Hemp seeds also known as Cannabis sativa, are species of as cannabis and a gift of nature. The Hemp Seed and its oil provides magical remedies for so many diseases and is considered as wonder herb due to its so many benefits. The seeds contain only small amounts of THC, the compound that causes the marijuana drug-like relaxing effects.
A 4 Tablespoon of hemp seed contains:-
Protein – 15 g
Fiber – 2.5 g
Carbohydrates – 4.5 g
Benefits of Hemp Seeds & Hemp Oil
1.High in Proteins
Hemp seeds are the best natural source of protein. With only 30 grams of this seed, it is as if you are consuming 11 grams of complete protein. They also contain all the necessary amino acids, which make them perfect for muscle building.These seeds are one of the sources of protein most easily assimilated and digested by the body . These give us an effect of satiety and satisfaction throughout the day.
2.Reduce Risk of Heart Disease
Hemp seeds/ oil contains Nitric oxide which causes the veins to expand and relax, resulting in reduced blood pressure and reduced chances of heart ailments. Hemp seeds provide a balanced omega-3 and omega-6 content which is very useful for the functions of arteries. The balance of these essential fatty acids helps to lower cholesterol, prevent cardiovascular disease and strengthen the immune system.
3.Relives Anxiety & Depression
Hemp seeds are rich in minerals (iron, magnesium, zinc) and B vitamins. Magnesium, B-group vitamins and omega-3s help to counteract anxiety and depression by acting on the brain as A natural calming and a mood regulator.
4.Excellent for Skin
Its high protein content contributes to the production of collagen, which helps to keep skin firm, well hydrated and a glowing complexion. Adding hemp seeds to your diet will add to the appearance and health of your skin. The perfect combination of omega-3 and 6 in hemp seeds help fight acne, reduce inflammation, and nourish the cells of your skin.
5. Fiber Rich
These seeds also have fibers in good quantity. About 3 tablespoons of hemp seeds contain 7 grams of fiber which a plays a vital role in digestion and preventing many digestive disorders. Fiber helps in eliminating bad cholesterol, stabilizing blood sugar level and get a good degree of energy throughout the day.
Since these seeds contain no saturated fat, it helps in weight loss. Since its fiber rich it gives feeling of fullness and ability to go without food for long hours helping you lose weight.
7. Vitamin & Mineral Rich
Hemp seeds are full of minerals and trace elements. Particularly rich in magnesium, calcium, manganese, copper, and zinc, they also provide many vitamins including those of group B (B1, B2 and B6).
8. High in Vitamin E
Hemp Seeds are an excellent natural source of vitamin E (tocopherol), a major antioxidant. It makes it possible to trap the free radicals responsible for the degradation of the cell membranes. 15 g of seeds can cover the recommended daily intake of vitamin E.
9.For Beautiful Hair
Hemp seed oil is very beneficial for the hair as well. The oil of its seeds when applied on the scalp can help improve blood circulation, fight dandruff and other scalp infections. It moisturizes, strengthen strands to prevent breakage, making them healthier stronger, and aid in hair growth.
10.Best For Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s & Parkinson
Hemp Oil intake gives great relief in Epilepsy & Parkinson Disease immediately within 2-3 minutes. It is mainly due to its calming and cell regeneration properties. As per research by NCBI in 1998 it was found that hemp oil/ cannabidiol (CBD)/hemp oil are neuroprotective. It is strong source of antioxidants, and protects neurons from damage and revitalises ageing and damaged brain cells.
11.Relief from Arthritis
This seed helps reducing pain and inflammation caused by Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, and other types of inflammatory joint problems. The oil of hemp can be applied to the knees to get immediate relief from Arthritis.
12.Almost No Side Effects & Allergens
Till date, no allergies to hemp seeds are every found. For those who have a sensitive digestive system, it is recommended to start with a few hemp seeds and gradually increase. Hemp seeds also are an excellent alternative for people who can’t digest nuts or other seeds. The maximum potential side effects of an overdose of hemp seeds include loose stools or flatulence.
It is recommended to store hemp seeds in a cool, dry place to prevent it from losing their nutritional value.