What could be a possible common ingredient in textiles, paper, fuel, bio-degradable plastics and oil? The answer is, Hemp.
Its eco-friendly and industrial applications far surpass other plants and organic fibers. The most commonly used form of Hemp that is mass-produced for industrial use and associated products is the subspecies from the Cannabaceae Family of plants known as Cannabis sativa, which has been hailed as a versatile multi-purpose crop. With the sustainable development movement gaining pace, Hemp is the new eco-friendly alternative for conscious consumers. This new wonder crop presents an opportunity for producers and industrialists alike to tap into a previously unexplored domain of organic raw material.
Every part of the Hemp plant has the potential to be used for a myriad of different uses and applications which can be commercialized for environmentally friendly profits. Hemp is often confused with its delinquent cousin from the same family, marijuana, but both these sub-species have very stark distinctions which makes the former a wonder crop and the latter an undesirable narcotic. Hemp fibers were traditionally used to make ropes but with extensive research and development hemp now acts as a raw material input for many products ranging from skincare products to biodegradable plastics and bio-fuel. Hemp has also been found to have health benefits making it an essential ingredient in many health care products and food supplements.
Hemp is potentially the food for the body, the mind and the soul. With many industrialists now employing the use of its wonderful benefits in their products, Hemp is set to revolutionize the perception and application of organic raw materials. With its excellent durability and eco-friendly impact Hemp is set to become the new staple ingredient in almost all consumer products.