Cannabis with the scientific name of Cannabis sativa var indica is an annual plant with drop leaves . The fruit of this plant are tiny and oily and they have relaxing properties that they are also used for treatment either. They are lots of components that the peoples give from different parts of this plant such as Cannabis and Cannabis Yarn.
Cannabis is similar to Nettle and it has 2 meters height. It has multiple Gemma , long leaves, and tiny seeds. From the seeds using in produce oil and soap . It was one of the first plants that planted by the hand of the human And the use of the leaves and Gemma of this plant is back to 3000 years before Christ. They are 23 Milion people use Cannabis every day. In some of the old books said Sacred plant to Cannabis. The people use from this plant for treatment of many diseases. This plant is planted in Tehran, Fars, Isfahan and North of Iran.
Derivatives of the plant
There are several materials that the people give from the different parts of this plant:
- Yarn: From the stems of Cannabis Male plant, some Yarns are produced that they are used in the weave of rope, jute , thick fabrics and composites .
- Cannabis seeds: The female plant of Cannabis has many flowers. There are color black seeds in the ovary of the flower that is, in fact, the Cannabis that consume as nuts in Iran and it has the pleasant taste. It can use as the food for some kinds of decorative birds either.
- Drugs: The drug is kind of material that it has the ability to changing nature of the senses (Smell, Hearing, Sight, Taste, touch ) and sometimes it will change the way of thinking. The obtained materials from the cannabis are Marijuana and hashish and T.H.C.
- Marijuana: Marijuana comes from the flowers and young leaves of female plants of cannabis.
- Hashish (Hemp): It has the solid but soft material that comes from the gum of female plants of cannabis. It has also some effects as same as Marijuana (Grass, cannabis, flower).
- Hashish oil: Hashish oil is the purest blend of the drug from the female plants of Cannabis. It made by the hands of one Britain’s Chemist (Peter Skvayr) in 1840. Hashish is a drug with the dark brown color with the smell as the same as the willow tree.
Hemp seeds are small, dark brown, nutty seeds from hemp plants.
For a long time, hemp seeds were ignored for their nutritional benefits because of hemp’s botanical relationship to medicinal varieties of cannabis. However since ancient times in Iran, the beneficial properties of the seeds of this plant are used. Hemp seeds don’t cause any psychotropic reactions and instead may provide significant health benefits because of hemp’s unique nutritional profile. In Iran, hemp seeds are mixed in nuts, can also be used as food for some types of decoration birds.
It should be noted that in Iran, like most countries, the cultivation and use of cannabis for harmful purposes is illegal.
Hemp is a variety of the cannabis plant that actually has a long history of use in the United States. Unfortunately, since the 1950s it’s been lumped into the same category as marijuana because it contains a small amount of naturally occurring tetrahydrocannabinoids (THC), and its use has been marginalized to a great extent.
TCH has been researched extensively, and science shows us that when it’s not smoked, it has substantial health benefits with hardly any side effects. We’re talking about improving everything from asthma to cancer, much like the benefits of cannabidiol.
Not as powerful as marijuana, industrial hemp contains about 0.3 percent–1.5 percent THC, whereas marijuana contains about 5 percent–10 percent or more THC. This means two things:
- Eating hemp seeds is extremely beneficial for you and your family.
- Consuming hemp seeds and hemp products will not get you high like smoking a joint so they’re completely safe, healthy and legal.
If you’re looking to improve digestion, balance hormones and improve metabolism, then hemp seeds may just be the superfood you’re looking for.
What Are Hemp Seeds?
Hemp seeds, or hemp hearts, are the seeds of the hemp plant, or Cannabis sativa. Although marijuana comes from the same plant, hemp seeds only contain a trace amount of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and they will not get you high. In fact, hemp seeds are safe and very healthy to eat.
