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.
Not many know, that an almost is a nut, and it is a seed of an almond pit. Compared to the other pits, almond contains more oil (about 62%).
Almond oil is received from the seeds of bitter and sweet almonds, however the oil of the first type is used in cooking purposes and is added to food, and the oil, received from the second type of almond is only used for a making cosmetic products.
The burdock is often taken for a weed, which is incorrect. Burdock (also named as bur) is a graminaceous weed plant of an aster family, with wide leaves and thorns. However, not many people know how useful this plant is.
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.
It is not until the 19th century, when the scientific world learned about an organic compound called urea, when it was extracted in a form of white crystals, reminding by its appearance the white sault. Later, the scientists defined a role of this compound in human’s body and discovered its useful properties. Ever since, the urea has taken an important place in cosmetology and medicine.