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The Use of Hemp in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Posted on March 13, 2014
Traditional Chinese Medicine

Medical uses for hemp in China has a long, documented, cultural history, using all parts of the plant — the seed, leaves, “juice” (oil), roots and flowers — in both oral and topical applications. Interestingly and perhaps controversially to some, there does not seem to be a strong tradition of smoking the cannabis flowers… where some texts considered that part of the plant to be poisonous. For the record, the earliest known references of hemp leaf medicinal tea is from 2700 BC while the earliest textual medical reference to using hemp seeds is from the 14th CE.

Nations That Allow Cultivation of Industrial Hemp

Posted on December 10, 2013
Nations That Allow the Cultivation of Industrial Hemp

Following are a list of over 30 nations that allow the cultivation of industrial hemp. As of this writing, the three primary produces are Canada, European Union, and China. Canada primarily produced hemp seed which is used for human food consumption (shelled hemp / hemp hearts, hemp oil, and hemp protein). The European Union primarily grows hemp for fiber with the two primary end-uses being paper and automotive composites. China grows hemp primarily for textiles that are made into clothing and hemp cordage.

Chinese COS Begin Construction of 2,500 Ton Fiber Production Line

Posted on September 28, 2000

A 2,500 ton hemp fiber production line, jointly funded by the Lanxi Ramie Raw Materials Company and the Jiamusi Hemp Machinery Manufacturing Plant, recently started construction in Lanxi County, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province.

China Develops Water-proof, Oil-proof Technology

Posted on September 28, 2000

China has developed a new technology that will keep textile goods from getting wet, tainted or dirty by such liquid material as water and oil.

Weaving Technology to Dye For

Posted on June 1, 2000

The technique of weaving cloth first arrived in Japan from China around 300 B.C. After archaeologists found 40 tectile fragments from the first century B.C. to the third century A.D. on the island of Kyushu, a Kyoto Institute of Technology team decided to use traditional methods to re-create the original silk and hemp fabrics.

The poetics of grief and the price of hemp in southwest China

Posted on November 1, 1998

This article explores the nature of grief and mourning in this community by examining connections between the work of grief and work with hemp. It investigates the values attached to hemp in this part of China, both its market values and the sensuous values entailed in its production and use, relating the verbal and material poetics of grief to the specific historical conditions under which hempen cloth was produced and marketed in the twentieth century, especially the latter half.