Hemp is a plant of the marijuana family that has a lot of controversy attached to it. There are certain strains of hemp that contains a little amount of THC, which is the psychoactive part of the marijuana family. The rest of the plants do not have any of it, and are therefore pure, though still plagued with controversy.
Hemp oil is the medicinal section of the marijuana family, and this fact is currently regaining prominence. IN the past, access to hemp oil was not an issue, until people started abusing the marijuana plant, and the law had to intervene and declare it a controlled substance. As marijuana was outlawed, production of hemp oil ceased, since there had to be the plant present. This was ironic, since the factors of its production were no longer readily available. You could use the oil, but you could not afford to be seen with the plant.
In recent times, its health and medical benefits have led to its wider spread availability, and the relaxation of the rules surrounding its production. The legalization of marijuana in various states means that production will go up.
In ancient times, hemp oil was used to treat menstrual pain, indigestion, anorexia, external wounds and infections, asthma, and many other conditions. There was also the use of the plant’s fiber in making cloth, sails, and ropes. Such production is seeing a renewal in these modern times.
Hemp oil is full of unsaturated fats and essential fatty acids. Seeds from the plant contain about a third of their weight as the oil, which has to be pressed out during production. There is more essential fatty acids Omega 3 and Omega 6 in this oil than in any other source, rivaled only by breast milk. On top of that, it will also have proteins, essential vitamins, and minerals. It thus makes for a good dietary supplement.
These fatty acids are critical when you are looking to restore proper nutrition and bring healing to the body. Hemp oil has other uses in the cosmetic industry. There have been some clinical tests that have revealed the usefulness of hemp oil in treating severe skin problems, like atopic dermatitis, and more severe cases such as burns.
Hemp oil will make your immune system stronger, as well as your cardiovascular system, and will also be instrumental in aiding the body to ward off unwanted conditions like high cholesterol amounts. It will help the body raise the good cholesterol levels, lower the blood pressure, and minimize the chances of you getting a heart attack. It has the effects of an anti-inflammatory.
Those who suffer cancer and are on their chemotherapy sessions are advised to use hemp oil. It helps to lower the negative effects of the sessions. This oil will not react with any medication you are on.