Hemp is a medicinal plant and it is being used since time immemorial.
Our ancestors realised the importance of hemp and started using way back in the ancient ages. Moreover, modern research has proven that hemp has multiple medicinal uses.
While the use of hemp is controversial in India, its medicinal uses cannot be denied. The hemp plant is a variety of Cannabis sativa that has been cultivated for its fibre, not any psychoactive effects. Industrial hemp has been used as a fibre source, for oil, and as an important source of nutrition for thousands of years.
Today we explore the medicinal uses of hemp that will leave you surprised
1. Hemp can help you with your stress
Do you know that hemp seeds help with a variety of diseases including helping you with stress levels? Hemp seeds contain an impressive amount of magnesium and B vitamins which in turn helps manage stress levels.
2. Hemp can improve your skin
The combination of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids is great for your skin. Adding hemp seed oil to your diet may help relieve symptoms of eczema. Swap your vegetable oil with hemp oil to help reduce skin irritation.
3. Pain relief
Hemp contains compounds called cannabinoids, including cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which have been shown to have pain-relieving properties.
4. Inflammatory bowel disease
Some research suggests that CBD may help to reduce inflammation in the gut, which could make it a potential treatment for inflammatory bowel disease.
5. Helps with Epilepsy
CBD is used as an anti-seizure, antipsychotic, neuroprotective, antidepressant and anxiolytic. This helps patients with epilepsy.
However, it is of utmost importance that there is some promising research on the potential medicinal uses of hemp, there are still more studies that need to be done to confirm. The use of hemp and marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes differs from state to state and country to country. Make sure you know your country’s laws before you buy/attempt to procure.