Hemp is a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant species, and even though it derives from the species as marijuana, it contains insignificant amount of THC so it has no psychoactive effects. Hemp has so many uses it goes beyond cannabis as most people know it. All parts of the plant can be processed into different products for various uses. Here we will summarize what can be made out of hemp seeds, stalk, leaves and roots.
Hemp seeds are used for production of everyday necessities like lotion, soap and different cosmetics, as well as hemp seed oil, protein powder, printing inks, fuel, oil paint and varnishes. They can be can be eaten raw, ground into hemp meal, sprouted or made into dried sprout powder. Seeds can also be made into a liquid and used for baking or for beverages such as hemp milk and herbal tea.
From hemp stalk a variety of materials can be produced such as: insulation, acrylics, fiberboard, ropes, canvas, carpets, netting, tarp, caulking, paper packaging, cardboard, printing paper, textiles for clothes and shoes, denim and even diapers!
Hemp roots are rich with nutrients! When ground it can be used to produce remedies for conditions such as eczema, joint pain and arthritis.
Hemp has many different uses in everyday life. Using it's leaves to produce agricultural materials such as mulch, compost and animal bedding is a great solution for farmers: it's easy and eco-friendly! Leaves can also be added to salads providing you with some extra magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorus and fiber. It also contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids!