When it comes to Health and Wellness, we can’t think of a more appropriate addition to your routine than Hemp. There are just so many different ways it can be used! And even though they’re not all legal here in Australia, we certainly believe they all should be.
As of 2017, Hemp Seed and Hemp Seed Oil are the latest Hemp products made available to retail-level consumers in Australia. Unfortunately, they’re the only products on today’s list that can be legally obtained in our country. However, we hope this changes soon!
This week we’re going to take a look at some of the most popular ways to use Hemp to improve your health & wellness!
Let’s get to it.
The benefits of using Hemp Seed & Hemp Seed Oil as a dietary supplement are often overlooked – which is why we like to talk about it so much.
Hemp Seed is a nutrient-packed byproduct of a pollinated Hemp crop. They are loaded with omega oils, vitamins, and minerals that our bodies require to function. Taking advantage of the health benefits of Hemp Seed is as easy as incorporating it into any meal you’d regularly consume!
Hemp Seed Oil is an oil extracted from the seed through one of two methods – heat extraction or cold-pressing.
Cold-pressing Hemp Seed Oil is the best way to ensure no loss in the nutritional content of the oil. On the other hand, Heat extraction destroys most of the nutrients, so make sure that your Hemp Seed Oil is extracted through the cold-press method!
There are so many ways to use Hemp Seed & Hemp Seed Oil as nutritional supplements. Here are some ideas you can implement today:
Ideas to incorporate Hemp Seed in meals
Ideas to incorporate Hemp Seed Oil in Food
Using Hemp To Boost Skin Health
The nutritional content of Hemp Seed Oil can also be highly beneficial in your skincare routine. Despite the dense concentrations of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, Hemp Seed Oil has a comedogenic rating of zero. This means it won’t clog pores when you apply it to your skin. Hemp Seed Oil is one of the few oils with this comedogenic rating
Hemp Leaves in Tea
In certain countries, using Hemp leaf in tea isn’t a new thing – it’s tradition. Unfortunately, this is one of the ways to use Hemp that is illegal in Australia. Yes, even if the plant contained 0.3% THC. Based on the industrial Hemp laws in Australia, the leaves and flowers of the plant are completely illegal to use. These valuable parts of the crop must be destroyed otherwise the grower can lose their licence.
The strange thing is that even Thailand is permitted to use Hemp leaf in tea. For those unaware, Thailand was known for having some of the strictest laws on the cannabis plant in the world.
We strongly believe it’s high time that the Australian government reviews their stance on the use of cannabis byproducts.
CBD influences CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body indirectly. This means that it does not directly bind with them. This process is said to decrease inflammatory responses in the body. Well-known signs of inflammation are pain, redness, swelling, heat, and loss of function.
However, pain is the most prominent feature that requires treatment. A reduction in inflammation leads to reduced pain; hence, the use of CBD in managing moderate to severe pain in humans.
When it comes to mental health, CBD can help with reducing the effects of genetic or trauma-based issues. Individuals with varying degrees of anxiety, such as social anxiety or generalized anxiety, will benefit from CBD. CBD interacts directly with serotonin receptors in the brain, thereby reducing anxiety. Panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorders could also benefit from the antagonistic effects of CBD on the endocannabinoid system.
On top of all of this, it is known to help with post-traumatic stress disorder. Countless survivors of traumatic events ranging from anything between road traffic accidents to war. CBD can help free individuals from having to relive these frightening experiences in day-to-day life.
Hemp offers a wide range of products that can be used as supplements for both physical and mental health. As we’ve mentioned throughout this blog post, many of the ways to incorporate Hemp in your diet are still heavily restricted in Australia. The strangest part of this is that none of the products listed here today could get you high.
However, we are permitted to use Hemp Seed and Hemp Seed Oil in Australia. If you’re keen to give these a go, head over to the Hemp Food section of our website and have a look at what’s available! If you’re not sure what’s best for you, send us a message and we can offer some suggestions.
If you want to learn more, Healthline has a great article that you can read here.