When a few decades ago, cultures of the hemp species began to be massively destroyed, this sort of oil practically disappeared from everyday life. Today, despite the most stringent requirements for the cultivation of plants, the industry is gradually returning to life. The amazing properties of hemp oil, its extensive use in the preparation of various dishes and in the treatment allowed him to reappear in retail chains - and enjoy considerable demand.
What is hemp oil?
At present, such a useful product is produced in the production of a specially bred agricultural hemp variety. It does not contain any psychotropic substances. In the process of processing, two types of oil are obtained: refined (colorless and odorless) and unrefined (it has a rich green color and a bright spicy aroma).
It is unrefined hemp oil the most valuable. Its use is relevant in almost all spheres of human activity: in medicine, in cooking, in cosmetology, and even in fishing.
Hemp oil is produced by cold pressing. This method allows you to save it all the valuable vitamins and minerals. Due to the limited amount of raw materials for its manufacture and the characteristics of the finished product, the oil never lingers on the shelves of retail and pharmaceutical networks.
The properties of hemp oil, its benefits and harm
This product is enriched with vitamins A, E, phytosterols, phospholipids, mineral elements. It does not contain cholesterol, but it contains a large amount of omega-acids and antioxidants. Oil can be taken orally and used as an external agent.
For preventive purposes, the agent is used for:
- prevention of pathologies of the heart and blood vessels;
- accelerating the synthesis of blood cells in anemia, as well as for the prevention of this disease;
- prevention of complications caused by diseases of the upper respiratory tract (tuberculosis, asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis);
- tissue regeneration for wounds and ulcers;
- relieving pain in gastric ulcer, gastritis;
- eliminate tumors;
- raising the vitality when the body is depleted;
- body recovery after a long course of antibiotics.
In cosmetology, hemp oil is widely used to improve the condition of the skin and hair. It helps:
- moisturize too dry skin and restore its balance;
- normalize the secretion of the sebaceous glands;
- remove inflammatory reactions and irritation on the skin;
- give the skin a healthy and blooming look;
- eliminate fine wrinkles and activate regeneration processes in tissues;
- stop hair loss and increase their growth.
Oil can not be added to food in case of allergic reactions. It is also strictly forbidden to combine it with blood thinning drugs. The product includes components that reduce the production of platelets in the body. Therefore, the combination of funds with such medicines is a serious danger to the lives of people with problems with the heart and blood vessels.
Given the composition and properties of hemp oil, its use for frying products is impossible, moreover, it is dangerous. The product has a very low boiling point. Polyunsaturated fatty acids in its composition, when heated, are converted into complex and potentially dangerous substances (peroxides) that are harmful to human health. Once in the body in large quantities, they can provoke an increase in the growth of cancer cells. Therefore, the unrefined product can only be used as an additive to cold dishes. The ideal place to store it is the refrigerator.
Ways to use oil
Given the characteristics of hemp oil, you need to clearly know how to properly apply it in order to bring maximum benefit to the body.
The use of oil inside
For therapeutic and prophylactic purposes, the product can be taken in 1 tbsp. l Once a day after meals.
To strengthen the immunity, the oil is taken in a course of 3 weeks as follows: take 1 tbsp on an empty stomach. l oil before bedtime.
Application in cosmetology
To enrich shampoos, creams, rinses with useful microelements, it is recommended to add oil at the rate of 1 tsp. per 50 g of cosmetic.
To strengthen the hair is very useful to rub the tool into the roots, hold for 30 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Very good mask, stimulating hair growth. To do this, 3 slices of garlic are passed through a press and connected with 1 tbsp. l oils. The resulting mixture is rubbed into the scalp and kept under a plastic cap, wrapped with something warm, 1 hour. Then wash off with shampoo.
This kind of butter can safely fill the cold vegetable dishes, add to chilled sauces, dressings for salads and snacks. Similarly, you can use no less popular flaxseed oil, but in his case it is important to know how to take it correctly in order to bring benefit to the body, and not harm. Sauerkraut seasoned with linseed or hemp oil is a wonderful dish in the cold season for the prevention of colds and flu.
Consumer reviews about the wonderful oil
Helena: "Hemp oil was advised to me in a pharmacy, where I came in the hope of finding some miracle cure for hair loss. The pharmacist advised using it as a mask and inside. I did not expect a special effect, but it helped."
Irina: "Excellent in its characteristics oil. Applied as a face cream, I often make a hair mask. The complexion has improved, and the skin has become smooth and delicate. The hair after the mask becomes very voluminous."
Julia: "And I add hemp oil to salads - I like it very much, it is so delicious that I can't stay."
Hemp oil, sold at retail, is not a genetically modified product. Experts have shown that there is no cannabinoid (psychotropic elements) in the product derived from the agricultural cannabis species, so it can be safely used for health and preventive purposes - of course, in reasonable quantities.