Сannabis seeds have been successfully used to treat atherosclerosis, eczema, and ADHD

A study published in the Journal of International Medical Research reports that hemp seeds have successfully been used to treat atherosclerosis, eczema, and ADHD. They are also a useful bulk-forming laxative that can improve the frequency and consistency of stools. Furthermore, according to the University of Michigan, hemp seed extract contains an unidentified compound thought to help boost learning and memory function and enhance the immune system.6 Researchers there discovered that hemp seeds stimulate a brain chemical called calcineurin, which plays a crucial role in healthy brain synapse activity. The Journal of Pharmacology, Biology, and Behavior published the results of a study that showed that calcineurin increased both brain and immune function in mice. A follow-up study showed that calcineurin could repair learning and memory skills previously affected by chemical drug addiction.

Hemp seeds contain a high content of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids

The high amounts of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as the phytosterol content, found in shelled hemp nut, are known to have a beneficial effect on cardiovascular health, by reducing blood cholesterol levels, reducing arterial thrombosis and decreasing the thickening of artery walls with fat deposits that cause atherosclerosis. Furthermore, phytosterols have been shown to reduce total serum cholesterol by an average of 10% and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol by an average of 13%. Phytosterols may offer protection against colon, breast, and prostate cancers.

Additional evidence of the benefits of cannabis seeds

A diet containing the correct balance of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids may also help delay or reduce neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s syndrome. Additionally, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) contained in hemp seed is effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis and active synovitis, and may also be helpful for osteoporosis sufferers. There is further evidence to suggest a beneficial role for hemp seeds in combating irritating skin disorders.

Risks and side effects of using cannabis seeds and oil

As the oil in hemp seed is known to inhibit platelets (tiny cells that help with blood clotting) anyone taking anticoagulant drugs should be aware that there is a theoretical possibility that bleeding could occur. This is only speculative; if there is an issue it is caused by the toxic pharmaceutical drugs, not hemp seed. Overdose or drug interactions with the oral anticoagulant warfarin (Coumadin) can lead to lethal toxicity, as can exposure to super-warfarin (also known as long-acting anticoagulants). Warfarin is the primary toxic agent used in rat poison; rodents that ingest it crawl away and bleed to death from all orifices. If you are taking toxic anticoagulants, consult your physician before starting any hemp seed treatment.