International Journal of Innovation Scientific Research and Review
Vol. 05, Issue, 02, pp.4040-4046, February 2023
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CANNABIS SATIVA: Industrial hemp (fiber type) - An Ayurvedic Traditional Herbal Medicine
1, * Ravindra B. Malabadi, 2Kiran P. Kolkar, 1Raju K. Chalannavar
1Department of Applied Botany, Mangalore University, Mangalagangotri-574199, Mangalore, Karnataka State, India.
2Department of Botany, Karnatak Science College, Dharwad-580003, Karnataka State, India.
Received 28th December 2022; Accepted 29th January 2023; Published online 28th February 2023
This review paper highlights the medicinal importance of the hemp and hemp based products, hemp seeds, hemp oil, and hemp used in food
products. Based on the literature review performed, there is a significant scientific evidence that provides support for the usage of Cannabis sativa as a
traditional phytomedicine by folk medicine practitioners of India. According to Ayuverda in India, the medicinal value of the Cannabis plants was well
documented more than 3,000 years ago. The earliest written reference to Cannabis in India may occur in the Atharvaveda. India is the land of pharmacy and
known for Ayurvedic medicine. Hemp was mentioned in Ayurveda, as one of the medicinal plant used for many diseases. There are many growing Indian
companies (Bombay Hemp Company, BOHECO, Satliva, Hemp Fabric Lab, Vedi, Happy Hemp, SUI, Its Hemp, Bhu:Sattva’s, Health Horizons, Hemis,
Hemp Republic, Hempsters, B.E. Hemp, India Hemp Co., Inc, India Hemp Organics, Its Hemp, The Trost, and Gin Gin) involved in promoting the Indian hemp
products, marketing, R & D research, cultivation, harvesting, processing, manufacturing, trading, wholesaling, retailing, innovating, advocating and motivating
customers across India and around the world. This will help to boost the Indian economy and increase the productivity of the Indian hemp (fiber type).
Keywords: Ayurveda, Cannabis, Cannabinoids, Ethnomedicine, Folk medicine, Hemp, Phytomedicine, India, Industrial hemp (fiber type), Traditional medicine,
Ayurveda is a science of life with a holistic approach to
health and personalized medicine (1-9). It is one of the oldest Indian
medical systems, which comprises thousands of medical concepts
and hypothesis (1-9). Hemp was mentioned in Ayurveda, as one of
the medicinal plant used for many diseases (1-9). Ayurveda, the
traditional Indian medicinal system remains the most ancient yet living
traditions with sound philosophical and experimental basis (1-9).
Ayurveda is an age-old practice of medical treatment meaning “The
Science of Life”. The history of Ayurveda goes deep in the Indian
roots. It was developed more than 5,000 years ago in India (1-9).
Ayurveda is a contemporary and alternate form of medicine (1-9).
According to the World Health Organization, about 70–80% of the
world populations rely on nonconventional medicines mainly of herbal
sources in their healthcare (1-9). Public interest for the treatment with
complementary and alternative medicine is mainly due to increased
side effects in synthetic drugs, lack of curative treatment for several
chronic diseases (1-9; 82-85).
Ayurveda is based on a conceptual medical system that
seeks to balance three functional elements, called doshas, that the
human body is composed of, and are commonly represented as Vata
or Vayu (ether or air), Pitta (fire and water) and Kapha (phlegm or
water and earth) (1-9). India is a land steeped in faith and mysticism
(1-9). Interestingly, Ayurveda has the ability to treat many chronic
diseases such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and asthma, which are
untreatable in modern medicine (1-9). Unfortunately, due to lack of
scientific validation in various concepts, this precious gift from our
ancestors is trailing (1-9).
*Corresponding Author: Ravindra B. Malabadi,
1Department of Applied Botany, Mangalore University, Mangalagangotri-574199,
Mangalore, Karnataka State, India.
INDUSTRIAL HEMP (FIBER TYPE) HEMP: IMPORTANCE
Figure-1: Industrial hemp (fiber type), Cannabis sativa
Figure-2: Industrial hemp (fiber type), Cannabis sativa in the field.
