Hemp - The 'Miracle Crop'
Hemp is indeed a GOD PLANT – and we’re here to spread the good word. Not only is it one of the most sustainable, versatile , planet-friendly plants around – it’s also one of the most nutritious, with super seeds that are perfect powerhouses of goodness.
Hemp is one of the earliest domesticated plants known to man and has been grown for hundreds, and even thousands of years in many countries of the world. It is believed to have originated from the Himalayas, where in addition to its many usages, it was particularly beneficial in preventing soil erosion.
Hemp has been known to have over 25,000 applications. The key benefit of hemp is that it is such a sustainable and eco-friendly crop as well as being so useful. hence why it’s often called the “Miracle Crop”.
Hemp - Endless Possibilities
This plant can indeed provide us solutions to many of the critical imbalances we as an industrial culture have created in the brief span of the past few hundred years. From the production of all forms of paper products, to plastics as tough as steel, to fuel that can replace all oil, gas, coal and nuclear power consumption, to a rich source of vegetable oil and protein, to all manner and form of fabrics and textiles, to medicinal products for the management of pain, chronic neurologic diseases, convulsive disorders, migraine headache, anorexia, mental illness, and bacterial infections, to 100% non-toxic paints and varnishes, to lubricants, to building materials that can replace dry wall and plywood, to carpets, rope, laces, sails… the list rolls on and on and on.
However, hemp production was banned throughout the United States in 1937, believed to be a result of industrial conspiracy of paper and synthetic fibres manufacturers which saw immense potential of Hemp as threat. The ban was subsequently followed by other countries and it almost vanished until past few years.
Fast forward to today, many countries have started realising the immense potential and positive environment effect of hemp and it has been legalised in many countries as of now including India (few states) and list is growing. Here’s just a few hemp products that are making a comeback: