Using marijuana for medicinal purposes has been an ancient practice in many countries across the globe. It has been prevalent proficiently in ancient China and Taiwan. The ancient Chinese used every part of the marijuana plant as medicine; right from the dried flowers, the achinea, the seeds, the oil, the leaves, the stalk, the root, to the juice. Records from Ancient Egypt Circa 1550 BCE describes using medical marijuana as being the form of treatment for most of their ailments and illnesses. They used marijuana for relieving hemorrhoid pain and to treat sore eyes as well. In ancient India texts have confirmed that doctors in used marijuana to treat illnesses and ailments such as insomnia, headaches, gastrointestinal disorders and pain.
Medicinal marijuana was also often used to relieve the trauma and pain of childbirth. The Ancient Greeks would use it to dress wounds and sores on their horses. In humans, the dried leaves were used to treat nose bleeds and the seeds were used to get rid of tapeworms. In South East Asia countries marijuana was used as recreation; food, drinks and relaxing medication for centuries. Medieval Islamic records also state that Arabic physicians used marijuana widely as medication for over 10 centuries.