While hemp has been turned down by the government for decades, it has taken on a new role as an increasingly popular industrial commodity. Since 2021, hemp will be allowed to enter into the Global Trading Organization, making it eligible for worldwide trade. While this is a great step forward, it doesn’t mean hemp will completely replace other crops. It is still much too immature as a crop to compete on an international scale, but it does represent a major leap in hemp’s growth and development.
The strangest of recent years, hemp’s production year after year, while the rest of the world falls apart, hemp continues to grow significantly. Two years following the passage of the Farm Bill, hemp once again becomes restored as a legal agricultural commodity. Even with the resurgence in popularity, many questions remain about the use of hemp in medicine, particularly its ability to treat everything from arthritis to depression. However, using hemp plants as herbal remedies has been shown to have numerous health benefits. Let’s look at just some of them.
There are two main ingredients found in most industrial hemp products: CBD and THC. While CBD has not been proven to treat any medical condition, it is believed to suppress the appetite, reduce anxiety levels, and stimulate relaxation and relief of symptoms of various disorders. On the other hand, THC has been shown to relieve the symptoms of certain ailments, including chronic pain, inflammation, and nausea. Because it contains no other ingredients, it is impossible to determine how long it will be effective in treating a specific ailment, or to tell if it will even work at all. Still, CBD seems to be the more promising of the two.
Unlike many other plant compounds, THC and CBD are non-psychoactive, meaning they do not affect the brain’s serotonin system in any way. Research on the two compounds has found that they are very similar in the way they affect the human body; both bind to the same CB1 receptor in the brain, and both cause activation of the production of chemicals that are related to analgesia and neurotransmission. While this doesn’t guarantee the effectiveness of CBD in treating chronic pain, it does mean that it won’t be completely ineffective when combined with industrial hemp plants in the manufacture of various topical and oral analgesics, as well as CBD-related products like inhalants and lotions.
Another set of benefits associated with CBD comes from its ability to promote weight loss. In animals, CBD has been shown to help reduce food intake, as well as increase activity in the gut where calories are absorbed more slowly. While human studies have yet to verify these claims, it is obvious that the potential health benefits of combining CBD with a whole host of industrial hemp plants should be given due consideration by anyone interested in reducing chronic pain or other ailments. Not only could this technology to benefit people who suffer from arthritis and similar conditions, but it could also help prevent problems like diabetes and heart problems.
There are other ways that CBD can help people, too. One popular method of helping people lose weight is through the use of CBD oils. CBD-infused olive oil has been approved for sale by the olive growers’ association and can help you reduce your daily consumption of calories, while helping you feel fuller longer. If you combine the olive oil with CBD, you can end up losing even more weight than before!
Of course, the most amazing thing about all of this is that you don’t need to harvest the cannabis plant yourself, at least not in a regular fashion. Instead, you simply need to make a few hemp hearts. Hemp hearts, also known as “horns” by some cultures, have a tendency to grow into very tall, skinny stalks in only a few months. The resulting product, which is about 2 feet tall, is extremely sturdy, and has the potential to become a great deal more useful than it already is. This is why farmers across America are opting to plant hemp seeds, instead of hemp oil, in their seed mixes for future use.
As you can see, there are many exciting ways that you can use cannabis plant cultivated from hemp. When grown in the open, they have noxious properties that create lots of benefits for humans. However, if you are growing these varieties indoors, you may find that they produce different results. For example, if you are growing a variety that has low the levels, or if you are growing a variety that has a very high moisture content, you may find that they do not fare as well when you use marijuana.