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Perilla seed oil benefits and uses

Perilla also known as Perilla frutescens is an aromatic perennial plant that is inherent to Asia. It belongs to the mint family. Perilla oil is an excellent source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids that...

Pequi Oil uses and benefits

Pequi, Caryocar brasiliense Camb, is native to Brazil but could be found on Caatinga, Amazon, Atlantic Forest and Cerrado. The oil is extracted from seeds of plant Caryocar brasiliense which could also be used...

Okra seed oil uses and benefits

Okra is a flowering plant that has been originated in India and various English speaking countries. It is also known as bhindi, lady's fingers and bhendi. Botanically, it is called Abelmoschus esculentus and belongs...

Niger seed oil uses and benefits

Niger seed oil comes from Ethiopia and is also grown in Malawi and India. It is scientifically known as Guizotia abyssinica. It belongs to genus Guizotia and family Asteraceae. It is also called ramtil,...

Kenaf seed oil uses and benefits

Kenaf scientifically known as Hibiscus cannabinus belongs to Malavaceae family which is a valuable fiber plant inherent to Africa and India. This plant has active components such as saponins, tannins, alkaloids, polyphenolics, steroids and...

Kapok seed oil uses

Kapok with its scientific name as Ceiba pentandra belongs to the family Malvaceae and order Malvales. It is inherent to Central America, Northern South America and Caribbean as well as Tropical West Africa. The...

Benefits of Bitter gourd seed oil

Bitter gourd has high content of phosphorus and possesses a bitter taste. It is useful for diabetic people as it activates liver, spleen and also purifies blood. The oil is extracted by using cold...

Egusi oil uses and health benefits

Egusi also known as wild watermelon, Ibara, Egusi melon, Agushi and Agusi belongs to the family of watermelon. It is native to Central and West Africa. It is also cultivated in the countries such...

Mongongo oil uses and benefits

Mongongo oil is derived from the nuts of Mongongo trees that could be found in Southern Africa. Botanically, the tree is called Schinziophyton rautanenii and belongs to family Euphorbiaceae. This oil has high content...

Pracaxi Oil uses and benefits

Pracaxi tree is also known as Oil tree and is native to Wet tropical areas of North Eastern South America. The word Pracaxi is derived from the Portuguese name of the tree. The oil...