Pine Nut Oil
Pine nut oil is made by cold-pressing pine nut kernels, most commonly from Siberia and Korea, and results in a golden oil that has a wide range of nutritional and health benefits.
It is rich in minerals, vitamins, anti-oxidants and fatty acids, but it is particularly high in one compound called pinolenic acid. This compound has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties and has been shown to repair and protect the stomach and gastrointestinal tract, which can help to treat acid reflux, ulcers, IBS, colitis and gastritis.
Pine nut oil is popular for its ability to regulate the appetite by encouraging the release of appetite-suppressing hormones.
Pine nut oil can also be used externally to moisturize and soothe the skin, fight signs of aging and treat burns.
Directions for use
Take 1 teaspoon of pine nut oil per day as a supplement, or use it on your food to replace regular vegetable oils. To suppress the appetite, studies have shown that taking pine nut oil an hour before meals may be effective.
Use pine nut oil as a skin moisturizer and treatment by massaging a small amount into the affected area. It can also be used as a massage oil and a carrier oil.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice to diagnose, treat or cure any health condition. The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions, listed or not, for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. Unless otherwise specified, all essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil when used externally. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an existing health condition please consult your doctor before attempting to use a new essential oil.