Speaking in technical terms, hemp and cannabis are two different varieties of the same family. Hemp consists of phytocannabinoids ( plant cannabinoids) which work with the endocannabinoid system (cannabinoids produced within) of our body, responsible for maintaining overall health and supporting homeostasis.
Feminized cannabis seeds have increased in demand since medical. The breeders and seed producers consider feminized seeds for business purposes. Cannabis is purposely bred for medical or recreational purposes. Utilizing hemp for industrial purposes such as textile making, topical oil, preparing edibles, construction, etc is common. Hemp has a negligible amount of THC, less than 0.3% and thus does not have psychoactive effects on the user. Hemp has CBD which is actually a health and wellness phytocannabinoid of the plant.
Listed below are 10 lesser known secrets that hemp has been keeping to itself:-
- ‘Entourage Effect’ of Hemp
Hemp extract prepared from the whole plant utilizes many of its beneficial components such as the terpenes, flavonoids, etc. These components work in a positive and synergistic manner in the body. This is ‘entourage effect’ of hemp. Hemp seed oil is nutritious cooking oil. It is also a biofuels source and aids in the manufacturing of several beauty products.
- Ingestion of hemp seed can cause headache
Instead of getting you high, ingestion of hemp seed might give you a headache. There is no scientific evidence to support CBD as an effective treatment for migraine. Its topical application or dose inhaled using enails is beneficial for neck pain, joint or muscle pain or soreness. The plant oil’s vaporization acts as aromatherapy.
3) Strong Laxative by nature
Hemp seeds have been found to have strong laxative properties. Consuming the seeds can significantly help in reducing constipation issues. Whole hemp seeds are a good source of both the kind of fiber, soluble ( 20%) and insoluble (80%). Soluble fiber forms a jelly-like substance and reduces the chance of a rise in blood sugar. It helps to regulate the cholesterol level in the body.
Insoluble fiber adds bulk to the stool and helps body waste to pass through the gut easily. This, in turn, reduces the risk of diabetes.
4) The hemp is used in making clothes, ropes, etc.
Since the ancient Chinese era, hemp has been in use for making paper, textiles and valued for its versatility and strength. During the 1600s, North America used hemp fiber to make boat caulking and sales, rope, canvas, flag cloth ( historians claimed American first flag was made of hemp cloth)
Even in the Confucian sacred text, the reference of hemp used as a cloth for wrapping around the infant’s’ body and covering the dead bodies, can be found.
5) Hemp Seed oil’s non-edible uses
As hemp oil penetrates better than linseed (flaxseed) oil, it is a better industrial lubricant. Hemp seed oil is fine drying oil and hence is used in the production of paints, coating material, and varnishes. It is also used in plastic floorings such as linoleum and other such materials.
6) Hemp seed oil vs other industrial food oils
Hemp seed oil is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids than most of the other industrial food oils. Good quality hempseed, cold-pressed, has an excellent taste resembling walnuts and sunflower seeds. The hemp seed oil has nearly optimal low omega-6 to omega-3 ratio(3:1). This favorable ratio is absent in other industrial food oils. High in polyunsaturated fatty acids, hemp is remarkably good for the improvement in skin texture, hair and nail quality. The daily consumption of hemp seed oil gives strength and thickness to both hair and nails. Get the best quality organically prepared Hemp edibles from Ontario cannabis that is legal online dispensary for the same.
Also, hemp seed oil is rich in Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) that is nutritious unsaturated fatty acid found in breast milk.
7) Hemp for a skin disorder
The balance of omega-3 and omega -6 fatty acids affect the immune response of our body. Hempseed is a good source of polyunsaturated and essential fatty acids. It contains a favorable ratio of 3:1 of omega -6 to omega-3 fatty acids. This ratio is helpful for improving the skin quality of people with disorders such as atopic dermatitis i.e.eczema. The hemp seed oil helps improve the blood level of essentially required fatty acids and relieves dry skin, itchiness, etc.
8) Hemp car
Designer Bruce Dietzen has designed a car called ‘The greenest car in the world’ whose body is pure hemp. For this car, hemp fiber has been woven, molded and hardened with raisins. Then it has been covered with the paint to make the body of this car. The engine of the car runs on biobutanol, which is a fuel made up of agricultural scraps.
9) Hemp as a rich source of plant-based protein
Studies have found that 25% of the calories in the hemp seeds comes from its protein content. This implies 2 to 3 tablespoons or around 30 g of hemp seed can provide protein of about 11 g which is relatively high. This makes hemp extract and seed a complete source of protein or essential amino acids, methionine and cysteine. Hempseed is also rich in a high level of Arginine and glutamic acid. Our body cannot produce these proteins itself and has to acquire through diet. The digestibility of protein from hemp is better than many grains, legumes, and nuts. Thus hemp is total protein package for human bodies.
10) Hemp stalks for energy storage
At the University of Alberta, a team of scientists led by David Mitlin has designed a supercapacitor energy storage device, made out of leftover hemp stalks. These supercapacitors store less energy than regular batteries. But, charges in a shorter period of time and delivers speedier energy.
The Bottom Line
The beneficial compounds of hemp enable manufacturing of many useful products like edible oil, tinctures, CBD capsules, CBD arthritis cream etc.
Hemp capsules provide strength and calmness to increase the focus level. The hemp extract powder helps to do away with everyday stress, enables faster and healthy recuperation from exercises fatigue. But if you prefer marijuana, you can try Gorilla Glue strains that have strong smell and flavor that will get you high relieving all your stress. Vaping also helps in reducing stress and you can look for best cbd e-liquid to buy online after gathering complete knowledge about it.
Since yesterdays, hemp has been believed to have strong medicinal properties to cure diseases like malaria, beriberi, pain, absent-mindedness and female disorder like PMS and menopause.
The high content of GLA in hemp seed is helpful to reduce symptoms of menopause, hormonal imbalance, and inflammation associated with menopause.