• Why Sani Hemp Oil?
  • The Yi and their sub tribes including the sani people [pronounced sun ee] have a written farming history dating back over 4,000 years. In south west China they grew Hemp and probably the oldest known cultivated crop Snake Beans. The Yi and Sani probably still grow their crops as they did then raising goats, Hemp and vegetables on the steep slopes in rotation with beans, rice and corn.

    The seed is stripped and stone ground to make either a flour which is over 20% high value protein or stone extraction of the precious oil.

  • The bark is stripped from the stems and bundled for further processing. The stalks are crushed and used for roof thatching on their small mud brick homes and animal stables. Excess stalks are dried and used to start cooking fires, temporary fencing for stock and stakes for climbing vegetables.

    Further process washing cleans the Hemp bark which contains the long strong fibres which are so appropriate to their daily lives. Most of the fibre is destined to be hand weaved and made into long lasting durable household items, so vital to their daily lives. The excess is sold for cash or traded for essential commodities to which they are unable to grow.

    Prior to prohibition in 1939 in the USA Hemp was the number one production crop in most countries particularly in second and third world countries of the day.

    Hemp Hyprocracy and Deception leads to the downfall in the west. The real reason for Hemp's undeserved dive into disrepute was the invention of the Hemp mechanical Harvester and the end of prohibition of alcohol in America.

    Prohibition meant that the committee into bootlegging was to be disbanded. The head of this committee teamed up with the Petrochemical [Fertizer] and cotton industries to have hemp discredited. This was made easier by the fact that some varieties contained the chemical known as THC.

    The Petrochemical industry was aware that since the invention of the Hemp Mechanical Harvester, this would lead to a huge increase in the output of Hemp, making it cheaper and more easily harvested than cotton or other competitive crops like Flax. The up-turn for Hemp had to be stopped, as it was a crop that required little fertilizer nor did it required insecticides and herbicides. Hemp stood alone in that it produced a gum which insects found unpalatable and which gummed up their mouth parts. The petrochemical industry was facing huge financial downturns if the hemp industry were to flourish.

    American diplomats at the time ran a very successful campaign which unlike the one on alcohol turned public opinion in their favour and against Hemp.

    Hyprocracy returned during the war farmers were encouraged to grow hemp for the war effort. Immediately following the allied forces win all hemp crops were destroyed. Thousands of hectares were ploughed under or officials marched in and set the crops alight.

    The planet suffers environmental degradation while world leaders tinker around the edges, Australia included. Imagine William Farrer being given only 4 or 5 genetic varieties of wheat to start the Australian wheat industry. Well that is exactly what our scientists are be given to start the hemp industry off. They have lost before they start. Half a dozen varieties when you could be working with one of the planets most genetically diverse plant. To develop a healthy vibrant Hemp rural industry the whole genetic pool must be available to them. Hemp has the capabilities to grow on acid, alkaline saline neutral wet and dry soils, from temperate Subtropical to Tropical regions on the coast and far inland, in high or low humidity regions, from sea level to the top of Mount Kosciusko.

    Plants are grown for their high quality oils which are used for therapeutic use and human consumption industrial oils for formula one racing cars, paints and lacquers [see food oils massage oils] It is a finer oil than it's petroleum counterparts with a higher flash point of 163 Degree Centigrade and a freezing point of minus 8.5 degrees.

    After prohibition cellulose is replaced with plastic wrappers and film. Cellulose is still the environmentally friendly alternative to plastics. Hemp over a 20 year period can produce 4.5 to 5 times the quantity of paper and pulp as the best grown timber plantations. Cash returns to the farmer can be realised in 4 to 6 month turn around not the 20 years for a forest production.

    Fibre has come a long way since the old Schooners and ketches sailed the seven seas. Todays Navy still has the full potential to support an Australian Hemp Industry with purchases of good quality salt resistant ropes and uniforms. Today the fiber is made into fine garb particularly when blended with silk. Bed linen, jeans, night attire will all outlast cotton by 7 to 1. Hemp like wool is warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

    To the ladies out there, did you know that all lipsticks, hand and face moisturisers were once made from pure Hemp Oil? Include in that list, soaps, shampoos, conditions, rouges, perfumes and ointments blended with Essential Oils.

    Many years ago, several paints, lacquers and what are considered modern day chemicals where in fact made from hemp based products. However when the prohibitions came into effect, hemp based products quickly went.

    In recent times things have started to take a turn and more businesses are looking at hemp as a carbon neutral, cheap and easily renewable resource. One particular company has been able to develop a brick made from hemp plants that weighs significantly less than a traditional brick however the strength of a hemp constructed brick exceeds that of a traditional brick as the hemp bricks can breathe and flex to allow for resistance in tougher conditions.

    In fact, a company in Australia is selling exactly these types of products, Hempcrete Australia and companies such as this are an indication of the fact that times are changing but we still have many more opportunities for using hemp as a resource.