In this article, we’re going to discuss hemp oil in Australia and will tell you everything you need to know about this plant and its quality and the legal aspects of using it.
A lot of the people that use cannabis in Australia are usually more interested in its intoxicating qualities. So much so that they sometimes forget that it can do other things too.
Stoners, for example, find joy talking about it as well as smoking it. A lot of scientists also are more interested in the psychoactive elements of cannabis than its other strengths.
If your country approves of it, getting high is good, as long as you don’t overdo it. However, there’s more to cannabis than just getting high.
CBD and THC
Technically speaking, there are different kinds of cannabis.
These various kinds of cannabis come with different components. Each of these components in cannabis come together to serve a single (or several) functions.
Cannabis derivatives that have a concentration of THC less than 0.3% are not smoked as marijuana. Instead, they are preferred for their health benefits. One of such derivatives is hemp oil.
In this article, we will be telling you everything you need to know about it. We will include everything from its usage to its benefits and virtually everything else in between.
What is hemp oil?
The oil from the hemp plant, alternatively referred to as hemp seed oil, is a kind of product that you get when you press hemp seeds together.
When you press the seeds together without refining them, the colour often ranges from dark to light green. While its flavour is generally nutty, it is known to have a grassy taste sometimes.
This is especially so if the product has a darker tint. Now, unlike the hash oil, the oil from hemp contains little to no tetrahydrocannabinol.
This is so because it is not made from the cannabis flower. As such, as we stated earlier, your chances of getting high or wasted using hemp oil are very slim.
How do you use it?
Knowing how to use hemp oil will help you get maximum health benefits from it. Most people think that the product can only be used in one way (rubbing it on the skin). However, you can apply this medicinal oil in three major ways.
The first method, of course, is topical. This means that you will apply the oil over your skin. This will allow your body to absorb the extract and all its natural goodness directly into your system.
While it can be absorbed into your body and then circulated, it might be more efficient to apply the oil directly to affected areas or inflamed parts of your body.
Another effective way to use hemp extracts is ingesting it orally. It is as simple as swallowing the encapsulated form of the oil.
This method is particularly beneficial because you can easily control the frequency and consistency of your doses. This helps you, in a way, to measure the effectiveness after, or during, a specific period.
The third method of getting it into your system is sublingual. This application involves you taking the extract under your tongue.
Using the oil this way will help speed up the desired healing effects for which it was taken.
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What are the benefits of using hemp oil?
Undeniably, hempseed oil in itself has several benefits healthwise due to the phytocannabinoids it contains.
Regularly, scientists make more and more discoveries about oil from the hemp plant. Not all of these are fully confirmed.
However, right now, these are a few of the known hemp oil benefits:
It is great for your skin
Oil from the hemp plant contains a rather significant amount of fatty acids as well as vitamins.
Both of these components are particularly useful for your skin. So much so that they can help you prevent those nasty breakouts every hormonal teenager fears.
In addition to being highly nutritious, it can also strengthen your skin and nourish it, such that it is in good condition to resist infections. Among other things, this oil can be useful for the treatment of eczema, dermatitis, acne rosacea, etc.
It can also be beneficial for your brain
The brain is, unarguably, the most complex organ in the human body.
Several years of studies and research have not brought humans close to fully understanding everything there is to know about the brain. Regardless of the mystery that surrounds this organ, there are still a few things that we do know about it.
One of those is that the brain depends on various kinds of healthy fats to function properly. Hemp oil is abundant in these fats. That means that it helps your brain function better.
Additionally, a study conducted shows that oil from hemp may be useful in the prevention of inflammation in the brain. The product contains polyphenols, and this component helps to protect the neurons in the brain from injury induced by neurotoxins.
Polyphenols also have the potential to promote cognitive function, learning, and memory.
It is great for Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
In 2011, Edilberto A Rocha Filho, José C Lima, […], and Ulisses Montarroyos conducted a study to this effect.
Essentially, there are emotional and physical symptoms that come along with the premenstrual syndrome. These symptoms are perhaps, as a result of sensitivity to prolactin.
According to the study, the sensitivity can be in relation to low levels of prostaglandin E1 (PGE1). Hempseed oil contains gamma-Linolenic acid (GLA). This component helps to produce PGE1.
This study proved that women who take GLA present in hemp oil could experience a significant reduction in the symptoms they face.
Additionally, due to the high levels of GLA in hempseed oil, it helps to reduce the possibility of complications in menopause.
It can act as an antibacterial agent
One of the dominant bacteria that hemp oil has been proven to be able to fight is staphylococcus aureus.
This bacteria is very harmful and can cause infections in the skin, bone, and heart valve. Hempseed oil helps to slow down/eliminate the action of these bacteria.
This was shown in yet another study conducted in 2017.
What is the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil?
The difference between hemp oil and CBD oil is easy to understand.
The latter is made from stalks, flowers, and stems of the hemp plant. The first one, however, is extracted from hemp seeds.
Over the years, hemp oil has grown quite popular, especially in the world of medicine. People are continuously finding new uses for it.
However, before you start using it for whatever reason, you must consult your doctor. They would be in the best position to advise you as to how your body will react to the CBD extract.