Medicinal use of Hemp Root originated in Central Asia and was cultivated in China as early as 2,800 B.C.
The first recordings attributing to the healing powers of Hemp root was by Chinese pharmacopoeia. Around 2,000 B.C., Ancient Egypt gave the world one of it’s first medical texts, The Ebers Papyrus. It contains some 800 recipes and refers to hemp root remedies several times. In Medieval Europe physicians prescribed the root to alleviate the agonies of gout and other painful diseases. The root was also made into an oiled salve for burns.
Warmed oiled root paste was massaged into sore muscles and used for arthritis, easing swelling and painful joints. Among the vast array of useful native American plants is hemp. Listed for it’s ability to ease pain reduce swelling and soothe a variety of disorders. Although the root has no THC,it has locked in the healing elements, of cannasativine, that have proven to be a great anti-inflammatory painkilling agent.