What Are the Benefits of Safflower Oil?


Safflower oil is a product made from the seeds of the safflower plant, Carthamus Tinctorius. Processing includes bleaching and deodorization resulting in a pale yellow, bright, clear and oily liquid.

Treats Heath Disorders

Safflower oil can improve the symptoms of coronary heart disease, Diabetes Mellitus type 2, lower high blood pressure and has helped improve arteriosclerosis, although further testing continues, according to Healthline.com.


One cup of safflower oil contains 74.3 milligrams of vitamin E, which is 372 percent of your daily requirement according to the USDA. It contains 31.2 g of Omega-6 fatty acids and contains no cholesterol.

Hair Care

Safflower oil, when massaged into the scalp, improves the blood flow to the roots of the hair, depositing more nutrients improving the appearance of the hair.

Rash Reduction

Safflower oil helps reduce diaper rash and can help nursing mothers prevent cracked nipples (when externally applied). It is a safe and healthy alternative to baby oil, which is a non-edible petroleum product.

Menstrual Periods

Safflower oil can help correct irregular menstrual periods, increasing the shedding process within the uterus. Pregnant women should avoid safflower oil.

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