5 Uses of Almond Oil

5 Uses of Almond Oil

Almond oil has become one of the most popular vegetable oils due to its many uses. However, there are two types of almond oil: sweet and bitter almond oil. Bitter almond oil is extracted from the bitter almond plant, and can actually be quite harmful so consumption is not recommended. Sweet almond oil on the other hand has some wonderful applications and has become more and more popular in the beauty industry. Extracted from the sweet almond seed, almond oil can do wonders for our skin, health and even our hair.

Here are 5 uses of almond oil:

1. Aromatherapy and Massage

Almond oil is often used by massage therapists, as it is easily absorbed and is a great lubricant. It is a natural moisturiser, and therefore suitable for all skin types. It is also one of the most popular carrier oils, as it prevents the essential oils typically used in aromatherapy from causing any irritation and also gives off a wonderful and calming aroma.

2. Skin Emollient

Almond oil is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E, and as a result is great for the skin. Almond oil acts to balance the moisture in our skin and helps to nourish the skin. It is easily absorbed and is most effective for combating dry and irritated skin. Also, almond oil has a fine texture, so as a result it will not leave your skin feeling greasy or block your pores. As a result of its moisturising qualities, it is now being used in many soaps and moisturisers. It's great for the complexion and can even help with the removal of dark circles under your eyes.

3. Olive Oil Substitute

Not only is almond oil great for our skin, but it also has its culinary uses. Almond oil is high in monounsaturated fats, omega-3 and essential fatty acids similar to olive oil and can be used as a healthy alternative when cooking. Almond oil can be used in salad dressings and is great for cooking meals like stir fry. It also does wonders for our digestive system by increasing the good bacteria in our stomach.

4. Healthy Hair

Almond oil's properties even extend to having benefits for our hair. Massaging a few drops of almond oil into your scalp adds a healthy glow to your hair. Also, it helps make your hair stronger, thicker and adds shine as well as nourishing and smoothing hair cuticles. Almond oil has also been known to facilitate hair growth.

5. Medicinal Uses

Almond oil is great for digestion, and can also prove to be an effective laxative. Two tablespoons of neat almond oil taken twice a day can prove to be helpful, but you shouldn't continue this for more than a week. Also, if applied directly, almond oil can often provide relief from muscular pain. Ingesting almond oil is also great for boosting the immune system, which will in turn lessen your chance of becoming ill.

  • Vinay

    It is wonderful ! It can be used for stir fry and for dandruff control and more over it has a laxative effect !!!

  • Niraj Singh

    Ajivot Herbals is a manufacturer of natural herbal and dietary supplements designed to keep body free of diseases. ajivot, 100% pure almond oil mixed with traditional Indian herbs, is currently produced at micro level processing plant. Our supplements have been successfully used by numerous people across the world. Most of the patients were the family members and friends of participants of Himalayan Kriya Yog and karate seminars conducted by Yogi Bhaktijeev (Sensei Rajeev Sinha). The results have been extraordinary.

    A rich source of Vitamin E and rich in monounsaturated fat responsible for lowering LDL cholesterol, this is 100% pure almond oil mixed with anti-aging herbs used for edible purposes. In Ayurveda, an ancient system of health care that is native to the Indian subcontinent, this oil is considered a nutritive for brain and nervous system. It elevates the blood levels of high density lipoproteins and of lowering the levels of low density lipoproteins. Extracted by cold process, it’s nutritive aphrodisiac both for massage and internal consumption that induces high intellectual level and longevity. It has anti-inflammatory, immunity boosting effects. It strengthens nerves and improve movement of food through the colon and the prevent cancer.

    Claimed health benefits include improved complexion, improved movement of food through the colon (feces) and the prevention of cancer.*1

    A controlled trial showed that 20ml of ingredients of ajivot in the daily diet reduced LDL cholesterol by as much as 9.4%, reduced the LDL:HDL ratio by 12.0%, and increased HDL-cholesterol (i.e., the good cholesterol) by 4.6%. **2

    Traditional Indian herbs used to mix with the 100% pure almond oil ajivot is reported to have anti-carcinogenic effects in animal and cell cultures by decreasing the expression of nuclear factor-kappaB, suppressing intercellular tumor necrosis factor, and potentiating apoptotic signaling in cancerous cell lines.***3

    HEALTH BENEFITS

    1. CANCER PREVENTION

    “ajivot”- 100% pure almond oil mixed with anti-aging herbs is low in saturated fat and contain many other protective nutrients – calcium and magnesium – for strong bones, vitamin E and compounds called phytochemicals, which may help protect against cardiovascular disease and even cancer. Of all the newly discovered benefits of the ingredients of ajivot, one of the most exciting is the potential they may have to reduce cancer risks. Many of the nutrients found in it are believed to have positive effects on several different types of cancer.

