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Safflower Oil Health Health

Safflower oil is emerging as a health superstar in its own right. Made from the seeds of safflowers, which are similar to sunflowers, this oil contains healthy fats and may even help prevent cardiovascular disease.

 

In skin care products, safflower oil is used as a lubricant with occlusive properties, meaning that it acts as a protective barrier to prevent water from leaving your skin.

 

It works with your skin to soften dryness, smooth roughness and soothe some skin problems. You might find it in products such as moisturizers, conditioners and facial cleansers.

 

It’s used alone or can be added to other oils for a beauty boost. In the U.S. diet, safflower oil has been frequently substituted for oils with higher saturated fat content, as monounsaturated fat may have a beneficial effect on the risk of coronary heart disease.

 

Safflower oil has lowered high blood pressure and coagulation in patients with chronic corpulmonale, although there is limited available evidence in this area.

 

Safflower oil is also an excellent source of vitamin E, as each tablespoon provides 4.6 milligrams of this nutrient, one-fourth of the daily value.

 

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps protect your cells from free-radical damage from sun exposure, cigarette smoke and other pollutants.

 

Safflower oil good for you, but it’s versatile enough to fit into just about any recipe that calls for oil. It has a mild flavour, and it works well in baked goods as well as salad dressings or marinades.

 

Safflower oil, when rubbed into the roots of your hair, has been shown to improve the hair quality and also giving the hair a lustrous sheen.

 

It’s also been shown that it can moisturize skin giving it a healthy glow. The oil can be used to promote healthy hair and nail growth my massaging it into the scalp and nail bed.

 

It is also used in massage oils and lotions as it is low in comodegenic action and doesn’t clog pores. It is also used in Chinese medicine to invigorate blood and reduce pain.

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