Jojoba Herb & Oil - Uses And Side Effects
Jojoba oil comes from Simmondsia chinesis and S. californica seeds. Apaches, other American Southwest Indians, and Israeli immigrants have been using this herb for many years to treat external conditions, such as to promote hair growth and relieve skin problems. Jojoba is an ingredient in some creams, facial scrubs, ointments, lotions, and lipsticks.
Jojoba is an evergreen shrub or small tree, native to the Sonoran desert, with leathery leaves and it has petal-less flowers that give way to ovoid fruits containing a single seed.
Common doses of Jojoba
Jojoba comes as an unprocessed wax Gojoba oil), hydrogenated jojoba wax, jojoba butter, and wax beads. No reconunended dose exists.
Uses of Jojoba herb
Native Americans used it to treat skin disorders and it is a wonderfully non-greasy lubricant that penetrates the skin easily. Specifically, jojoba may help to :-
Side effects of Jojoba
Call your health care practitioner if you experience skin irritation from direct contact.
Eating jojoba seeds has caused poisoning.
Combining herbs with certain drugs may alter their action or produce unwanted side effects. Tell your health care practitioner about any prescription or nonprescription drugs you're taking.
Important paints to remember
What the research shows
Despite numerous claims regarding jojoba's effectiveness in treating skin and scalp disorders, no studies have been done to back up these claims. However, a long history of external use suggests jojoba oil is relatively safe.
Other names for Jojoba
Other names include deernut, goatnut, and pignut.
Various manufacturers sell products containingjojoba as cosmetics and hair treatments.
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