General information

The benefits and harm of saffron seedlings


Ginger oil is a Russian product made from the seeds of ginger seed. Sowing campaign ginger is a herbaceous plant from the category of cabbage subspecies. The plant is unpretentious, is found in the fields and gardens.

Until the 1950s, camelina oil was used in Russia. Later it was replaced by sunflower, due to the cultivation of sunflowers and the fight against camelina, as with a weed.

Oil is in demand in vegetarian cuisine and in people adhering to proper nutrition.

The composition of camelina oil

The composition has all the necessary for beauty and health vitamins, micro-and macronutrients, aliphatic carboxylic acids.

Calorie and composition:

  • proteins - 0.02 gr.,
  • Fat - 99.7 grams.,
  • carbohydrates - 5.7 g.,
  • carotenoids - 1.8 mg.,
  • phospholipids - 0.8 mg.,
  • tocopherols - 80 mg.,
  • polyunsaturated acids - 56%,
  • energy value - 901.0 kcal.

Useful properties of camelina oil

The product strengthens bone tissue, restores immunity and improves the overall condition of the body.

Normalizes metabolism

Omega-3 and Omega-6 are essential trace elements for the body. With their deficiency, metabolism and hormones are disturbed, cholesterol accumulates in the blood. The product normalizes metabolism, restores hormones and heart rhythm, cleans blood vessels. With a diet, season with butter salads and make sauces based on it. It removes harmful substances and slags from the body.

Strengthens the immune system

Inflammation and weak immunity - indicators of vitamin E deficiency. To strengthen the immune system and fill the need for tocopherols, drink 30 ml. in a day.

Strengthens bone and teeth

Retinol is involved in the formation of bones and teeth. Oil is useful during pregnancy for the normal development of the fetus and protection against infections. The product is useful for children to form a growing body.

Maintains heart health

The oil is enriched with magnesium. Magnesium is a trace element that supports the work of the heart, blood vessels and the nervous system. Magnesium and vitamin B 6 - helpers for the prevention of atherosclerosis and osteoporosis.

It nourishes the skin and hair

The product is often added to massage oils, body and face creams. Low viscosity allows the oil to easily be absorbed into the skin. Aliphatic carboxylic acids nourish skin cells, making it soft and silky.

Tocopherols - components that slow down the aging of skin cells. Smooth out wrinkles, restore elasticity and healthy skin radiance.

Retinol heals wounds on the skin, reduces the symptoms of psoriasis.

Cleans the liver from toxins

Crude oil contains phospholipids that support liver function. When consumed 30 ml. product per day, the structure of the hepatocytes of the liver is restored, bile secretion and purification from toxins are normalized.

Improves digestion

The aroma of unrefined cold-pressed oil “stimulates” taste buds and causes appetite. The peculiar taste makes the product popular in cooking. It is used for dressing salads and as an ingredient for sauces. Aliphatic carboxylic acids stimulate intestinal function, preventing constipation, colic and bloating.

Harm and contraindications

Oil is harmful to people with chronic liver diseases.


  • individual intolerance,
  • chronic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver,
  • obesity.

Pregnant and lactating women should consult a doctor before use.

Selection and storage rules

  1. A light yellow tint means it is refined. Refined oil is stored for 3 months. It has a light taste and a muffled smell. The nutrients in the purified product are halved.
  2. Unrefined oil has a rich smell and slightly bitter taste. It has all the useful properties and is stored for up to a year.
  3. The bottle should be tightly closed. Store the product at a temperature not higher than 15 ° C.

How to use

It is a product of wide use in cooking, for beauty and prevention of vitamin deficiency.

For roasting products enough 1 tbsp. oils. Enriched with carboxylic acids, the composition allows not to lose useful properties when heated. Refilling salads and vegetables with camelina oil, you satisfy the body's vitamin needs.

Botanical description

This is a single, biennial plant, cabbage family. The height of the stem is from 30 to 80 cm, it is upright, it is more naked from below, has a branchy part closer to the top. Little leaves, they are sessile in the form of a lancetas, with sharp tips. In width - from 2 to 15 mm, in length - up to 10 cm. The flowers are yellow, wedge-shaped petals and rounded closer to the top. Type of inflorescence - brush. Redhead blooms in May and bears fruit in June. It is pollinated by insects. The fruit is a pear-shaped pod, the walls of which are thick and convex. Up to 10 mm in length and 5 mm in width. It is mounted on a thin pedicel, from which it is formed and is visibly rejected in relation to the stem. In the pod oval seeds, size 2x1 mm, red-brown shades.


Redhead has other names in the people: it is called red or camellin. It is distributed in Russia, the Urals, Siberia (Western and Eastern) and in the Far East. You can meet on the sidelines of the Himalayan roads and paths. Grows in North America and Australia. The plant conquered even China (Western and Northern regions), Mongolia, Korea, and Japan.

