Almond Oil is a Cold Pressed from kernels.
it does not comes under Essential oils, but infact it is a carrier oil
Botanical Name: Prunus dulcis
Family Name: Rosaceae
Common Name: Almond
Part used: Kernels
Specific Gravity: 0.910-0.915 at 25°C
Refractive Index: 1.470-1.473 at 25°C
Optical Rotation: nil
Blends Well With: Rose, Olive, almost all types of essential oils
Uses: The researchers believe that their findings will provide new insights into controlling obesity and diabetes. Sink care, This oil is best for nourishing the hair scalp, Food and salad dressings
Countries where it's found
The tree is a native to South Asia and the Middle East and is transported to the United States, southern Europe, and northern Africa.
The tree grows in hot and dry season. The nuts bloom in winter and harvested when its hull splits open.
History of the Plant
Prunus dulcis, commonly known as the almond has been cultivated for nearly 5000 years now and is Almonds are rich in oil with the highest concentration of antioxidant vitamin E. Almond oil has been an integral part of Ayurvedic medicine for more than three thousand years. The oil is clear, pale yellow, bland and an odourless liquid with a nutty taste. The oil is used cosmetic, culinary and pharmaceutical purposes.
Almond oil is obtained by pressing the kernels of the almond plant. The kernels yield around 40-55 percent of the oil. The oil is rich in essential fatty acids and unsaturated fatty acids.
Commonly known Benefits
Apart from the above mentioned benefits, oil of almond includes:
A recent study conducted by researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, revealed that oil derived from wild almond seeds are potential weapons in fighting obesity and diabetes. The study further revealed that the oil has the potential to affect certain abdominal microorganisms. Certain tests were conducted and the results revealed that the oil's effects improve the glucose tolerance level and insulin sensitivity in obese mice.
Almond oil played a vital role in both traditional and ancient medicines. Transcending generations, this oil have become very popular across the globe.