Hemp flower is a plant which belongs to the cannabis family. A large number of researches are undertaken by various centres and institutes all over the world. They have shown that these herbaceous plants are known to have medicinal qualities. Hemp flowers are very popular for industrial and medical uses. Therefore are in high demand. Are you thinking of consuming hemp flowers or are confused about it? Here are the eight lesser-known facts about this plant that might help in clearing a lot of your doubts.
Hemp and Marijuana Are Not The Same
Hemp flower belongs to the cannabis family, just like marijuana. But these two are totally different from each other. Both these plants contain THC which makes a substance psychoactive. However, the amount of THC in marijuana is more. In fact, harmful than the negligible amount of THC present in hemp. So, Marijuana and Hemp flower may belong to cannabis Sativa. But do not mistake them to be the same.
Hemp does not cause the “high.”
THC is a component present in the cannabis Sativa plants. This is one of the most prevalent reasons for transforming normal cannabis into a psychoactive substance. Thereby causing the “high” in humans. CBD is another such cannabinoid that is present in cannabis but is not psychoactive in nature. A hemp flower consists of a gland called trichomes which stores this THC and CBD. In hemp flowers, the amount of non-psychoactive CBD is much larger than the non-existing amount of THC. But, in marijuana, the non-psychoactive element is much lower than THC, making you feel the “high”. That is why CBD can never lead to overdose.
CBD in hemp have miraculous powers
Hemp in general show anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. Many types of research on hemp flowers have shown that they have miraculous medicinal powers. CBD can help in curing anxiety, insomnia, depression and other mental illnesses. It has also shown signs of preventing the risks of heart diseases. Some researches show that CBD in combination with other cannabinoids like CBC, CBN, etc., can even be used to cure cancer. Hemp oil can even be applied to your skin to treat skin disorders.
Hemp has industrial purposes as well
A study has been conducted by the National Advisory in Hemp and CBD. It revealed that hemp can be used to make as many as 25,000 products. Hemp is even used by fashion industries to make t-shirts, shoes, purses, belts etc. Many more products that are more sustainable and eco-friendlier. Hemp is also used by industries in the production of papers, fuels, and even cars. Construction industries use the inner core of the hemp flower to produce a concrete called “hempcrete”. In fact, hemp is also an eco-friendly alternative to the plastics that we use today.
The seed of a hemp flower is a superfood
Long and wide research on hemp seeds has shown that they are very high in nutrition. That makes it a superfood. Hemp seeds are very rich in vitamins A, B, D, E, and essential minerals. This is including phosphorous, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulphur, iron, zinc, and sodium. The high presence of fatty acids – omega-3 and omega-6 – makes hemp seeds a healthier choice. As compared to most other vegetable oils present in the market today. Presence of protein in the seeds makes them a very apt choice for managing malnutrition in the world.
Hemp flower can also be used for cooking
You can make your own hemp-infused oil at home easily and treat all your health issues. Hemp flowers have an extremely high content of CBD, which can boost your immunity system. And help in treating many chronic illnesses. The high content of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids make hemp oil a better healthier option for cooking. As compared to its counterparts found in the markets.
Hemp flower can be used to cure your addiction
Suppose you have an addiction to marijuana or other drugs with high THC content. Then it is advisable for you to shift to hemp. Hemp has such a low THC content that it hardly shows any change. As a matter of fact, hemp has a high content of CBD. It helps in countering and managing the adverse effects of THC in your body.
Benefits of hemp flowers are not just for us
Hemp CBD rich medicines and other treatments are also coming to light to cure illnesses of our pets. The CBD from hemp has shown a very positive change in treating dogs, cats and other pets.
I hope this post gives a helpful insight into the world of the hemp cannabis and solves all your doubts and confusions!