You’ve probably read about the health benefits of hemp seed oil. But you might not yet be convinced that it’s a natural remedy you’d like to try.
We on the other hand, have been overwhelmed by the health benefits of this controversial oil and have made be easy for you to access.
So, whether you want to prevent cancer and dementia, or you suffer from arthritis, hemp seed oil can help you. You might not be comfortable using the words cannabis and treatment in the same sentence. This is what makes hemp a controversy. I’m talking about the source of hemp seed oil comes: The marijuana plant.
But you need remember that it’s not the part of the plant that gets you high. In fact, it’s far from it. The seeds have such small traces of the TLC drug it wouldn’t even be able to picked it up in your system if you went for tests. This natural ingredient, that comes from the marijuana plant, is your answer to almost any health problem.
Hemp Oil is the most balanced and richest source of oils on the planet
A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry confirmed that not only does it contain healthy fats, but if you eat the seeds, you increase your fibre intake and provide your body with a boost of antioxidants.
You see, hemp contains 80% essential fatty acids and consists of the ideal 3:1 ratio of omega-3 to omega-6. The World Health Organisation recommends this for optimal use. The essential fatty acids are elemental in restoring health and immune function in the body…
How to use hemp seed oil
Here are 6 interesting ways to you use hemp seeds and oil:
1. To remove makeup. Hemp oil can dissolve the oils and waxes in makeup, Particularly stubborn eye makeup. Rub a small amount of oil into the makeup gently and wipe with cotton wool.
2. To strengthen nails and heal cuticles. Massage a small amount of hemp oil directly into fingernails and toenails and cuticles.
3. Great as a hair conditioner. Before you shampoo, massage a tablespoon or so of hemp oil onto your scalp and leave it for about 10 minutes. Then, shampoo as normal. You might find you don’t need conditioner.
4. For dry skin. Rub the oil directly onto the skin. For calluses and cracked heels, massage in the oil then wear socks or gloves overnight to let it work its magic.
5. To steam facial skin. Clean and dry your face. Massage a tablespoon of oil into the skin for several minutes. Then place a hot (not scalding) damp washcloth over your face and let it sit til it cools. Wipe the oil off with the washcloth. Repeat this process with another hot washcloth until all the oil is wiped off.
6. To support your overall health. Eat it. You can enjoy its nutty flavor or add it to a salad dressings, as a butter replacement in rice, potatoes or vegetables… It’s absolutely delicious! Just remember that you can’t use pure hemp seed oil for high-heat cooking.
There you have it! Give it a try and you’ll never go back.
Note: It is illegal to cultivate hemp in South Africa as it is classified under the Cannabis species. You need a permit before you can plant hemp and this permit is obtained from the Department of Health under the Medicines Control Council.