Curious about bhang? What is bhang - and will it get you high?
This article will answer all of your questions about this ancient cannabis-infused drink. We answer, "what is bhang?", “what is bhang made of?”, and "does bhang get you high?"
Plus, we’ll show you how to make bhang with an easy-to-follow recipe.
Bhang is a cannabis preparation used in India, which is made from the leaves and non-flower parts of the cannabis plant. As the flowers contain the majority of the resin and cannabinoids, bhang is traditionally a low-potency preparation.
Bhang can be either smoked, or more commonly, drunk as a yogurt-based drink. Bhang as a cannabis-infused drink has been consumed in India since 1000 B.C. for religious, spiritual, medical, and Ayurvedic purposes.
Bhang is a paste made from the leaves and seeds of the cannabis plant. The paste is used to create various cannabis edible preparations, including sweet candies, savory treats, and infused beverages such as the well-known bhang lassi.
A bhang lassi is a cold beverage made from bhang paste, water, yogurt, and spices. Sometimes, bhang lassis are flavored with fresh fruit such as mango.
Bhang lassis are consumed during the spring festivals of Holi, known as the festival of colors, and Maha Shivaratri, a celebration honoring Shiva.
Cannabis is illegal in India, but bhang is legal in many parts of the country. This is due to the long cultural traditional behind bhang, as well as the fact that bhang is only made from the fresh leaves and seeds of the cannabis plant, not the flower.
Bhang is widely used in Northern India and can be purchased from bhang shops and street vendors. Other common bhang preparations include:
Before you try bhang, you should probably know the answer to, "does bhang get you high?"
The answer is pretty straightforward. Yes, bhang gets you high. But the high is typically mild, because bhang is made from the leaves and seeds of the cannabis plant, not the flower.
The high from consuming bhang is less intense than the high from smoking cannabis because you are consuming less THC, and it takes a while for this low dose of THC to be absorbed into your bloodstream. The effects of bhang typically peak two to three hours after consumption, just like any orally ingested cannabis product. (Want to know how different ingestion methods change your cannabis experience?)
If you're looking for a powerful high, bhang might not be the best choice for you. However, if you're looking for a mellow experience to relax or meditate, bhang could be perfect.
Let's move on to how to make bhang at home.
Are you ready to learn how to make bhang? Here is what you need to gather before making this cannabis-infused beverage.
There you have it: a simple and delicious recipe to make bhang. If you’re inspired and want to get creative, use your bhang paste in other recipes to make bhang smoothies, curries, soups, and more.
Bhang is a cannabis-infused beverage that has been enjoyed in India for centuries. Bhang is fairly easy to make and is made from fresh cannabis leaves and seeds. The high from consuming bhang is not as intense as the high from smoking cannabis.
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