May 26, 2016

Peanut Oil

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What other names is Peanut Oil known by?

Aceite de Cacahuete, Aceite de Maní, Arachide, Arachis hypogaea, Cacahouète, Cacahuète, Earth-Nut, Groundnuts, Huile d'Arachide, Huile de Cacahouète, Huile de Cacahuète, Monkey Nuts, Peanut, Peanuts.

What is Peanut Oil?

Peanut oil is the oil from the seed, also called the nut, of the peanut plant. Peanut oil is used to make medicine.

Peanut oil is used to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease. It is also used to decrease appetite as an aid to weight loss. Some people use it to help prevent cancer.

Peanut oil is sometimes applied directly to the skin for arthritis and joint pain, dry skin, eczema, scalp crusting and scaling without hair loss, and other skin disorders that cause scaling.

Rectally, peanut oil is used in ointments and medicinal oils for treating constipation.

Pharmaceutical companies use peanut oil in various products they prepare for internal and external use.

In manufacturing, peanut oil is used in skin care products and baby care products.

Sometimes the less expensive soya oil is added to peanut oil.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Lowering cholesterol.
  • Preventing heart disease.
  • Preventing cancer.
  • Decreasing appetite for weight loss.
  • Constipation, when applied to the rectum.
  • Arthritis and joint pain, when applied to the skin.
  • Scalp crusting and scaling, when applied to the skin.
  • Dry skin and other skin problems, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of peanut oil for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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