Monday, December 4, 2017


Kenaf scientifically known as Hibiscus cannabinus belongs to Malavaceae family which is a valuable fiber plant inherent to Africa and India. This plant has active components such as saponins, tannins, alkaloids, polyphenolics, steroids and essential oils. It is used in India and Africa in traditional folk medicine. The seeds are used to extract oil that is edible for the human consumption. This oil possesses alpha-linolenic acid that is essential omega-3 fatty acid which possesses antithrombotic and anti-inflammatory properties. This oil possesses phytosterol that has anti-oxidant, anticancer and lipid lowering cholesterol properties. It is extracted by using organic solvents such as petroleum or n-hexane.
Kenaf is native to Africa and India. Kenaf is used as a cordage crop for the production of rope, twine and sackcloth for more than six millennia. Firstly it was domesticated in Northern Africa. It was produced and used for last two hundred years in India. In 1902, it was produced by Russia and in 1935 to China. During World War II, the production of Kenaf was started in United States for the supply of cordage material for the war effort. It interrupted the supply of foreign fiber from Philippines. The involvement in war increases the use of these fibers.
Traditional uses
  • It is used as a treatment or bilious conditions, bruises, puerperium and fever.
  • It lowers cholesterol and reduces heart diseases.
  • It should be moderately used.
  • Consult the doctor for use to remain on the safe side.
  • Allergic people should avoid it.
  • Sensitive people might get allergic reactions.
Other Facts
  • It could be used as a biofuel, in cosmetics or as chemicals.
  • It is used for the production of paints, linoleum, soap and varnishes.

Kenaf seed oil facts

NameKenaf seed oil uses and benefits
Scientific Name of KenafHibiscus cannabinus
NativeNative to Africa and India.
Common/English Name of KenafJava jute, Deccan hemp, Bimli, Ambari Hemp, Ambary, Bimlipatum Jute, Deccan Hemp
Name in Other Languages of KenafFrench: chanvre du Deccan, chanvre de Guinée, chanvre de Gambo, Jute de Java, chanvre de roselle, Jute de Siam, ketmie à feuilles de chanvre, roselle, kénaf;
German: Ambari, Gambohanf, Dekkanhanf, Hanfeibisch, Kenaf, Javajute, Rosellahanf, Siamjute, Roselle;
Spanish: cáñamo de la India, cáñamo Rosella, cáñamo de gambo, pavona encendida, yute de Siam, yute de Java
Portuguese: cânhamo rosella, juta-do-sião, juta-de-java, quenafe;
Brazilian Portuguese: papoula-de-são-francisco, quenafe, cânhamo-brasileiro;
Egypt & Northern Africa: til, teal, teel;
Afrikaans: stokroos;
Himachal(Pangolu): sunn;
West Africa: dah, rama, gambo;
Manipur: Shougri;
Bengal: mesta;
Bihari: Kudrum;
Marathi: Ambaadi;
Telugu: Gongura, Punti Kura, Taag-Ambadi;
Tamil: Palungu (பலுஂகு), pulicha keerai (புளிச்சைக் கீரை);
Taiwan: ambari;
Iran (Persian): Kanaf (کنف);
Extraction methodSupercritical fluid extraction, Soxhlet extraction

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Derek Cross Educating about some of the uses of Industrial Hemp!

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Derek Cross, Founder of Hemp Healthy Today, met with Senators from Nebraska Laura Ebke and Ken Schilz along with Jason Feldman, Co-chair of the Nebraska Hemp Counsel in Yuma, Colorado at the Bill Billings hemp farm to educate about Industrial Hemp Farming and showing samples of Raw Hemp Materials. #economics #sustainable #renewable #Soil #environment #remediation #Resourse #HempProducts #HempFarming #Hurd #hempfiber #education#farmers #greenbuilding #Texas #hempinsulation #nature #Raw #sustainablefarming #Nebraska #Colorado #education #farmers

Monday, January 23, 2017

Hemp Business wins Jump-Start Status- 2017 Hemp Adobe Homes


Hemp business wins Jump-Start status

A new business that uses hemp for home-building materials was approved for the Colorado Rural Jump-Start program on Thursday.
Hemp Adobe, operated by BioCorp US, will open in Montrose, and uses industrial hemp to manufacture residential building material.
The company’s CEO, Kevin Hodge, said he decided to bring his business to western Colorado after a frustrating three-year experience trying to get his venture going in Washington state. He was shopping for incentive packages in a few states, came through Montrose on business and saw a good fit in the community after meeting with Sandy Head, the executive director of the Montrose Economic Development Corp.
“She understood my needs implicitly,” Hodge said. “I want to operate in a place where we’ll be accepted. We want the agrarian society of hemp farmers in a community that will be able to sustain themselves and grow the industry.”
Hemp Adobe’s process uses industrial hemp to make a bio-composite cement for building materials. The finished product has several advantages, including the ability to resist water and mold, and repel insects, including termites.
The material also has insulating properties and is 60 percent lighter than conventional concrete structures.
Hodge said he and Patti Devine-Beckwith, the company’s chief operating officer, are shopping for a temporary home for the company and will begin obtaining the proper certifications for the building products.
Initially, the production facility will need 30 tons of hemp per month, but Hodge said the business will eventually need as much as 120 tons per month for full production.
He expects to rely on local farmers for that material.
Hodge said he’s excited to relocate to a community that has welcomed his business with open arms, and is looking forward to the recreation opportunities.
“Montrose has everything that I wanted minus the beach, and then I can go 20 minutes out of town and have a lake with a lot of beaches,” he said. “It’s great.”
Hemp Adobe is working with the Maverick Innovation Center at Colorado Mesa University and anticipates including students in applied research, internships and jobs.
The company expects to hire a total of 25 new employees by 2020, Hodge said, and five of those new hires will be in the first year of operation.
The Rural Jump-Start Zone program offers tax-relief incentives to new businesses and the employees of those new businesses in parts of rural Colorado struggling with economic development. Counties qualify through designation as economically stressed areas by the Economic Development Commission and by having populations of less than 250,000 people. Currently, 46 counties are eligible for the program.
Hemp Adobe is the eighth company approved for the state’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade Rural Jump-Start Program since February 2016. The other companies already in the program are Kaart Group, Colorado Clear, TSW Analytics, ProStar GeoCorp, Rebco Hydroponics, General Synfuels, and Qmast. Together, they will provide an anticipated 204 new jobs to western Colorado.
On Thursday, the commission also approved allowing De Beque to join the Mesa County Rural Jump-Start zone, making it possible for companies wanting to apply for the program to locate there as well as Fruita, Palisade, Grand Junction and unincorporated Mesa County.

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