Almond Oil and Its 9 Benefits
What is Almond Oil?
Almond oil is the essential oil of almond and it can be obtained with oil distillation process or with cold press technique from almond kernel. This oil contains saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats which have so many benefits for us. Almond oil structured by; oleic acid 68%, linoleic acid 25%, palmitic acid 4% and some other acids 1%. It is also good source for protein, A and K vitamins. This is only one reason to use almond oil. You also should know that the difference between bitter almond and sweet almond oil before the use this oil. Both have similar structures, but they are different in usage. The usage of bitter almond oil can’t be taken from oral ways, this can be resulted with poisoning. It also gives some allergic reaction when it is used for skin. Therefore, most of the products of almond in marketplaces are from sweet almond. Almond has many benefits like, treating damaged skin and hair, preventing acne, helping the weight loss, protecting heart and reducing the risk of diabetes. Let’s look at these benefits and more:
1)It is beneficial for nutrition
Almond oil has a very high vitamin E level. According to USDA National Nutrient Database almond oil contains vitamin K and essential B-complex vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6 and folate. These are very beneficial for health. It also a good source for minerals like calcium, manganese, magnesium and potassium.
2)It protects hearth
If you consume regularly the almond oil, it can help to decrease your bad cholesterol level. Because in contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid in high levels. So, it protects your heart and protects from hearth attacks.
3)Reduces the risk of diabetes
Regular usage of almond oil helps the stabilize the insulin level in blood. Therefore, it reduces the risk of diabetes.
4) Lightens the Skin
Almond oil can be used for as a skin lightener. It also good for under-eye circles and scars. You can easily message the are with a few drops of the almond oil. If you repeat this 1-2 times every day, you can reach good results in one week.
5) It Prevents From Acnes
You can clear your face with almond oil, or you can make mask with the oil. Then you will get rid of acnes and have smooth skin.
6) Strengthens hair
Almond oil strengthens hair and reduces the loss of hair. It contains high level of vitamin E, and this helps to boost hair follicles and increase the volume of the hair. Also, men can use almond oil for facial hair. With almond oil they can reach more bushy and soft facial hair.
7)Prevents premature aging
If you use almond oil regularly than it can helps you look younger. A research paper from the Journal of Nursing and Health Science states that the antioxidant potential of vitamin E, some fatty acids, and other compounds in almond oil neutralizes free radicals before they can cause issues like skin elasticity, wrinkles, and age spots.
8)It reduces Inflammatory
Almond oil is good for inflammatory both internally or on the skin. According to a 2010 research paper published in the Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice Journal, almond oil is applied to the patches of eczema, it can quickly stimulate the healing process and mitigate the allergic response in that part of the skin.
9)Improves nail strength
Almond oil also can be used for strength nails. It protects nail from breakage and fungal infections. For this, you can apply oil directly your nails before going bed.