Modified on: 20/09/2022
Main properties of hemp sativa insights
Cannabis sativa is an old plant, apparently originating in the Neolithic era. It has always been cultivated to produce textiles and paper, and seems to have experienced a boom as soon as its recreational and therapeutic properties were discovered.
Today, hemp Sativa is considered one of the prevalent plant species in nature. Besides, its cross-breeding with indica hemp has given rise to much new genetics (auto-flowering dwarfs, feminised fast-flowering, etc.).
But what qualities make it so well known and appreciated throughout the world?
Are there any in particular?
Indeed, there are. If you want to know what they are, read on because, in this article, we will talk about cannabis Sativa and its extraordinary properties.
Cannabis sativa: a unique plant with a thousand uses
Cannabis sativa (from sativus, past participle of severe, meaning to sow) is a botanical variety belonging to the Cannabinaceae family, originating in Central Asia.
Demonised for centuries for its psychotropic effects (generated by its THC content), it is now enjoying renewed success thanks to the discovery of its countless properties.
Practically, everything can be used of this plant, also known as ‘useful hemp‘. A valuable oil is extracted from the cannabis seeds and used as a supplement; cannabinoids and terpenes are extracted from the leaves and flowers; and the fibres are used to make paper, textiles, and many other environmentally friendly materials.
If the cannabis Sativa plant is rich in properties, this is due to its cannabinoids, unique molecules synthesised in the glandular trichomes. Among these, the most significant are:
- tetrahydrocannabinol (THC);
- cannabidiol (CBD);
- cannabinol (CBN).
The first of the three, THC, is a psychotropic substance illicit both in Italy and many other countries around the world.
The other two cannabinoids, on the other hand, have no psychoactive effects and are the main ingredients of legal Sativa hemp.
But, let us go into detail.
Properties of hemp Sativa: what they are and where to find them
The therapeutic properties of hemp Sativa date back to the 1970s, when it was used for the compassionate treatment of terminally ill patients. Over time, however, the action of cannabinoids, the undisputed stars of this plant, has been exploited on many other occasions.
If you wonder why these molecules are so powerful, it’s because they can activate two types of receptors in the human endocannabinoid system: type 1 and type 2 receptors.
To help you learn more about the properties of this plant, we will list several products that enable you to take advantage of them.
One of the best-known products that allow you to enjoy the countless properties of legal hemp is CBD oil.
It is a liquid compound consisting of an oil base (which is not necessarily extracted from hemp seeds) to which pure cannabidiol is added.
CBD oil, where permitted, is used in a variety of ways. For example, a few drops can be dispensed directly under the tongue so that the body can absorb it quickly, or it can be ingested after adding it to food and/or drink.
It is especially appreciated for its pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, relaxing, antispasmodic and many other properties.
Hemp herbal tea
Hemp tea is also highly valued. It is said to help alleviate inflammation and pain (such as those related to arthritis or other diseases), has relaxing properties (also beneficial for people living with insomnia), and influences the endocrine system’s regulation.
In addition to being rich in cannabinoids, hemp Sativa has over a hundred terpenes. This makes it an interesting ingredient in both botanical perfumery and aromatherapy.
The fresh, herbaceous scents of cannabis are used in the world of aromatherapy for their calming, relaxing and soothing effects.
Hulled hemp seeds
In addition to collectable marijuana seeds, hulled hemp Sativa seeds can also be found in Italy. These products, consumed in the food industry, are free of cannabinoids and considered supplements. As a result, they are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and proteins.
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Cannabis sativa is a plant that undoubtedly has a high therapeutic potential. And not only that, thanks to its fibres, it can be used to produce many resistant materials and innovative products.
In this article, we have told you about its main potential, but there are currently many studies and research being carried out to explore its characteristics further.
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