kukui nut oil

Plant Extracts , Emollients

Non-fragrant plant oil found throughout India and Indonesia. Research has shown it has anti-inflammatory, pain-reducing, and wound healing benefits (Sources: Journal of Ethnopharmacology, August 2012, pages 355-362; and Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, August 2012, pages 302-311). This plant oil has even been proven gentle when used as an oil carrier for eye medication (Source: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science,November 2007, pages 5,000-5,006). Ingesting the raw (uncooked) seeds can cause gastrointestinal upset, even poisoning, due to the seed's hydrogen cyanide content, but this concern does not apply to topical application.

Note: kukui seed oil is also known as candelnut oil or candleberry oil.



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