Safflower Seed Essential Oil for Anti-Aging
Many chefs, cooks, and even salad dressing companies have started to use Safflower Seed oil in their cooking and products.
Why is it so great for cooking?
Safflower Seed oil can be used at high and low temperatures when it is used to cook. It contains very high levels of polyunsaturated fats, which help to lower your body's cholesterol.
How is it Extracted?
Safflower Seed oil comes from the Safflower seeds that have been extracted by expeller pressing or solvent expressing. Both can be used at the same time too. It is then heated and will have a yellow-orange color. It has a slightly nutty taste.
The Safflower plant is grown in many parts of Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. It is widely used in India and China. Its name came from a Sanskrit word.
The Safflower has been shown to be one of the world's oldest plants. It has a written history of going back 4,000 years. In 1925, it became a crop in the United States in the Great Plains region. India is still the largest producers of Safflower. It now grows in Mexico, Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, and Arizona.
Ancient Egyptians wrote of the Safflower plant when they described some of their daily chores and activities. They would use the flower to dye and color their clothing. Ancient Chinese women wrote about adding Safflower Seed oil into their hair to keep it soft and silky.
Before the 1960's, Safflower Seed oil was used in paints and varnishes.
Blends Well With
Sunflower oil, lavender, geranium, rose hip oil, evening primrose oil, borage oil
The Safflower Essential Oil is a natural blood thinner, which means it can dramatically slow down blood clotting.
If you are allergic to ragweed and other plants in that family, avoid the Safflower Essential Oil because it belongs to that family.
The oil, just like any other essential oil, should be used with caution by pregnant or nursing women. It is best to consult a health care professional first before using it in any way, shape, or form.
Benefits and Uses
The oil can be used to manage blood sugar levels and help patients suffering from diabetes to balance their blood sugar level. The oil can also help in preventing in the development of diabetes.
Safflower Oil is effective for weight loss. It has a lot of Omega-6 fatty acids, which helps the body burn fat rather than store it.
The oil can boost the appearance and quality of the skin.
The Safflower Essential Oil can help women going through menstrual pain and discomfort.
The oil has high content of omega-6 fatty acids, which means that it can help the body keep a healthy balance of cholesterol in your body. This means that heart attacks and strokes can be prevented.
The oil can be used in preventing obesity by using the oil in cooking foods. This means that weight loss can be prevented without having to change a lot of things in one’s diet.
The oil can be beneficial for the scalp and hair.