hemp in love spells, Call on Goddess Medb while using for enlightenment and visions

Stories & Articles relating to Hemp

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