HERB INFORMATION
Hemp
Botanical name: Cannabis sativa
Other names: Cannabis

Established 1996.

We are proud to be not just for profit and activists for plant freedom.

 

Status message

Active context: herbpage

Hemp

Hemp has been an important source of food, fibre and medicine for thousands of years. It is a complete source of easy to digest protein, including all essential amino acids. Its high fiber content promotes digestive regularity and helps to maintain balanced blood sugar levels. Hemp is one of the few plant sources of Omega-3, these essential fatty acids can help prevent cardiovascular disease, lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation. The Omega-6 oils in hemp are beneficial to the skin, hair, bones, metabolism, and brain. Hemp oil has the optimum ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 for human health.

Contains: Protein, Fiber, Omega-3, Omega-6, Zinc, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin E.

Preparation:
At present, the seeds or any other part of the hemp plant cannot be used as foods or as an ingredient in foods in Australia as it is prohibited by the Food Standards Code. See link below for updates:
http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/consumer/generalissues/hemp/pages/defaul...

If you are outside Australia: Add hulled seeds to trail mix, cereal, raw treats, etc. Use protein powder in smoothies. Use flour or fiber in baking or pancakes, etc. Use oil in salad dressing (do not heat).

If you live in Australia, you can still purchase many hemp foods, just not for human consumption. Feel free to feed these highly nutritious foods to your pets! Hemp oil is also amazing externally for the skin, as a massage oil, or body oil. Hemp protein powder or hulled hemp seeds are excellent ingredients in body scrubs.

Precautions / Contraindications: 

At present, the seeds or any other part of the hemp plant cannot be used as foods or as an ingredient in foods in Australia as it is prohibited by the Food Standards Code.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Happy Herb Company does not invite reliance upon, nor accept responsibility for, the information provided here. The Happy Herb Company makes every effort to provide a high quality information for educational and entertainment purposes however neither The Happy Herb Company nor any of its affiliates give any guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up-to-date nature of the information provided. Users should confirm information and seek medical advice. 

JOIN THE HAPPY HERB TRIBE