    Dr. Paul Davis, Ph.D, of the University of California, Davis, has studied the potential effects of ingredients of ajivot on an array of colon cancer variables. Dr. Davis concluded that the monounsaturated fat in almonds may have a positive impact in the reduction of colon cancer.

    Other research, conducted at Penn State, showed that the phytochemicals in the ingredients of ajivot inhibited tumor cell growth. A one-ounce serving of it provides more than 35 percent of your Daily Value of vitamin E. Many studies suggest this powerful antioxidant may protect against prostate and cervical cancers.
    The calcium found in the ingredients of ajivot may lower risks of colon and rectal cancers. The folic acid in it may help reduce the risk of cervical cancers.

    Researchers in Finland have even linked the ingredients of ajivot to a reduction in risk of lung cancers.

    2. ENERGY POWERHOUSE

    Leading nutrition scientists presented their research findings in a symposium entitled “Nuts in a Healthful Diet”, as a part of the 1998 Experimental Biology annual meeting. Dr. Gary Beecher, of the USDA-ARS, has analyzed the phytochemical content of the ingredients of ajivot and states, “I have never seen this diversity of phytochemicals in a single food source.”

    3. REDUCE HEART ATTACK RISK

    A Loma Linda School of Public Health study showed those who consumed nuts five times a week had a 50% reduction in risk of heart attack.

    Lower Cholesterol
    In one clinical study, Dr. Gene Spiller, Director of the Health Research and Studies Center, Inc., showed that the ingredients of ajivot added to the diet had a favorable effect on blood cholesterol levels and that none of the study groups experienced weight gain in the study. Some nuts contain rhizveritrol, the anti-inflammatory agent as one factor in the lower rate of heart disease.

    4. PREVENTING OSTEOPOROSIS

    5-10 ml of ajivot contain as much calcium as a valuable tool in preventing osteoporosis. It is one of the best sources of vitamin E, in the form of alpha-tocopherol, which may help prevent cancer.

    5. Helpful in PREGNANCY

    It is also a great source of the folic acid required during pregnancy. It contains more magnesium than oatmeal or even spinach.

    6. STRONG BONES

    Build strong bones and teeth with the phosphorus in it.

    7. SOUND SLEEP

    It corrects sleep disorder.

    8. Improved MEMORY

    It helps in improving memory.

    Direction of Usage

    Depending on the individual digestive capacity, 5 to 10 ml ajivot mixed with warm milk in the morning and / or night before sleeping give best result. If allergic to milk, it can be directly taken without milk.

    *1. Davis PA, Iwahashi CK (April 2001). “Whole almonds and almond fractions reduce aberrant crypt foci in a rat model of colon carcinogenesis” Cancer Lett. 165 (1) Cancer Lett. 165 (1): 2733. .

    **2. Jenkins DJ, Kendall CW, Marchie A, et al (September 2002). “Dose response of almonds on coronary heart disease risk factors: blood lipids, oxidized low density ipoproteins, lipoprotein(a), homocysteine and pulmonary nitric oxide: a randomized, controlled, crossover trial”. Circulation 106 (11): 132732. .

    ***3. Ichikawa H, Takada Y, Shishodia S, Jayaprakasam B, Nair MG, Aggarwal BB. “Withanolides potentiate apoptosis, inhibit invasion, and abolish osteoclastogenesis through suppression of nuclear factor- kappaB (NF-kappaB) activation and NF kappaB- regulated gene expression.” Molecular Cancer Therapeutics 2006 June; 5 (6):1434-45.

    I produce it by the grace of my guru and it is 100% pure with cold process extraction for best result.It is a Miracle oil. I am Niraj Singh From Nagpur ,mobile +91 9422116170 and 9325728988. If want to know more you are free to contact and visit http://www.thpworld.org

  • Mel Stevens

    for a healthy and soft hair I use pro natural argan oil hair mask and argan oil leave-in treatment!