Hemp oil a natural product made from agricultural hemp plants known as cannabis sativa.It has many beneficial properties and is becoming a popular commodity. Its uses range from nutritional supplements to topical salves and ointments. Here is an overview of how to use this natural medicinal oil for a variety of uses.
What is Hemp Oil?
Hemp oil is made from the stalks and seeds of the plant. It is considered a superfood due to its high content of phytonutrients and Omega 3 fatty acids. Organically-grown hemp produces a healthy hemp oil that is used in a variety of ways from cooking to sports rubs and even used for pets with anxiety or pain-causing degenerative diseases.
Uses for Hemp Oil
Hemp oil comes in a variety of forms such as sublingual drops you put under your tongue, a tincture you can add to food or beverages, topical salves or ointments, vape oil for vaporizing, and in tablet or capsule form for easy swallowing without any taste.
In the body, it helps retain moisture to the skin, helps balance hormones, eases anxiety, and helps with mood regulation. It has been used for children with seizures, ADHD, and Autism with good results by providing a sense of calm and reducing emotional outbursts. Hemp oil can be purchased online from retailers like Functional Remedies.
Benefits of Hemp Oil
- Good source of Vitamin E and anti-oxidant properties
- Prevents drying and cracking of the skin, moisture loss
- Contains linoleic acid making it a natural pain reliever
- Beta-caryophyllene boosts the immune system
- Contains gamma-linolic acid (GLA) for hormonal regulation
- Essential fatty acids nourish the brain and nervous system
How to Use Hemp Oil
The most common way to use hemp oil is to place a few drops directly under the tongue and hold it a few seconds before swallowing. Hemp oil placed under the tongue goes directly into the bloodstream and takes effect within 15 to 30 minutes. Some people may not like the natural flavor of the oil itself and may choose to add a dropper full into a beverage or stirred into food or used in place of salad oil.
It is best to start out with a small amount twice per day and see how your body reacts to it. If you have no problems, then increase it a little more until you feel the dose is “just right.” There are no reported side effects from hemp oil, but a few people may experience stomach upset or diarrhea if they take too much.