We can’t stop talking about hemp seed and the benefits it can deliver as documented and scientifically analyzed and reported. Its derivative, the hempseed oil is just as wondrous as the flavourful, nutty grain, which is regarded a ‘superfood’.
It is quite astonishing for most people who still don’t have an inkling about the hemp plant, which has a binomial name: cannabis sativa. And I bet, there is more education that needs to be done to inform people that cannabis is not just a psychedelic plant that induces psychoactive substance. Its value is more than what has been popularly perceived and reported with a certain level of notoriety.
And that’s where we have this product called the hemp oil or hempseed oil, which is derived from the raw seed of hemp plant. This goes to show that the notorious plant brings out something more glorious as what nature intends it to do. The best thing about it is that it has benefits that more people should know by now.
1. Hemp oil helps in regenerating the skin.
Being the largest of human body, the skin must be taken great importance. It acts as the body’s protective layer and it is, perhaps, the main gaging organ to classify a person as healthy or not. Well, it is good to know hemp oil can help in rejuvenating the skin.
The oil’s high content of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids makes the hemp derivative product an excellent natural moisturizer. It is reported to be a cure for atopic dermatitis. Aside from that, it can also prevent the onset of psoriasis. One of the causes of psoriasis is deficiency of omega-6 fatty acids in the body.
Applying the oil topically is useful in rehydrating the skin, increasing the organ’s elasticity.
Pure hemp oil can also be used as dry hair treatment so you better check out a conditioner product that has hemp oil as one of the ingredients.
2. Hemp oil helps in reducing cholesterol level.
Did you know that hemp oil is also classified as a vegetable oil?
Surprisingly, the oil from hemp seed is a vegetable oil that contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which we have discussed just recently.
Aside from being a beauty aid, hemp oil can reduce the level of bad cholesterol by accelerating metabolic processes. I can’t really say it’s amazing. But I bet, it truly is.
3. Hemp oil benefits the vegetarians.
Getting the right ratio of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which can be found in abundance in fish such as salmon and mackerel is downright tricky for vegetarians.
As you may already know, hemp oil has surprising properties and nutrients that include the mentioned fatty acids.
Vegetarians can also benefit from the fatty acids’ wondrous way of boosting the body’s immunity and in regulating intestinal flora. You can get the optimal ratio of the fatty acids from hemp oil.
4. Hemp oil can benefit the diabetics.
Although it is a plant-based product, hemp oil is low in carbohydrate content. Since it doesn’t have the compound that can turn into sugar after going through metabolic process, the oil is considered a good additive in food for diabetics.
5. Hemp Oil helps in maintaining hormonal balance.
Another thing to ingest about hemp is that it is the only edible seed that contains gamma-linolenic acid, which is more known as omega-6 fatty acid. The fatty acid helps in converting substances in the body to reduce inflammation, cell growth and to promote the production of prostaglandin for sexual health.
Hemp seed oil has long been used in Eastern culture as a multi-purpose natural remedy. Despite its ability to deliver the benefits, the product’s association with cannabis has kept it from being marketed more openly.
As more people get more informed about the reported health benefits of hemp oil, we could see a probable increase in the production of this oil in conjunction with the cultivation of hemp plant.