Figure-3: The robust growth of Industrial hemp
(fiber type or grain type).
Industrial hemp (fiber type), Cannabis sativa (Figure-1, 2,
3) belongs to the family, Cannabaceae is considered as one of the
oldest plants of Asian origin particularly from India cultivated to
provide nutritional and medicinal benefits (10-71; 84-85). Cannabis
sativa L. is one of the medicinal plant known for fibre, medicinal,
psychoactive agents and oil. Industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is
an emerging food and fibre crop (10-70). It is a non-drug variety of
Cannabis sativa with low Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of
less than 0.3 per cent (10-71) (10-82). Industrial hemp (Cannabis
sativa L.) with proven applications, ranging from the textile,
construction paper industries, nutritional, pharmaceutical and
cosmetic industries (10-70). Cannabis was similarly bound to faith
and mysticism in India in the past, in the Hindu and Islamic traditions,
as well as in numerous other minority religions (10-70). Ayurveda,
combining the Sanskrit words for life and knowledge, is a system of
medicine intertwined inextricably with these traits (1-10). More
prominently known as Vijaya in Ayurveda, medical cannabis has
been one of the hottest topics of discussion (1-9). Vijaya is used in
different Ayurvedic classical formulations. The formulations are
classical as they are mentioned in the Ayurvedic texts thousands of
years ago. Any other new formulations are patented and are known
as Proprietary products (1-85).
Industrial hemp (fiber type), Cannabis sativa (Figure-1, 2,
3) has been used by innumerable ethnic societies in Asia.
Uttaranchal (India) is an ethnic region where the plant is a part of the
local culture (8-29). The increased penetration of medical products in
the market is due to technology-based solutions. The goal is to build
a technology that reaches the right people with the correct
medication. The preparation of Ayurvedic formulations has to be as
per the rules and regulations of the legislation. Cannabis contains
different types of compounds i.e. cannabinoids, terpenoids,
flavonoids, etc. There are more than 113 types of cannabinoids
present in cannabis out of which CBD and THC have therapeutic
effects. Cannabis is defined as the Ayurvedic Drug – Bhang (except
seeds), Siddha Drug – Ganja (except seeds), and Unani Drug –
Bhang and Charas. Various studies are being conducted on medical
INDUSTRIAL HEMP (FIBER TYPE) HEMP : BOTANY
Industrial hemp (fiber type) (Figure-1, 2, 3) is a short-
day plant, which means it requires a long period of darkness to
form flowers (13-70, 82). Short-day plants develop flowers only
when the day length is less than about 12 hours. Its flowering is
delayed by long days and hastened by short days (82-85). Shorter
days then typically trigger flower development. Industrial hemp
(fiber type), is primarily dioecious, that is, the pollen-bearing parts
are found in one plant and the seed-bearing flowers on another (20-
67) (83). Cannabis has a diploid genome (2n = 20) (82). The male
and female plants are not distinguishable before flowering (20-50,
83). The male inflorescence can be identified by the development of
round, pointed flower buds with five radial segments, while the female
inflorescence can be identified by the presence of calyx (15-70, 82).
Male plants die shortly after flowering (82). The female plants live
3 to 5 weeks until seed is fully ripe (15-70, 82). In a dioecious crop,
the number of female plants is 10 per cent to 50 per cent higher than
the number of male plants (82). There are a few monoecious cultivars
that have both male and female flowers on the same plant (11-70, 82-
The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act,
1985 (NDPS, Act and the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940),
Government of India, New Delhi, defines the scope of medicinal
cannabis. Under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. The medicinal use of
cannabis has been recognized and falls under the “List of
poisonous substances under the Ayurvedic (including Siddha)
and Unani Systems of Medicine” in Schedule E1 of Drugs and
Cosmetics Rule, 1945.
CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) : FSSAI REGULATION
In 2017, the FSSAI (FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS
AUTHORITY OF INDIA), Government of India, New Delhi issued
notices to hemp manufacturers, highlighting that the sale of such
products under the FSSAI label is illegal. After, 4 years and a couple
of successful hemp businesses later, it has come around on 15th
November 2021 FSSAI, recognized hemp seed and hemp seed
products as food (10-29). The notification regulates and allows for
sale of products derived from 'non-viable seeds of the cannabis
sativa/other indigenous cannabis species' (10-29). And the cultivation
has to, as usual, comply with the NDPS and state laws (9-30).
Medical cannabis (marijuana type) and Industrial hemp
(fiber type) (Figure-1, 2, 3) are two varieties of the plant Cannabis
Sativa (1-80). Industrial hemp (fiber type) refers to the non-
intoxicating cannabis harvested for the industrial use of its products
(1-80). In Medical cannabis (marijuana type), tetrahydrocannabinol
or THC, the psychoactive compound that makes one feels “high,”
measures at about 17-30%, whereas Industrial hemp (fiber type)
has to contain less than 0.3% THC to be sold legally (1-80).
Industrial hemp (fiber type) is used in a variety of commercial and
industrial products in India: textiles, paper, bioplastics, building
materials, body care, and now Gin-Gin (Figure-1, 2, 3) (72-85).
CANNABIS SATIVA: MEDICINAL VALUE
According to Ayurveda Cannabis was extensively used to
treat a large kind of ailments such as sleep problems (insomnia,
induce sleep, soporific); Arthritis and pain (gout, rheumatism,
cancer, and arthritic pain); Gynecological disorders
(dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, expedite delivery); Sexual
problems (erectile dysfunction, sex stimulation, low libido,
pleasant sensation); Gastrointestinal problems (diarrhea,
dyspepsia, strangulated hernia, poor digestion, dysentery);
Neuropsychiatric and CNS (paralysis, psychosis, insanity);
Infections and respiratory problems (tetanus, wound,
tuberculosis, cough, asthma); Cancer; and other ailments
including hypertension, headache, itch, increases bile secretion,
abortifacient, dandruff, fever, and urinary problems (1-85).
HEMP PRODUCTS: INDIAN START UP BIOTECH
Following is the list of Indian companies (Bombay Hemp
Company, BOHECO, Satliva, Hemp Fabric Lab, Vedi, Happy
Hemp, SUI, ItsHemp, Bhu: Sattva’s, Health Horizons, Hemis, Hemp
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Republic, Hempsters, B.E. Hemp, India Hemp Co., Inc, India Hemp
Organics, ItsHemp, Health Horizons, Hemis, TheTrost,and Gin Gin)
involved in promoting the Indian hemp products marketing,
research, cultivation, harvesting, processing, manufacturing, trading,
wholesaling, retailing, innovating, advocating both across the nation
and around the world.
1. Bombay Hemp Company
Bombay Hemp Company is widely known as ‘BOHECO’,
has partnered with The Hemp Factory, India’s first hemp-based cloud
kitchen (72-80). With BOHECO as collaborators, this vision to get
India to use hemp and its products to its full potential feels more
realistic than ever. Bombay Hemp Company, also popularly known
as BOHECO (Bo-hee-ko) is a privately held, social enterprise
headquartered in Mumbai, India. BOHECO was founded to research
on and promote industrial hemp, the super crop of our era in India.
BOHECO was formally registered under The Companies Act (1956)
on the 19th of January, 2013, with the operations ranging from
research, cultivation, harvesting, processing, manufacturing, trading,
wholesaling, retailing, innovating, advocating, creating a market for
and promoting Indian industrial hemp both across the nation and
around the world (72-80). BOHECO use public-private partnership,
contractual farming and processing, subsidiaries and collaborative
research models, all with an aim to build an industrial hemp
ecosystem or industry in India. The establishment includes the
superfood, and hemp in dishes made for everyone. Removing the
notion of hemp being included only in typically healthy meals, The
Hemp Factory caters to various kinds of foods. The aim of this cloud
kitchen is not to solely produce hemp-infused foods, but also to
further raise awareness about how hemp can help with several
ailments –– if not as a cure, but for management and on the journey
to better overall health. Located at Unit #2, Cama Industrial Estate,
Sun Mills Compound Rd, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra
400013, India. Further, BOHECO CANNABIS HEALTH &
WELLNESS CENTER 295, 100 Feet Road, Next to Glen's
Bakehouse, HAL, 2nd Stage, Stage 3, Indiranagar, Bengaluru,
Karnataka - 560038.
