Hemp is a versatile plant that has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. It is derived from the Cannabis sativa plant, and its seeds contain fats, proteins, and other chemicals. People have used hemp for a variety of conditions, including constipation, high cholesterol, eczema, arthritis, and more. Hemp seeds are also rich in an amino acid called arginine, which is beneficial for the heart as it helps to dilate and relax blood vessels.
Hemp oil is known to fight inflammation, lower blood pressure, and prevent blood clots. In addition to its cardiovascular benefits, hemp has also been studied for its potential to treat neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, neuropathic pain, and Alzheimer's disease. Hemp contains cannabidiol (CBD), which is an essential component of medical marijuana. CBD is derived directly from the hemp plant or manufactured in a laboratory.
The legalization of hemp in the United States has led to an increase in the availability of hemp-derived products, including CBD products. Hemp seeds are also a rich source of plant fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, along with vitamins A and E and minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium and phosphorus. These nutrients help keep skin hydrated, soft, supple and disease-free. Hemp seeds are also a rich source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which has strong anti-inflammatory properties.
GLA can also help alleviate hormonal “mood swings” during menstruation by stimulating certain prostaglandins. Anxiety caused by pain or health conditions can be treated with hemp as it can alleviate those conditions.