Pepper Seed Oil and Its 3 Important Uses for Health
What is Pepper Seed Oil?
Pepper seed oil is obtained from pepper seeds with the cold press technique. This oil is beneficial for many health problems. It also used in cosmetic products, soaps and in perfumes. Let’s see 3 main uses of chili seed oil:
1)Promotes Hair Growth
Pepper seed oil increases blood flow and this affects hair follicles. So, this oil promotes hair growth. With its contents it strengthens hair and reduces hair loss. It contains capsaicin, this compound helps the strengthens hair. In a research in Japan in 2007, showed that capsaicin promoted hair growth in mice and humans.
How can you use: Mix 2-3 drops of the pepper seed essential oil with a carrier oil like coconut or jojoba oil. Then gently massage this mixture onto your scalp for 3-5 minutes and do this about 2-3 times weekly to stimulate hair growth.
2)It Reduces Pain
Pepper seed oil is also reduces pain. The capsaicin that it contains, has an effect of analgesic. It stimulates blood flow, and this helps to reduce the pain. This oil also used in pain relief creams. In a study in 1991, 70 patients were told they apply capsaicin cream on their painful area four times a day. After 4 weeks, they reported that their pain level is reduced.
How can you use: You can directly massage the oil onto painful area. You can also mix it with a cream base like beewax, then you have a pain relief cream.
3)Helps to Heal Wounds and Insect Bites
Pepper seed oil is very good at recovering wound and insect bites. This oil decreases blood flows on the affected area. You can use it as an effective disinfectant and antiseptic agent, it heals the wounds and insect bites. Therefore, you should add pepper seed oil in your first aid kit.
How can you use: Mix the pepper seed oil with a carrier oil then gently apply it onto the affected areas. However, be careful when you use for open wounds.
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