|Kenaf seed oil uses and benefits Quick Facts|
|Name:||Kenaf seed oil uses and benefits|
|Scientific Name:||Hibiscus cannabinus|
|Origin||Native to Africa and India.|
|Health benefits||Treat bilious conditions, bruises, puerperium and fever|
Kenaf is native to Africa and India. Kenaf is used as a cordage crop for the production of rope, twine and sackcloth for more than six millennia. Firstly it was domesticated in Northern Africa. It was produced and used for last two hundred years in India. In 1902, it was produced by Russia and in 1935 to China. During World War II, the production of Kenaf was started in United States for the supply of cordage material for the war effort. It interrupted the supply of foreign fiber from Philippines. The involvement in war increases the use of these fibers.
- It is used as a treatment or bilious conditions, bruises, puerperium and fever.
- It lowers cholesterol and reduces heart diseases.
- It should be moderately used.
- Consult the doctor for use to remain on the safe side.
- Allergic people should avoid it.
- Sensitive people might get allergic reactions.
- It could be used as a biofuel, in cosmetics or as chemicals.
- It is used for the production of paints, linoleum, soap and varnishes.
Kenaf seed oil facts
|Name||Kenaf seed oil uses and benefits|
|Scientific Name of Kenaf||Hibiscus cannabinus|
|Native||Native to Africa and India.|
|Common/English Name of Kenaf||Java jute, Deccan hemp, Bimli, Ambari Hemp, Ambary, Bimlipatum Jute, Deccan Hemp|
|Name in Other Languages of Kenaf||French: chanvre du Deccan, chanvre de Guinée, chanvre de Gambo, Jute de Java, chanvre de roselle, Jute de Siam, ketmie à feuilles de chanvre, roselle, kénaf;
German: Ambari, Gambohanf, Dekkanhanf, Hanfeibisch, Kenaf, Javajute, Rosellahanf, Siamjute, Roselle;
Spanish: cáñamo de la India, cáñamo Rosella, cáñamo de gambo, pavona encendida, yute de Siam, yute de Java
Portuguese: cânhamo rosella, juta-do-sião, juta-de-java, quenafe;
Brazilian Portuguese: papoula-de-são-francisco, quenafe, cânhamo-brasileiro;
Egypt & Northern Africa: til, teal, teel;
West Africa: dah, rama, gambo;
Telugu: Gongura, Punti Kura, Taag-Ambadi;
Tamil: Palungu (பலுஂகு), pulicha keerai (புளிச்சைக் கீரை);
Iran (Persian): Kanaf (کنف);
|Extraction method||Supercritical fluid extraction, Soxhlet extraction|