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The Latin name for the hemp plant, cannabis sativa, means most perfect food, but for at least seven thousand years before the plant was given its Latin name, human history was frequently linked to the use of hemp seeds for health and energy. Until recently, machines were not available for removing the shells from hemp seeds. Previously, to obtain the equivalent of five heaping tablespoons of Hemp Hearts™ by consuming whole seeds as harvested, would require the extensive chewing of about twenty tablespoons of very abrasive material—an extremely unpleasant task. The “hearts” of hemp seeds, therefore, have only been previously available in significant quantities to those who learned to separate the “hearts” from the shells by making a paste called “oil”, or by dissolving the seed contents to make a liquid called “hemp milk”.

The most comprehensive and amazing scientific study ever performed on the effect of the “heart” of the hemp seed on human health was undertaken by Dr. Jan Kabelik, director of The Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology at Palacky University, Dr. F. Santavy, director of the Institute of Medical Chemistry at Palacky University and Dr. Josef Sirek, Chairman of the Tuberculosis Hospital at Jince, Czechoslovakia. For over thirty years, when modern drugs were not available, these doctors and their many colleagues used the dissolved “hearts” of hemp seeds in a residential hospital setting, as well as in many homes nearby, to cure tuberculosis in all of the individuals treated--mostly children. Their records of their procedures and results are meticulous. Their study spanned a period of war when there was sometimes not much food available locally. It involved many individuals who arrived at their residential hospital in a severely malnourished state where the hemp diet was accompanied by other protein foods, but it also involved many other individuals who were supplied with hemp foods in their homes where their diet did not otherwise change from the diet that had precipitated the disease. All were cured. The doctors credited their success to the unique protein composition of hemp seeds. A portion of a report on this comprehensive study follows—as it was presented to a convention of doctors: Hemp as a Medicament.

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