What is Safflower ?
Safflower is a plant belonging to family Compositae, and is native to countries like Iran, northwestern India, North America and the Far East. Safflower oil is oil extracted from the seeds of the safflower plant, which has been used to treat baldness, cholesterol, essential fatty acid deficiency and hair loss. Safflower india is flavorless and colorless, and nutritionally similar to sunflower oil. It is used mainly in cosmetics and as cooking oil. It may also be taken as a nutritional supplement.
Uses of Safflower
Safflower is known to provide a positive effect on the following:
• Heart Health and Diabetes
Consuming safflower regularly may have a positive benefit for diabetics with heart conditions. In a study involving obese women with type diabetes, researchers tested the effects of safflower on the participants for 16 weeks. At the end of the study, the authors noted that 8 grams of safflower oil every day helped improve glycemia, inflammation and blood lipids among the subjects.8
A recent study published in Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica suggests that safflower oil may have a positive effect against obesity. In the study, mice fed with a diet high in safflower oil exhibited a noted reduction in weight, as well as lower levels of orexin and ghrelin gene suppression.
• Hair and Skin Health
Safflower india contains oleic acid that can help stimulate hair growth and strengthen your hair follicles. It helps keep your hair strong and shiny.Safflower may help prevent the formation of blackheads as well, which is why its essential oil is used in many skincare products.
• Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
The linoleic acids in safflower can help regulate the prostaglandins in your body that can cause hormonal fluctuations and problems during menstruation.
Benefits of Safflower
There are many benefits of safflower which is given below :
- Ability to kept lower cholesterol
- Manage Blood Sugar
- Aid in weight loss
- Aid in hair care
- Boost skin quality
- Vitamin E boost
- Boosts Immune System
- If you have a problem with blood clotting, use safflower oil, because it can slow down blood clotting, since it is a blood thinner.