from Jack Herers site:
Even more important for building a strong immune system, hempseeds
are the highest source in the plant kingdom of essential fatty acids.
These essential oils, linoleic and linolenic acids, are responsible
for the luster in your skin, hair, eyes, and even your thought processes.
They lubricate (clear) the arteries and are vital to the immune
These essential fatty acids were used by Dr. Joanna
Budwig (nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize every year since 1979)
to successfully treat "terminal" cancer patients, as
well as those suffering from cardiovascular disease, glandular
atrophy, gall stones, kidney degeneration, acne, dry skin, menstrual
problems and immune deficiency.
This, as well as other research, prompted William
Eidelman, M.D., UCLA, and R. Lee Hamilton, Ed.D., Ph.D. Medical
Researcher-Biochemist UCLA Emeritus, to speak out on behalf of
"the life-giving values" of hemp. They state: "These
essential oils support the immune system and guard against viral
and other insults to the immune system. Studies are in progress
using the essential oils to support the immune systems of persons
with the H.I.V. virus. So far they have been extremely promising."
"What is the richest source of these essential
oils? Yes, you guessed it, the seeds of the hemp plant