The environmental benefits of hemp leaves need not be said. Too basic of the reasons; they absorb carbon dioxide from the air and release oxygen that we all need for our survival. Quite interesting, isn’t it? Or probably not?! However, in his blog, we shall know more that leaves absorbing the only CO2 from the air. Their role isn’t confined anymore to only that in the current scenario. But more so, this blog shall give us a beautiful insight into the properties, significance, and uses of hemp leaves!
Hemp is magic!
To begin with, let’s have a quick introduction to hemp: Hemp is a magical plant with excellent properties that could do wonders, much more than we could imagine. Hemp comes from the same family of marijuana and hence have been uselessly floating in the rumors and controversy for over a long period of time and had been banned in several countries. In India, it was banned in the year 1985 by the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. It had disappeared from the market and social scene for a long period of time since then. But after Uttarkhand decided to take the step of getting it into the scene, back hemp has been able to make its mark in the market because of its uses and properties.
Uses of hemp
Every part of a hemp plant is useful to mankind. Needless to say, it has incredible properties. The glorification needs to be done of its sustainable nature. The leaves of hemp have relatively calming traits. Various compositions can be found in the hemp leaves; one noteworthy among those is CBD (cannabidiol). Cannabidiol is a compound that exists in the Cannabis sativa plant, commonly known or identified as marijuana or hemp. Approximately 80 and plus chemicals, known as cannabinoids, have been recognized in the Cannabis sativa plant that has antioxidant properties that help in treating and curing oxidation-related diseases.
How is hemp oil made?
Hemp oil is made by the process of steaming and purifying the raw leaves and flowers of the plant. Hemp oil is regarded as one of the most expensive oils in the world as it takes approximately 45 to 50 pounds to make 1 ounce of the oil. This oil has a highly concentrated healing fragrance and incredible properties alongside being eco-friendly and organic.
The raw hemp leaves have great nutritional values:
- It has antioxidants that are beneficial to the skin and has anti-aging properties.
- Hemp leaves are highly rich in proteins that help you in building the body.
- It contains a healthy equilibrium of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids that can help reduce cholesterol and help in keeping you fit.
- If consumed raw, the leaves are highly rich in fiber, minerals, and proteins.
- It can also be consumed as a beverage as well; all you do is mix up with your favorite fruit and blend it. There you go, your yummy smoothie is ready!
- Hemp leaves also have inspiring benefits to improve, boost and elevate your healthy lifestyle.
- Hemp leaves have 5 of 24 daily vital nutrients and vitamins essential for our body: Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorus, and Folate.