Organic Safflower Oil Linoleic (refined)
Organic Safflower Oil (refined) and Its Use in the Pharmaceutical Industry
When used internally, organic safflower oil (refined) is said to help maintain normal cholesterol levels due to its extremely high proportion of linoleic acid. In fact, no other vegetable oil contains as much linoleic acid as organic safflower oil (refined).
For external use in the pharmaceutical sector, safflower oil is suitable as a base for ointments, as it is well tolerated due to the linoleic acid. The organic safflower oil (refined) is also used as a rub on blunt wounds such as sprains and bruises.
The orange color of the safflower is reminiscent of saffron, which explains its nickname false saffron. The safflower grows quickly to its final height of up to 1.30 meters. Its leaves are thorny and the flower looks like a small basket from which up to 150 orange-yellow tubular flowers grow.
Safflower oil is obtained from the safflower seeds, which consist of up to 40 percent fatty oil, by cold pressing.