Peanut oil is used in folk medicine as well as in official medicine as a preventive agent. It is also used for complex treatment of blood disorders, diseases of liver, gallbladder, bile passages, cardiovascular and nervous systems.

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Peanut oil beneficially affects mucous membranes of stomach and intestine and so it treats and prevents inflammatory processes, erosive and ulcerative processes. Therefore this oil must be included into food ration of people suffering from gastritis, gastroduodinitis, gastroenterocolitis, enterocolitis, colitis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer; it is also useful for preventing these diseases.

Peanut oil also beneficially affects liver. It stimulates processes of cholepoiesis and biliation, prevents accumulation of fat depots. It exhibits hepatoprotective properties (protects hepatic cells). Peanut oil can prevent inflammatory processes in liver, gallbladder and bile passages. So, peanut oil should be included into food ration for taking preventive measures and for complex treatment of cholelithiasis, fatty liver infiltration, hepatitis, cirrhosis and biliary dyskinesia.

Peanut oil is also indicated for treatment of diabetes mellitus (including prevention of this disease). It can lower blood sugar level. In addition Zinc and Magnesium being components of peanut oil participate in the process of insulin secretion performed by pancreas.

Peanut oil is useful for treatment of blood, heart and vessels diseases. It can be used for complex treatment of anemia as far as it contains substances participating in hemoglobin synthesis. It raises blood coagulation and therefore it has been used since long ago for treatment of hemophilia and hemorrhagic diathesis.

It lowers cholesterol level in blood and prevents the formation of dangerous plaques on walls of blood vessels. If used for a long period peanut oil normalizes arterial blood pressure. This vegetable product contains vitamins, microelements and resveratrol necessary for providing a proper work of cardiac muscle. It is recommended for regular use in case of complex treatment of hypertension, atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, infarcts and cerebrum thrombosis (stroke).

Peanut oil components improve nervous system work. Regular use of peanut oil improves work capacity, facilitates improvement of memory and attention focusing, enhances mood, it also has a calming effect. It is indicated in case of rapid fatigability, decreasing attention, apathy, depression, irritability, insomnia. It is also an effective measure for prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

Peanut oil has an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and wound healing effect. In folk medicine Unrefined peanut oil has been used since long ago for treatment of suppurating wounds, eczema, herpes, exudative diathesis.

Regular use of peanut oil is useful for our eyesight. Among its components there are useful vitamins, and microelements that can reduce the risk of glaucoma and cataract, conjunctivitis and night blindness, diabetic retinopathy and macular dystrophy.

Using peanut oil can bring noticeable benefit during treatment of some kidney diseases, potency disorders as well as of osteoporosis caused by disorders of hormones secretion in the period of women’s menopause. Owing to its balanced composition peanut oil stimulates our immunity; it is a prophylactic measure against infectious and oncological diseases.

Contraindications of peanut oil use

Peanut oil is contraindicated in case of:

  • nut allergy,
  • bronchial asthma.

People with high level of blood coagulation and diseases of joints must be attentive using peanut oil.