Hempseed oil is obtained by pressing hemp seeds. Cold pressed, unrefined hemp oil is dark to clear light green in color, with a nutty flavour. Hempseed is enriched with vitamins A, C and E and B-carotene, and it is rich in minerals like phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sulfur and calcium. It also contains powerful antioxidants like tocopherol and omega fatty acids.
Hempseed oil is used in soaps, paints and lubricants, and as a body care product. Some people also use it as a dietary supplement because of its nutritional value and is not suitable for cooking, because it has a very low smoking point but many people still use it nevertheless, it is ideal for use in salad dressings, mayonnaise and dips.
Research has shown that this nutritional oil was once a part of worldwide dietary intake, as it was one of the first cultivated crops. All natural foods contain some substances, which are essential to life. Oils for example, found in nuts and seeds, contain significantly higher amounts of essential fatty acids than other foods.
Hempseed oil is said to help with eczema, asthma, heart disease and high blood pressure.
It is not only used to nourish dry skin but blotches and lesions as well. It can detoxify the skin and even out skin tone because it is also a natural sunblock.
It Improves cardiovascular circulation and function, improves organ function, boost the immune system, reduces symptoms of PMS and menstrual cramps, reduces inflammation and the symptoms of arthritis.
Since hempseed oil can quickly go rancid, they are best kept cool and used quickly. As we all know everything good or bad has a little side effect and hempseed oil may have a few, it can have anticlotting effect on the blood and as such should be avoided if you are on medications like blood thinners.