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10 Facts About Hemp Roots

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Here are 10 facts about hemp roots:

  1. Hemp roots have been used since ancient times. The first recorded use of hemp roots was discussed in Chinese medical literature over 5,000 years ago. It says that juice derived from hemp roots were used as a diuretic, and it was also used to stop hemorrhage in Chinese women after giving birth. Sometime during 77-79 CE, Pliny the elder, a known Roman historian, according  to him, hemp root was an effective remedy for treating gout, burns, joint stiffness, and other disorders.
  2. Hemp roots can reduce inflammation. This is because hemp roots contains a compound called pentacyclic triterpene ketones, which are known for its ability to effectively crush inflammation as well as bacteria
  3. Hemp roots supports liver health. Although the current research on cannabis roots’ liver-protecting properties is limited, studies have found that the ethanol extraction of hemp roots contains an antioxidant called friedelin, which is known for its liver-protecting ability.
  4. Hemp roots have lots of topical applications.  To treat a wide range of skin conditions such as burns, cuts, dermatitis, treat pimples, blisters, herpes, dysmenorrhea, sore throats, asthma, tension pains, headaches, and more. In a 1957 paper,
  5. Promotes healthy cell membranes. Not only were hemp roots have shown to have small amounts of choline. Water-soluble choline is believed to be an essential dietary nutrient that is precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine-vital to the development and maintenance of healthy cell membrane.
  6. Hemp roots contain important terpenes. Terpenes are one of the most important plants of a part, . And just like its leaves, the roots of the hemp plant also contain therapeutic terpenes which give it a fragrance and also have medicinal benefits. A 2016 study revealed that hemp root contains epifriedelanol, which shows potential as an anti-tumor compound.
  7. Hemp roots may help fight off cancer. In lab studies, extracts of a Malaysian plant called Phyllanthus watsonii was effective in inhibiting the growth of colon cancer cells. The plant extracts contained both friedelin and epifriedelanol, which are found in hemp roots. Apoptosis was also observed, a process where the cancer cells commit suicide.
  8. Cannabinoids present. Hemp roots contain trace quantities of cannabinoids. The concentration is minin but compounds such as CBD are existent in the roots.
  9. Used to stop bleeding. Hemp roots can be dried, ground and boiled for use as an anti hemorrhagic to stop bleeding. This was useful for post-partum bleeding after childbirth in ancient world.
  10. Hemp roots are rich in nutrients. Studies show that cannabis roots contain minimal amounts of cannabinoid acids, which can still contribute to better health and well-being when used regularly. Plant roots are responsible for finding and storing the nutrients that the plant needs to stay healthy, so it’s no surprise that its roots also contain choline, an important nutrient that plays many important roles in the body including nerve health, liver health, and brain health. Choline is also necessary for healthy cell membranes.