Hemp is a plant. It is a species of plant similar to cannabis. But unlike Cannabis, hemp has very low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels, which are less than 0.3%. It is legal to sell cannabis and cannabis products in the US. Hemp flowers, leaves, seeds, seed oil, and protein are used as food and / or medicine.
Hemp is used for constipation, high cholesterol, eczema (atopic dermatitis), arthritis and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Hemp is used to make textiles, cosmetics, rope, printer’s ink, wood preservatives, detergents, soaps and light oils.
Do not confuse Hemp with Canadian Hemp, Hemp cultivation, cannabis, or cannabidiol (CBD).
how does it work ?
Hemp seeds contain fat, protein, and other chemicals. Fat in hemp seeds can help reduce inflammation (inflammation). Some chemicals in hemp seeds help promote bowel movements and lower blood pressure.
Use and effectiveness
Insufficient evidence for
Eczema (atopic dermatitis). Taking hemp seed oil can relieve some symptoms of eczema, including dryness and itching. But it does not work better than consuming olive oil.
Hereditary tendency towards high cholesterol (familial hypercholesterolemia). Early research suggests that taking hemp seed oil does not lower cholesterol levels in children with the condition who are already following a low-fat diet.
high blood pressure .
menstrual cramps .
Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
More evidence is needed to rate Hemp for these uses.
When taken by mouth: When seed, seed oil, or seed protein is taken by mouth as food then the hemp is safely secured. Hemp is probably safe when seed oil is used as a medicine for 6 months. There is not enough reliable information to know whether cannabis oil made from hemp flowers, hemp leaves, or flower or leaf is safe or what the side effects may be.
Special precautions and warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information to know if Hemp is safe to use when pregnant or breastfeeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Children: There is not enough information to know whether cannabis can be safely used by children. Hemp seed oil has caused rare cases of sleepiness and blood shot eyes in children. With cannabis
Allergies: People who are allergic to cannabis may also be allergic to Hemp. If you are allergic to cannabis, use cannabis with caution.
Surgery: Hemp protein can reduce blood pressure. In some people, it can cause very low blood pressure, especially during surgery. Stop using cannabis protein at least 2 weeks before the scheduled surgery.
We currently have no information for HEMP interactions.
The appropriate dose of cannabis depends on many factors such as the user’s age, health, and many other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine the appropriate amount of dose for cannabis. Keep in mind that natural products are not always safe and supplements may be important. Be sure to follow the relevant instructions on the product label and consult your pharmacist or physician or other health care professional before using.