Hemp is actually one of the most widely utilized and diverse industrial crops in the world. Its fibers are considered the longest and most durable of all natural fibers, and it can even be grown without deadly herbicides and pesticides. Hemp seed oil, or hemp oil, is made by pressing hemp seeds. Unlike cannabis oil, which, where it’s legal, is often used to treat pain and other health conditions, hemp seed oil contains only trace amounts of THC and is used for many commercially manufactured products. Some of the products made with hemp and hemp oil include:
- Body care products
- Building materials
- Cleaning products
- Health foods
7 Benefits of Hemp Seeds
1. Rich in GLA
Gamma-Linolenic acid (GLA) is a necessary building block for some prostaglandins — hormone-like chemicals in the body that help smooth muscles, control inflammation and body temperature, and are vital to other body functions. Researchers have surmised that GLA supplementation is necessary for proper hormone health, which is probably why many women suffering from PMS symptoms have been helped by it.
GLA and GLA-rich foods like hemp seeds have also been observed to help people with:
- Breast pain
- Diabetes and diabetic neuropathy
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Multiple sclerosis
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Skin allergies
2. Arthritis and Joint Pain
Research has shown that hemp seeds and hemp seed oil can be helpful in relieving rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. A study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology took a look at hemp seed oil’s effects on arthritis. What researchers found was hemp seed oil treatment lowered the survival rate of MH7A rheumatoid arthritis fibroblast-like synovial cells, and at certain doses it even promoted cell death. They concluded that hemp seed oil has anti-arthritic effects, which can help patients suffering from its symptoms.
For treatment, take one tablespoon of hemp seed oil daily along with a quality fish oil.
3. Weight Loss
Hemp is a natural appetite suppressant and can help you feel full longer and reduce sugar cravings. Some experts recommend that adding four tablespoons of the seeds to your breakfast will help curb excess hunger the entire day. This is partly due to the fiber in hemp seeds, which promotes satiety and in turn aids weight loss.
4. Digestive Health
High in insoluble and soluble fiber, hemp seeds provide more than enough bulk to keep your gastrointestinal system regular. Additionally, this healthy mixture of roughage feeds the probiotics in your gut and helps secure a robust immune system.
One of the benefits of high-fiber foods like hemp seeds is the ability to help relieve constipation. A study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology and conducted at Hong Kong Baptist University’s School of Chinese Medicine comprised two parts: a placebo-controlled clinical study and dose determination study. Subjects were studied in a two-week run-in, eight-week treatment and eight-week follow-up plan who had excessive syndrome of constipation and were given hemp seed pills. The researchers found that a dose of 7.5 grams was more effective and therapeutic than doses of 2.5 or five grams, and that the hemp seed pill treatment was effective for relieving functional constipation.
5. Hair, Skin and Nails
Hemp seed benefits for skin and hair go a long way in improving dry, red, flaking skin. Mostly used in high-end cosmetic products, hemp oil is oftentimes included in lip balms, lotions and soaps. The oil in hemp seeds penetrates the inner layers of the skin and promotes healthy cell growth — the recipe for smooth, soft skin. In fact, researchers studying the effects of hemp seed oil on atopic dermatitis, or eczema, a skin condition that causes inflammation and dry skin, found that patients’ symptoms improved with the use of the oil.
Since hemp seed oil is also good for skin disorders, such as psoriasis and eczema, it’s a good idea to eat at least a couple tablespoons of hemp seeds every day to maximize these benefits as well. You can also make a homemade skin cream combining hemp seed oil, shea butter and essential oils like lavender.
Because of its perfect fatty acid profile of omega-3 fats and GLA, hemp seed helps naturally balance inflammation levels and strengthen the immune system.
The British Journal of Cancer reports that the THC in hemp seeds can stop and possibly reverse glioblastoma multiforme (a deadly form of brain cancer). The journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment confirmed the THC in hemp seeds improved advanced stage breast cancer. Researchers from the University of Rostock, Germany, discovered similar evidence that cannabinoids derived from hemp seeds can inhibit cancer growth and metastasis, particularly in lung cancer.
All this shows the potential of hemp seeds as some of the best cancer-fighting foods available.
7. Heart Health
Some of the key ingredients in building a healthy heart include fiber, plant-based protein, healthy fats and eating less sugar. Hemp seeds help in doing all of those things. Research in animals and humans strongly suggests that hemp seeds can improve cardiovascular health and high blood pressure.
I recommend adding two tablespoons of hemp seeds to a morning smoothie to naturally lower blood pressure, reduce LDL cholesterol, raise HDL cholesterol and improve triglycerides.
Source: Dr. Axe