Article by Jessica Smith, Cannabis Life Network
For a plant that was highly appreciated in the past given its unmatchable benefits and value, cannabis has quite the opposite reputation lingering around now, although it is popularly (and illegally) used for recreational purposes all across the globe today.
The debate to prove whether it has health benefits lasted for almost as long as it has been used and recent studies have seen some positive results. This has led to it being extensively used for medical purposes, which then rippled into states like Florida with Medical Marijuana Dispensaries popping up amidst similar regularizing steps.
Cannabis plants, like a few others, are completely useful from its leaves to CBD-rich cannabis strains like Alaskan Thunderfuck to seeds. The seeds especially have been proven to contain various health benefits that the world is yet to know much about, and they are available in a variety of strains. For example, there are Kush seeds (which have its origins in the Hindu Kush mountains), Blueberry seeds, Purple Widow seeds, and even cannabis seeds that taste like chocolate.
But before diving deep into the variety, what good can the nutty hemp flavour do to your body? Read to find out.
1. It is a rich source of Omega-3 and Omega -6
Like fish oils, which are enriched with Omega -3 and Omega -6 fatty acids, hemp seeds also contain these fatty acids in a 3:1 ratio. These Omegas are essential for the production of the protein that is the basic building block of life. Cannabis seeds come handy for those looking for an alternate source to fish for Omegas.
It enhances the functioning of your brain which helps defend against mental disorders, dementia, and the onset of Alzheimer’s. It also helps with better cardiovascular functions and maintains blood pressure in our body.
The seeds are also rich in vitamins A, E, D and B, fibre, and minerals such as sodium, potassium, iron, zinc, and sulphur that are necessary for healthy functioning of our body. All this makes Cannabis seeds a great aid for people with low immunity. The presence of omegas also means the seeds aid in bringing better skin health, which can relieve conditions such as eczema and symptoms related to dermatitis.
2. To counter PMS symptoms
There are few natural sources that have been proven to have a positive effect on PMS symptoms. Apart from the previously mentioned Omegas, Cannabis seeds also contain GLA, or Gamma-linolenic acid, which is critical for influencing PMS symptoms as proven by studies. It is also said that the effects are strong and can be used to handle symptoms of menopause.