History and Uses

What, how and when

History

Cannabis Sativa L. has been considered as taboo since the beginning of the last century, but finally this plant is gradually coming back in the spotlight. Because Cannabis has so many different application methods and uses, “De Herborist” mission is to contribute to the rediscovery of this plant.

Uses

There are more then 200 uses for this plant from medicinal to industrial.
We work mainly with the raw plant material such as leaves, stems, seeds and flowers.
All our products are carefully extracted by our CGMP Certified lab, from oil to concentrate.

Ingredients we use

A quick overview of our most used ingredients

Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp seed oil comes from the small seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant. The seeds do not contain the same levels of compounds as the plant itself, but they have a rich profile of other nutrients, fatty acids, and other useful bioactive compounds. Since hemp seed oil contains no cannabinoids it is not psychoactive. It’s neither the same as cannabidiol (CBD) oil. The production of CBD oil uses the stalks, leaves, and flowers of the hemp plant, which contain a higher concentration of CBD, another potentially beneficial compound in the plant.

Skin

The oil from the hemp seed is highly nutritious and may be especially helpful for the skin. The vitamins and fatty acids in this oil may help keep the skin healthy and prevent breakouts. A 2014 study looking at the lipid profile of hemp seed oil found that it is rich in healthful oils and fatty acids. The abundance of fatty acids may make the oil an excellent choice for nourishing the skin and protecting it from
inflammation, oxidation, and other causes of aging. The authors of a 2014 reviewTrusted Source note that the topical application of hemp seed oil strengthens the skin and makes it better able to resist infection. The authors also suggest that hemp seed oil may be a helpful treatment for a range of skin issues.

Brain

The fatty acid content of hemp seed oil may also be good for the brain, which requires plenty of healthful fats to operate properly. Hemp seed oil is also rich in other compounds that may help protect the brain. A recent study Trusted Source in mice found that a hemp seed extract containing these active compounds was able to help protect the brain against inflammation. The authors note that hemp seed oil contains polyphenols, which may play a role in protecting the brain. Although these initial results look promising, scientists need to carry out studies in humans to confirm the benefits of this oil.

Heart

A 2014 review Trusted Source concludes that an increase in alpha-linolenic acid, one of the fatty acids in hemp oil, appears to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. This fatty acid, which doctors call linolenic acid, is also present in  fish oils  and flaxseed oil. However, the researchers call for more clinical trials to confirm these results.

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