Top 10 Benefits of Hemp
Hemp, the fastest growing plant on earth, is a variant of Sativa Plant Species. Amazingly the plant has many benefits besides the psychedelic effects it is known for. If we put the stigma aside, the plant poses various industrial, economic, and eco-friendly benefits. Hemp seeds with or without the hull are used to make milk, oil and are often chewed raw for health benefits. Here are some benefits Hemp brings when used in moderation.
According to an article on Health Line, hemp has various health benefits. With its nutty pleasant flavor, hemp seed is the source of two fatty acids, Alpha-Linoleic acid (omega-3) and Linoleic acid (omega-6).
Moreover, it is rich in minerals such as Vitamin E, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Magnesium, Sulfur, Calcium, Iron, and Zinc. Let’s discuss some major benefits the plant has to offer.
How Hemp Can Benefit Your Health
With the recent development of Farmer’s Bill, growing, selling, and consuming plants like Cannabis, Hemp, etc., with THC (Delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol) as low as 0.3% was legalized. With the development, scientists have started exploring the benefits this plan can offer. However, in ancient Asian and Chinese Medicine, Hemp was used to treating various ailments.
-Reduces the risk of Heart Diseases
-It is a source of plant-based protein
-Relieves symptoms and discomfort in PMS and Menopause
-Cure Skin Allergies, Warts, and Other Skin Conditions
-Reduce Triglycerides, Cholesterol, and Blood Pressure
-Relieves Asthma, Cough, and Headache
-Used for Pain Management and Arthritis
-Used for treatment of Depression and Anxiety
-Moreover, patients undergoing chemotherapy and prescribed to use hemp or Cannabis to relieve some side effects and discomfort post-treatment.
After the leave is used, the hull of seed and bamboo shoots are further used for many industrial benefits. At the same time, hemp is becoming the favorite choice of ingredient in the cosmetic industry. It is also used in biofuels and other varieties. After 2018, hemp by-products are actively replacing formerly used in industries. The plant grows faster than any other plant; it is economical, and what’s best, the plant, when used as bio-fuel, is exceptionally eco-friendly.
-Paper made out of hemp is durable
-With the less tardy and intricate process, ten times stronger than cotton, hemp is used in manufacturing Cloth
-Further used in making wood preservatives, Printer Ink, Detergent & Lightning Oil
-Requires fewer pesticides in the crop, hence more beneficial to the environment
-Also made in manufacturing Bio-plastics
-Actively used in Garden Mulch
-Used to make concrete now referred to as hemp Crete
-Eradicating toxins in soil
-Makes sturdy rope than any other material previously used
Recently, the automobile industry also welcomed the use of Hemp Plastics to build the car’s exterior. BMW i3, an electric car, used Hemp plastic to make car doors and reduce the weight of door panels by 10%.
Hemp can and will change the world for the better, so lets start embracing this ancient old crop. Support hemp farmers and lets make America the world leader in hemp production.