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Our mission is to lead the way on educating kiwis about the health benefits derived from hemp so together we can free our families from physical and mental barriers...

We do this with the help of our Hempresses and Hemperors; both at NZ Hempress and through our loyal customers and affiliates spreading the good word about the hemp plant across Aotearoa.

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cbd benefits

There is a very long list of conditions that CBD can assist with due to the fact that cannabinoid receptors are so integral to so many bodily systems. This is also the reason cannabinoids can be used as a general preventative medicine...


plant synergy

The "entourage effect" of hemp is incredibly therapeutic, but only works when multiple plant compounds are present. Dr Ethan Russo coined the term when studying the synergy between the various plant compounds.


HEMP CANNABINOIDS

When most people consider cannabis they think of the potential of THC; the psychoactive cannabinoid, but there are many more cannabinoids that have their own value, without eliciting a psychotropic effect upon the user.

about terpenes

There are many other compounds other than cannabinoids found inside hemp that are both biologically active, and flavorful and fragrant. These are known as terpenoids, or terpenes, and are extremely common chemical compounds found in most plants and some animals.

Terpenes serve to function as important biosynthetic cellular messengers. A large amount of hormones, including estrogens, are in fact, terpenoids, and they have the same basic organic chemical structure. You may not know this, but all cannabinoids are chemically classified as terpenes.


Terpenes are aromatic compounds found inside hemp and other plants; they are the chemicals that give the plant its scent and flavour.

There are around 200 different variations of terpenes that have been discovered inside of the hemp plant. These same terpenes are also found inside other plants such as lemons, pine, rosemary, and lavender. Many of them are cultivated exclusively for their unique benefits.

Terpenes are aromatic compounds found inside hemp and other plants; they are the chemicals that give the plant its scent and flavour.

There are around 200 different variations of terpenes that have been discovered inside of the hemp plant. These same terpenes are also found inside other plants such as lemons, pine, rosemary, and lavender. Many of them are cultivated exclusively for their unique benefits.

women's wellness


PMS & MOOD

Hemp has had a long history of use for assisting women with PMS, and menstrual cramps (for which Queen Victoria used monthly). Although, modern science has yet to focus much research on its use for these common ailments.


HORMONE BALANCE

Hemp shows much value in assisting with a variety of ailments that affect women, such as premenstrual syndrome, symptoms related to menopause, thyroid issues, pain, and sleep issues, endometriosis, and breast cancer.


MENOPAUSE relief

Women are often predisposed to more health concerns than men, so taking extra care is of upmost importance. The premenopausal and menopausal stages can bring hot flashes, insomnia, pain, mood changes and more.

the endocannabinoid system

The endocannabinoid system is an extremely vital system of the human body, even though it was only recently discovered. The first most important activity this system acts upon is to modulate energy, well-being and pleasure.

The second is to slowly nudge the body back to health in the face of injury and disease. There is still much to be learned about this system, with an informal 2014 survey finding that only 13 percent of medical schools covered it at all in their training of new doctors.

We have a unique system built inside of us called the ECS that watches the body’s constant struggle between building itself up (anabolism) and breaking itself down (catabolism).

When it notices too much of either, it appears, and almost as rapidly disappears, to nudge us back to normal functioning. This is a system that doesn’t store up its main components, but creates them when it needs them, on demand. It really is the “ghost in the machine”


We have a unique system built inside of us called the ECS that watches the body’s constant struggle between building itself up (anabolism) and breaking itself down (catabolism).

When it notices too much of either, it appears, and almost as rapidly disappears, to nudge us back to normal functioning. This is a system that doesn’t store up its main components, but creates them when it needs them, on demand. It really is the “ghost in the machine”

skin & hair


skin care

Applying hemp oil topically is one option, but this doesn’t mean that other options aren’t of value; because skincare runs deeper than just what we see on the surface. When consumed, hemp can help nourish skin health from the inside out.


skin health

According to a review published in 2009 in Trends of Pharmacological Sciences, the endocannabinoid system has been found to play a strong role in skin health. Eczema, psoriasis, acne, dermatitis, staph, and more...


hair growth

One important factor to consider is the amount of nutrients and fatty acids that hemp oil contains; it is a rich source of omega fatty acids, linolenic, and gamma acids. These compounds can help sustain normal hair growth.

health conditions

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