Bioactivities of Jojoba Oil Beyond Skincare

    May 2024 in “Journal of medicinal food
    Sabarni Chakrabarty, Karma Jigdrel, Prasun Mukherjee, Taniya Paul, Dorji Drakpa, Jeena Gupta
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    TLDR Jojoba oil has many uses beyond skincare, including health benefits and pharmaceutical applications.
    Jojoba oil, derived from the seeds of the North American jojoba plant, has a unique molecular structure of long monounsaturated esters, distinguishing it from other oils. This structure grants it special properties, making it useful in cosmetics, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Historically, it has been used in folk medicine to treat a variety of conditions, including skin and scalp problems, wounds, obesity, and cancer, while also boosting immunity and promoting hair growth. Contemporary research confirms its multifaceted nature, demonstrating antioxidant, antidiabetic, anti-acne, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and antibacterial properties. Its use in pharmaceuticals, particularly in topical, transdermal, and parenteral formulations, has recently seen an uptick.
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