India Hemp & Co. was created and is curated by Jayanti and Shalini Bhattacharya, two sisters living across the world from each other - one in Bangalore, India and the other in Barcelona, Spain. Their active life styles led them to explore healthy and natural alternatives to typical food choices in everyday life.
As a family of nature-lovers, we've spent a lot of our time in the jungles and hills connecting with nature and wildlife. We've come across a number of herbal plants including Hemp, which drew us in - locals in the mountains have been reaping-benefits of this highly sustainable plant for centuries now. Hemp is a gift from the Himalayas, waiting to be rediscovered and snatched back from the mists of time.
It is both nutritious and great for the environment, proven to be an effective tool against deforestation as well as in absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere - we now feel responsible for not just protecting it but actively promoting Hemp. Mis-understood for decades, Hemp is poised to re-emerge into the sunlight and take its place as a versatile and ultra-healthy lifestyle choice in nutrition, wellness & personal care and clothing.
As creative problem-solvers and entrepreneurs, we would like to merge our love for nature along with our worlds of sport, art, and business to demystify this plant and bring to your table some natural, nutritious goodness, from the hills.
Busting myths about Hemp
So, What is Hemp?
It’s our hero – and we’re here to spread the good word. Not only is it one of the most sustainable, planet-friendly plants around – it’s also one of the most nutritious super seeds that are perfect powerhouses of goodness.
Positively overflowing with Omega-3, 6 and 9 – and you can’t get better fats than these. Say hello to healthy hearts, brain boosting and great skin, hair and immune systems.
Complete protein that comes entirely from plants. No whey! With all 20 amino acids, including the nine essential ones, it’s pretty good stuff.
Packed with healthy fibre that’ll keep your digestion tip-top, and help stave off heart disease and diabetes.
Vitamins and Minerals
With Vitamin E for healthy skin and nails, iron for healthy blood and potassium to help your organs do their thing, hemp hits the nutritional jackpot.
Technically Hemp, or industrial hemp (from Old English hænep), typically found in the northern hemisphere, is a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products. It is one of the fastest growing plants and was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 10,000 years ago. It can be refined into a variety of commercial items including paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed.
Although cannabis as a drug and industrial hemp both derive from the species Cannabis sativa and contain the psychoactive component tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), they are distinct strains with unique phytochemical compositions and uses. Hemp has lower concentrations of THC and higher concentrations of cannabidiol (CBD), which decreases or eliminates its psychoactive effects. The legality of industrial hemp varies widely between countries. Some governments regulate the concentration of THC and permit only hemp that is bred with an especially low THC content, which is the case in India.
NDPS banned the production and sale of cannabis resin and flowers, but permitted the use of the leaves and seeds, allowing the states to regulate the latter. Cultivation of cannabis for industrial purposes such as making industrial hemp or for horticultural use is legal in India.
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