Feuille de chanvre / hemp leaf. Bienfaits de l'huile de chanvre.



You have certainly heard of hemp oil through the branches. It is marketed in many food, cosmetic, natural health and veterinary health products. Indeed, as you can guess, hemp oil has many virtues on your health and it is quite possible that you are not aware!

This is why, in this article, we will try to teach you more about this oil with multiple benefits.

What is hemp oil?

To help you make an informed decision about your consumption, it is essential to distinguish between cannabis oil and hemp seed oil. Many of you are certainly hesitant to consume it, because you are uncertain of its origin and its components.

Cannabis oil is made from cannabis and vegetable oil. It is thus regulated by the Cannabis Act. Hemp seed oil, on the other hand, is made by pressing the seeds of hemp plants, which is similar to other vegetable oils we consume, such as canola. It is therefore not composed of cannabis products, such as THC and CBD (Government of Canada). This is why it is found in a wide variety of products.


The benefits of hemp oil

Hemp oil is one of the richest oils in Omega-3, essential for the proper functioning of our cardiovascular system. It is also composed of Omega-6 and 9, which helps regulate blood pressure and reduces cholesterol levels in the blood. Finally, it contains vitamins A, E, B1, B2 and B6 which help prevent cardiovascular diseases in general. It is relevant to mention that thanks to this impressive composition, hemp oil also helps to strengthen and maintain your immune system.

The vitamins E and A contained in the oil also help to ensure cognitive functioning in individuals who consume it. Thanks to its rich formula, it could even prevent degenerative memory diseases, such as Alzheimer's, and strokes. Its fatty acid content also helps fight stress, anxiety and depression.

When consumed, hemp oil also has many external anti-inflammatory properties: it is widely used to fight acne and psoriasis. It is also known for its action on hair and (sensitive) skin, which it moisturizes and protects. Its properties even make hemp oil an excellent anti-wrinkle! Finally, it helps to prevent and treat disorders associated with menopause, fatigue and menstrual pain.

This means that hemp oil has many properties essential to human well-being, but also animal! Indeed, your four-legged friend can also benefit from the many advantages offered by hemp oil.


Cooking with hemp oil 

Hemp oil is allergen-free, so anyone can consume it. Although it has many fatty acids, these are fragile and do not tolerate heat well. It is then recommended to consume it cold, that is to say raw. Its subtle taste goes well with vinaigrettes, salsa, pesto or seasonings. Store in the fridge. 


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Natura force, 2021, https://www.naturaforce.com/bienfaits-omega-3-sante/alimentations-les-plus-riches-en-omega-3/les-huiles-vegetales-les-plus-riches-en -omega-3/hemp-oil/

Pratico Prartiques, https://www.pratico-pratiques.com/trucs/sante/lhuile-de-chanvre-polyvalente-en-tout-temps/

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