Uses of Industrial Hemp That Demonstrate Its Great Versatility
Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is a very versatile plant. There are references to its use in China more than 8000 years ago and it is also said that the sails of Christopher Columbus's caravels, the American flag and the papers with which the country's independence was declared were made with hemp fiber. Its value has endured to this day serving sectors as varied as textiles, food, automotive or construction. Furthermore, it is legal to grow industrial hemp in the European Union, as long as it does not exceed 0.2% THC, among other requirements. In addition, since it is a material with great medicinal applications, biodegradable and recyclable, there are many who are thinking of hemp as a perfect option to invest. One can talk about the usefulness of hemp, among other uses, for: The textile industry: clothing and accessories Hemp is considered the longest, softest and strongest textile fiber of plant origin. The fabric that is made with it can present different qualities, sometimes rougher, and others softer than cotton. It is also more insulating, cooler, absorbent and durable. Previously, it was the most widely used fiber and considered the standard for measuring the quality of other fibers. In one hectare of hemp plantation, twice as much fiber can be produced as in one dedicated to cotton. Also, hemp fiber needs less chemical fertilizers and water. Hemp does not require the many pesticides that are used for cotton and that spoil soils. Liberian fibers are mainly used for textile use; extracted from the main stem, they are longer and richer in cellulose. It can also be perfectly combined with other natural or synthetic fibers to confer greater flexibility and resistance to fabrics. Cellulose for paper and plastic Hemp is also famous for its cellulose production. With it, paper can be created, an ideal alternative to avoid deforestation caused by the paper industry, since these plants grow rapidly and are cut every year like another agricultural crop, obtaining a large annual tonnage of cellulose, fibers and oils at the same time, without having to cut trees, of greater ecological impact and slower growth. One hectare of hemp can produce four to five times more material than one of ordinary trees. Furthermore, hemp paper is considered to be stronger than, for example, wood pulp, and does not require acids or chlorine. It can even be recycled up to seven times compared to four times for conventional paper. Construction materials Almost all parts of a home can be made from hemp products. It is valid for creating bricks, concrete, plates and plaster. Although the star material is 'hempcrete', a concrete made of hemp. It is seven times stronger, weighs half and is three times more flexible than normal concrete, making it perfect for use on walls and foundations. In addition, it is a breathable material, which prevents moisture. With hemp fibers and a mixture of minerals and earth, resistant blocks and bricks and thermal and acoustic insulation can also be built. These same qualities make it possible to create materials to reinforce insulation in homes or to make pipes. Also, with hemp oil you can make paint. The food and nutrition industry The hemp seed is a great nutritional component. Thus, with all its properties it can be applied to multiple foods: oils, flours, sauces, infusions, drinks ... For example, hemp seed oil has a high content of highly valued polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as omega-6 and Omega 3. In addition, it is one of the foods richest in plant proteins and a good source of calcium and iron. So many are its health qualities that, in many cases, it is used as medicine. Although it not only stands out for its therapeutic or nutritional properties, its flavor also makes it a perfect ingredient for making iced tea, beer, wine or even milk. CBD flower EU, CBD flower for sale! Enjoy a safe smoke or infusing your own CBD recipes. Buy CBD Hemp flower direct from the Farm. European Grown CBD flowers, Licensed and Lab-Tested at 23% CBD! Shop CBD flower now at Hemptradesupply, an EU licensed Industrial Hemp grower and handler or CBD flowers derived from legal hemp.