Avocado Oil


Avocado Oil (Persea americana)

 Avocado trees were originally grown in Central America. In the 21st century, this fruit was considered to be the "fruit of kings" and thus, meant to be consumed only by the royals. Avocado offers tremendous nutritional advantages and therefore, it is regarded as one of the best fruits gifted to us by Mother Nature. It is rich in Vitamin A, B1, B2, D, and E, which are very essentially required for proper growth and well-being of humans. It also contains the amino acids, sterols, pantothenic acid, lecithin, and other essential fatty acid.

It is especially useful for people suffering from skin problems.

Deep olive green in color, Avocado oil has a very sweet and a bit nutty aroma. It is usually classified as mono-unsaturated oil. It is extremely beneficial in treating skin disorders such as Eczema and Psoriasis. It blocks the way for sunrays, thereby protecting your skin from being destroyed by blazing heat of sun. It nourishes the skin and returns the lost glow and charm to the skin. Though, it can be used independently, but nonetheless, it is used as base oil in combination with one or the other essential oil such as Almond oil or Grape seed oil.

Although it is classed as a vegetable oil, the avocado is really a fruit since it has a stone - but none-the-less it yields a rich and extremely deep penetrating oil, rich in  potassium - known as the youth mineral.

It furthermore contains proteins, lecithin, beta-carotene and more than twenty percent essential unsaturated fatty acids. The fatty acids contained are palmitic, palmitoleic, stearic, oleic, linoleic and linolenic.

Benefits of avocado oil to the skin
It is also high in sterolins, which are reputed to reduce age spots, help heal sun damage and scars. It is the sterolins (also called plant steroids) in the oil that helps to soften the skin and imparts a superior moisturizing effect.
For this reason it is an ideal ingredient to include when formulating for people with dehydrated, sun or climate damaged skin, as it is an extremely good moisturizing and nourishing compound, assisting in the regeneration and rejuvenation of the skin.
In a study done at the Department of Food Engineering and Biotechnology, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in 1991, it was found that avocado oil significantly increases the amount of collagen in the skin - which normally is under attack as we grow older.
Avocado oil is easily absorbed into deep tissue, and with its wonderfully emollient properties, makes it ideal for mature skins. It also helps to relieve the dryness and itching of psoriasis and eczema.
It is often used for clients with dry or mature skins, or people suffering from eczema or psoriasis, and is very useful when treating sun or climate damaged skin that is dehydrated and undernourished, as it is said to help with regenerating the skin and softening the tissue.

Disclaimer: The information presented herein  is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

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