Monday, February 23, 2009


Ralph Loziers, general counsel of the National Institute of Oilseed Products, told the Congressional committee studying marijuana prohibition in 1937 that, “Hemp seed is used in all the Oriental nations and also in parts of Russia as food. It is grown in their fields and is used as oatmeal.

Millions of people every day are using hemp seed in the Orient as food. They have been doing this for many generations, especially in periods of famine.” Now we know hemp seed is the plant kingdom’s richest source of life-giving essential fatty acids, and may well be a cure for cancer and heart disease.

HUMANITY’S BEST SINGLE FOOD SOURCE No other single plant source can compare with the nutritional value of hemp seeds. Both the complete protein and the essential oils contained in hemp seeds are in ideal ratios for human nutrition. Only soybeans contain a higher percentage of protein however, the composition of the protein in hemp seed is unique in the vegetable kingdom.

Sixty-five percent of the protein content in hemp seed is in the form of globulin edestin. (The word edestin comes from the Greek “edestos,” meaning edible.)

ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS The exceptionally high edestin content of hemp seed combined with albumin, another globular protein contained in all seeds, means the readily available protein in hemp seed contains all the essential amino acids in ideal proportions to assure your body has the necessary building blocks to create proteins like disease fighting immunoglobulin...antibodies whose job is to ward off infections before the symptoms of sickness set in.
Cannabis seed protein even allows a body with nutrition-blocking tuberculosis, or almost any other nutrition-blocking ailment, to get maximum nourishment. *
*Cohen & Stillman, Therapeutic Potential of Marijuana, Plenum Press, NY, 1976; Czech. Tubercular Nutritional Study, 1955.

VITAL TO THE IMMUNE SYSTEM Even more important to building a strong immune system, hemp seeds are the highest source in the plant kingdom of essential fatty acids. These essential oils, linoleic and linolenic acids, are responsible for the lustre in your skin, hair, eyes, and even your thought processes.

They lubricate (clear) the arteries and are vital to the immune system. These essential fatty acids were used by Dr. Joanna Budwig (nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize every year since 1979) to successfully treat “terminal” cancer patients, as well as those suffering from cardiovascular disease, glandular atrophy, gall stones, kidney degeneration, acne, dry skin, menstrual problems and immune deficiency.

This, as well as other research, prompted William Eidleman, M.D.; UCLA and R. Lee Hamilton, Ed.D., Ph.D. Medical Researcher-Biochemist UCLA Emeritus, to speak out on behalf of “the life-giving values” of Cannabis hemp.

They state: “These essential oils support the immune system and guard against viral and other insults to the immune system. Studies are in progress using the essential oils to support the immune systems of persons with the HIV virus. So far they have been extremely promising.”
What is the richest source of these essential oils? Yes, you guessed it, the seeds of the Cannabis hemp plant. ,..The insane, prohibitions against the most valuable plant on earth, Cannabis hemp, must yield to public demand. The promise of super health and the possibility of feeding the world are at our fingertips.” (December 29, 1991)

Misty Notes: This and bamboo is truly an answer to many of the world problems today in feeding, clothing and building this planet. Sadly, prohibition prevents us from feeding the world with this perfect protein. I add two tablesppons of this valuable protein to my green smoothie daily. Sprinkle over salads, add to smoothies, or add to your favorite trail mix for a great protein boost as well, EFA addition to your diet.

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