Below you will find Indigo Herbs large array of top quality Hemp products. These include Whole Hemp Seeds, Organic Hemp Seeds – Hulled, Organic Hemp Protein Powder, Organic Raw Hemp Seed Butter, Hemp Leaf Powder Tea, Hemp Flour and Hemp loose Leaf Tea. Indigo Herbs has made sure that all these products come from the best sources available to bring you hemp consumables of the absolute highest quality. With ongoing research into the benefits of this amazing plant, Cannabis Sativa L has a very long esteemed history of use throughout the world. You can also choose from an array of hemp based products from our lovely guest brands.
The history and production of Hemp stems back around 12,000 years with the oldest surviving hemp material dated at 8,000 years BC. The oldest known medical text, supposedly written by legendary Chinese Emperor Shennong, mentions hemp as being a 'superior herb'. To bring hemp into a western context, during the 16th century British King, Henry VIII, decreed that all farmers had to grow hemp because of its value in producing strong durable rope. In fact ancient Britain was first introduced to hemp by the Romans and was produced here until the mid 1940's. Every part of the plant has been seen throughout history to be extremely useful whether it is for its high protein content, unique medical phyto-chemical profile, or its very strong fibres.
The plant itself has many variants with some strains being bred exclusively for fibre and others for seed production. Being able to adapt to an environment easily, hemp can be grown almost anywhere in the world with some plants in warmer climates reaching a height of 6 metres. Cannabis Sativa L is an annual plant with both male and female sexes; ithas a very straight upstanding growth profile, with distinctive serrated leaves and small pod like flowers that produce a hard seed full of protein and essential oils.