Sunflower oil is being used by many housewives in their kitchens. However, the oil of a sunflower application area is not limited by kitchen. It is actively used in various household, and medical purposes.
Sunflower oil is produced from sunflower seeds, and goes through several processing stages in order to receive a required sort.
Sunflower oil composition is rich with vitamins A, D and E, as well as with fatty acids:
- linolenoic acid;
- oleinic acid;
- palmitic acid;
- stearinic acid;
- groundnut acid.
Sunflower oil possesses numerous positive properties and is successfully used in official and traditional medicine. Sunflower oil helps for:
- chronic GIT diseases;
- lungs and liver pathology;
- gynecological disorders;
- head and tooth aches.
Sunflower oil found its special application in cosmetology. Due to its regenerative and nourishing properties, the oil has a positive effect on hair and skin. Different masks, creams and other natural cosmetic products are made with addition of sunflower oil.
Doctors recommend using sunflower oil in a complex therapy for effective treatment of certain diseases.
Japanese pagoda tree is a flowering tree, flowers of which remind white acacia by shape. This tree was initially present in China and Korea only. Today, Japanese pagoda tree may be seen in Amur River region, Sakhalin, southern part of Eastern Siberia. Japanese pagoda tree belongs to pea family. This plant loves places protected from wind and with sufficient light. Often Japanese acacia (another name of Japanese pagoda tree) is used as a decorative tree. In the old days, Japanese pagoda trees were planted around the temples and were called the trees of Chinese scientists.
So what is a natural naphtalan? It is a thick black-brown or brown liquid with a specific smell, which in its appearance is not very different to other types of earth oils.
Naphtalan has a complicated chemical constitution. It contains:
- Cyclic saturated naphtenic hydrocarbons, which are highly different from other earth oils’ naphtenic hydrocarbons and contain cyclopentaneperhydrophenantrenes chain, which is also present in cholesterol, choleic acids, reproductive hormones, vitamin D and other biologically active substances;
- Aromatic hydrocarbons, including benzol compounds.
Zinc oxide is one of the most popular and well-known substances, which has long been widely used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
The birthplaces of naphtalan are small wells, located near Baku – the capital of Azerbaidzhan. Due to its origin, it was named – the blood of the Earth. Later on, a city called Naphtalan was based there.
Back in 13th century a traveller Marco Polo mentioned in his notes a healing dark oil, found on this territory. Merchants often came to this region, in order to take an advantage of the oil’s healing power. They took it and brought it home, and later on, started selling it.