We usually recognise hemp as an eco-friendly and sustainable plant, however, we shouldn’t forget its health benefits to the human race that transform this humble weed into a super plant. The worldwide trend around adapting to hemp and hemp-based products has made a substantial impact on the global scenario regarding the legalization of hemp and its derivatives.
Heightened awareness, research and revision of laws regarding hemp has resulted in a shift towards a positive perception by most people. It has led us to rethink and revaluate our relationship with hemp and dispelled the previously held negativity and myths which were preventing us from maximizing the possible advantages derived through this super plant.
While we talk about the various benefits that hemp provides us with, we must not overlook its place in changing history relating to the medical industry. Hemp is a ‘zero waste’ plant; this means that all parts of this plant from its roots to the seeds can be utilised. However, when we look at its overall medicinal properties, hemp seeds are categorized as the primary source for providing a large percentage of its medicinal properties while the leaves of the plant can be utilised to make tea that aids in pain relief for the human body.
People are often overly cautious about consuming herbal medicines and that is understandable given the lack of information and abundance of mis-information on this topic which is often pedalled by large pharmaceutical companies and people associated with them. However, the facts are the facts and no matter what preference you have when it comes to medicines, the following medicinal benefits of the hemp plant will surely convince you to change your outlook on the topic entirely.
- Ideal for treating several health-related problems
Health conditions like Anemia, Dermatitis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, neuropathic pain, and Alzheimer’s disease can be treated with aid of hemp. It acts as an antioxidant, contains minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus, fibre, omega-3 fatty acid along with vitamins such as A and E, all of which help in providing treatment for all of the above conditions.
- Acts as a Medical aid for stress and other mental health issues
Our mental health is as important as our physical wellbeing. Hemp helps in reducing anxiety, stress and other mental health issues by inducing vitamin B and magnesium into the human body. This manages the neurotransmitters that stimulate other neurons, muscles or cells in the human body.
- Helps with insomnia
If you have a hard time falling asleep at night or are not able to get rid of the restlessness owing to the lack of sleep, then hemp can act an aid for you and your body. Its magnesium content acts as a natural aid for calming and relaxing your muscles which can further aid you in feeling at ease and induce sleep more comfortably.
- H for Hemp, H for your heart
The magnesium content helps in the prevention of coronary heart related diseases and also aids the regulation of your heartbeat. Studies have shown that due to the presence of linoleic acid in these seeds the cholesterol levels of a human body are significantly reduced (up to 15%) which further aids in lowering the blood pressure. Another property induced owing to the presence of arginine (a kind of an amino acid) is the better health condition of heart through dilated and relaxed blood vessels.
These are only a few of the multiple medical benefits offered by this humble plant. With more awareness and research around this marvel plant the future of this industry is brighter in the days ahead. Hemp is not a just another plant, it is a miraculous boon for the medical industry through which mankind can lead a better and much more healthy life.