Bhang is an edible form of Cannabis and a drink is prepared from it during Shivratri. Bhaang is made from the leaves of Hemp and is considered the least intoxicating of the cannabis preparations in India. But is capable of giving a high for the entire day and is sold openly during Shivratri and Holi festival.
The drink is made by grinding the leaves and various spices are added to it. It is also known as Cannabis Sativa, Ganga or weed or pot.
The dried plant or leaves is soaked in water and then it is cleaned and finally grounded on a stone slab to get the paste which is taken along with Badam milk or any sweet preparation.
Bhang is considered as a medical preparation in North India. Some people consider it as an auspicious plant.