Heart patients to avoid bhang or consult cardiologist. Indiscriminate use can increase heart rate and BP. Pretreatment with beta-blocker can help.

Heart patients should not take bhang as it can precipitate an increase in heart rate and sudden rise in blood pressure, said Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India & National Vice President Elect IMA.

Those who are socially committed should consult their doctor. Pre-treatment with propranolol a beta blocker can block the cardiovascular effects of marijuana. It can prevent the learning impairment and, to a lesser degree, the characteristic subjective experience.

Marijuana is known to induce typical subjective state (“high”) with marked increases in HR, BP and conjunctival infection. It impairs performance on a learning test without significantly affecting attention.

 

About Bhang

 

  • Bhang is a traditional Indian beverage made of cannabis mixed with various herbs and spices, which has been popular inIndiafor ages.
  • Bhang is a less powerful preparation than Ganja, which is prepared from flowering plants for smoking and eating.
  • Charas, more potent than either Bhang or Ganja, consists of cannabis flower tops harvested at full bloom.
  • Dense with sticky resin, Charas is nearly as potent as the concentrated cannabis resin preparations called hashish.

 

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