Wampole's Asparoline Part 2

The most important new information is contained in the German edition of Matthiolus's work from 1627: "The women/who fall down from cramps in the womb/should have burning hemp held to the nose/ then they will soon stand once more" (page 316). A similiar description was recorded by Tabernaemontanus, whose Kräuterbuch (Herbal Book) is among the most comprehensive of its kind: "Those women who have cramps in the womb/ for them hemp should be burned/ and held to the nose"(1731:937). To my knowledge, this is the first written mention of the medicinal hemp smoking in the German literature.

- p. 114, Marijuana Medicine: A World Tour of the Healing and Visionary Powers of Cannabis by Christian Rätsch (2001)

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