Benefits of Hemp
Updated: Dec 9, 2020
The edible seeds contain about 30 percent oil and are a source of protein,
fiber and magnesium.
Shelled hemp seeds, sometimes called hemp hearts, are sold as a health food and
may be eaten raw; they are commonly sprinkled on salads or blended with fruit smoothies, ground into hemp meal, sprouted or made into dried sprout powder.
Hemp seed milk is used as an alternative to dairy milk in drinks and recipes.
(see my herbal mylk post for recipes)
The leaves of the hemp plant, while not as nutritional as the seeds, are edible and can be consumed raw as leafy vegetables in salads and pressed to make juice.
Benefits of Hemp Oil
According to Dr. SlavikDushenkov,
executive vice president of Consolidated Growers and Processors, Inc.,
“hempseed oil is a health food. It contains approximately 57% linoleic (LA)
and 19% linolenic (LNA) acids, in the three-to-one ratio
that matches human optimal nutritional needs.
These are the essential fatty acids (EFAs),
which the body cannot make and which
must be obtained from dietary sources.”
Hemp oil is obtained by cold-pressing the seed, it is high in unsaturated fatty acids
and edible with a low smoke point.
The hemp oil known as “CBD oil” is not the same as hemp oil expressed from seed
as “CBD oil” is derived from the flowers.
*It is best to take caution when purchasing CBD oil, try to purchase and consume clean, chemical solvent free, whole plant and strain specific hemp oil extractions derived for ingestion purpose. American Hempothecary produces small batch hemp (CBD) oil from organic American grown hemp from Tennessee.
integrate into snacks
for livestock, feed, textiles & building materials
consume in mocktails & cocktails
use topically to enter the
inhale for quickest results
can all be easily incorporated into everyday meals just as any other
common medicinal herb,
all you need is to experiment &
have a little imagination