A Brief History of Hemp

Hemp uses

Hemp is one of the oldest crops improved by man. The history of hemp in the Netherlands goes back thousands of years. The stalk of the hemp plant produces one of the strongest natural fibres in the world. It was used, for example, for making rope, textiles and paper. Furthermore, the seed of the hemp plant contains highly nutritional oil which was not just used for human and animal consumption, but also as lamp oil and to make soap and paint.

Hemp extracts have been used for many purposes dating back to the ancient Chinese Pharmacopoeia, estimated at year 5,000 BC. Cannabis and hemp products were considered medicines and readily listed in the US Pharmacopoeia from 1850 through the early 1940′s.  Cultivating hemp was banned in the United States in 1937.

Recent scientific research has shown that humans (and all mammals) have an affinity for these cannabinoids.  Mammalian cells contain two known receptor sites on cell membranes for various cannabinoid compounds.  Humans can supplement any potential deficiencies in their endo-cannabinoid systems with plant-derived phyto-cannabinoids, such as our CBD products. Phyto-cannabinoids have also been found in flax, cloves, hops and black pepper.

Combining the latest scientific research with innovative thinking, Dixie Botanicals has created proprietary formulations that help the body and mind to promote internal wellness. Their unique over-the-counter nutraceuticals include dietary supplements containing naturally occurring Cannabidiol (CBD) from industrial hemp.

When derived from hemp stalk, the hemp oil constituent CBD is considered a food nutrient or dietary supplement, delivering the benefits of cannabinoids without the psychoactive/euphoric effects of THC.  There are over 400 constituents found in marijuana/hemp.  Their present dietary supplement products contain industrial hemp whole plant extract from stalk and from isolated strains or “cultivars” of hemp that provide significant quantities and concentrations of CBD.

Long cultivated as a valuable companion plant for humans, hemp is now becoming a popular nutritional supplement. Dixie Botanicals hemp oil is derived from the stalk of a specific cultivar of the industrial hemp plant. Using this blend of science and nature Dixie Botanicals offers products such as Dew Drops Hemp Oil Tinctures and Hemp Oil Capsules to assist in promoting overall wellness and easing anxiety due to everyday stress. Hemp Oil Salvation Balm utilizes hemp oil constituents to support and assist tired muscles.

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