How many uses for hemp?
How many uses for hemp?
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Hemp has so many uses. There are four main parts of hemp that are used: the fibers, the shives or hurts, the leaves and flowers, and the seeds. From these four parts, you can make paper, clothing, fabric, rope, and building materials, including plastic.
Thousands, literally thousands. From medicine to toys, construction to clothes, hemp is exceptionally versatile. Now that manufacturers are free to consider what they can make from hemp, I’m sure we’ll start seeing more and more things. And hopefully, people will see how much better for the planet hemp alternatives are!
Geez this is a great question. There are soooo many uses for hemp. I think there are probably more than we could ever know. Hemp works well as a treatment for various ailments such as dry skin conditions and nail fungus as well as working as an anti inflammatory. Hemp can be used in food products, in beauty and personal hygiene products as well as a textile.
The best thing about hemp is that it is natural and the impact on the environment is a lot less than with other types of products and materials.
Piggybacking off of Hempmaster, there are over 25,000 different uses for hemp, which is pretty mind-boggling… It can be used to produce nearly all of the things we use on a regular basis–fuel, concrete, plastic, rope, cloth, and Henry Ford even used it to create a car–the metal was something like ten times stronger than steel! Aside from industrial applications, it is also effective for a plethora of medical issues when applied topically or ingested, and it is also a nutrient-dense superfood that provides the perfect ratio of fatty acids.
What I find to be even more remarkable than the crazy amount of uses, is the punch it packs, cultivation-wise. One acre of hemp can produce the same amount of cellulose as four acres of trees. Not only is the cellulose content higher, but hemp requires less chemical processing than trees do to separate the non-cellulose portions… The chemicals used in this process is a large part of the reason that paper mills are within the top three causes of toxic pollution and energy consumption! With proper timing and environmental conditions, more than one crop may be grown annually, which gives hemp a vast advantage over trees, which take decades to reach maturity. Furthermore, the footprint left by hemp cultivation is negligible–no more traumatic than your garden, opposed to the scarred landscapes and impact on water sources created by logging.
While it cannot be used for everything, it can be used for a variety of products. in varying industries, such as the plastic industry. The most popular uses nowadays is for health foods, body care, clothing, and plastic composites. In 2020, NASA actually sent hemp to the ISS for it to be studied in the uses of space travel and surrounding topics. The possibilities could be endless!
According to a Forbes article, I read a while back hemp can be used for over 25,000 different products!
Hemp right now is the material for the future and already considered a bioplastic. What can hemp not do?!?