Hemp - A taboo or Magic?

Hemp - A taboo or Magic?

What comes to mind when you hear the word "hemp" or “bhang”? If you are like most people, you probably think of it as an intoxicating substance, one that young college students are fond of. Some people seem to praise it so much it's as if they would die doing so. Perhaps, many others consider it to be an evil force.

Our heads are so clouded with political & religious beliefs, that many of us have lost touch with its versatility and it’s beauty. Whatever your beliefs are, let us try to be honest and share the beauty and history of hemp with you.

What if we told you that hemp is one of the most widely embraced plants worldwide - from China to the USA, to India? It's also one of the most discussed and used plants across all major religions - Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism or Christianity. With an ability to use it as an intoxicant, it has got a bad rap - but setting that aside for a moment, how could hemp be the most versatile and important plant?

According to Ayurveda, “Everything can either be poison or medicine, depending on for whom and how much”. While at Hampa, we don’t believe in using hemp for its mind-altering effects, we do believe in the power of harnessing it for its medicinal properties.

It also has numerous healing qualities and is recognized for its medicinal properties in various regions across the world. From curing digestive disorders, neuralgia, insomnia, depression, and migraines, to relieving menstrual cramping, hemp has proved to be one of the most versatile plants in the plant kingdom.

Women have been using hemp to facilitate childbirth, stimulate lactation, and ease menstrual cramps for centuries.

In 2300 B.C. in China, the legendary Chinese emperor Shen Nung prescribed female hemp (Chuma) to treat constipation, gout, beriberi, malaria, rheumatism, arthritis pain relief, and menstrual problems.

In India, both the ancient Ayurvedic system of Indian medicine and the Arabic Unani Tibbi system make extensive use of hemp for healing. Ayurvedic physicians of India use bhang to treat a wide range of diseases and medical problems including diarrhea, epilepsy, delirium and insanity, colic, rheumatism, gastritis, anorexia, consumption, fistula, nausea, fever, jaundice, bronchitis, leprosy, spleen disorders, diabetes, cold, anemia, menstrual pain, tuberculosis, elephantiasis, asthma, gout, constipation, and malaria.

Where could else we find a plant that has numerous medicinal benefits? While there can be debates about its usage for smoking and recreation purposes, we believe no one can deny its magic in curing the disease.

So, it’s high time now that we all come together and appreciate it for its beauty and healing powers. If you have never tried hemp medicines, you might want to give it a try Hampa Wellness Products, where we use 100% pure hemp to create the most versatile products.

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