The plant cannabis sativa is an ancient crop, description of which is found in the writings of the Roman writer Pliny the Elder. He wrote that it was used in cooking, as well as in medicine and household. People used hemp seed oil for centuries, until in the 18th – 19th centuries it was replaced by sunflower oil. However, hemp oil was not forgotten, and hemp was actively cultivated as a valuable agricultural crop until the middle of the last century.
However, in 1961 the UN classified this plant as narcotic and the crops were destroyed. Only recently the useful properties of hemp seed products were rediscovered, so unique in its nature hemp oil went into production. By the way, contrary to popular belief, unlike dry leaves of this plant, its oil doesn’t contain any psychoactive components.
Hemp seed oil contains indispensable polyunsaturated fatty acid omega-3 and a full range of amino acids, also rich in antioxidants. Hemp oil has the optimal correlation of two essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6. Due to vitamins A, D and E, hemp oil may improve hair, nails and skin health.
Marijuana has been studied for the relief of multiple sclerosis symptoms, such as nerve pain, muscle spasms, and urinary disorders. The active ingredients have effects on the central nervous system and immune cells. Also has been studied for the treatment of chronic pain.
It is approved in Canada and many parts of Europe. In the United States, it is being studied in people who have cancer-related pain. Applicable in cooking, hemp oil may improve appetite, normalizes sleep and lowers blood sugar levels. Regular consumption of the oil may be able increase your physical and brain activity.