Did you know hemp is a reference even in the generations-old texts of Ayurveda?
Whole hemp plants are a gift from nature that has been neglected for far too long. Hemp, one of the five plants considered sacred known as "bhang," was first found in the Indian foothills of the Himalayas. It is also mentioned in the Vedas. Since then, only the negative connotation that has been attached to it has prevented hemp from reaching every household in the nation.
Once its potential consumers are made conscious of its benefits, whether they be on the front of health or the industrial front, removing the misconception would not be very difficult.
In Ayurveda, hemp seed has an extended tradition of being utilized for spiritual and medicinal purposes. It is mentioned in early Ayurvedic writings like the Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, and Shargandhara Samhitas. The Ananda Kanda contains an entire chapter on hemp that goes into detail about its toxic effects, development, preparation, and use. Most people might be surprised to learn that hemp seeds have been utilized for a long time in Ayurveda.
Hemp in Ayurvedic Literature
Rasa Ratna Tarangini, a work of classical Ayurvedic research from the late 1800s AD, categorizes the hemp, or Vijaya as it is called in Sanskrit, as one of the 11 kinds of Upavisha. Poisons with a softer impact are referred to as upa-visas. Although the medical type of hemp lacks these characteristics, the hallucinogenic effects of commercial cannabis are sometimes mistaken for the drug's illicit effects.
As a result, Upavisha is a mild poison that has a gentler impact on a person's health and power. Thus, certain Upa-visas, like Vijaya, are frequently employed in the production of ayurvedic medications after thorough purification. According to Ayurveda, its purification is mentioned as Sweadana in Dugda. A method by which the hemp is tied in a cloth bag and boiled continuously in cow's milk for 3 hours.
Action of Hemp in Doshas
Doshas determine the state of health or disease in a human being according to Ayurveda. Hemp is indicated in all Doshas for the following reasons.
- They are especially healthy for people whose vata predominates since they are a little greasy (Sligdha), dulcet (Madhura), and heavy (Guru). Hemp seeds have a tamasic and somewhat sedative impact that makes them a very effective sleep aid, especially for Vata-dominant people.
- Additionally, they are incredibly effective at balancing Pitta, the dominant Dosha in the blood. Hemp seeds are an excellent source of iron, making them ideal for people who are anaemic.
- However, hemp seed's innate cooling (Sita guna) properties can aggravate Kapha in people who have a predominant Kapha constitution. If the gastrointestinal tract is extremely slow or sluggish, this is felt much more keenly. Consuming hemp seeds may cause slowness or congestion (Mandtva) in people with Kapha constitutions. Again, this is because the digestive system is unable to completely deconstruct the delicious but dense seeds. Thus, in people with Kapha predominance, it is always advised to consume Vijaya with Deepana Pachana herbs like Shundi (dry ginger).
From an Ayurvedic viewpoint, hemp seeds function as a healthy tonic that enhances the general durability of the heart and circulatory system. As long as the gut is healthy, hemp seeds can contribute to the development of cleaner, stronger blood.
About Ananta Hemp Works
Ananta Hemp Works is on a purpose is to advocate for the health advantages of hemp and offer all-natural hemp-based goods to assist people in leading healthier lives. We specialize in offering our happy customers the best lifestyle, well-being, and nutritionally dense goods to spread the word about this miracle herb.
We use this miracle hemp sourced from farmers in India under AYUSH guidelines for hemp cultivation and bring it to our customers in various forms. Including wellness, health, pet care, beauty and skincare.
Hemp Seed Oil
Yet another truly musical effect hemp has on the skin is in the form of our hemp seed oil. It can be used to massage your face, body, and even scalp.
- This cold compressed goodness.
- Helps to improve the original skin glow with its innate presence of Omega 3 fatty acids.
- Rich in essential acids it improves the quality of your hair and skin.
- The rich proteins in it help to optimize the protein structural layers of the skin.
- Its anti-inflammatory action relieves all signs of skin dysfunctions.
- Skin oxygenation and hydration are favoured with regular use of hemp Sativa oil.
It's totally up to you, pour a spoonful in your salads or even as cooking oil, but avoid high-heat cooking. With the never-ending combinations to try, hemp Sativa oil is your way to healthy eating habits.
Petwell Skin Repair
Here is a great hemp formulation for pets.
The condition of their coat or skin must always be maintained. Petwell Skin Repair consists of Vijaya leaf extract oil and Hemp seed oil.
• Reduce inflammation in the skin
• Reduce itchy scaly lesions on the skin
• Manages skin rashes and pain
• Lubricates skin with anti-inflammatory action
• Effective in bald patches left behind by previous wounds and surgeries
Spray about 2-3 sprays over the affected area.