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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

[AlternativeAnswers] Sweet Almond Oil Medicinal Uses


Sweet Almond Oil Medicinal Uses:

Generally two varieties of almonds are found, one is sweet almonds and
other is bitter almonds, while the sweet almonds are scientifically
called as Prunus amygdalus, and the bitter almonds are known as aprunus
amygdalus amara. Almond oil is derived from both varieties of almonds;
sweet almond oil and bitter almond oil are used for the treatment of
skin disorders and for hair problems especially, since time immemorial
by the Health care Professionals. The usage of sweet almond oil is very
safe when compared to the use of bitter almond oil, but the both almond
oils provide the potential medicinal benefits, health benefits and
culinary uses of its own. Sweet almond oil is pale yellowish in color
and transparent with nutty taste. It is widely used in aromatherapy,
massage therapy and in Ayurvedic medicine.

The Usage of bitter almond oil should be strictly under medical
supervision of Health Care Professionals only, and with extreme care,
because it contains toxic substances that produce fatal health
disorders. The bitter almond oil should be used in very low mild dose
and in diluted form only, concentrated form of bitter almond oil or
overdose, should not be used because it produces very serious fatal side
effects, as per the scientists and Health care professionals.

Let us discuss the potential health benefits and medicinal uses of Sweet
almond oil and the active ingredients found are carbohydrates, proteins,
fats that contain monounsaturated, saturated, polyunsaturated fatty
acids, and vitamins such as folic acid, niacin, pyridoxine, thiamin,
pantothenic acid, riboflavin of B Vitamin constituents, Vitamin E or
tocopherol and minerals namely, zinc, calcium, iron, phosphorous,
potassium, magnesium, tryptophan, sodium, copper, manganese, and other
flavanoids or polyphenols like kaempferol, quercetin, isorhamnetin,
quercitrin, isorhamnetin 3-0 Glucoside, 3-0 rutinoside, isorhamnetin 3-0
rutinoside, catechin, morin, epicatechin, and isorhamnetin 3-0
galactoside and linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, palmitoleic
acid, arachidic acid, stearic acid, gallic acid and phytosterlols, which
contribute to promote general health and wellness and prevent various
health disorders.

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