Typically, in the essential oil world, you’ll hear of specific oils with a type of unmatched ubiquitous. So much so that you may even find yourself familiar with them and what they are used for before you even attempt to try them out yourself. Then there are the lesser known oils that you may have only heard referenced once or twice. A tier below that are the oils that you don’t even know exist. That is definitely where kenaf oil resides. Most people haven’t the faintest clue what kenaf oil is or what it does.
Derived from a plant with the same name, kenaf oil is extracted from the seeds of the plant that have been found to be beneficial for many things from skin issues to preventing specific types of cancer. Due to the high amounts of omega-6 fatty acids, it’s incredibly good for the skin because of its natural amounts of linoleic acids as well as much needed antioxidants. The skin can be incredibly sensitive to bacteria and the free radicals that exist in our everyday environment. If you’re regularly thinking about how to protect your skin from all the harmful entities that contribute to signs of aging or sun damage, try adding this oil into your skin-care regimen. It will likely provide you with some needed moisture and the omega-6 fatty acids that your skin so desperately craves.
Kenaf oil is also known for being great for the heart. While there are several types of fats that are bad for your ticker, there are others that are actually necessary for its health and sustained progression. Much like olive oil, kenaf oil can be consumed and provides amazing benefits to the heart. This type of fat is known to increase the good cholesterol and decrease the cholesterol that’s bad. Cholesterol that coats the arteries is not what we’re looking for here. This oil does the exact opposite and strengthens the heart. You can use this oil to make salad dressings or in similar recipes in which you would use an olive or a coconut oil. It has a bit of a different undercurrent of taste that may take some getting used to. Start with a little bit of the oil at a time to get your taste buds used to it.
A recent study was conducted on the effect of kenaf seed extract on certain cancerous cells such as colon, cervical and breast. It was found that the cells were diminished and some of the cancer was mitigated by the presence of the oil. Obviously much more research needs to be done but this finding is definitely interesting and encouraging as it speaks to the impressive abilities of this oil that have yet to be completely tapped into and fully discovered. The study concluded that kenaf oil could potentially be a source of natural anti-cancer agents. The fact that something that comes from the earth is so powerful and has been proven to have these components is not only tremendous but speaks to the potential power of what comes from our soil.
You can purchase kenaf online from several companies at amazon.com.