Hemp Oil (Cannabis sativa)
Hemp, originating in Central Asia, is cultivated for many reasons, but is now grown all over the world for its seeds or oil, for its fibre, and illegally for marijuana.
Hemp has been used since ancient times in Egypt, China and India to help with digestive problems, to balance hormones, for rheumatism and to promote hair growth.
Hemp seeds, oil and butter are commonly used today in cooking and preparation of food, as it is full of omegas, magnesium and other essential minerals.
The ancient Indians used hemp in medicine for healing, and it is still used in traditional Chinese medicine today.
Hemp fibres are used to make textiles and ropes. The plants cultivated for this reason are approximately 10 feet tall with no branching; plants cultivated for their seeds and oil are smaller and have many branches.
Hemp oil is cold-pressed from the seeds of the plants and is clear to light green in color. It is analgesic and anti-inflammatory, often used in external medicine to treat varicose veins, corns and sores.
Our organic hemp oil is obtained from plants grown without any chemicals or unnatural materials.
We use hemp seed oil in some of our hair products, such as Jasmine and Henna Fluff Ease and Hair Doctor to soothe the scalp.