• Hemp Seed Oils for Health and Medicinal Applications
  • Hemp is one of the most valuable plants to human survival.

    Humans for more than 10,000 years have utilised hemp.

    Most people remember hemp as a plant that supplied the earth with high quality fibre material but have forgotten the many benefits of the oil in being the best natural moisturiser for the human body.

  • The oil is renowned for its health benefits worldwide in relation to evening out blood pressure, reducing high cholesterol, all types of neurodermatitis, including psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis. Rheumatic sufferers have found much relief with scientific trials proving its effectiveness once again.

    New studies are supporting old knowledge showing people with multiple sclerosis, schizophrenic psychosis and cancer all have lower levels to GLA in their blood. Studies continue to indicate that Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil is a major preventative to these diseases because of its very high levels of GLA and the near perfect levels of Omega 3 Omega 6 and Omega 9 for the human body.

    The best ratio according to doctors, including Dr Erasamus (author of the research into fats and oils and later his book entitled "Fats that kill and fats that Heal") along with Dr Andrew Weil's research show a ratio of 4 Omega 6 to 1 Omega 3 is the closest to that stored in the human fat tissue. It is this balance that makes hemp seed oil easily and readily available to the body. The best part about hemp oil is that all the vitamins and minerals will be absorbed throught the skin and it contains absolutely no cholesterol. These vitamins include A1 B1 B2 B3 B6 C D & E. The oil is also an excellent source of Zinc, Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Phosphorous, Fibre and Chlorophyll. Hemp Seed Oil is a truly natural multi vitamin, which is excellent for the circulation system.

  • Cardiovascular Diseases

    Most of the cardiovascular diseases threatening the health of people around the world are caused by the formation of arterial plaque, i.e. the deposition of blood components on the interior walls of our blood vessels. This process may eventually block blood flow and cause arteriosclerosis and strokes.

    LDL cholesterol, a sticky substance present in the blood, has been identified as one of the main contributors to arterial plaque formation. Among other factors, such as smoking and stress, the intake of the saturated fatty acids present in animal fat is known to contribute to a high LDL level in the blood. Reversibly, dietary treatment of patients with daily doses of linoleic acid and GLA has shown to rapidly decrease elevated blood levels of both LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol.

    Thus, the regular intake of Pure Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil may help to reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases. The daily recommended dose is 10ml of Sani Hemp Pure Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil.

  • Neurodermitis, Psoriasis, Eczema, Dermatitis

    Patients suffer from different degrees of agonising itching, especially at night. The skin feels very dry and the activity of perspiratory and sebaceous glands is very low. Neurodermitis - as is psoriasis - is characterized by a high water loss through the skin. Deficiency in essential fatty acids (EFAs) can be one of the main causes. These EFAs have a strong influence on the barrier function of the skin, because they regulate water loss through the epidermis (outer layer of the skin).

    Patients with neurodermitis show a deficiency of EFAs which affects the whole body. It has now been shown that inhibition of enzymatic transformation of Linoleic Acid leads to GLA deficiency and subsequently to Prostaglandin deficiency. Sani Hemp Pure Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil due to its high content in both Linoleic and Gamma Linoleic Acid can assist in the treatment of the disease.

    The daily oral dose found to improve skin condition over a 12 week period corresponds to 20ml of pure Hemp Seed Oil.

    Eczema on the other hand is a drying of the skin. Hemp Seed Oil as an excellent moisturiser assists in the remoisturising of the affected areas while revitalising the skin. Hemp Seed Oil applied directly to the affected skin stimulates blood flow to the area helps to remove toxins by oxidation.

    Apply as required. Patchouli Oil may be added for a synergistic effect.

  • PMS, Libido and Sexual Performance

    PMS, or premenstrual syndrome, may include varying intensities of painful muscular tension, swelling of the breasts, nervosity and irritability as well as aggression and depression. Investigations indicate that women with PMS suffer from a fatty acid metabolism disorder. The ability to convert linoleic acid into gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and subsequently into prostaglandins is disturbed. Clinical trials showed a significant improvement in PMS related symptoms over a 12 week period.

    The daily recommended dose is 5ml. *

    Desire and healthy blood circulation are certainly major factors to a good sex life. The many vitamins and minerals found in Pure Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil will supply you with much needed stamina as well as zinc which is a key element for men. Hemp Seed Oil is well known for aiding blood circulation to the extremities of the body making it a great boost for bedroom activities (Refer Heart section). A healthy blood circulation plays an extremely important role in both arousing men and women. Try adding a few drops of your favourite essential oil and use it as a massage oil. Essential oils assist in relaxation and consequently performance. A daily dose of between 5 and 10ml can be taken orally or rubbed into the skin (less hairy parts of the body as hair will absorb the oil and not allow it to be absorbed into the blood).

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Some fatty acids, including gamma-linolenic acid, are indicated as effective anti-inflammatory and immune system stimulating factors. 40ml of Pure Cold Hemp Seed Oil a day over a period of 12 weeks has been clinically proven to significantly alleviate the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

  • Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Schizophrenic Psychosis

    A number of clinical studies suggest administration of GLA as preventive measure and as a treatment for these diseases.

    Cancer treatment may be assisted by the administration of Linoleic Acid and GLA. Cancer tissue and cells have lower contents of GLA and other related metabolites compared to healthy tissue. Linoleic Acid enhances die-off of cancer cells; an administration of this Essential Fatty Acid might therefore prove to have positive effects.

    Multiple sclerosis, for example, occurs more frequently in geographical regions where a diet includes high amounts of saturated fats. Dietary supplementation of unsaturated fatty acids may have a positive effect on the course of the disease.

    In patients with schizophrenic psychosis disturbances are found in the fatty acid metabolism which may be treated through administration of essential fatty acids.

  • Further Reading
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  • Acknowledgment

    The support of Consolidated Growers & Processors, USA, in preparation of this article is acknowledged. Source : hempempor.com

    * PLEASE NOTE : The consumption of Hemp Seed Oil orally in Australia is illegal. Please massage the oil into the skin to receive many of the benefits.