Some testimonies show that already 10,000 years ago in China, the tasty and nutritious seeds and fibers of the hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa L.) played an important role. Even the use of hemp in medicine has very ancient roots: Emperor Shen, in 2737 BC, documents how hemp can be used as a remedy for diseases such as malaria or rheumatism. But also in Europe finds from over 5500 years ago document that Greeks and Egyptians dressed in hemp fabrics. In the Middle Ages hemp and flax as raw material had a great development and importance. Hemp as a raw material for the production of paper, ropes, sails, bags and clothes. Hemp paper known for its strength and durability used for banknotes and important manuscripts, even the famous Gutenberg bible written in the 14th century. century has come down to us in excellent condition. In the first half of the 20th century they began to use new, cheaper materials in manufacturing which brought hemp into oblivion. Rediscovered in the 90s, precisely because of its many qualities, sativa hemp also called industrial, was legalized again and brought back to the laurels it deserves.
Suppose there is a plant that increases successive harvests, produces more and more nutrient-rich fruit, keeps our groundwater clean, meets our basic needs, provides new jobs, and can be used for almost all of life’s needs. . It would become the basis of new forms of economy, in which products and services could be offered with positive effects on our environment and on a society oriented towards the common good. What do you think this plant would be called, and who could not appreciate it?
Properties of the active ingredients of the hemp plant
CBD: the Cannabinoid is an active ingredient with important beneficial properties for the skin, particularly indicated for dry and dehydrated skin; it is a powerful natural antioxidant, counteracts the action of free radicals responsible for skin ageing, acts as a protector against external agents and is particularly suitable for reducing eczema. Considered one of the most important natural anti-inflammatories, CBD is able to activate the receptors of the endocannabinoid system and in particular the receptors of the immune system.
CBG: Cannabigerol is an active ingredient with a similar chemical structure to cannabidiol (CBD) and possesses antibacterial and antifungal properties. Combined with CBD it has beneficial effects against arthritis, osteoarthritis and joint pain.
Hemp oil in cosmetics: Hemp oil, a precious ingredient in the field of cosmetics, has the function of improving the appearance of the skin thanks to its active ingredients that delay the aging and degradation process of the skin. It is an element rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega 3 and omega 6, gamma-linoleic acid, essential amino acids and trace elements. It guarantees an excellent supply of vitamins E, A, B1, B2, PP, C, gamma-linoleic acid, essential for the well-being of the skin because it prevents dandruff, dryness and irritation. Vitamin E has a powerful antioxidant effect which counteracts the formation of free radicals and prevents skin ageing.
Hemp oil as a superfood: Thanks to its enormous resistance, hemp grows almost everywhere, needs no water, pesticides or fertilizers and strengthens our soils. Thanks to its unusually high nutrient density, hemp is one of those foods that can be called a superfood. In the form of seeds, oil or nuts, it is rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, B vitamins and all nine essential amino acids. Rich in high quality protein, it is a popular addition to the daily diet, especially for vegans and vegetarians.
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