Amazing Benefits of Hemp Seeds (Bhang Beej)
Many types of seeds are found all over the world and we use many of these seeds in food and juice etc. So far we have been using seeds like; linseed seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds, but today we will talk about the amazing health benefits of Hemp Seeds (Bhang Beej) which you must have heard but would have hesitated while using it.
There is often a belief in the minds of people regarding hemp seeds that it (cannabis seed) leads to intoxication, whereas it is not so. Hemp Seeds are nutritious and medicinal seeds, the use of which gives relief from various diseases. Of course, when these seeds are used in limited quantities, it acts as medicine.
If you have not used hemp seed till now or you are afraid to use it, then no need to worry !! We are going to tell you about its benefits and uses so that you too will definitely start using it.
What is Hemp Seed?
Hemp seeds come from the Cannabis Sativa or Hemp plant. They are spherical in shape and light brown in color. The taste of these seeds is as rich and delicious as walnuts. Apart from this, their nutritional value is also very high. These seeds contain better quality protein; good fat and a lot of dietary fiber.
Hemp is a useful part of marijuana, which contains a very small amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and has no psychoactive effects. They may seem like small seeds in appearance, but they are rich in nutrients. Hemp seeds are an excellent source of protein.
If hemp seeds are used properly, then they prove to be beneficial for health. The special thing is that about 9 types of amino acids are found in hemp seeds, which humans cannot get naturally. Hemp seeds are the main component of protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants through which you can make your body healthy by taking it in a balanced proportion.
What hemp seed plant looks like?
The scientific name of the cannabis plant is Cannabis Satva, which has an average height of 4 to 8 feet. There are two species of the cannabis plant, male and female. The male species of cannabis is known as Bhang and the female species is known as Ganja.
Nutrients found in hemp seeds
Hemp seeds are beneficial seeds and various types of vitamins, proteins, minerals, and antioxidants are found in it such as protein, calcium, magnesium, potassium, omega 3 fatty acids, iron, omega 6 fatty acids, carbohydrates, fiber, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, copper, vitamin E, sulfur and anti-inflammatory substances are found in high amounts.
Where are hemp seeds produced in India?
Cannabis cultivation or rather its production is being done in India for many thousands of years. This is a plant that automatically grows in someplace, due to which they are available in abundance. There are some states in our country such as Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal where it is cultivated in large quantities.
The Uttarakhand state government has become the first one in India to issue a license for hemp cultivation. One can legally grow hemp provided the THC content is less than 0.3%. Uttar Pradesh is the other state that has legalized hemp cultivation.
Benefits of Hemp Seeds
Friends, in our Ayurveda, a detailed description of hemp seed has been mentioned already. It is used as medicine in many types of diseases of the body. The World Health Organization has also talked about using it only in the form of medicines and it has also been said that with its proper use, the body can be saved from many diseases.
Till now people used it just as a drug, but due to awareness among people, today the whole world has started using hemp seeds ONLY as medicines. Let us introduce you to the benefits of hemp seeds.
Hemp seed makes your brain active
In today’s changing lifestyle and increasing competition, our brain has started working like a machine, due to which about 80% of people go through unnecessary stress and mental disorders every year. Due to this, they are getting irritability and memory loss. It has been seen/observed that hemp seeds contain happy hormones like dopamine and antioxidants and anti-inflammatory elements, which help you to stay cool and keep your brain cool and active. But, make sure before using it, take proper consultations from your health expert.
Helps to control bad cholesterol – LDL & Triglycerides
We all know that if the amount of cholesterol in the body is balanced, then it is fine, but if cholesterol becomes imbalanced and the amount of bad cholesterol increases, then it is fatal for our heart, and if it goes to a higher level than it becomes the cause of heart attack and stroke.
Therefore, you can reduce your increased bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides by using hemp seeds by asking your health expert. The fatty acids (phytosterols) work against harmful cholesterol. Research suggests that hemp seeds reduce LDL by up to 20%.
Hemp seeds are a great remedy for insomnia
Insomnia means not being able to sleep. In today’s changing environment, eating habits, stress, worrying about life, and not sleeping on time are its main symptoms. Due to lack of sleep, the body suffers from many serious diseases and for that, we take allopathic medicines. In a long run, we used to suffer from kidney and liver diseases. Hemp seed can be used to remove such side effects as well as it is very much helpful in resolving the problem caused by insomnia.
Magnesium, antioxidants, and fiber are found in hemp seed, which manages the hormonal changes happening in our body and relieves the problem of insomnia. But we will always tell you that if you have such a problem, then, first of all, take some medicine with the advice of your health expert or doctor.
Beneficial in skin-related diseases
Skin-related diseases almost happen to everyone and especially dreadful diseases like eczema, sunburn, freckles, nail pimples, ringworm, and psoriasis. If they are not treated in time, then they take a terrible form later. Vitamin E, antioxidants, sulfur, and anti-inflammatory elements found in hemp seeds are helpful in reducing all these diseases. Hemp seeds can also prove to be helpful for harsh ingredients and sensitive skin.
Helps benefit in removing bone disorders
Bones and muscles are found in almost all parts of our body. When these bones and muscles do not get the proper amount of nutrients, then we must understand that there are some issues. Due to which the bones start weakening and the muscles start losing their suppleness. Calcium, potassium, magnesium, proteins, zinc, and antioxidants are found in hemp seeds, which prove to be very helpful in strengthening our bones and inflammation of the body. Along with this, they also control the inflammation in the body.
How to use hemp seeds or bhang ke beej?
Friends, you must have come to know what are hemp seeds and in which it is used. But you shall how to know how it is used.., so let us know.
- By grinding hemp seeds, you can use them in any healthy liquid substance.
- It is often taken in cold milk by adding dry fruits.
- The hemp seed powder is used in salads
- Hemp seeds are also used in porridge.
- You can also use hemp seeds as chutney
- The seeds of the part are used as medicine and have a great effect on Ayurvedic medicines.