Camelina Oil or Camelina Sativa or sometimes known as False Flax, Wild Flax and Gold of Pleasure has been grown for over 3,000 years. It was researched during World War II but was dropped because of other crops being grown. But now there’s new interest in Camelina oil because it’s very healthy… containing lots of Omega 3 oil. And it makes a great cooking oil, plus it’s a good anti-inflammatory agent, it lowers cholesterol, and it contains lots of Vitamin E.
Where it Grows - Camelina plants grow in arid plains like Northern Canada, Europe, and Asia and thrive with cold climates. Thus making it a great crop where other plants won’t grow. The plant is part of the mustard family with beautiful yellow flowers like mustard.
Better Than Flax Seed Oil and Fish Oil - This wonderful oil contains more healing agents than other oils… read more below.
Lowers Cholesterol - Camelina Oil lowers cholesterol because it contains lots of plant sterols which block the absorption of cholesterol thus lowering LDL or bad cholesterol. Camelina Oil contains nothing but polyunsaturated fats… which are important for the healthy cells, and to prevent cholesterol buildup and plaque formation.
Lots of Plant Based Omega 3 Oils - Camelina Oil contains lots of good Omega 3 oils which help to prevent inflammation, cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer. Most of the people in the US are getting way to much in the way of Omega 6 oils which cause inflammation if not used in combination with greater amounts of Omega 3’s. Camelina oil contains twice the amount of Omega 3 oil or 38% Omega 3, compared to 17% Omega 6 oil— which is a great ratio. And we need to switch to more Omega 3 oils without resorting to fish, because the oceans of the world are being depleted of fish. And Camelina Oil as bioavailable, and great for vegetarians because it’s derived from plants.
Contains Powerful Antioxidants - Camelina Oil also contains powerful antioxidants such as carotenoids and phosphatides which slow the aging process and prevent DNA damage.
Great Taste - Camelina Oil has nutty taste which is very nice.
Superior Cooking Oil - Camelina Oil has a very high smoke point of 475 Degrees compared to 350 degrees for olive oil. Thus making Camelina oil a superior cooking oil.
Lots of Vitamin E - Compared to other oils which contain little or no Vitamin E, Camelina oil contains lots of Vitamin E making it great for healthy skin. And Vitamin E is important for preventing cardiovascular challenges, boosting up our immune system, eye health, preventing cancer and arthritis, plus preventing IBS, asthma, ADHD, and supporting sexual health.
Stores for Long Periods of Time - Camelina Oil stores well because it contains 2 different types of Vitamin E thus it stores for 18 months or longer. While other sources of Vitamin E only last 1 month before going rancid.
Topically for Great Skin - And Camelina Oil is a great moisturizing agent for preventing premature aging and wrinkles, and creating soft skin… and it also prevents dandruff.
Great for Lustrous Hair - Plus Camelina Oil can also be used as wonderful hot oil treatment for lustrous healthy looking hair.
Can Be Used as Lamp Oil - Camelina Oil burns very clean making it a great lamp oil.
Used for Fuel - Camelina Oil can also be used for making bio diesel.
Animal Feed - Because Camelina plants contain lots of Omega 3 oils, it makes great food for feeding livestock.
Uses - Camelina Oil can be used for cooking, baking, frying, and other types of cooking methods. And it’s great for making popcorn full of antioxidants and Omega 3 oils— Wow!
Finding - Camelina Oil can be found on-line, just google “Buy Camelina Oil” and lots of places selling Camelina Oil will come up… plus it can be found on Amazon and E-bay.
So try Camelina Oil which is “better” than flax and fish oil, plus it’s plant based and will do your body good.
Dr. Paul Haider - Master Herbalist
Feel Free to Share - This information is meant to get you started… so you can do more research on your own… dig a little deeper and find what works for you. This article is for educational purposes only, I strongly recommend that you seek advice from your own GP, private doctor, or medical specialist for any ailment, illness, or medical condition.. this article not meant to be a scientific analysis in any way, shape, or form.
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist and Spiritual Teacher for over 25 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, and at www.paulhaider.com – feel free to connect with him any time.
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