Apricot Kernel Oil
The apricot kernel is the seed of apricot (Prunus armeniaca) that js generally cultivated in Asian countries. The process of hydro distillation extracts the oil. The oil was used in ancient Chinese therapy to treat inflammation, ulcers, and malignant growths. In folk, medicine apricot has been used as a remedy to soothe irritated skin.
The apricot kernel oil holds the properties of anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory. It can reduce inflammation in dental disorders. Apricot kernel oil-rich in oleic acids, linoleic acids, alpha-linolenic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, vitamin A and E. These compounds facilitate in the healing process and protect oral cavity against toxins. These components are also responsible for stimulating cell regeneration. The main active constituent of essential oil is cyanogenic glycoside amygdalin. It has antifungal and anti-carcinogenic properties and prevents from the oral thrush. Overall, apricot kernel oil is responsible for softening, rejuvenating, nourishing, and hydrating the mucous membrane.
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