Hemp & Calendula Salve 60 gram
Contains: Organic Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil, Calendula, Olive Oil, Beeswax, Lavender Essential Oil
Combined with Calendula to help relieve inflammation, the healing properties of Hemp Seed Oil provide quick relief from eczema, psoriasis and other skin rashes. This is a salve I have been working on to help my daughter with eczema she has suffered since childhood. Tired of doctors appointments and prescriptions with ingredients I could not pronounce, I researched, I tested on my guinea-pig, and found this combination to be the most effective and with fast acting results.
In the Garden
While growing Industrial Hemp in New Zealand is legal, you are required to first obtain a permit. As I am an urban farmer with a 1/4 acre section I do not have a permit, but am nonetheless still in amour of this miraculous plant. Industrial Hemp (Cannabis Sativa) is primarily grown, as its name suggests, for industrial purposes. However, as we are learning, Hemp has many other uses; ingesting hemp seed oil has multiple health benefits, as does applying it topically. But did you know that planting and growing Hemp can clean your soil?! A healthy Hemp plant will grow to 8ft tall and then some, it has a root system that extends meters into the subsoil. This healthy root system is not only aerating the soil, they are nutrient miners, absorbing and removing heavy metals that may have entered the soil through industry or poor management.
If, like me, you are unable to grow Hemp at home, fear not, because you probably have a ‘weed’ in your garden mining copper and removing heavy metals for you – Yarrow. Yarrow is a very underrated herb, in areas of your garden where plants will not grow, try letting some Yarrow take over for a while, if the soil is sick it will help clean it for you.