Industrial Hemp, or just plain Hemp as it is commonly known, is one of the oldest and most diverse cultivated plants in the history of man. Six thousand years ago, hemp was an important supplier of clothing, food, paper, cosmetics and medicine.
Today, society is moving toward a more holistic and healthy approach when it comes to our diet. This idea has highlighted food sources such as the hemp plant in terms of nutritional physiology. The hemp plant, particularly the phytocannabinoid, has gained popularity in recent years, due to its wide spectrum of ingredients and therefore also the diverse health benefits it possesses.
Aside from being a food source, the secondary plant substances (e.g. cannabidiol, CBD) have been used as a renewable resource in traditional medicine for thousands of years. Current scientific studies expect the hemp plant to have an enormous effect on medicine in the years to come.