Pronouncing the word hemp , near some, usually arouses rejection and terror. What is this due to? For more than one, it is a question of the influence of (false) ideas received. For others, the lack of information (the right one!) Is the cause. What do they really need to know about this atypical and fascinating plant? To discover in the rest of the article.
The fiber is one of the parts of this plant that make it popular and useful to mankind. At least for those who take the trouble to learn about the subject. How to explain this? Indeed, it is widely used in the current industry, just like cotton. Why ? Very often it is for the manufacture of ecological clothing and cordage.
FLOWERS AND LEAVES
As notified at the start of this section, hemp looks like a normal plant. Apart from her virtue which sets her apart from the others. In this regard, the leaves and flowers of hemp have even more virtues than fiber. In fact, they are widely used in medicine (aromatherapy, for example) and cosmetics (for oils).
The hemp seeds are usually shelved in favor of the two parts discussed above. But wrongly! Why ? Because they too have incredible talent, in the figurative sense of the word. In fact, the food industry is benefiting from it. These seeds are rich in fiber, nutrients, protein, and many more. Reason why the food industry is stuffed with it, and at will.
Here is the component which sows confusion in the minds, within the public opinion! This is Tetra-hydro-cannabidol . In fact, this molecule makes it possible to distinguish between the so-called illegal cannabis (which makes you stoned, high, makes you high) and hemp. The former is heavily loaded with THC (4-30%) and the latter is not (barely 0.3%).
The cannabidiol , abbreviated CBD is another cannabinoid, a molecule such as previous. With the difference that it does not sow any confusion. On the contrary, it is the glory of hemp. Why ? Because it has the opposite effect on the consumer. While high-dose THC gets you high, CBD relieves and soothes. Some languages ??even compare it to a sedative; but natural.
Hemp is accused of being an atypical plant, with good reason. Molecules useful for man, he has them, to make you dizzy. Moreover, the scientific community has not studied them all. Which means that some are very little known to the public. CBN, or Cannabinol is one of them. It is both an anti-spasmodic, antibiotic and a natural sedative for consumers.
The list of molecules or components that make hemp attractive is very long. Each (the molecule) has its dose of richness buried in it and very little known to the general public. The tetra-hydro-cannabivarin (abbreviated THCV) belongs to the same category as the CBN presented above. Its contribution is medical. Indeed, this molecule acts as an antiepileptic and analgesic; in a natural way.
IS HEMP LEGAL?
Many are asking this question. Either because they are aware of the health benefits of hemp and are reluctant to try it, given the low-gloss paint done on it. Or out of simple curiosity. Whether it is for one or the other reason, it is important to clarify this subject which has confused more than one.
The first thing to know is that there is indeed a difference between hemp (not loaded with THC) and illegal cannabis (loaded with THC) . In fact, this is where all this confusion begins. Why ? Because some poorly informed languages ??tend to assimilate or take one for the other. However, the difference is there, although it is fine.
Cannabis has a high level of Tetra-hydro-cannabidol (THC) . As mentioned above, it is this substance that gets you high and stoned. The content very often oscillates between 4 and 30%, depending on the needs of consumers. However, hemp has a THC content that does not exceed 0.3%. Which makes it harmless, contrary to popular belief. In this regard, it should be noted that it is legal in several countries (France, Belgium, Switzerland, etc.), given that the legislation sets the THC rate at a maximum of 0.2%.