Hemp Benefits & Information

Latin Name

Cannabis Sativa

Origin

Europe

Parts Used

Seeds

Traditional Use and Health Benefits

Hemp seeds can be taken on a daily basis for general well-being, they can be sprinkled on any foods and make a slightly nutty crunchy topping. They can also be blended with water to make a raw hemp milk, this is particularly good for those who are lactose intolerant and looking for a good source of protein. 

    Why are they so healthy?   Hemp seeds are a powerful anti-oxidant and a rich source of protein, giving the body all the essential 9 amino acids that it needs. No other single plant source provides complete protein nutrition in such an easily digestible form.

 

They are the highest source of essential fatty acids in the plant kingdom, containing Gamma linolenic acids, and long chain omega-3, and omega-6 fatty acids, both of which are essential to health.       How does this effect the body? 

 

*This helps the body to produce anti-bodies to fight infection, and strengthen the immune system.   *The correct balance of amino acids and essential fatty acids lubricate the arteries to support cardiovascular health, lower cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, and reduce risk of heart disease and stroke.

 

*This essential nutrition also improves mental health, and enhances thought processes with the transportation of oxygen, electrons and energy throughout the body, improving the functioning of the brain. 

 

 

  *It also conditions the skin, the hair, and the eyes by improving cell growth, organ function, and vitality, 

 

 

Good for you, good for your planet      Hemp is not only good for you but its also good for the planet, it grows anywhere without fertilizers or pesticides, this hardy plant is one of the most ethical and sustainable crops as it is beneficial for the soil and atmosphere. Acre for acre, hemp is a more economical source of protein than livestock. Unlike soybeans, hemp is resistant to UV-B light which is big news if you are a farmer. It is often confused with its controversial sister, the marijuana plant, however hemp seeds contain no THC molecules, and has no psychoactive properties.  Other health uses of hemp seed o Linoleic acid, found in 50 per cent of hemp seeds, has been clinically proven to have anti-inflammatory properties. o Rich in GLA's, (the active ingredient also found in evening primrose oil), hemp seed oil helps PMS. o People suffering from Eczema, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Cardiovascular Disease have found that the properties in hemp seed oil have helped to reduce their ailments.
Typical Use
Our hemp seeds with shells on need to be soaked in water over night, then blended and strained to remove the husks, making delicious raw hemp milk. Our hemp seeds already shelled can be added to water and blended to make a delious raw hemp milk, or they can be sprinkled on foods and eaten as a delicious snack.   
Folklore and History
Hemp was first brought to Britain by the Romans 2000 years ago. Modern science has identified Hemp seeds as nature's richest source of Essential Fatty Acids.   Hemp
Constituents
  • Rich in protein, vitamins and minerals and the only edible seeds that contain gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).
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  • 65% of the protein content is in the form of globulin edestin, so it can actually be used by the body in its raw state.
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  • The readily available protein in Hemp seed contains all the 9 essential amino acids in ideal proportions enabling the body to create proteins like immunoglobulins (antibodies that ward off infection before symptoms of sickness begin).
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  • Hempseeds are the highest source of essential fatty acids in the plant kingdom.