Chemical composition

Since the main direction of application of this plant is seed oil, more attention is paid to the chemical composition of the fruit. In their composition:

  • from 33 to 42% fatty oils,
  • from 25 to 30% protein
  • and vitamin E.
Based on this composition of seeds, the oil from them has an even more meaningful composition. Biologically valuable acids:

  • linoleic,
  • eicogenous
  • stearic,
  • palmitic,
  • erucate,
  • epoxy-linolenic,
  • and gondoin.

  • beta carotene
  • phospholipids,
  • sterols,
  • trace elements. Mostly represented by magnesium (Mg).

Medicinal properties

The main product of camellin is oil, and it is actively used in various areas of our life, including medicine.

Ginger oil due to the increased content of vitamin E is an excellent antioxidant, and due to fatty acids (about 60%) it is an effective component in the complex treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system, stabilization of blood pressure, normalization of cholesterol and lipid metabolism.

As a source of Mg, an oily product is indispensable in the body's metabolic processes, namely, during energy exchange (protein and carbohydrate). This is the prevention of diseases of osteoporosis, atherosclerosis, high blood sugar and problems with the prostate gland. Its nutritional value, vitamin-mineral composition and taste often equate to sesame oil and flax seed.


In addition to being used as a base oil product and a base for honey harvesting, camelina has become an excellent starting ingredient for the manufacture of biofuels.

One of the most common products of camelina is camelina oil. In its unrefined form, it is used in industry: for the manufacture of varnish, paint, in the manufacture of soap, in particular, green soap. In machine building and metallurgy, the product is a good lubricant. Healing natural qualities of the oil are actively used in perfumery and cosmetology. Our ancestors used the plants for the manufacture of brushes and materials for sheltering the roof of houses and premises. The stalks of used plants are excellent food for cattle, and the seeds for poultry. Oil is often used for special oil lamps.

In folk medicine

Medicine uses the plant in the form of infusions to fight cancer. Among the indications for moderate use of a remedy:

  • urolithiasis disease,
  • diabetes,
  • osteoporosis,
  • obesity,
  • weakened immunity
  • diathesis,
  • psoriasis,
  • hives,
  • neurodermatitis
Every day, consuming 15 ml of the oil product, you cover the body's daily need for vitamin E, which supports the cardiovascular system, muscles and blood vessels. Effectively apply the tool and with ischemic disease, angina, hypertension, anemia, thrombophlebitis, varicose veins, fatty degeneration, cholecystitis, cirrhosis of the liver, gallstone disease, hepatitis, helminthiasis and gynecology.

The oil base gives anti-inflammatory, antihelminthic, antibacterial, anti-sclerotic, hypoallergenic and wound-healing effect. Regular consumption of oil helps rid the body of heavy metal salts, slags and toxins.

In cosmetology

In cosmetology, infusions of camelina are widely used, they are rinsed with hair, they wipe oily skin affected by acne. On its basis, make cosmetic creams, masks and medical ointments. These tools help to fight age-related skin changes. In addition, it is a good basis for massage oil. Ointment - just a panacea for such unpleasant diseases as psoriasis and seborrhea.

Collection and preparation of raw materials

The most popular variety used is spring flax. As already mentioned above, this is an annual plant. Vegetation period from 60 to 90 days. This is a weed, so it is quite resistant to low temperatures and droughts, it calmly withstands temperatures up to -12 ° C and damage by pests or diseases. Very unpretentious to the climate and soil quality.

It is not recommended to harvest the camelina until complete maturation, since during processing some of the seeds remain in the pod. Allow them to dry too. Harvesting should be carried out exclusively in dry sunny weather, as the seeds become wet, slimy, stick together. Harvest should be processed: conduct a primary cleaning from weed seeds, and then secondary. It can be further dried by ventilation. Store in a dark, dry room with a humidity of 10 to 11%.

Cooking recipes

Camellin oil - the basis for a mass of recipes. It is mined by pressing. It is better to take the product of the first spin, obtained by cold pressing. It is more saturated with nutrients and vitamins than the product of repeated hot-pressing. The oil product, infusion, decoction is used to stabilize blood sugar and cancer.

To prepare the tincture of the seeds of red, you need to pre-grind them, for example, in a coffee grinder. Next 1 hour spoon of ground seed pour 200 ml of boiling water and leave to infuse for at least 40 minutes. Add the juice of 1 lemon. Accept 30-40 minutes before meals 2-3 times a day.

The broth is prepared in the following way: ground seeds (3 tablespoons) pour 3 cups of water. Cook for 10-15 minutes. Drink half a glass 3 times a day before meals.

Ground seeds

Still there is the option of receiving ground seeds in its pure form. This recipe is effective at elevated sugar levels. In the morning on an empty stomach and in the evening before going to bed 1 teaspoon of the remedy should be chewed and washed down with water. As soon as the sugar level stabilizes, stop taking or reduce it to 1 time per day (preferably in the morning).

