The history of the production of red palm oil obtained by compression or digestion of fruit pulp of the African oil palm, has more than 5000 years. Palm oil is vegetable oil extracted from the fleshy part of the fruit of the oil palm (Elaeisguineensis).
If we talk about its benefits, it is first necessary to emphasize that it contains large amounts of carotenoids, powerful antioxidants of high value to the human body. Carotenoids have a positive effect on the weakened hair and skin. Therefore, it is used by many well-known cosmetic companies.
Oil palm is a record-breaker for the content of vitamin E, which comprises tocotrienols and tocopherols. Tocotrienols are extremely rare in plants; they fight against free radicals that trigger the appearance of cancer.
Palm oil is rich in triglycerides, which are digested very quickly, and when they get into the liver, they go for the production of energy, without getting into the bloodstream. This oil is especially useful for people, badly digesting other fats, as well as those who keep the figure and athletes.
Pro-vitamin A provides the operation of the sight analyzer, is involved in the production of visual pigment of the retina.
Palm oil is widely used in medicine and cosmetology. Due to the high content of vitamin E and unsaturated fatty acids, palm oil has a moisturizing effect on the skin, preventing it from drying and flaking, and also protects the skin from premature aging, wrinkles and age spots associated with hormonal imbalances or excessive exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation.
Toning, soothing, giving the skin firmness and elasticity palm oil is excellent for the care of withering, dry, flaky, rough, irritated, inflamed or sensitive skin.
When mature, aging, dry, scaly or rough skin palm oil is recommended for use instead of a night cream or as a softening and nourishing facial mask.
Due to wound-healing, anti-inflammatory properties and the efficiency in psoriasis treatment palm oil is also often used in the manufacture of medicinal ointments.
It is used for chronic skin diseases: seborrheic dermatitis, hyperkeratosis, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, acne, sores, etc., or traumatic injuries of the skin (wounds, cuts, burns, bedsores, etc.). The oil helps to normalize the immune system and metabolism, which in turn has a positive effect and lengthening of remission in psoriasis. African palm oil is very effective in body psoriasis treatment.
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