Tuesday, May 7, 2013

What is Hemp?


Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis Sativa plant. Cannabis has 60+ Cannabinols. Cannabinols are the active substances in Cannabis and THC being one of them. THC is the Cannabinol that gets you high. Hemp is the same plant as Cannabis minus the THC.    

Hemp originated in Central Asia and spread to China, India and Europe and eventually North America. It is believed that Cannabis has been around for millions of years. For more than 10,000 years Cannabis has been used for medicine, and food. Christopher Columbus brought Hemp seeds from Europe to North America so if they got ship wrecked along the way, the crew would have a food source to live from and grow crops on the island. Christopher Columbus traded with the local Indians and provided them with Hemp seeds to grow crops.

Hemp fiber is the strongest and the softest natural fiber on the planet.
220px-HanfstengelHemp is superior to cotton in every way possible. Hemp yields way more product then cotton and less land is required to grow Hemp. Hemp does not need harsh chemicals to grow it. Hemp is naturally disease and mold resistant. The Chinese were the first to learn the art of paper making. Paper was invented by the ancient Chinese in the 2nd century BC and was spread slowly to the West. The U.S Declaration of Independence was written on Hemp paper. Before we had petrochemicals, plastics and synthetic drugs, Hemp was used to make these products. Hemp was even used to make bio fuel and various other products.

Before the 1930s Hemp oil extracts were used to treat everything from menstrual cramps to migraine headaches and even cancer. Hemp is making a huge come back...again, as people learn of its natural usages and that the plant is not an evil and scary thing as people were led to believe in the 30s and 40s, by U.S. led propaganda. The U.S. banned Cannabis and Hemp production in the 1930s because Hemp was in direct competition with greedy industrialists. Hemp threatened the pharmaceutical, oil, paper and textile industries.

The first Ford production car was originally designed to run on fuel made from Hemp and the plastics were made from Hemp. Hemp plastic is 10 times stronger than steel and doesn’t buckle like steel does. Plastic today is mainly petro chemicals EI refined oil from the ground. There are many different types of hemp plastic; from standard plastics reinforced with hemp fibers, to a 100% hemp plastic made entirely from the hemp plant. Hemp fibers make the plastic stronger requiring, with less oil being used and less pollution.

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New uses for Hemp are being discovered often. Today body builders are switching to Hemp protein powder because it is pure with no chemicals. Hemp protein is generally the left overs  from pressing the oil out of the Hemp seeds. The process presses the oil out of the seed instead of using chemicals to extract the oil, this way the product remains pure. Houses are made from Hemp fiber and lime to produce a concrete like wall structure. Sound proofing and fire retardant insulation can be made from Hemp fibers. Hemp is also made it’s way into the high performance sports car manufacturing. The Lotus Elise body panels are being made out of 

Hemp fiber because the material is light weight and strong.

Hemp seeds contain all of the necessary components for human life. Hemp is high in protein and contains all nine of the essential amino acids Hemp is rich in Omega fatty acids and contains vitamin E and trace minerals. Every part of the Hemp plant is edible, the leaves and stems, the flowers and seeds. 

Hemp is the most non-toxic plant on earth. Hemp oil is the best natural moisturizer there is. When Hemp oil or Hemp Hearts are consumed on a daily basis can help with a variety of health problems ranging from
  • Diabetics
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Depression
  • Stomach disorders and many other ailments
People that consume Hemp oil on a daily basis claim to look better and feel better in general.
Hemp cultivation is banned in the United States however the rest of the world marches on with it’s use. Hemp cultivation and production is wide spread throughout the rest of the world. The U.S. is the only industrialized nation in the world that does not cultivate Hemp.

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