Uses and Benefits of Hemp Oil for Skin, Hair, Arthritis, and More
Updated: Jan 18, 2020
The legalization of hemp farming for medicinal purposes has been a game changer. Hemp, being a close cousin of the Cannabis plant, was subject to a lot of criticism in the past. But things certainly have changed with the 2018 Farm Bill.
Awareness about the plant’s beneficial properties has been at its highest in centuries. The usage of hemp for treating numerous diseases dates back to 5000 years back in ancient China.
While we are amid a cannabis revolution too, we cannot turn a blind eye to the usage of Hemp oil. It’s next to non0existent THC content make it one of the best solutions to skin and hair problems as well as the more severe diseases such as Arthritis.
While hemp seed oil comes from Cannabis sativa plant, it comes from a breed of the plant that has absolutely no psychoactive effects.
Benefits of Hemp Oil
Hemp oil is mainly rich in fatty acids and contains only trace amounts of THC. While it is rich in CBD, the main benefits are reaped from the fatty acids in the oil.
Improve Skin Health with Hempseed Oil
Hemp oil can work as a natural moisturizer. This ability allows it to be used to improve skin health. It is a key component of multiple skincare products such as lotions and soaps.
Its anti-oxidant properties help in protecting the skin from the effects of aging when you use it both internally and topically. According to a study conducted in Finland, it was concluded that hemp oil was effective against eczema. It was also found that it helped in increasing levels of both essential fatty acids, linoleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid, and GLA.
Boost Your Hair Health
You can use hemp oil to condition your hair after showering. It is a great remedy for dry and brittle hair. Its fatty acids moisturize your hair and scalp and replenish your natural oils. This property makes fatty acids a key component of hair cleaners and serums.
Relieve Arthritis Symptoms
Hemp oil is rich in GLA, which is a fatty acid that relieves chronic inflammation. Rheumatoid Arthritis is a disease that is mainly caused due to inflammation. Since hemp oil is one of the richest sources of GLA; it reduces the disease’s activity. Researches suggest that using GLA-rich oils for longer periods reduced the usage of anti-rheumatic drugs for patients.