Camelina oil is an edible oil that comes from seeds of
Camelina Sativa, commonly known as false flax. Camelina oil has been used in Europe and North America for a few centuries as an oilseed and for lighting lamps. However, it has never been a prominent oilseed crop. Presently, there is a lot of research into the industrial applications of camelina oil, especially as biofuel. Camelina oil has been found to contain high amounts of omega - 3 fatty acids, like flaxseed oil, which make it suitable for use as a nutritional supplement and a general purpose oil.
Camelina 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 oil too can be extracted by a few ways.
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Botanical Name: Camelina Sativa
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Color: Pale yellow to golden yellow liquid. .
Aromatic Description: light oily odor to none.
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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 oil is quite healthy and exerts a few health benefits.
Camelina oil has certain therapeutic and healing properties.
Antioxidant - Camelina 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.
Camelina oil offers brilliant nutrition. Along with this, its healing properties make it useful for a number of conditions.
1. Camelina oil for Skin Camelina 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 oil for HairCamelina 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 oil provides about 4 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 oil lowers blood triglyceride levels. This is good for cardiovascular health as it reduces the risk of heart diseases.
5. ArthritisCamelina 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.
Camelina 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 oil is a popular ingredient in paleo recipes.
As biofuel - Camelina oil is also a source of fuel. It is being studied for its viability as an alternate fuel. It has been used as a jet fuel on number of occasions. In Japan, it is being studied for its potential to generate electricity.