2. Hemp Fabric Lab
The ready-made clothes are always a more convenient
option. Hemp Fabric Lab is a brainchild of BOHECO (Bombay Hemp
Company). So for those who like complete control of the kind of
clothes they wear, Hemp Fabric Label, an initiative of BOHECO, is an
online store for sustainable fabrics made from hemp. BOHECO is an
agro-based enterprise re-imagining the future of Indian agriculture
and sustainable living with hemp as its lens (72-80). The goal is to
educate and advocate for industrial hemp, promote its benefits to
society and assist local farmers in cultivating the crop by providing the
best seeds and practices in cultivation techniques for poverty
alleviation and rural development (72-80). Their fabrics come in a
variety of colours, specific for different applications. Furthermore, also
choose the type of fabric of interest - handloom, knit, or woven. With
hemp at the core of its production process, Hemp Fabric Label’s
offerings are vast and can be suited to fit current market needs (72-
80). The Hemp Fabric Lab are dedicated to providing 100% hemp
fabric and blends with other sustainable fibers like organic
cotton, Tencel, wool, silk, yak hair, nettle, Bamboo, Lyocell (72-80).
Hemp Fabric Lab is located at Unit #2, Cama Industrial Estate, Sun
Mills Compound Rd, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013
Cannabis as a plant, and its flowers and buds (popularly
known as ‘Ganja’) are regulated as a “narcotic drug” under The
Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (NDPS Act),
but its leaves (popularly known as ‘Bhang’) seeds and fibres when
separated from the plant, or when separated, are not regulated as a
‘narcotic drug’ under NDPS Act (72-80). The fibre of the plant which
is used to make textiles is made from the stalk of the plant post
extracting the fibre through a technique called retting (72-80).
The provisions of the Act completely exempt the fibre and the uses of
the stalk and can be freely be used for textile applications. Therefore,
Hemp Fabric Lab are proud to announce that they have successfully
attained the permission to cultivate Industrial Hemp in India by
collaborating with the State Government of Uttarakhand (72-80). This
has enabled Hemp Fabric Lab to be one step closer to the 100%
“Make in India” initiative by producing Hemp fabrics from fibre to
3. Gin-Gin (Hemp-Gin)
Gin Gin is the newest spirit to join India’s
burgeoning Gin scene. Based in Goa, Khanna’s ingredients come
from across India, and amazingly and delivered via Amazon during
lockdown in India (72-80). Manufactured entirely in Goa, GinGin
sourced all its botanicals and ingredients locally from India. Made by
24-year-old Shubham Khanna, it took two years and 40 recipes to
get the product right, and ready to expand the marketplace (72-80).
Made up of nine unique botanicals, including hemp, Himalayan
juniper, coriander, lavender, rosemary, caraway seeds, cinnamon,
lemongrass, and butterfly pea flower, they have branded themselves
as India’s only single-shot distilled ‘hemp Gin (72-80). In this
regard, adding hemp as a botanical would help pique a consumer’s
curiosity (72-80). Currently, Gin is thriving in India and the most
recently, Terai from Rajasthan. Gin Gin is also out of Goa, hit markets
across India (72-80). Gin Gin is a soft drink launched at a few bars
and hotels across Goa and is now hitting the market in India’s
sunshine state, Rajasthan (72-80). In a country populated by rum
and beer drinkers, Gin had always remained the dark horse (72-80).
Shubham Khanna’s GinGin entered the market with a characteristic
new to in the Indian space – the addition of hemp. The addition of
hemp seeds themselves added a complex flavour. Gin Gin is also
India’s first, and currently only, hemp Gin.
