Hemp in India - Products, History & Legality

Do you imagine the extent of goodness a simple herb such as hemp can make in your life if used in the right method? Here is how the authentic science of Ayurveda sees the power of this wonderful herb!

hemp oil and leaf

Have you wondered if there could be a remedy that could solve all your issues in one go? Have you wished to have that particular holistic approach for your well-being wherein your inner self is awakened?

Ayurveda is a holistic Indian science that focuses on uplifting an individual's health from within and then curing the ailments associated with dismantled food and lifestyle.

Ayurveda achieves its miraculous results with the use of potent herbs that connect you back to your roots.

One among various therapeutic plants, Hemp has seen a surge in popularity in recent years due to its unique properties.

What is Hemp?

For those who are still confused about this plant, here's the idea. Hemp also known as Industrial Hemp or Vijaya is a plant that is believed to have originated in Central Asia and later transported to different parts of the world including the Mediterranean. It can be used to create a wide range of products, specifically for medical and industrial use.

Hemp was an active member of Chinese medicine and also emphasized the Egyptian method of therapy.

Hemp in Ayurvedic History

Ayurveda explains over 8000 plant species throughout its Authentic texts and manuscripts. From its usage, therapeutic action, purification, effects of excess use, and many others.

Rasa Ratna Tarangini (Classical Ayurvedic text), classifies Vijaya as it is known in Sanskrit, as one of the 11 types of Upavisha.

They are moderate poisons with a milder effect on an individual's power and health. As a result, various Upavisha, such as hemp, are widely employed in the production of ayurvedic medications after rigorous purification.

In the case of Vijaya, Ayurveda advocates its purification by submerging it in Amla Kanji (sour fermented rice water) for 3 days and later sun-dried. 

Hemp Products in India

We here at Ananta Hemp Works offer the best form of hemp nutrition with the goodness of Ayurveda. The products are purified according to Ayurvedic principles and accepted by the AYUSH system of medicine.

The basic foundation of most of the formulations are:

Hemp Seed Oil:

hemp seed oil

  • Hemp oil has a general effect on the entire systemic functions, yet some of its exceptional benefits include:
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Anti-inflammatory action
  • Enhances skin glow
  • Helps in the lubrication of joints
  • Golden ratio of omega 3 and omega 6
  • Good source of vitamins and magnesium

Hemp Hearts:

  • It's the right nutritional supplement that helps to guide your metabolism. The extent of wellness offered by our hemp hearts is exceptional.
  • Great source of protein and fibre.
  • Improves digestive mechanism.
  • Regulates the pattern of weight gain
  • Also, a good source of energy and nutrition

Hemp Skin Care:

skin care products

  • Hemp Face Wash
  • Hemp Face Serum
  • Hemp Body Butter

The combination of these hemp extracts is further processed to form different formulations, from painkillers to metabolism optimisers to wellness stimulators.

We offer a wide range of authentic hemp products for different diseases including PCOS, Liver ailments, Cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes, Anxiety issues, and many other lifestyle ailments.

FSSAI Norms and Their Relevance

We can expect a new wave of outstanding goods incorporating hemp not only as Ayurvedic treatments but also as a potential nutritional supplement, according to the current amendments to food processing laws led by the Food Safety Standard Authority of India, which were announced in November 2021.

According to the latest amendment of the Act, "Hemp seed” can be sold as food or used as an ingredient for sale in different kinds of food products.

With this significant victory, India is building its hemp industry and is poised to take off, as hemp can now be sold as a certified food source.

The current FSSAI notification, recognizes hemp's nutritional worth as a potential food source rather than only an Ayurvedic herb, thus enhancing its reach to a wider public willing to attain wellness.

The Legality of Hemp in India

The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in India prohibits the production and sale of hemp flowers and resin though the seeds and the leaves of this plant are not in the purview of the NDPS act. This prohibition was enacted in the mid-1980s. Hemp had previously been widely planted and harvested in many states in this country. The state government of Uttarakhand has become the first in India to give a hemp farming license. Hemp can be grown legally as long as the Tetrahydrocannabinol concentration is less than 0.3 per cent. The state of Uttar Pradesh is the other one that has authorized hemp farming for research purposes only. Himachal Pradesh could be the third state to join the union shortly.

While the entire world has criticized this herb for its narcotic action, it's high time we ponder the positive side of the same plant.

Join us in our effort to bring up the ultimate goodness of this herb through the power of Ayurveda!

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