With hundreds of applications, the hemp plant is one of the most useful and versatile plants ever exploited by human beings throughout history.
Its fibers were being spun into thread to produce clothing as far back as 10,000 years ago. The first pair of jeans was made from hemp by Levi Strauss & Co in 1853.
Hemp seeds today remain a rich source of protein and fiber. It’s even used as a construction material and in car parts.
In the United States, imported hemp can be used legally in food products and is typically sold in health food stores or through mail order. In the European Union, 95 percent of hemp seed sold is used in animal and bird feed.
The long list of the many uses and health benefits of hemp goes on and on, but some of the most important ones are found below.
There’s hemp oil which is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant. Hemp oil is often used in food and is added to smoothies, salads, dips and spreads. It’s used topically on human skin for its nutrient content and is popular as a moisturizer. Hemp oil is a natural source of important nutrients like polyunsaturated fatty acids,