The seeds are a part of the Industrial hemp (fiber type),
Cannabis Sativa plant that contains none too little
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the substance that produces
psychoactive effects. GinGin would be able to provide with the mind-
altering feeling that Cannabis provides (72-80). In fact, it is high in
proteins, fibre and healthy fatty acids. Completely legal and approved
by authorities in India, hemp seeds are not different from chia seeds
Satliva is a Bangalore, Karnataka, India -based hemp
shop boasts of the finest range of luxury chemical-free skin and
body care products (72-80). All their products are a combination of
hemp oil and other natural cold-pressed oils made freshly on order
(72-80). Satliva believes that Nature is the best Nurture and with
that, it brings sustainability home (72-80). A hemp shop based out of
Bengaluru, Satliva sources their raw material specially from the
foothills of Himalayas (72-80). The brand offers a range of the finest
chemical free products – all made with a combination of hemp oil
and other natural cold pressed oils (72-80).
Vedi works with the intersection between Ayurveda and
hemp. It calls hemp a ‘jewel in the court of Ayurveda’, and considers
the infusion of cannabis into Ayurveda quite essential (1-9; 10-80).
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Recognising the role that it has played in the historic practice of
Ayurveda, Vedi aims at using hemp to help India find its Ayurvedic
roots (1-80). Vedi Herbals is in the forefront of holistic healing and
Ayurvedic care (1-9; 72-80). The pioneer of cannabis medicines in
India, Vedi has brought the versatile healing properties of
Cannabidiol (CBD), oil to the people and has made natural
healthcare accessible (1-49). Vedi also makes hemp oil products for
hair and skin care, for a greener lifestyle. The journey of Vedi began
in 2016, when interacted with the tribal populace in Odisha while
travelling (72-80). Then wonderstruck by how farmers and their
families had beautifully internalized the principle of Ayurveda and
were living the ideal life (72-80). Vedi Herbals is a young and fast-
emerging enterprise for Herbal Healthcare and Body care
products, based in India (72-80).
6. Bhu: Sattva
A Gujarat-based organic clothing brand that makes use of
a variety of sustainable fibres including hemp (72-80). Bhu:Sattva’s
core philosophy works in the opposite direction as that of fast fashion.
Known for its vibrant colors that seem to be oozing out of nature’s
offerings like beetroots, pomegranate, tree leaves etc (72-80).
Bhu:Sattva’s designs are timeless and deeply rooted in the Indian
ethos. Known for its smart cuts, vibrant colours, and eclectic designs,
Bhu:Sattva is one of the few hemp-using organic brands in the
country that has been around for almost a decade (72-80).
7. B.E Hemp
Making ethically sourced hemp products available to all at
affordable prices at B.E Hemp. Furthermore B.E. Hemp covers all
bases when it comes to the hemp industry. B. E-Hemp sell products,
affiliate themselves with other brands, cater to wholesale needs and
also wish to push the hemp message by narrating their (and others’)
journey in the Cannabis domain (72-80). This Bengaluru,
Karnataka-based organisation’s original hemp products include All-
Natural Hemp Soap, All-Purpose Healing Salve and Unbleached
Hemp Paper (72-80). B. E-Hemp will also find stationery, wallets,
beanies and skincare products on their website (72-80). Bonus points
to B.E Hemp for their smart use of words such as ‘Add To Stash’ and
‘Blaze Through Our Shop’ – which is a good wordplay when we see
Perhaps one of the more well-known Hemp companies,
BOHECO has truly made its mark as a champion of sustainability in
the Indian market (72-80). The company assists local farmers in
cultivating the crop by providing optimum seeds and cultivation
techniques (72-80). From thereon, BOHECO ensures that it builds a
sustainable business model for economic, environmental and social
impact (72-80). In partnership with retreat Poonthottam
Ayurvedasram in Kerala, they provide Ayur-Cann therapies. One
should would book a stay immediately. Poonthottam Ayurvedasram
in Pallakad, Kerala is Asia’s first Ayurvedic-cannabis wellness
retreat (72-80). In partnership with the Bombay Hemp Company, this
holistic retreat focuses on Ayurvedic therapies, yoga, meditation,
diet plans, and more. Assisted by hemp or cannabis supplements (if
need), guests may be encouraged to incorporate all of this into their
daily lives after a consultation.
