Until 1883, more than three quarters of the world’s paper was made from Hemp fibre.
The first Levi jeans were made of Hemp.
In Elizabethan times, farmers were fined for not growing Hemp;
A Hemp crop produces nearly four times as much raw fibre as an equivalent-sized tree plantation.
Trees take approximately 20 years to mature. Hemp takes 4 months;
Hemp fibre needs no pesticides;
Hemp needs no herbicides because it grows too quickly for any weed to compete;
Hemp paper does not need chlorine bleach, which pollutes rivers near wood-pulp paper mills;
Hemp paper is stronger, finer and longer-lasting than wood-based papers;
Hemp paper is used for bank notes and archival papers;
The earliest-known woven fabric was apparently of Hemp, which began to be worked approximately 8,000-7,000 BC.
For more than a thousand years before the time of Christ until 1883 AD, Cannabis/Hemp was our planet’s largest agricultural crop and most important industry for thousands of products and enterprises, producing the overall majority of the earth’s fibre, fabric, lighting oil, paper, incense and medicines, as well as being a primary source of protein for humans and animals alike
The word ‘linen’, until the early 1800s meant any fine fabrics made from Hemp or flax.
Cannabis oil was mentioned by name in the Bible. Apparently, etymologists at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, confirmed that ‘kineboisin’ (also spelled ‘kannabosm”) referred to cannabis used in a holy ointment. N.B. King James mistranslated the word as ‘calamus’ in his version.
Hempseed oil is said to burn the brightest of all lamp oils, and has been used since the days of Abraham. Scythians used to purify and cleanse themselves with Hemp oil, which made their skin “shining and clean”
Further, hemp fibre has been found to be a lighter, stronger alternative to fibreglass.
Hemp offers a valuable and sustainable fuel of the future, “growing oil wells”. Hemp has an output equivalent to around 1000 gallons of methanol per acre year (10 tons Biomass/acre, each yielding 100 gal. methanol/ton). Methanol used today is mainly made from natural gas, a fossil fuel. Methanol is currently being studied as a primary fuel for automobiles.
Henry Ford dreamed that someday automobiles would be grown from the soil. The Ford motor company, after years of research produced an automobile with a plastic body. Its tough body used a mixture of 70% cellulose fibres from Hemp. The plastic withstood blows 10 times as great as steel could without denting! Its weight was also 2/3 that of a regular car, producing better economy. Henry Ford was forced to use petroleum due to Hemp prohibition. His plans to fuel his fleet of automotive vehicles with plant-power also failed due to Alcohol prohibition.
Hemp grain does not contain the anti-nutrient trypsin inhibitors as found in soy milk.
Hemp contains 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids (EAAs) our bodies cannot produce. A high protein percentage of the simple proteins that strengthen immunity and fend off toxins.
Eating hemp seeds is said to aid people suffering from immune deficiency diseases. Hemp seed has been used to treat nutritional deficiencies brought on by tuberculosis, a severe nutrition blocking disease that causes the body to waste away.
Hemp is nature’s highest botanical source of essential fatty acid, with more essential fatty acid than flax or any other nut or seed oil.
A perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 Linoleic Acid and Omega-3 Linolenic Acid – for cardiovascular health and general strengthening of the immune system.
A superior vegetarian source of protein considered easily digestible.
A rich source of phytonutrients, the disease-protective element of plants with benefits protecting your immunity, bloodstream, tissues, cells, skin, organs and mitochondria.
The richest known source of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids.