3 Alternative Uses for Cannabis Seeds

3 Alternative Uses for Cannabis Seeds

Cannabis seeds can be used for a variety of purposes other than planting. These range from personal to industrial use. And, in fact, humans have been taking advantage of all of these different uses for a long time. The seed of the cannabis plant is more than just for planting more cannabis, although that still is a very good purpose for it. It can be used for fuel, for industrial products, as well as for food. This article delves into 3 of these alternative uses.

Cannabis seeds do not just have a nutritional benefit — they actually offer the environment a safer and more efficient solution to a lot of the problems that we are being faced with today. There are so many ways that cultivating cannabis has encouraged the expansion of consciousness in society, and it continues to do so by being one plant with so many different uses. All of its constituent parts have a purpose and a way that humans can use it, and it is no different for the seeds.

Food for thought!

With the amount of food products on the market that are genetically modified or factory made, it gets harder and harder to come across natural products. This means that it gets harder and harder for people to fulfill their dietary requirements and maintain good nutrition. Well, without surprise, cannabis seeds work as human food. So, if you are growing your own plants and find yourself with a bunch of seeds, you can go ahead and eat them.

Eating a handful of roasted cannabis seeds or hemp seeds every day keeps your body nourished with all the protein and amino acids it could possibly need. They also contain vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to the human body. The seeds of the cannabis plant can be used to treat a range of medical conditions simply by eating them, such as arthritis and for faster recovery after injuries. In fact, cannabis seeds are arguably the most nutritious seeds on the planet for human consumption.

The ways to use cannabis seeds for food are endless. Simply by shelling them and grinding them into a sprinkle, they can be sprinkled on toast or fruit. They can be blended into smoothies with a myriad of other beneficial ingredients, or they can be infused into bread or cake recipes. They have a nutty flavour and are a great source of nutrition for the human body.

Cannabis seeds to make oil

There are two types of cannabis oil — one is the kind that is made out of the buds that is for smoking or ingesting orally for medicine. The second is the kind that is made out of the seeds and is used as an ingredient to make a whole range of industrial products. Actually, the amount of industrial products that can be made out of all the parts of the cannabis plant is quite astonishing. Cannabis is one of the most resourceful plants on the planet.

So what exactly can an industry do with the oil made out of cannabis seeds? It can be used as an ingredient to make paints, lacquers, varnishes, and lubricants. The oil of the seed can also be used in cosmetic products such as creams and skin treatments.

The most famous use of the oil of cannabis seeds is credited to Henry Ford. In fact, he made an entire car out of all of the different parts of the cannabis plant and all of the different fibers that can be produced from it. However, the oil was specifically used as a fuel in substitute for non-renewable resources such as coal. The seeds of the cannabis plant have the potential to run a car far more efficiently than coal and with no detriment to the environment. This same oil that Ford used to fuel his car can also be used to fuel lamps and almost any other piece of equipment that might require fuel.

Animals love cannabis seeds, too

As it turns out, humans aren’t the only animal on the planet who enjoy the taste of cannabis seeds. There are ways you can use the cannabis seed to improve the health of your pet or to deter a pest!

Cannabis seeds are a delicious treat for hamsters and rats, so if you’re having a pest problem, you can use seeds to catch them. They gain a tolerance quickly, so there’s no chance of poisoning them. The seeds can also be used as an alternative to fishing bait, as fish seem also to enjoy the taste of these seeds.

If you happen to have a pet bird, they will also happily chew away on cannabis seeds. For the bird, it is said to cause more copulation, which means more breeding if you’re looking for your two lovebirds to mate.

There are so many different ways that the cannabis seed can be used to benefit on a personal level, as well as on an industrial level. It’s no surprise, given how many other purposes human beings have found for all of the constituent parts of this plant. Cannabis truly is one of the most resourceful plants on the planet, from its seeds all the way through to its flowers.


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  • Author_profiles-WSS-Emma Ryte

    Emma Ryte

    Born in Germany, lived in England my childhood years and spent my high school era in the US. My parents are basically hippies and that is why I have had the possibility to speak freely and explore my passion for the cannabis plant. My love for writing followed soon after. Writing about this subject has taught me so many things about the use, cultivation, health benefits and industrial options, and I love that I can share this knowledge with you! I visit Amsterdam as often as I can and I love the vibe there when it comes to weed, it lets me try new things and learn about the newest developments in the industry. The one person I would love to smoke some with would have to be Stevie Wonder. I love relaxing to his music while high and I would love to meet him!
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