Hemp (Cannabis sativa)
Hemp is the seed of the marijuana plant (Cannabis sativa), but without the concentration of the psychoactive substance tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which causes hallucinations, delusions and delays the perception of time or space.
Its consumption has been around for thousands of years and in China, it has fed many people, and it is still possible to buy roasted Hemp seeds at the cinema, like traditional popcorn. It is considered a super food because it contains 21 amino acids, nine of which the human body cannot produce.
Consumption of Hemp oil and seeds is ideal for people with low levels of essential fatty acids, as well as for athletes and children. It is also particularly valuable for the vegetarian and vegan population, who find in hemp a complete source of protein (around 30%).
Anti-inflammatory, rich in antioxidants and vasodilator. These are some of the properties of Hemp which is rich in healthy fats (omega 3 and 6), proteins, vitamins, and minerals like vitamins and minerals like phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, and zinc.
- regulates the metabolism,
- cardiovascular system,
- digestive system,
- immune system,
- nervous system,
- premenstrual tension and menopause…
How to consume it:
The hemp plant is used in food, through its leaves, seeds (raw or ground), or oil. There are several culinary dishes, among which salads, sauces, juices, cakes, milk, or herbal teas. In industry, Hemp is widely used for making fabrics, paper, and ropes, and the oil is in great demand by the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women and people who consume coagulants, as hemp seeds inhibit platelets and may present a risk of bleeding.
In addition, each organism is different and it is, therefore, necessary to be aware of any incompatibilities, total or momentary, generated by its ingestion.
This text is an awareness. Depending on the season of the year and the moment in which you are, it is up to each Being to feel whether he should consume this food. The dosage and frequency depend on the nature and physical condition of each Human Being.