Industrial Hemp (iHemp) is made up of varieties of Cannabis Sativa that contain less than 0.3% Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Industrial hemp

An annual broadleaf plant with a taproot which is capable of a rapid growth under ideal growing conditions. In well structured and drained soil, the taproot may penetrate 15-30 cm (12”) deep. In compacted soil, the taproot remains short and the plant produces more lateral, fibrous roots.

iHemp: An Aid To Mankind

Apart from providing numerous health benefits, ihemp is used in more than twenty five thousand products. It is used in the production of paper and paper made out of ihemp, need not to be bleached. iHemp is the most sustainable raw material in the world. Each ihemp variety has its own set of characteristics: small or large seeds, low or high oil content, different oil composition, etc. As markets develop contracts to grow ihemp, they may specify the exact varieties that will meet specific market needs. iHemp: A boon for an economy. A great and economical substitute for cotton On an acre of land, ihemp crop will generate 2/3 times more fibre than a crop of cotton. iHemp fibre is stronger and softer as compared to cotton and will last much longer. Cotton requires a moderate climate and lots of water to grow, on the other hand, ihemp can even endure frost and would flourish with only moderate amounts of water. Moreover, the ihemp crop needs no pesticides or herbicides, it can sustain well with a moderate amount of fertilizer.

iHemp Paper

The amount of paper produced by trees on 2 to 4 acres of land can be equalled by the amount of ihemp paper generated on 1 acre of land. Producing all types of paper products from tissue paper to cardboard, ihemp paper is far superior than tree-based paper. Its manufacturing requires less toxic chemicals, the paper lasts hundreds of years without degrading and is capable of being recycled more times than the paper made from trees.

iHemp Fibre board

As compared to wood, ihemp fibreboard is stronger and lighter. Replacing it with timber would help in conserving forests.

iHemp Plastic

iHemp can also act as a good plastic substitute to produce products which are strong, durable and environment-friendly. Many petroleum-based plastic products can be made from ihemp-based composites. Various car makers, such as Audi, Ford, BMW and Honda, are beginning to use ihemp in their cars.

iHemp Seeds and Leaves

iHemp seeds are edible and one can eat them raw, crushed into a meal, as sprouts, in the form of ihemp milk or use it in baking. Fresh ihemp leaves can also be consumed in salads.

As Etanol Fuel

Capable of being produced in a wide range of climates and regions, ihempgenerates greater amount of biomass than any other plant species. It can be converted into clean-burning ethanol fuel and be used as a major source of ethanol fuel.

iHemp Fuel

Fuel is also one of the by-products of ihemp cultivation. Cultivation of ihemp to get biomass fuel needs the least specialized growing and processing procedures of all ihemp products. Biodiesel is derived from the oils of the seeds and stalk of the ihemp and biofuel is derived from the firbrous stalks, reducing our dependence of fossil fuels and nuclear power.

Used in housing construction

iHemp together with lime create a chemical bond similar to cement which is fire and water proof. The concrete-like blocks of ihemp and lime do need support of structural elements like brick, wood or steel frame. iHemp and lime also have insulation properties. However, with the strength and durability of ihemp fibres, it can prove to be a good replacement of wood for many jobs including creating very durable and breathable homes.

Used for animal breeding

iHemp shives are the core of the stem, ihemp hurds are broken parts of the core, they are used for animal bedding or for horticultural mulch. Industrial hemp is much more profitable if both fibers and shives (or even seeds) can be used.

iHemp Oil: A Gift to Mankind

Seeds of the Cannabis plant are used to extract iHemp oil. However, the iHemp oil does not carry THC, the prominent psychoactive compound in Cannabis. iHemp oil has been extracted for many centuries, but it is always in controversy because of its association with the Cannabis species having THC.

Properties and Uses

iHemp oil is an anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, skin regenerative, and cardioprotective properties.

iHemp Oil For Eczema

People facing atopic dermatitis (eczema) got benefitted by using iHemp oil. iHemp oil is plentiful in PUFAs (polyunsaturated fatty acids) which have been observed to be quite healthy and extremely anti-inflammatory. iHemp oil helps a lot in curing acne breakout.

  1. Alpha Linolenic acid (LNA) Deficiency Symptoms

The symptoms of LNA deficiency include growth retardation, weakness, impairment of vision, learning ability, motor incoordination, tingling in arms and legs, behavioral changes. Other symptoms that can result from LNA deficiency includes high triglycerides, high blood pressure, sticky platelets, tissue inflammation, edema, dry skin, mental breakdown, low metabolic rate.


