Hemp, the gracious and tall annual plant can reach up to twelve feet. Even though hemp (cannabis sativa) and marijuana (cannabis sativa or indica) come from similar plants, they are distinct.
Hemp remains controversial despite being eco-friendly, nutritious, and healing and being very resourceful. Some experts believe that it would become nearly impossible for corporations to compete with it so this is why it has not been legalized everywhere.
This universal plant has long been present and the first use can be traced between 5000 and 7000 BC. Being an annual plant with a growing cycle of around 120 days, it can be collected several times per year, depending on the weather conditions. Hemp is bug-resistant and demands for small agrochemical treatment.
Did you know that for a lot of centuries, hemp was one of the major industrial crops and supplied the fibres for tough and rope, and durable canvass? Unfortunately, despite its numerous advantages, there are still regulations prohibiting its cultivation in some countries.
The Amazing Uses of Hemp
- Hemp fiber is great for making durable paper
- Hemp has the strongest natural fiber
- Suitable for the production of rough, but durable work clothes too
- Beneficial for making building materials
- Hemp is used in the car industry for lightweight, shock-absorbent, and eco-friendly materials
What about Hemp Oil?
This high-quality oil is used in the industry for inks, paints, and varnishes. And, recently, there has been interest by the food industry to reap its benefits as this oil is abundant in amino and fatty acids.
It is actually the perfect balance between omega-3, -6, and -9 fatty acids. They play a major role in the reduction of bad cholesterol and arterial plaque responsible for atherosclerosis. Some of the experiments with hemp in the food industry include hemp seed bars, hemp cheese, hemp chocolate, etc.
What Are the Uses of Hemp Oil?
- Suitable as a skin moisturizer applied after a shower; massaging the body with it helps nourish the skin and boost the blood flow
- Good for cooking- gives a nutty and crispy taste to food and excellent for salads; but, it is not suitable for high temperature cooking
- Can be used as biodiesel as other vegetable oils- plus, it is non-toxic and eco-friendly alternative for petroleum in the industry
- It can help avert skin problems like acne, eczema, dry skin, and psoriasis