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Grape Seed Oil :
Benefits of Grape Seed Oil:
Grape Seed Oil and its extract constitute anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-histamine, anti-aging, anti-allergic, antimicrobial, and adaptogenic activity. It has been beneficial in the treatment of a number of health issues which include: arthritis, edema, dermatitis, acne, wrinkles, dry and itchy skin, age spots, sun burns, chapped lips, wounds, bruising, stretch marks, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, chronic venous insufficiency, premature aging, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), weight loss, stress, dandruff, hair loss, warts, cardiovascular diseases especially atherosclerosis, hypertension, high cholesterol levels, diabetes, visual impairment, cataract, and macular degeneration. Studies also suggest that its free radical scavenging activity may strengthen the immune system and reduce the risk of developing cancer.
Grape seeds contains proanthocyanidins, which are very potent antioxidants. Antioxidants flush impurities out of your skin, and neutralize free radicals, which in turn fights the effects of aging.
Grape seed oil has mild astringent qualities, which help to tighten and tone the skin.
Because grape seed oil is non-comedogenic, it is great for people who have oily or acne-prone skin.
Grape seed oil has moisturizing properties that will soften the skin without feeling greasy or oily.
The antioxidants in grape seed are proanthocyanidins. Proanthocyanidins are far more powerful than both Vitamins C and E which fight free radicals. It also gives you the fats you need, mono & polyunsaturated and helps lower blood pressure.
For the Body:
oil has a stimulating effect on the circulatory system and may also be
useful in treating and preventing varicose veins. Consuming grape seed oil
helps to protect the cells of the body from damage and disease. A natural
anti-inflammatory agent, grape seed oil may be used to treat wounds and
Skin Care:Research suggests that the linoleic acid in grape seed oil has anti-inflammatory, anti-allergen, acne reductive, and moisture retentive properties. It contains 73% of linoleic acid which may be beneficial in the treatment of acne, dermatitis, allergic reactions, atopic eczema and dry and itchy skin. A simple remedy for these skin conditions is to apply grape seed oil onto the affected skin 2-3 times daily.
Applying a few drops of grape seed oil to the face provides protection from premature aging and may actually help acne, because of its powerful antioxidant properties. Flavonoids which are found in grape seed oil may assist the skin in stabilizing collagen and maintaining elasticity. Its light and easily absorbed texture makes grape seed oil ideal for cosmetic purposes as well as being useful as carrier oil in massage therapy.
Cancer:Grape seed extract may prevent cancerous cells from growing in specific parts of the body such as the stomach, colon, breast, prostate and lung. Additionally, grape seed oil may prevent damage to cells caused by chemotherapy treatment and medication. The powerful antioxidant properties found in grape seed oil prove to be beneficial in cancer prevention.
Grape seed oil can also be used in the homeopathic treatment of asthma. The oil can help reduce inflammation of the airways, and the antioxidants help to inhibit mucus production in the lungs. Additionally, grape seed oil can help control the allergic reactions and triggers that may prompt an asthma attack since it is known to suppress the production of histamine which occurs during an allergy attack.
Hemorrhoids:Varicose veins, spider veins and hemorrhoids are caused by damaged blood vessels and compromise the ability of the capillaries to manage blood flow in the veins, which results in pooling of the blood inside the veins. Grape seed Oil contains oligomeric proanthocyanidin and flavonoids, which are known to help with capillary integrity.
High Blood Pressure:Recent research has shown that grape seed oil may improve damaged blood vessels and help regulate high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.
Rheumatoid Arthritis:Studies have shown that Grape Seed Oil may improve the production of collagen which is important for maintaining healthy connective tissues in our joints. Its anti-inflammatory activity may also reduce the pain caused by arthritis. A simple remedy is to start taking 1 teaspoon of Grape Seed Oil daily on an empty stomach for 7 days and then reduce the amount to 1/2 teaspoon daily on an empty stomach.
Wrinkles and Stretch Marks:The antioxidant activity of Grape Seed Extract may reduce the damage to skin cells and enhance the production of collagen and elastin which is important for strong and healthy looking skin. Apply grape seed
oil onto the affected skin overnight. One to two drops of Grape Seed Oil can be added to your face
moisturizer to enhance its effectiveness.
Liver Detox: 3/4 tablespoon grape seed oil taken daily for 7 days, after that 1 teaspoon a day.