BOHECO, India’s premier Industrial Hemp & Medicinal
Cannabis Company, has constantly made efforts towards bringing
an assortment of haute couture sustainable organic fabrics, yarns and
blends to the Indian populace (72-80). BOHECO has a range of
apparel that all easily blend into the modern day aesthetic of
9. The Trost
The Trost’ when translated to German refers to solace
(72-80). Their sun grown hemp is ethically sourced and comes in the
form of hemp hearts, oil, protein powder, and more. With a promise to
transport to a place of bliss, the Trost also gave India its first hemp
10. Its Hemp
Its-Hemp has got it all apparel, food, accessories, gifts,
furnishing, and wellness products (72-80). Segregated under hemp,
cannabis, and Ayurvedic cannabis, one can pick products based on
their needs (72-80). They cater to friends parties
Its Hemp has got apparel food, accessories, gifts,
furnishing, wellness products. They even offer subscription-based
purchases of products such as oils and powders (72-80). Apart from
great products, Its Hemp can also educate themselves about the
Cannabis plant and hemp and where it stands in India. They even
have a Hemp Starter Kit for those who are just venturing into this
sphere (72-80). Its Hemp has ‘Pet Products’ section that extends
hemp care to furry loved ones. The hemp used is harvested in the
Himalayas in the purest form. Its products range into skincare as well
as wellness (72-80).
11. India Hemp Organics
Rohit Kamath and Loveena Sirohi, the brains behind
India Hemp Organics where Cannabis is perceived and consumed
in the country. Medicinal products catering to pain relief, better
sleep, and reducing stress were marketed by India Hemp Organics
(72-80). India Hemp Organics also retailed hemp hearts, hemp
powder, and hemp seed oil. Industrial hemp (fiber type)- Cannabis
sativa is a sustainable, eco-friendly and multipurpose medicinal plant
and this variety is known for storehouse of protein, fibre and oil (13-
80). Hemp is an important super food that contains plant-based
proteins. They also has a great source of healthy fats and essential
amino acids (72-80). When consumed daily, they improved overall
cognitive and physical performance (10-80). They also contain
significant amounts of protein that aids with muscle-building as well
(72-80). Loveena Sirohi, Co-Founder and Director, India Hemp
Organics, who provide sustainably sourced, non-GMO, 100% plant-
based, and preservative-free hemp (72-80). However, the amount of
protein and healthy fats in the hemp hearts and protein powders can
cause digestive issues if consumed improperly. “To avoid any issues,
India Hemp Organics recommended eating 2 to 3 tablespoons of
either hemp hearts, hemp powder, or hemp seed oil a day. Just 3
tablespoons of any hemp product contains up to 9.5 g of protein
which is almost as much as a single egg (72-80). CannaBliss’, that
consists of Cannabis leaf oils used for several purposes –
neurological problems, pain management, insomnia, side-effects of
chemotherapy apart from providing daily well-being.
12. India Hemp & Co.
Sisters Jayanti and Shalini Bhattacharya founded India
Hemp & Co. to bring together their passions of nature, health, art and
business (72-80). Apart from hemp products, the brand also gives
recipes for guidance about hemp products. A well-rounded approach
to integrating hemp in one’s daily lives. As seen on Shark Tank, the
brand’s courtesy also extends to dogs in the form of treats (72-80).
They offer Hemp Seed Trail Mix, Hemp Protein Powders, Hemp Seed
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Oil and more (72-80). They even have a hemp pack dedicated to
home chefs to help them add a new dimension in their dishes.
Additionally, they have a few hemp recipes up on their website as
Specialising in body care, Hempsters aims at offering their
customers luxurious, natural and completely hand-made hemp
products. They make sure to ingrain organic and age-old recipes,
too. Hempsters is a perfect mixture of the natural aesthetic and
sustainable skin care. Their products are available on Amazon.
