Cannabis Sativa L. or hemp, is more than a thousand years in Europe for many medical indications deployed. Hildgard Bingen (1098-1197) described as a medical handbook has detailed the various indications for the medical use of Cannabis Sativa.
Both in the media and in scientific journals, the potential medical use of Cannabis sativa L. is receiving increasing attention. Its use is still more controversial than the use of opium and morphine, but because of New Scientific Data, a renewed interest is emerging.
The medical cannabis has several potential beneficial effects. Cannabinoids can serve as appetite stimulants, antiemetics, antispasmodics, and have some analgesic effects, may be helpful treating chronic non-cancerous pain, or vomiting and nausea caused by chemotherapy. Medical cannabis may also aid in treating symptoms of AIDS patients.