What is Hemp Used For Medically?

What is Hemp Used For Medically?

What is Hemp?

Hemp is part of the species of Cannabis sativa plants. Containing a lower concentration of THC compared to other variants of Cannabis, the leaves, stalks, seeds, and other parts of this plant are key ingredients in the manufacturing of many commercial items such as oils, paper, clothing, fuel, animal food, paint, etc.  In terms of medicinal use, manufacturers of products containing this species of cannabis extract the oil from the plant’s seeds using solvent extraction methods.

What makes hemp so appealing for medical use is its naturally occurring fatty acids found within the plant. Much like with fish oil, these fatty acids promote skin, brain, and other bodily health. Its healing qualities make adding the extracted oil to lotions, food, and other products an attractive choice for health gurus and people looking for alternative products.

Medicinal Uses for Hemp

Although hemp products continue to grow in popularity, there is still more research needed to prove their degree of effectiveness. Like any other medicinal product, it may work for some and not others, but with its generous levels of nutrients, it’s worth giving it a shot to reap its medical benefits.

The possibilities for hemp products are endless, but here are a few of the most popular forms these medicinal products take:

  • Oils & tinctures
  • Gummies or oral tablets
  • Lotions
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Candles
  • Face masks
  • Protein powder
  • Honey, granola, & other food products
  • & much more!

External Health

  •  Skin

Applying a lotion or a few drops of oil regularly to the skin has some proven benefits for not only dry skin, but those suffering from certain conditions such as:

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatitis
  • Chronic dry skin
  • Acne

The fatty acids found within this plant are great for fighting all kinds of inflammation and irritation of the skin.

  • Hair

Add drops of hemp oilseed to your hair or take it orally to see the benefits of the fatty acids found in this plant. It also has the potential to make the hair appear glossier, stronger, and promotes growth.

Internal Health

  •  Heart

Because of the high amount of nutrients this plant contains, it may have positive effects on common health issues such as:

    • High blood pressure
    • High cholesterol

Its anti-inflammatory qualities make it an attractive choice for those living with chronic conditions caused by inflammation. Always talk to your doctor before taking hemp to ensure no negative interactions will occur with medicine or treatments you have.

  • Brain

Hemp’s calming properties may help reduce stress, and in turn, reduce types of high blood pressure caused by stress. The brain also requires fatty acids to help memory, learning, and other daily functions, and this cannabis species is full of these nutrients.

  • Muscle

The application of oils and lotions containing this plant directly to the skin may help relieve pain and other inflammation. It’s a great option for promoting muscle recovery and healthy blood flow throughout the body.

As with any medical product, it’s important to always consult your physician before using to ensure no negative drug interactions or side effects will occur. If you get the green light from your doctor, then invest in a hemp product today and let those fatty acids get to work promoting a healthier, stronger you.

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