Sunday, July 8, 2007

To Hemp or Not to Hemp?????


So Yesterday I talked about the benefits of rosemary. But do you know of another "miracle" plant?? This particular one, is probably the greatest one, because it can do so much for you.

Hemp!!!!

You might have been wondering, why every one has been turning into a sober version of a "weed head". Hemp has been popping up every where. Hemp is in food, in clothes, and in cosmetics. Hemp is also now used for Fuel, in paints, in cleaners and even being used for building constructions. Why??? Here are some reasons:

  • Foods
Hemp contains a balance of nutritional benefits, making hemp the world’s premier food source. Hemp seeds have fiber, protein and essential fatty acids (EFAs).

  • Fuel
If the government would allow it. If we planted at least 6% of the continental U.S. This could satisfy all America's energy needs. Hemp is Earth's number-one biomass resource; it is capable of producing 10 tons per acre in four months. Biomass can be converted to methane, methanol, or gasoline at a cost comparable to petroleum, and hemp is much better for the environment. Hemp can produce 10 times more methanol than corn. Hemp fuel burns clean. Petroleum causes acid rain due to sulfur pollution.The use of hemp fuel does not contribute to global warming.

  • Clothing and Textiles

Hemp is the standard fiber. It is know for its strength and durability. The latest fad these days, is mixing the hemp fibers in with other fibers. Like, hemp silk, hemp cotton, or hemp wool. Hemp is taking the fashion industry over by storm. More and more, people have discovered that hemp blended materials are stronger and longer lasting than that average polyester blend or even 100% cotton blend. Products range from rope to fine laces to dynamite to Cellophane!

And what use does it have regarding cosmetics??? Hemp Oil provides your skin with 3, 6, and 9 nutrients (omega)...

Hemp is truly amazing (inside and out)... In fact, if your planning to become more ECO friendly. You should join the "HEMP MOVEMENT", which is basically taking out the harmful chemicals and poor fabric, and replacing it with hemp in your regular shopping list.

For more information, check out: http://students.ou.edu/W/Elicia.A.Wallach-1/hempcopy1.htm

3 comments:

SassyKittie said...

Very cool and informative =)
your blog is awesome! and thank you for visiting mine!

Sassy

SassyKittie said...

! and upon further reading; you did your own artwork??? Kudos; you are a talent lady! =)

Retro Writing Magazine said...

very imformative...didn't know hemp could be used for other things.