As suggested by the name itself, essential oils have become a modern-day necessity. From skin and hair care to health benefits, they are known to solve quite a few problems in an all-natural way.
For those of you who may not know, essential oils are extracted from a plant’s bark, flower or seed and are processed in such a way that they retain their purity.
These oils capture the true essence of the plant and help us in treating several cosmetic and health issues.
Today, we are going to talk about one such essential oil that has miraculous health benefits – the hemp seed oil.
What Is Hemp Seed Oil?
The hemp plant is popularly known as one of the many varieties of cannabis plants. However, hemp plants have minimal to no THC, i.e. they won’t affect you in a way most cannabis plants would.
They aren’t harmful to you in any way and are super rich in protein, healthy fatty acids and fibre.
Here are some other benefits of hemp oil:
1. Improves Heart Health
Hemp seed oil is rich in Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids. These acids help in reducing cholesterol levels in the blood and thus promotes overall good heart health.
Considering how bad oily food is for the heart, hemp seed oil sounds just about perfect for our diet. It is also rich in amino acids which are known to control high blood pressure and thus prevent heart diseases.
2. Better Immunity
If 2020 has taught us anything, it is to take care of our immune systems. The lesser-known fact about hemp seed oil is that it helps in synthesising endocannabinoids which, in turn, helps strengthen your immunity systems.
In simpler words, including it in your diet will keep your body strong from within.
3. Improves Mental Health
Hemp oil has low levels of cannabinoids which are proven to have anxiety and stress-relieving benefits.
Apart from this, the fatty acids present in the oil also help in improving memory and in preventing age-related problems. It also protects the brain against possible inflammation.
4. Digestive Benefits
If you struggle with a weak digestive system or simply love experimenting with food your stomach may not like, include hemp oil in your diet.
It will strengthen your digestive system and provide protection against stomach infections and inflammations. A healthy gut is very important for overall health.
5. Beauty Benefits For Skin & Hair
Lastly, hemp seed oil has quite a few skin and hair care benefits too. It’s a miracle hair oil for dry and brittle hair. It is known to promote hair growth and helps in nourishing the scalp. Time to say goodbye to your itchy and flaky scalp!
It also has anti-ageing benefits and prevents any sort of skin conditions (like psoriasis) from developing. It’s moisturizing and is perfect for dry and sensitive skin types.
Does It Have Any Side Effects?
Since it is a natural essential oil, it is known to not cause any significant side effects. However, you need to be careful with the amount that you use.
Start by adding a very small quantity of the oil in your diet and then start increasing the quantity if you don’t notice any significant effects.
Remember to not go overboard and take a nutritionist’s advice on how much is sufficient for your body.
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