Are the differences between hemp and cannabis Sativa clear? As you can see, hemp is not commonly used for recreational purposes; it has no psychoactive effect after all. To better understand the usefulness of this type of herb, we have listed some products made with hemp below. You need to learn more about it and its benefits
Products made from hemp plants are very rich in cannabinoids, especially cannabidiol. When applied for medicinal purposes, this substance can reduce mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia, assist in the treatment of glaucoma, seizures, and epilepsy and even smooth the negative effects and symptoms of chemotherapy and chronic diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer, Parkinson’s and many others.
It’s easy to find brands that use hemp to make sneakers. Adidas, for example, has been selling this type of product for a long time, and the resulting shoes are extremely durable and resistant.
Did you know that hemp seeds are rich in calcium, iron, and protein? They are considered a superfood rich in omega 3, a fatty acid for the brain, cardiovascular, and eye health. Hemp milk, for example, is a great alternative to cow’s milk and is commonly recommended for vegetarians or people with lactose intolerance.
Several cosmetics are made from hemp, known for their anti-inflammatory properties and for treating acne, psoriasis, and eczema. They are soaps, shampoos, body moisturizers, lip balms, anti-aging creams, and much more.
As we said, hemp fiber is extremely strong and durable, as well as being UV resistant. Its texture, which resembles linen, can be mixed with cotton, wool, polyester, etc. The resulting fabric is used to make blouses, jeans, and accessories – in the past, it was even used to make sails for boats!
Nowadays, we can no longer find so many pieces made with hemp fiber due to the popularization and dominance of the cotton industry. So, if you can find any product made with this millenary and super special plant out there, enjoy!
Do you believe that hemp can be used even in construction? Some European countries use the raw material to perform the acoustic and thermal insulation of buildings and houses. There is even a concrete made with hemp, known as Hempcrete, to build walls, floors, and fences. Cool, huh?
Nowadays, industrial hemp is consumed in different forms because of its numerous benefits: in oil, herbal tea or hemp infusion, seeds, hemp flour, and hemp protein. Commercial hemp should not be confused with marijuana: Both plants belong to the same family but differ significantly in their Use.