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Hemp Seed

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Cannabis indica-Semen

Common name: Hemp seed, Bhang ke beej

Sanskrit: Vijaya, Siddhi

The perfect everyday balance of Essential Fatty Acids. Hemp Seed Oil contains the perfect balance of Omega Oils and provides the body with its daily requirement of Essential Fatty Acids.

Botanical Description

Hemp is an annual plant that grows all over India, mainly in Bihar, Bengal, Himachala and Uttar Pradesh. The plant can grow to heights of 3 metres and has distinctive palm shaped leaves with five to seven leaflets and are a dark green in colour in are covered in fine grey hairs. Hemp naturally grows in Persia, Northern India, China and Southern Siberia. The seeds, which are the portion used medicinally and to produce hemp seed oil, are very small, spherical and a light-brown colour. Hemp is one of the fastest growing biomass in the world and one of the most useful crops with everything from seed to fibrous stem being utilised.

How it Works

Hemp seed oil contains the highest amount of Essential Fatty Acids of any vegetable oil (80%) which includes Omega-6 (linoleic acid), Omega-3 (alpha linolenic acid) and GLA (gamma linolenic acid). Essential Fatty Acids can help to reduce Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL), raise High Density Lipoproteins (HDL), lower blood pressure and blood ‘stickiness’. It is an excellent remedy for High Blood Pressure, angina, congestive heart disease and circulatory disorders.The body’s cells are partly made up of EFA’s, including the immune cells. Hemp Seed Oil can help to replenish immune cells and reduce immune deficiency. The perfect ratio of Essential Fatty Acids found in this oil help to develop a healthy brain and nervous system and tackle chronic conditions such as depression and anxiety. The impact that this oil has on the nervous system also make it a great choice for dealing with pre-menstrual syndrome and balancing moods. High levels of EFA’s are required during pregnancy and breast feeding and also help the development of the child’s nervous system and brain whilst it is still in the womb.

Alpha-linolenic acid can inhibit inflammatory PGE2 prostaglandins which can reduce skin inflammations in acne, eczema and psoriasis but also help reduce inflammation initiated by allergic reactions.

Prostaglandins PGE1 and PGE3 can help reduce the inflammatory cascade introduced by cycloxgenase and lipoxygenase, reducing inflammation in rheumatoid and osteo-arthritis.

Hemp seed oil is wonderfully lubricating and is perfect for nervous constipation with dry and hard stools as it soothes inflamed mucus membranes. It is a superb demulcent laxative.

Into the Heart of Hemp Seed

Hemp Seed Oil is packed with Essential Fatty Acids, specifically Omega Oils. Omega Oils are incredibly restorative to the whole body with a particular focus upon the nervous system and the heart. The Omega Oils help to reduce inflammatory build up in the digestive system, the skin system and also in the circulation and the heart providing long term protection and relief from chronic conditions. EFA’s are part of every cell in the body and their inclusion in the diet is vital. A lack of good quality EFA’s can impact upon almost every body system and result in chronic inflammation and congestion. Hemp seed oil contains 80% EFA’s and influences a strong and protective healthy inflammation response that targets the digestion, skin, musculo-skeletal system, nervous system and the heart.

Indications

Digestion: Constipation with dryness, wind and hard stools. It may also benefit ulcers and inflamed mucous membranes. The whole seeds are best for treating dry constipation.

Skin: Hemp seed oil can reduce inflammation in eczema, psoriasis and acne.

Heart: Hemp seed oil reduces Low Density Lipoprotein cholesterol levels and fatty deposits. It is also effective for treating blood coagulation.

Diabetes: Indicated in reducing numbness and tingling in the musculoskeletal system.

Inflammations: Indicated in inflammatory conditions such as Crohn’s disease and arthritis.

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