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Jayland Naturals Wild Flax Oil 250ML
    Publish time 2015-04-01 19:15    

Camelina Wild Flax Oil

Camelina Wild Flax oil is an edible oil. It has been found to contain high amounts of omega - 3 fatty acids which make it suitable for use as a nutritional supplement and a general purpose oil.

Source

Camelina Wild Flax oil is obtained by extracting oil from seeds of Camelina sativa. This is a hardy crop that grows well in cold and arid climate, even in very cold environments like in Canada. Although it has not been as popular as other common edible oils, however archaeological studies confirm that it was a major oilseed crop in ancient times in Europe. Historic settlements in some places in Switzerland and Greece show signs of cultivation of this crop. Today, it is grown mainly in Canada for commercial oil extraction.
Just like other oils, Camelina Wild Flax oil can be extracted by a few ways.

  • Cold pressed oil - It retains most of the original nutrients in the oil.
  • Solvent extraction - It yields better extraction, but it contains harmful solvents.
  • Supercritical fluid extraction.

Cold pressed Camelina Wild Flax oil is quite healthy and exerts a few health benefits.

Properties

Camelina Wild Flax oil has certain therapeutic and healing properties. [1]

  • Antioxidant - Camelina Wild Flax oil is a strong antioxidant because of the high Vitamin E content.
  • Emollient - It moisturizes the skin.
  • Anti-Inflammatory - It strongly inhibits inflammation both topically and when used internally.
  • Anti-arthritic - Because of its high omega - 3 content, it can be used to alleviate pain in arthritis.
  • Hair Conditioner - It can be used as a hot oil treatment for hair.
  • Immune booster - Because of the high Vitamin E content, it boosts the immune system.

Color, Taste and Aroma

Camelina Wild Flax oil has a golden, somewhat olive oil like color. Surprisingly, it tastes like almond oil. Its aroma is herbaceous with some nutty tones.

Health Benefits

Camelina Wild Flax oil offers brilliant nutrition. Along with this, its healing properties make it useful for a number of conditions.

1. Camelina Wild Flax oil for Skin
Camelina Wild Flax oil can be used as a massage oil for the skin. Because it has a nice mild aroma, it feels good during the massage. It provides ample amount of Vitamin E and omega fatty acids directly to the skin. These moisturize the skin and prevent it from free radical damage. One can perform this massage regularly to get healthier, smooth and well moisturized skin.

2. Camelina Wild Flax oil for Hair
Camelina Wild Flax oil can be used just like olive oil for a hot oil scalp massage. This provides nutrition to the scalp and gets rid of dry skin, dandruff and flakiness. It can help to keep the hair looking soft and moisturized. Its antioxidants protect the hair shafts from free radical damage.

3. Omega - 3 

Camelina Wild Flax oil provides about 5 gm of omega - 3 in a single tablespoon.It can be used as a substitute for flaxseed oil for getting omega-3 in diet. One can simply get the omega-3 by using camelina oil as a salad oil. It has got a nice taste and goes well with foods.

4. Heart Health
Camelina Wild Flax oil lowers blood triglyceride levels. This is good for cardiovascular health as it reduces the risk of heart diseases.

5. Arthritis
Camelina Wild Flax oil can be applied topically to reduce inflammation in arthritis. When taken internally, it provides large amounts of omega - 3 fatty acids. Regular intake of omega- reduces overall inflammation. One can experience a reduction in pain, inflammation and swelling over the joint. It also boosts mobility in the joint. Camelina oil can be used as a carrier oil. It goes well with rosemary essential oil and this combination can be massaged on the inflamed joint.

6. Good for the Brain, Eyes and Nerves
Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids,like alpha linoleic acid, EPA and DHA are helpful in keeping the brain, eyes and nerves healthy. As a result, camelina oil may protect against cognitive diseases, like dementia, Alzheimer's, eye diseases like macular degeneration and nervous damage due to inflammation.

Uses

Camelina Wild Flax oil has some more interesting uses.

  • As a cooking oil - There is growing interest in camelina oil as a cooking oil, specially for deep frying. It has the highest smoke point of 475 ° F which is much higher than olive, coconut, canola, grapeseed and most other cooking oils. That is why one can use it for stir frying, deep frying and sauteing. Camelina oil has a nutty flavor, which makes it excellent for fried food and other delicacies. Camelina Wild Flax oil is a popular ingredient in paleo recipes.


What makes wild flax the perfect cooking oil?

The light, nutty, earthy tones of the cold­pressed camelina wild flax oil make it easy to include into your every day diet and all your favourite meals. It can easily be used to replace any other cooking oil and makes every dish memorable. For salads, dips, dressing and marinades, camelina oil captures the freshness of spring in every bite. And for stirfrying, sauteeing, roasting and grilling, the oil stands up to the heat to retain all of its nutrients and flavour. It is your salad oil, your cooking oil and your healthy, Omega­3 supplement wrapped into one great tasting product.

Camelina Wild Flax has a favourable balanced, fatty acid profile:

graph describing the perfect balance of omegas compared to other oils

Studies have shown that not only are Omegas good for the body but the balance in which they are absored is just as important.

Camelina has one of the highest smoke points:

thermometer showing the relatively higher smoke point compared to other oils

A higher smoke point means that camelina wild flax oil is perfect for even the toughest culinary demands.


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