February 26, 2009
The Many Uses of Hemp
The World’s Most Valuable & Versatile Natural Resource
STALK FOR FABRIC, FUEL, PAPER & COMMERCIAL USE
Hemp is dried and broken down into two parts: threadlike fibers and bits of “hurd”, or pulp. Each of these products has its own distinct applications:
· THE LONG BARK FIBER is cleaned and spun into threads and yarn for rope or knit or woven into a variety of durable, high-quality textiles for clothing, canvas and fabrics of many types and textures.
· THE INNER CORE that remains is called hemp hurds, with cellulose for tree-free, dioxin-free paper; non-toxic paints and sealants; industrial fabrication materials; construction materials; hemp-cellulose for plastic, and much, much more! Hemp is the best sustainable source of plant pulp for biomass fuel to make charcoal, gas, methanol, gasoline or even produce electricity.
SEEDS FOR OIL & FOOD
Hempseeds produce oil for cooking, lubrication, fuel, etc. The seed is a cholesterol-lowering source of full protein. Leaves and flowers are also edible.
FOLIAGE FOR MEDICINE, FOOD & RELAXATION
Cannabis has important medical value for easing pain, relieving stress and treating illnesses from glaucoma to cancer to nausea to AIDS and beyond. Hemp flowers and leaves are smoked or eaten for many therapeutic, religious and relaxational purposes.
ROOTED IN NATURE
Even the hemp roots play an important role: they anchor and aerate the soil to control erosion and mudslides. Hemp can save family farms, create jobs, reduce acid rain and chemical pollution, and reverse the Greenhouse effect.
Presented as a public service by the
Business Alliance For Commerce in Hemp
PO Box 71093, L.A. CA 90071
Hemp, Lifeline to the Future by Chris Conrad