Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Planet's Plant

It requires no pesticides and no fertilisers. It requires less water than other crops. It grows in 70 to 110 days. It uses minimal nutrients from the soil and it makes a stronger paper, cloth or canvas than the wood from trees. The oils can be made into bio-degradable plastic. The plant provides 1,500 pounds per acre (cotton produces 500 pounds per acre). It is the oldest cultivated fiber plant in the world. One acre can produce as much fiber as four acres of trees. It's paper is longer lasting and is acid and chlorine free. The plants roots break up hard pan soils. It's particle board products are stronger than wood. Straw from the plant does not grow mold spores. There are more than 25,000 practical uses from the plant. It produces ten times more methanol than corn. It burns clean and sulphur free. Oils from the seeds are the richest source of the Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) Omega6 & Omega 3... The miracle plant: Hemp

Hemp seed protein more closely resembles that of the human body than soy; it is also easier to digest. Hemp contains a richer source of essential fatty acid oils than soy. These oils prevent heart disease and build the immune system. Hemp also resists UV-B light, which is a kind of sunlight that is blocked by the ozone layer.

Soy beans do not take UV-B light very well. If the ozone layer were to deplete by 16%, which by some estimates is very possible, soy production would fall by 25-30%.

We may have to grow Hemp or starve -- and it won’t be the first time that this has happened. (Hemp has been used to ‘bail out’ many populations in time of famine. One of the newest uses of Hemp is in construction materials. Hemp can be used in the manufacture of ‘press board’ or ‘composite board’. This involves gluing Hemp stalk fibre together under pressure to produce a board which is many times more elastic and durable than hardwood. Because it produces a long, tough fibre it is the perfect source for press board. Global Hemp

Hempseeds imported to the United States must be steam sterilized at 180 degree F for 15 minutes to prevent sprouting. Hemp Traders

If you sterilise the seeds you destroy the benefits. The living enzymes in the seeds are the healthiest part, and as Industrial Hemp has minimal amounts of THC... Why sterilise it?

Hemp seed is the richest source of EFA’s in the plant kingdom and contains a relatively low percentage of saturated fats. The EFA’s in the oil and seeds promote cellular growth, healthy skin, hair, and eyes, aid in immune response, disease prevention, weight control, and even in cognitive functions. The human brain is 60% fat; therefore the EFA’s are critically important to its proper function and good health. EFA’s are also the raw material the body needs to produce hormones, the body’s communication network for cellular activity. Hemp oil supports the body’s detoxification process due to the fact that the LA (linoleic acid) and ALA (Alpha- linolenic Acid) have the ability to carry toxic substances to the surface of the skin, intestinal tract, kidneys, and lungs where they can be eliminated from the body. Cannabis sativa L.