Chinese Tomb Reveals Ancient Staple Taste For Cannabis: Study

Cannabis was a staple part of the diet in the ancient Chinese Tang dynasty (618-907), according to a new archaeological study in central China.

It is widely known that ancient Chinese cultivated and also consumed cannabis seeds in a kind of porridge. Many Chinese historical texts suggested that the plant was an important source of food, but archaeological evidence supporting the written accounts was scant.

The discovery confirmed that in a period when the Chinese civilisation reached its peak, cannabis was a source of not only mental stimulus, clothing and medicine, but also nutrition, according to the researchers.

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