Industrial Hemp – Nutritional Medicine Since Ancient China

Industrial hempseed (Cannabis Sativa) has been used for thousands of years, traditional Chinese medicine has recorded the uses of hempseed from as far back as 4000 years ago. The hempseed was used as a nutritional source, and the nutrient-rich plant was not only used as food, but as medicine.

According to the ancient Chinese texts, these are the uses of hempseed and hempseed oil:

Anti-inflammatory – decreases inflammation

Antiseptic – prevents growth of bacteria

Carrier – a carrier oil is used to dilute essential oils, particularly when applied to the skin

Demulcent – hempseed oil soothes and protects the intestinal membranes

Anti-atherosclerotic – hempseed helps improve blood flow and regulate blood pressure

Diuretic – hempseed helps increase the flow of blood through the kidneys and releases excess water


Edema (swelling)

Hempseed corrects menstrual irregularity

Tonic – it is used as a tonic for overall health and well-being.

In addition, hempseed helps with brain-related disorders and diseases (depression, bipolar, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s), neurological disorders, skin afflictions, and heart disease.

The main components in the hempseed that assists in the above disorders and diseases are the Omega fatty acids. Omega fatty acids play a huge part in overall health. Because hempseed has the perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega fatty acids, it is the perfect choice for supplementing the diet with Omegas.

Hempseed is the natural medicine, and has been for thousands of years.