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Hemp plant is linked to cannabis sativa strain, a dioecious plant whose variants are mainly indigenous to India, Europe and western Eurasia. The hemp plant dates back to 10000 years and has been referred in many civilizations across the globe. It has many useful properties and can be used to make fibers for cloths, paper and in cosmetics products in the form of oil and other derivatives.
Marijuana, Hemp & CBD: Know the difference
The cannabis plant is comprised of more than 80 biologically active phytochemicals. Still amongst all CBD (cannabidiol) & THC (delta -9-tetrahydrocannabinol) are popularly known. Cannabis or Marijuana belongs to the Indica and comprise of high THC content which is responsible for the mind altering effects experienced by the marijuana smokers.
On the other CBD is known to have extraordinary medicinal properties suitable for effectively treat a range of medical conditions. The Hemp Plant has less than 0.3% of THC and comprises a high amount of CBD content suitable for making quality natural wellness products.
This makes hemp an ideal ingredient to formulate cosmeceuticals. It is generally used in the form of Hemp seed oil, which is an extract collected directly from cannabis Sativa plant seeds. It has a high content of essential fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids & other nutrients which makes it a fantastic emollient with very effective moisturizing properties. Due to these qualities, it is being increasingly used in many skincare products like serums creams, and massage oils.