|In Cambodia, shlain is a name for both a tree and
its product. The very hard wood of the shlain tree
is light colored, almost white. It is shaved, mixed
with hemp (Cannabis indica, Cannabis sativa),
and smoked. The addition of shlain to the hemp
clearly increases the effects of the THCTetrahydrocannabinol and makes
it somewhat more psychedelic. The wood has been
tested many times with success, but unfortunately
its botanical identification is still uncertain. It is,
however, possible that it is Strychnos nux-vomica.
In Cambodia, a traditional cough medicine is
made from dried kancha (hemp herbage), which is
chopped up on a board made from nux-vomica
(Strychnos nux-vomica) wood. Mixed with small pieces of the wood (which contains strychnine),
the resulting product is then smoked (Martin1975,67).
Martin, Marie Alexandrine. 1975. Ethnobotanical
aspects of cannabis in Southeast Asia. In
Cannabis and culture, ed. V. Rubin, 63-75. TheHague: Mouton.