the amazing hemp seed

The richest in Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) of all known vegetable oils is the freshly cold-pressed oil which comes from the nutty-flavoured Hemp seed.

Typically consisting of 60% Omega-6 and 20% Omega-3 EFAs, hemp seed oil provides an exceptionally rich source of both vital dietary fats in an ideal ratio for long-term human nutrition and well-being. It is also a good source of GLA (the active component of Evening Primrose oil, which is used in the treatment of cancer, pms, skin and joint conditions among others), vitamins A, E, B1 + 2, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and chlorophyll.

Hemp Seed oil can help to:

  • improve the condition of skin, hair and nails
  • increase energy, brain function, fertility and general well being
  • relieve p.m.s, i.b.s., aches, joints, stress, depression and high blood pressure
  • boost the immune system
  • reduce cholesterol and hardened arteries
  • treat eczema, psoriasis, allergies, diabetes and m.s.
  • protect against heart disease, arthritis, cancer and most degenerative diseases
  • contribute towards weight loss, by metabolizing fat and reducing water retention.
  • Its pleasant nutty flavour and creamy texture make it ideal for use in salad dressing, or as an accompaniment to any vegetable, grain or pasta dish, just as you would use olive oil. It can also be used as a supplement, the recommended daily intake being 1-4 teaspoons for children and 1-4 tablespoons for adults.
    It may also be used on the skin, as it is easily absorbable and moisturizing. The oil should be kept sealed and chilled in the refrigerator.

    Try this Hemp seed oil dressing: 6 tbs hemp seed oil, 2 tbs wine vinegar, juice 2 lemons, 2 crushed garlic cloves, half tsp ground cumin/coriander, black pepper.