Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Analgesic potions

  • Healing and hedonism: a reevaluation of Hashishian Legends of crime and indulgence

    Mahek Khwaja Karachi, Pakistan   Cannabis Shown as Eastern Antiquity.  Analgesic potions containing herbs have long been prescribed to relieve pain and ameliorate suffering. Many such remedies contained alcohol and opium, such as Thomas Sydenham’s recipe of sherry wine, opium, saffron, cinnamon powder, and clove powder. Also widely used was cannabis sativa/cannabis indica, known as…