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6 Fun Facts About Hemp

King Henry the Eight required farmers to plant hemp.

According to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in "1535 Henry VIII passed an act compelling all landowners to sow 1/4 of an acre, or be fined." Hemp was used to help build the English navy, and the crown needed the fiber for ropes, sails, and other items. To read more about hemp in Tudor England, please click here.

Evidence shows CBD can help deter early onset familial Alzheimer's.

CBD, the most prominent cannabinoid in hemp, has evidence to suggest it can help deter early onset familial Alzheimer's Disease. In a study conducted by Agusta University, they concluded, "A two-week course of high doses of CBD helps restore the function of two proteins key to reducing the accumulation of beta-amyloid plaque, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, and improves cognition in an experimental model of early-onset familial Alzheimer's". To read more about the study and its next steps, please click here.

CBD's anti-inflammatory properties have the potential to help those with Eczema.

In a study published by the National Library of Medicine, researchers studying the therapeutic effect of CBD-enriched ointment in inflammatory skin diseases and cutaneous scars found, "the results showed that topical treatment with CBD-enriched ointment significantly improved the skin parameters, the symptoms and also the PASI index score."

To read more about CBD and Eczema, please click here.

Hemp seeds contain protein and fiber.

According to Medical News Today, "These small, brown seeds are rich in protein, fiber, and healthful fatty acids, including omega-3s and omega-6s. They have antioxidant effects and may reduce symptoms of numerous ailments, improving the health of the heart, skin, and joints." To read about the current research of hemp seeds as a food source, please click here.

Ancient Egyptians made papyrus out of hemp.

Besides using hemp for medicinal purposes and clothing, ancient Egyptians used hemp to create papyrus. The goddess of the written word, Seshat, is even depicted with a cannabis leaf above her head. To read more about ancient Egypt and cannabis, please click here.

Studies suggest CBD can help as a sleep aid.

In several studies, CBD was shown to have sedative properties. Participants in the study noted improved quality of sleep. To read more, please click here.

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