Almond oil (Roghan Badam) is the extract of almonds that belongs to the Rosaceae family and belongs to Mediterranean countries, Europe and California. The tree of Almond (Prunus dulcis) is 10-20 feet high, taken into consideration to be the maximum nutritious herb with a history of extensive health benefits. The ephemeral almond tree has light pink flowers and fruits which carry almond nut, which is considered relatively laxative and anti-spasmodic.
Refined Roghan Badam is extracted from the almonds using high-heat processing methods. However, this high-heat processing method can affect the nutritional value of almond oil making it less expensive as compared to the unrefined Roghan Badam. The other form of almond oil is unrefined Roghan Badam, which is made by pressing raw almonds without a high-heat processing method.
Vitamin E and K are also present in Almond oil. There are almost 70% of monounsaturated fats are present in almond oil, which is considered good for a healthy heart.
The major health benefit of Roghan Badam is that it is helpful in managing the blood sugar levels, reduces the high blood sugar levels to its normal levels. The chemical constituents of almond oil contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that are useful in lowering the blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. It also helps hefty people in reducing weight by providing nutrition to the body for fat burning. It also has been used in many cosmetic products as this Roghan Badam is considered healthy for skin and hair care. Almond oil also has a moisturizing nature, helping people with dry skin to make their skin glow. It has lots of skin benefits, including, it reduces the puffiness of the skin, especially under-eye circles, improves the toning and complexion of the skin, reduces the dryness of skin, eliminates acne problems, provide protection from sunlight damage, as well as reduces the appearance of stretch marks.
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin E
- Omega-3 fatty acids
- Oleic acid
- Fatty acid