The Ancient Herb, re-discovered
One of the oldest domesticated crops known to man, hemp (or Cannabis Sativa L.) served a plethora of uses in the olden days - stretching from food and medicine to fibre and paper.
The Ayurvedic scriptures of ancient India spoke of hemp as one of the five holy plants and even
anointed it as the “sacred grass”.
With an abundance of nutritional, medicinal and industrial value, hemp has extraordinary potential to enhance our lifestyles and minimize our environmental impact.
Even though hemp and marijuana both belong to the ‘cannabis’ genus of plants, they have profoundly different effects - mainly due to the difference in THC content.
At N1rvana Organics, we only use the finest organic Himalayan hemp with only a negligible quantity of THC (less than 0.3%).
THC is the compound responsible for the ‘high-inducing’ effects of marijuana.
While marijuana can have up to 30% THC by weight, hemp contains very little - insufficient to produce any kind of psychoactive effect.
The New Wellness Obsession
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a cannabinoid like THC. However, unlike THC, consuming CBD will not make you high. In fact, it has been found that CBD can actually counteract the effects of THC and reduce the feelings of anxiety or paranoia that THC sometimes causes.
Widely praised for its countless health benefits including relief from pain, nausea, anxiety; there is even evidence that CBD may help serious conditions like arthritis, epilepsy, Crohn’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
CBD is also experiencing a surge of popularity within skincare, owing to its anti-ageing properties and ability to work wonders on problems like acne, inflammation and eczema.
And the best part?
CBD is much gentler than prescription medications and does not have any known side effects.
According to clinical studies reported by the World Health Organization, CBD is completely
safe even in large quantities.