2. Linoleic acid (LA) Deficiency Symptoms

The symptoms of LA deficiency include: Eczema-like skin eruptions, loss of hair, liver degeneration, behavioral disturbances, kidney degeneration, excessive water loss through the skin accompanied by thirst, drying up of glands, susceptibility to infections, failure of wound healing, sterility in males, miscarriage in females, arthritis-like conditions, heart and circulatory problems, growth retardation.  The prolonged absence of LA from the diet can be fatal.

iHemp Oil for Skin

Filtered iHemp oil can be applied directly to the skin. iHemp oil acts as a perfect natural moisturizer which doesn’t feel and look too oily in comparison to olive oil. This oil dries up after some time, making your skin look normal and natural. iHemp oil has anti-aging properties. It improves the composition of epidural lipids and enhances the overall functioning of the skin.

iHemp oil for Hair

It improves scalp health by providing EFA (essential fatty acids) directly to the skin. Omega – 3 in iHemp oil improves the texture of hair, making them look shinier and stronger.  These fats are valuable for the health of hair follicles.

iHemp Oil: Complete protein

iHemp oil contains around 20% protein. The good thing about this protein is that it is a complete protein, that is, it contains all the essential amino acids required by the human body.


No other oil is as versatile as iHemp oil; time has come to accept the iHemp oil because it is not psychotic at all. Why to neglect the boon of the Mother Nature when we can reap this marvelous gift to mankind. iHemp is the future of the century, iHemp can’t be neglected anymore.

Q1. I want to work with Hemp! Please advice.

A1. Please note IIHA broadly can help with following two verticals:

  1.  Hemp Business
  2.  Hemp Cultivation

Q2. I want start my own Hemp Business? Please advice.

A2. IIHA helps Hemp startups and Hempreneurs to plug in points at different levels unique to Hemp Business etc. Point to note that IIHA doesn’t do business consultancy or make business plans for entrepreneurs. Eg:  Procurement of raw material, legal advice, lab testing etc. Please check our services page. We will be happy to assist you.

Q3. I want to work with Ihemp ! I’m not sure how to be a Hempreneur or a Hemp cultivator. Please advise?

A3. For New age entrepreneurs, Investors, Industry Entrants. IIHA has devised a unique Telephonic consultation program with Hemp Industry Patrons. You can get all your queries answered via a telephonic session of 45 Minutes. Please refer services page.

“Terms & Condition applicable”

Q4 What is water requirement for the Ihemp crop ?

A4. Water requirement for Ihemp is marginal and much less than of conventional crops Like Wheat and Cotton.

Q5 What are good climatic condition for the crop?

A5. Ideal condition for seed to sprout is between 6 to 18 degree centigrade after that Ihemp can with stand sub zero temperature and up to 50 degree.

Q6. What is duration of hemp crop and how many crop cycles in a year?

A6. Ihemp is three and half month crop and technically 3 crops cycles can be taken in a year, however during the winter crop dew can adversely affect the crop and output will be less. So is the case with extreme rains. We can tentatively target at 2 crops a year.

Q7. What is Farmer’s Farming? What are the documents required?

A7. Define Farmer Farming: Designed to help the Farmer of Uttrakhand. IIHA helps individual farmers with small land holdings to grow Industrial Hemp in Uttrakhand.

  1. Minimum land 10 Acre.
  2. Different angled images and land record of proposed land for cultivation.
  3. Beneficiary – Owner/Contractor of land through registered lease.
  4. Facilitation for License
  5. Character Certificate of the land holder
  6. Two photographs
  7. Detail land revenue record vetted by concerned revenue officials through physical verification and demarcation.
  8. Approaching Patwari for land record verification.
  9. Domicile of Uttarakhand having ancestor’s properly
  10. 2 visits by Agricultural team.

** Terms and Conditions apply.

Q8. What is Contract Farming? What are the basic requirements & documents required?

A8. The traditional contract farming involves agricultural production being carried out on the basis of an agreement between the buyer and farm producers. Sometimes it involves the buyer specifying the quality required and the price, with the farmer agreeing to deliver at a future date. In order to promote Hemp Farming in the state of Uttrakhand IIHA invites applications for Contract farming. Following are the basic requirements & documents required to enter in a contractual farming with.

  1. Minimum land 10 Acre
  2. Different angled images and land record of proposed land for cultivation.
  3. Beneficiary – Owner/Contractor of land through registered lease.
  4. Facilitation for License
    • Character Certificate of the land holder
    • Two photographs
    • Detail land revenue record vetted by concerned revenue officials through physical verification and demarcation
  5. Character Certificate of the land holder
  6. Two photographs
  7. Detail land revenue record vetted by concerned revenue officials through physical verification and demarcation.
  8. Approaching Patwari for land record verification.
  9. Post the vetting of the above documents and application. IIHA will enter in a contract with lease holder.

** Terms and Conditions apply.

Q9. I want to do Hemp Cultivation? Please advice.

A9. There are two ways of doing Hemp Cultivation in state of Uttrakhand.

  1. Contractual/Lease Farming
  2. Farmers /Farming

Q10. I want to be a Member of IIHA with voting rights! Please advice.

A10. From 01 April 19. IIHA welcomes strategic partners for only corporate membership. Please register on service page if you are a corporate with an annual turnover of 500 crore and want to part of building the future of ihemp in India.