Avocado Oil is great for reducing aging symptoms like wrinkles, dryness and firmer skin. It fortifies your body to fight against disease and illness.
The avocado tree, Persea Americana, native from Mexico to the Andean mountains; produces the avocado fruit. The oil comes from the fruit pulp and is one of the few edible oils not from seed.
History and Information on Avocado Oil
The avocado’s nickname is the “alligator pear”, and is full of healthy fat, oleic and essential fatty acids that are monounsaturated.
Avocado oil contains Vitamins A, C, E, D, and K along with some B5, and B6. It also has folate, magnesium, potassium and is high in the polyphenol, carotenoids.
Actually, studies have found it has more potassium than bananas!
The oil from avocados can be used as healthy fats in food preparation and cosmetically for healthy skin and hair.
Super Benefits of Avocado Oil
- It helps heal digestive diseases, neurological issues, autoimmune issues, and diabetes.
- Great fat to use for those on Low FODMAP or GAPS diets and is low carb.
- Nourishes the heart preventing Chronic Heart Disease (CHD) and decreases high blood pressure, and cholesterol decreases LDL and increases HDL, because of its compound beta-sisterol.
- Reduces inflammation and joint pain.
- Boosts nutrient absorption of carotenoids. The oil penetrates into the mitochondria of the cells improving cell functions.
- Good for Oral Health and gums reversing periodontal disease.
- Improves your hair by helping with dryness and giving more texture.
- Helps with anti-aging skin, dry skin, and psoriasis.
Research and Studies on Avocado Oil
In France, avocado oil has reached prescription drug status because of its ability to counter negative effects of arthritis. It is used as an avocado and soybean unsaponifiable blend, ASU.
A research study in Dermatology, 2001, reported avocado oil along with B12, has great potential for topical therapy of Psoriasis.
How to use Avocado Oil
It is suggested to use organic, extra virgin, unrefined and cold-pressed oil. Store oil in a cool area. Better oils will have a green color instead of a yellow color.
- To use on hair, recommend blending 1:1 ratio with castor oil and avocado oil; massage into the hair at night and wash out in the morning. (Optional: add 2 drops of lavender or rosemary essential oil).
- For food preparation: use as salad dressings, in dips or it is better to use in cooking because it has a high smoke point of 400 degrees F.
- For joint pain or inflammation, oral care or even on wounds, just massage into the affected areas.
Side Effects of Avocado Oil
There have been a few reported allergies to avocado oil. Anyone with a latex allergy could react to this oil.
If you are on any type of warfarin prescription drug, you may have a reaction.
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Cindy Burrows, B.S., M.T., Herbalist and Nutritional Health Consultant. Helps individuals start health programs to improve their life, wellness and happiness. Cindy is a speaker, writer and entrepreneur of several businesses.