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Hemp - Plant

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The Hemp Plant (old English hoenep) is the name of the soft, durable fibre that is cultivated from plants of the Cannabis genus for industrial and commercial (non-drug) use.  Cannabis Sativa L is the variety grown for industrial use, while C Sativa generally has poor fiber quality, and is primarily used for production of recreational and medicinal drugs.

The dictionary states that hemp is a tall annual plant which can grow up to 5 m high (male or female), the leaves are slightly hairy and divided into 5 to 7 serrated leaflets. The flowers and floral leaves of female plants produce a resin that is called hashish, the fruits are oval, containing a seed.

The hemp itself is associated with so many names and adjectives around the whole world... from the botanical name Cannabis SativaL (family Cannaba Ceae) to Marihuana, Chanvre (France), Hanf (Germany, Austria), Ma (China), Hampu (Finland), Kender (Hungary), Asa (Japan), Hennep (Netherlands), Konopij (Poland), Cinepa (Romania), Konoplya (Russia), Canamo (Spain), Kendir (Turkey), Banga, Ganja, Siddhu (India), and so on... It has always been viewed as a wonder food -  the perfect substitute for meat, the booster of our immune system, very nutritive, and the excellent addition to our supplement regiment.   

There is no other plant like hemp with a such wide variety of purposes, including the manufacture of cordage, clothing, and nutritional products. The hulled hemp seeds, the whole seeds with the crunchy outer shell removed, have such names as hemp seeds, hemp hearts, or shelled nuts.

They can be eaten raw, used in salads or cereals, or processed as edible oil, hemp butter, hemp flour, hemp milk and hemp coffee. The hemp hearts contain all essential amino acids and essential fatty acids which our system can't create on his own necessary, and it is necessary to maintain today's healthy life style. It offers excellent health benefits including improved body metabolism, better immune activity, enhanced energy levels, improving memory, and strengthening of brain cells, stable blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, reduced food craving, gentle cleaning of colon and flushing the toxins away from the intestinal tract, and many others...

The hemp seeds are an adequate source of minerals and vitamins as are calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, cooper, phosporus, and manganese... The seeds are used also as the most dietary supplement with the perfect balance of omega 3 and 6, which in the form of hemp oil is a highly unsaturated oil, and therefore is not suitable for frying. To prevent spontaneous oxidization and consequently turning to be rancid, it should be stored in a dark glass bottle, and stay in a refrigerator.