Hemp is a plant that represents abundance in more ways than one. It grows abundantly with thick, lush green foliage and offers a myriad number of benefits with its high nutrition and therapeutic benefits.
Our ancestors realized its benefits thousands of years ago and it is being cultivated since then. Modern research has further attested to this plant’s constituents and nutritional profile and the numerous health benefit that it offers.
Top 12 medicinal Usages or benefits of hemp.
1. Hemp for your heart
Hemp seeds or oil contain an amino acid known as arginine which is extremely good for your heart as it dilates and relaxes your blood vessels. Hemp oil fights inflammation, lowers blood pressure, and prevents the formation of blood clots.
2. Hemp is a rich source of Gamma-Linoleic Acid
Hemp seeds are a rich source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which is known for its strong anti-inflammatory properties. Foods rich in GLA are extensively used to fight inflammation in the joints (arthritis), nerve damage, and inflamed skin conditions such as acne, and eczema.
3. Hemp can help you with your stress
Hemp seed helps in a variety of diseases. Anxiety caused by pain or health conditions as such can be efficiently dealt with hemp as it can alleviate those conditions.
Furthermore, hemp seeds contain an impressive amount of magnesium and B vitamins which can help the body manage stress by impacting neurotransmitters (chemical messenger which transmits signals released by neurons to stimulate other neurons or muscle or gland cells.
4. Protect the brain
Studies have found that hemp seed extract has antioxidant effects owing to its cannabidiol (CBD) content which regulates the immune system and could help in neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, neuropathic pain, Alzheimer’s disease, etc.
5. Improve skin conditions
Atopic dermatitis (AD) and acne can both result from chronic inflammation, which results from a deficiency in omega-3.
Hemp seeds are a rich source of plant fiber and omega-3 fatty acid along with vitamins such as A and E and minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus, which all help to keep the skin moisturized, soft, supple and disease-free.
6. Repair and regeneration
Hemp seeds contain as much protein as soybeans. They provide all nine essential amino acids which are used as building blocks for repair and regeneration across the body.
7. Excellent for the digestive system
Three tablespoons of hemp contain approximately 1.2 g of fiber (both insoluble and soluble fibers) and fibers are excellent for our digestion system. Fibres help in constipation, weight management, nourishment of healthy bacteria in our guts, stabilizes blood sugar level and helps fight cholesterol.
9. Help with Hormones
As mentioned above hemp seed contains a rich amount of GLA which can ease hormonal “mood swings” during periods through stimulation of certain prostaglandins.
10. Relieve rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis refers to inflammation in the joints resulting from immune attacking its tissues. Cannabinoids present in hemp seed oil have anti-rheumatic effects.
11. Effective in treating anemia
Anemia is a condition arising out of iron deficiency. Anemia is not a pleasant thing to have as you experience chest pain, dizziness, tiredness, etc. Hemp has high iron content which makes it highly ideal for treating anemia.
12. Hemp can help you get rid of insomnia
Are you having a hard time getting a peaceful night’s sleep? Hemp seed can help you here as it contains a rich amount of magnesium—a mineral that naturally calms the body and relaxes the muscles.