Hemp plant is a very environment friendly plant. It does not require much of pesticides and grows easily. Cultivation culture of Hemp Plant is very old way back from 8000BC when it was originally cultivated in Middle East countries and then followed by China till today. It is mainly cultivated for its industrial purposes like biodegradable plastics, oil, textile, construction, Cosmetics, health food and many more.
Hemp plant paper is stronger and requires fewer chemicals as compared to wood paper. Hydrogen peroxide can be used for Hemp paper instead of chlorine bleach for the processing of wood paper making it environmental friendly too. Hemp paper can be re-cycled seven times as compared to wood paper which can not be recycled more than 3 times.
Fibers of Hemp plant is one of the most important component widely used in various products. Its fibers are used for making varying tensile strength clothing and nutritional products. Garments made out of hemp fiber are more absorbent, insulative, stronger and do not stretch out after use like the cotton garments. Hemp plant gives three times more production output as compared to cotton pant.
Hempseed or Hemp oil is highly unsaturated and has non-inflammatory properties. This edible oil has essential fatty acids and amino acids. Its regular consumption is an adequate source of Calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc, manganese, phosphorous and iron. This oil should not be for frying. It can be stored in a dark glass bottle in a refrigerator at a temperature below 20 degree Centigrade. Hence it does not require any preservatives for safe storage.
Hemp plant is also known as ‘Useful Hemp’ in Latin and the plant stands well to its name. It is now legally grown in parts of Unites States, Canada, Europe and many other countries for its versatile qualities and uses. Considering global needs its time to promote usage of Hemp plant.