Organic Hemp Oil – The King of Oils

 Hemp  is a plant that is a major source of confusion for many. While it’s true that some species of  hemp  are illegal due to the substance THC, which is a psychoactive molecule, not all of the species of  Hemp  contain THC.

 Hemp   oil  gained prominence with the health conscious of the world in the 1990s. For years people used the oil until it was removed from the market because oil is made from the seeds of the cannabis plant. The DEA tried to say that the  oil  was illegal, but in HIA vs. DEA it was determined that  hemp  based food products, including  Hemp   oil  were exempt from the Controlled Substances Act.

Today,  Hemp   oil  returns to it’s seat at the top of the world of nutrition and the cosmetic world. It is important to note that there are a couple different types of  Hemp   oil . There is an expeller pressed variety, which is a food type product. It is used in food and cosmetics. There is also a steam distilled essential  oil  made from the  hemp  plant which is also used in cosmetics and aromatherapy practices. Here we are talking about the expeller pressed food product.

Use of the  Hemp  plant began in China sometime around 2300B.C. According to Chinese beliefs, the plant contains the prescription for immortality. The Chinese also used  hemp   oil  to treat Malaria, menstrual problems and fertility.

In the 10th century, the Indians began to use the oil to treat indigestion, and anorexia as well as external wounds and infections, asthma, menstrual pain and more.

Until the beginning of this century, the plant fiber was used to make cloth, sails and ropes. However, in the interest of being environmentally friendly, many companies are once again producing fabric from  Hemp  fibers.

 Hemp   oil  is rich with unsaturated fats and essential fatty acids. About 30-35% of the weight of the  hemp  seeds is the  oil , which is pressed out in the production of the oil. The oil contains the essential fatty acids OMEGA 3 and OMEGA 6 at an optimal high rate, just like breast milk. The oil also contains protein, essential vitamins and minerals, which makes it an ideal dietary supplement.

Essential fatty acids are the cornerstones of proper nutrition rehabilitation and healing the body from disease. Even in the cosmetics industry,  Hemp   oil  leads the way. Clinical studies have shown that  Hemp   oil  is particularly effective in healing severe skin problem such as atopic dermatitis all the way up to burns.

 Hemp   oil  strengthens the immune system, helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system, and is effective in helping the body fight a long list of conditions such as lowering “bad” cholesterol, raising “good” cholesterol, lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart attack, as well as being anti-inflammatory.

If you are a cancer sufferer and are undergoing chemotherapy, using  Hemp   oil  is recommended at the same time. It encourages healthy cell creation and reduces the damage to the body as a result of treatment. The oil doesn’t conflict with traditional medicinal treatments and is not a cure, but rather is complimentary.