Hemp is one of the oldest plants cultivated by man. In Neolithic times, it was cultivated for its medicinal properties and its use as a textile fibre. Since then, our researchers have discovered a multitude of possible uses for it in many different fields.
Hemp seeds can be used in cooking, as bird food or as bait for fishing. When squeezed, they make an excellent edible oil rich in omega-3 and 9, or an oil used in cosmetics for its repairing and moisturising properties. The solid fibre of the hemp stalks can be used in insulation, in the creation of paper pulp, in the creation of clothing or even as a material of the future: car bodies made of hemp fibre. Inside the stalk is a kind of small straw, called chenevotte, which will be used: in horticulture, in construction for the insulation of buildings, as bedding for animals and many other functions.
In short, hemp is a multi-faceted plant that can be found everywhere in our daily lives: we can be dressed in hemp, we can eat hemp, we can be insulated thanks to hemp, we can have hemp-based cosmetics...
Cannabis sativa is the botanical name given to cultivated hemp. This plant contains more than 100 cannabinoid molecules. The most studied and known positive effects on health are divided into two categories. On the one hand, we have the most well-known molecule, CBD, but also CBDA, CBDV, CBC, CBG and THCA, each of which is known for its different positive properties on our body (anxiolytic, immunosuppressive, neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory).
On the other hand, we have the so-called psychoactive molecules, but not all of them have an intoxicating effect. CBN, THC and its precursor THCV will also have therapeutic virtues such as anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, sedation or positive effects on psoriasis for example.