Ginger is a very affordable product. Properly selected oil and cooked infusions and decoctions are very effective and popular in medical and cosmetic recipes. Just discover this product for yourself - and in your arsenal there will be a very powerful weapon for dealing with a lot of diseases and cosmetic problems.

A bit of history. What is camelina oil made from?

Ginger oil or ginger oil. The name of the oil itself is unusual. If you think that it will be a matter of mushroom mushroom, as a derivative for oil, then you are mistaken. Oil is made from the seeds of an annual plant. There is such a grass grain, which grows in many regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

For growth, Ryzhik does not need any special conditions, before it was grown widely enough. Oil from it was part of the diet, they were treated, they refueled lamps.

At the beginning of the last century, camelina was cultivated in many provinces of Russia and in some European countries. Then as a raw material for the oil began to use more cost-effective sunflower. Fish crops of camelina remained in Siberia and in several European states.

Color and aroma of saffron oil

Crude camelina oil has a golden hue. This color indicates that the product was obtained by cold pressing, and the biochemical composition was not disturbed. The oil smells good and has a slightly pungent taste. I hear in it shades of aromas of radish and a little mustard. If hot pressing of raw materials was used, the oil will be darker, and the refined will no longer be so tasty and fragrant.

Redhead sowing campaign received from nature a special composition, the maximum value of which he gave to his oil. No wonder since ancient times this oil was used by folk healers to treat a variety of diseases.

Action of camelina oil

The oil is known bactericidal, wound healing, anti-inflammatory action. Recent studies have revealed its antitumor effect.

Omega acids are important for lipid metabolism, they optimize hormone levels, support the immune system. They are also responsible for the anti-inflammatory effect, the good condition of the vascular system, the elimination of toxins.

Vitamin E is an antioxidant, it prolongs youth. It is useful for muscle tone, cardiovascular, sexual, and immune systems. Antioxidant effect allows the oil to be stored for a long time, up to a year.

Vitamin A is responsible for wound-healing effect, metabolism, the production of certain hormones. It is good for mucous membranes, skin, visual system, bone tissue.

Magnesium in camelina oil is good for metabolism. It exhibits anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects. Thanks to him, the blood sugar index is normalized. Magnesium is good for the heart, nervous system and digestion.

Cold pressed ginger oil is rich in phospholipids. They are involved in metabolism and are very beneficial for the liver.

Chlorophyll in oil is a wound healing and antibacterial effect. It increases the levels of leukocytes and hemoglobin. Useful for lungs, stomach, endocrine system, normalizes their work.

Phytosterols exhibit antitumor, bactericidal action. They also normalize the work of the prostate gland.

What diseases treats camelina oil

Traditional medicine has long learned to use the healing properties of camelina oil. They were treated wounded and burned skin, a sick stomach, inflammation of the eyes. Today, the oil of this plant in itself and in the complex therapy helps in the cure of many ailments.

Fish seed oil has beneficial properties for our heart and blood vessels. It normalizes blood pressure and coagulability, will make the walls of blood vessels stronger and more elastic, will not allow cholesterol to accumulate. Oil will neutralize free radicals.

According to the results of clinical trials, camelina oil was recommended by the Research Institute of Nutrition of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences for the dietary supply of patients with cardiovascular diseases.

This is a preventive and therapeutic agent for diseases such as:

  • Ischemia,
  • Angina,
  • Hypertension,
  • Atherosclerosis,
  • Varicose veins
  • Thrombophlebitis,
  • Anemia.

The benefits of camelina oil with problems with our skin

Among the "spheres of influence" camelina oil and skin. This is an excellent cosmetic product with anti-aging and anti-inflammatory action. It removes allergic reactions, heals wounds, moisturizes, nourishes the skin. It is also useful for skin capillaries.

With camelina oil, skin diseases such as diathesis, urticaria, neurodermatitis, seborrhea, eczema, and psoriasis are treated.

With such a serious illness as psoriasis, camelina oil is used as an auxiliary element in combination with special preparations. It reduces the negative manifestations of the disease, protects cells and helps in their recovery.

Ginger oil in cosmetology

What else is the benefit of camelina oil for our skin? Like many natural oils, camelina seed oil is used in cosmetology. It acts very well on the skin, giving it elasticity and a healthy look. It is a moisturizer and a good feed for cells. It is quickly absorbed into the skin. Ginger oil is a part of masks, creams, lotions. With its help they give strength and healthy shine to hair.

Ginger oil rejuvenates, protects the skin (including from the active sun). It will eliminate fine wrinkles and skin pigmentation. It is often used as the main oil in aromatherapy. Its emollient and protective action is suitable for the delicate skin of babies.

It is great to add this oil to face masks, also used for hand care.

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