The nutritional properties of seeds can sometimes be under discussed. For many years, specific traditions used the seeds and roots of plants to treat and cure many different types of issues and ailments. In our current, more rapidly changing society, it’s nice to know that these seeds and plants can be obtained in an easy-to-use oil form which takes the guess work out of preparation and application. One thing that should be noted about poppy seed oil is that the ripened seeds themselves do not contain narcotic properties like that of the plant. Many get confused about this fact.
Poppy seed oil is great for the skin for a myriad of reasons – one of which is its high content of lineolenic acid. This can help to target and relieve many of the symptoms suffered from skin issues like eczema and psoriasis. The inflammation that is usually the biggest symptom of these kinds of skin ailments can be downright distressing. The skin starts to darken and the inflamed areas of the skin can become painful and swell to noticeable levels.
Try to treat your affected skin with a mixture of poppy seed oil and coconut oil. Using the coconut oil as a carrier, add a few drops of poppy seed oil into it and combine. Apply the mixture to your symptomatic skin twice a day.
The lineolenic acid also makes for a great moisturizer for the face. If you know anything about skincare, you know that the skin needs hydration and moisture quite a bit. No matter the skin type you have, moisturizing your skin daily, and well, is an absolute necessity. This is true even for you oily skin sufferers, as you may think that your skin requires less moisture, it doesn’t. In fact, oily skin likely needs more moisture than normal or dry skin because its over production of oil is due to its lack of necessary moisture. Go figure. Try a couple of drops of poppy seed oil as a moisturizer on a completely clean face.
Those pesky little flakes are no match for the potency of poppy seed oil. In fact, dandruff sufferers find that the scalp issue can be so pervasive and that oils similar to poppy seed help to completely heal and restore their scalp. Poppy seed oil is no different. You can add a bit of the oil to your favorite shampoo and wash your hair as normal.
You can also use the oil, mixed with a bit of coconut or jojoba oil, as an oil specifically applied to the scalp. Part your hair in small sections and apply the oil mixture along the entirety of your scalp. After just a couple of weeks, you’ll notice the dandruff less and less until it’s completely gone.
Stimulates Hair Growth
If you are looking for a way to promote hair growth, this oil will definitely do the trick. Try massaging a few drops onto your scalp every other day and watch how your hair starts to grow in stronger and thicker than before!