When we talk about hemp, surely the majority first thinks of the drug. However, hemp and its products are in most cases very beneficial for our body and organism if used in moderate quantities. Hemp or cannabis sativa (scientific name) is a plant from half a meter to 6 feet high. Hemp oil is a product from a ?miraculous? plant. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been so much spoken about this product as it should be, because of its main ingredient ? hemp, therefore sometimes it is often called ?the forgotten jewel of nature?. Did you ever wonder or asked yourself how is it possible that in the 21st century we do not speak about such beneficial and healthy things, regardless of how useful they are? Maybe there are people who do not want the truth to come out, you never know.
Hemp oil is the unique nutritional product which contains a lot of unsaturated fatty acids and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, E, K and D. Because of its special structure it is often used as a natural medicine. It has a lot of positive effects such as improvement of the immune system functioning, prevention and treatment of many diseases, elimination of digestive disorders. Hemp oil cures diseases such as neurasthenia, impotence, rachitis, diathesis, eczema and psoriasis.
With two tablespoons a day, you get 5 grams of Omega-3 fatty acids, 16 grams of Omega-6 fatty acids, and 4 grams of Omega 9 fatty acids – the optimal balance. Hemp oil is completely absorbed by the body in its raw form. It also has fascinating effect on skin, nails and hair. After few weeks of use skin gets more moisturized, hair grow faster and nails get stronger. At external use, skin absorbs oil very fast so a lot of people call it “Dry oil”.
Hemp oil heals damaged skin, helps with skin inflammation, especially by relieving syndromes, such as itching, peeling and redness. It has moisturizing properties and is widely used for aging skin.
Oily skin – Hemp oil is recommended people with porous skin, it restores the barrier function of the skin, effectively regulates the sebaceous glands, accelerates regeneration, has anti-inflammatory properties and moisturizing effect. It is quickly absorbed and leaves no greasy shine.
Dry skin – Hemp oil is rich in essential fatty acids, and therefore helps to restore the skin barrier. It has excellent moisturizing properties and improves the complexion.
Aged Skin – Nourishes and smoothes wrinkles. It is used in the treatment of eczema and psoriasis. They also add it in shampoos and balms for hair because hemp oil increases the elasticity of the hair, moisturizes and eases combing, giving hair a natural shine and luster.
Furthermore, a recent Canadian study of hemp seed oil has shown that it has a broad spectrum UV protection for the skin.
Hemp oil can be used for many things, so here is one recipe for you:
Recipe: Chickpea spread
– 2 cups of cooked chickpeas
– 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
– 3 tablespoons of hemp seed oil
– 3 tablespoons of sesame
Spices: salt, pepper, other spices if desired
Preparation: Mix cooked chickpeas in a blender (or by hand). Add lemon juice and hemp oil. Stir the mixture and add sesame seed and spices of your choice and taste.