HEMP SEED OIL
Hemp is general term used for high growing varieties of cannabis plant. Hemp is grown in temperate zones as an annual cultivated and can reach up to height of 5 mt, grows best in sandy loam soil with good drainage throughout growing season. Hemp is grown for fiber or its seeds, crops cultivated for fiber are densely sowed and hemp seed for oil are planted further apart. Leaves are compound & flowers are small & greenish yellow. Maximum quality & yield are obtained by harvesting soon after plant reaches maturity. Hemp seeds can be eaten raw made into hemp milk, used in baking. Fresh leaves can be consumed in salads. India is one of the leading producers of Hemp fiber.
Botanical Name Cannabis sativa
Hemp oil is obtained by cold pressing Hemp seed or Hemp plant.
Hemp oil is dark to clear light green in color with nutty flavor. Darker the color, grassier the flavor. Refined Hemp seed oil is clear & colorless, lacking natural vitamins & antioxidants.
It is used in soaps.
It is used in paints & lubricants.
It is used in body care products like creams, lotions, shampoos etc.
It can be rubbed directly on to skin to treat cracked, dry skin.
It is blended into body oils, body creams, & other personal care products.
Hemp oil is used in cooking though not suitable for High heat cooking.
It is perfect salad oil.
SAFETY & PRECAUTIONS
Avoid using Hemp oil for frying because high heat breaks polyunsaturated fats into harmful per oxides.
Hemp oil can cause minor side effects in digestive system like diarrhea or abdominal cramping.
Hemp oil contains high level of THC, which can cause Hallucinations or high anxiety.