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. Hemp oil could no longer be freely available since its production relied on the marijuana seeds. This led to a tricky situation, where CBD Hemp oil was declared legal, but any other part of the marihuana family was still illegal. You could thus have the oil, but you could not legally produce it.
As more evidence emerges of their many health and medical applications, regulations have started to take a softer approach towards hemp oil. The legalization of marijuana in a few states has helped bring production back 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. This practice has been revived, with the acceptance of the plant.
Hemp oil contains many 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. This oil has the essential fatty acids Omega 3 and Omega 6 at a higher rate than anywhere else, except breast milk. On top of that, it will also have proteins, essential vitamins, and minerals. It is thus a great dietary supplement.
These fatty acids are necessary when you need to restore proper nutrition and heal the body. Hemp oil is also beneficial in the cosmetic industry. There have been examples of cases where hemp oil has led to a successful healing of various skin conditions as well as accidents like burns.
Hemp oil will lead to a stronger immune system, a better cardiovascular system, and a more conducive body composition, where your bad cholesterol levels are minimized. 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 is also an anti-inflammatory.
Hemp oil is also good for those on chemo. It helps to lower the negative effects of the sessions. This oil will not react with any medication you are on.