is known in Africa at least since the 15th century, and its use was,
possibly, introduced by Arab traders, somehow connected to India.
This is evidenced by the similarity of the terms used for preparing
the plant in Africa and India. In Africa, the plant was used for
snake bite, to facilitate childbirth, malaria, fever, blood
poisoning, anthrax, asthma, and dysentery.
History of Cannabis as Medicine