14. Hemp Republic
Having chosen to be a part of the nationwide hemp
revolution, Hemp Republic caters to a variety of consumers across
India. The company is based in Telangana and manufactures hemp
fabrics, paper, yarn, and more. All of their products are made in
India and Fairtrade certified among other accreditations.
Hemis successfully ventures into lifestyle products such as
apparel, accessories, furnishing, footwear and stationery. Their
products use raw materials that are ‘responsibly sourced, earth-
friendly and completely organic. Not only does Hemis provide
guaranteed quality, but it also does not compromise on the design
and style in any way.
16. Health Horizons
Health Horizons will provide a superfood in diet and
improve overall well-being with hemp as food. Additionally, the
Health Horizons also provides delicious recipes using hemp
products and hemp information (72-80). Apart from Hemp Sativa
Nubs, Hemp powder and Hemp sativa oil in their armoury, and the
company also offers personal care products such as Lavender &
Hemp Face Cream, Aloe Vera & Hemp Body Butter and cold pressed
Hemp Oil (72-80). Health Horizons not only market quality hemp
products, but also important to educate its customer through its
‘Hemp Updates’ and ‘Hemp In The Media’ sections. (72-80).
Hemp being their ‘Star Fabric’ is an integral element of
most of SUI designs and helped to ensure that every new collection
has a unique ‘green’ heart (72-80). SUI's latest collection is inspired
not just by the raw beauty and cool coast of California. In addition
also by the importance of long-term survival of such natural beauty
which is only possible in a world where production is inherently
18. Happie Hemp
Happie Hemp, a biotechnology company is developing
Ayurvedic products derived from Cannabis leaf and Hemp leaves (1-
80). Entrepreneurs today are focusing on maximizing the efficacies of
Ayurveda (1-78). Enthusiasts are coming forward to expand the
tremendous potential of medical cannabis (10-80).
Industrial hemp (fiber type) is a crop with multiple uses
(Figure-1, 2, 3). Its exceptional functional properties, rapid
renewability and low environmental footprint are driving a number of
markets with strong growth potential. In comparison with other bast
fibres (such as from flax, kenaf, jute or ramie), hemp fibre has
excellent fibre length, strength, durability, absorbency, anti-mildew
and anti-microbial properties. Hemp offers super absorbency. This
quality is desirable for oil and gas cleanup, livestock bedding and
personal hygiene markets. Hemp is very high in tensile strength,
strength-to-weight ratio, flexural strength and ability to rebound are
desired benefits in bio-composites for automotive parts, aerospace
and packaging. The textile, paper and building markets have interest
in some specialty applications due to hemp’s durability, anti-microbial,
acoustic and aesthetic properties. There are many Indian companies
(Bombay Hemp Company, BOHECO, Satliva, Hemp Fabric Lab,
Vedi, Happy Hemp, SUI, ItsHemp, Bhu:Sattva’s, Health Horizons,
Hemis, Hemp Republic, Hempsters, B.E. Hemp, India Hemp Co., Inc,
India Hemp Organics, ItsHemp, Health Horizons, Hemis,
TheTrost,and Gin Gin) operations ranging from research, cultivation,
harvesting, processing, manufacturing, trading, wholesaling, retailing,
innovating, advocating, creating a market for and promoting Indian
industrial hemp both across the nation and around the world. This will
boost Indian economy and also hemp products in the market.
Today, the cost of health care is constantly rising, and
affecting people’s ability to afford health coverage. Drug-based
medicines are being unaffordable for economically poor countries like
India and problematic in the Western countries due to numerous side
effects. The drug should be the last rather than first mean of
treatment, beginning with the natural healing method like Ayurveda.
One of the Ayurvedic treatment modalities such as Panchkarma can
remove disease before its manifestation. Having all the above
beauties, Ayurveda is still lagging behind because of the lack of
scientific evidence in many cases and poor research methodology.
There is a ray of hope that in near future, hemp based healthcare
products will be in the market and customer demand for hemp
products is increasing. It is also a need to perform more biological
evaluation towards establishing therapeutic guidelines of Cannabis
and Cannabinoids and to provide a strengthened pharmacological
perspective about the prospects and challenges of Cannabis use in
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