June 21, 2018
Safflower Oil Origins
Originating from Southern China, Safflower Oil was considered an essential product, that was used medicinally as well as a dye. Safflower is one of humanity’s oldest crops, and dye’s made from Safflower have been found in King Tut’s Tomb. Today we cultivate the oils for its healing properties.
Safflower is native to Asia and the Mediterranean region. The generic name, (Carthamus tinctorius) comes from Arabic and Hebrew words meaning “to paint”.
Safflower (Oil) Properties
Strengthens Hair & Nails
Boosts Immune System
Strengthens Cardiovascular System
Strengthens Respiratory System
Helps Alleviate Migraines and Headaches
Relieves Menstrual Pain
Alleviates Joint Pain
Helps with Type 2 Diabetes
Helps with Weight Loss
Safflower and Weight Loss
Safflower Oil contains CLA – Conjugated Linoleic Acid. A naturally occurring fatty acid. CLA has helped people lose fat, maintain weight loss, retain lean muscle, as well as control Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 is the type of diabetes that is often associated with obesity, and can be managed. In Ayurveda, Type 2 Diabetes is treated as a case by case metabolic disorder, and can be fixed with a controlled diet, according to the persons Dosha.
What is Conjugated Linoleic Acid?
CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) is a naturally occurring fatty acid, with similarities to an omega-6 fatty acid but with health benefits for skin and weight loss. It’s one of the good fats, present in foods such as grass fed dairy products.
Foods Rich in Natural CLA
Grass-Fed Dairy Products
Carthamus tinctorius – MHNT
Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) is a highly branched, herbaceous, thistle-like annual plant. It is commercially cultivated for vegetable oil extracted from the seeds. Plants are 30 to 150 cm (12 to 59 in) tall with globular flower heads having yellow, orange, or red flowers. Each branch will usually have from one to five flower heads containing 15 to 20 seeds per head. Safflower is native to arid environments having seasonal rain. It grows a deep taproot which enables it to thrive in such environments.
Try adding Organic Safflower Oil into your meals, and feel the difference.