PEANUT OIL

OTHER NAME(S):

Aceite de Cacahuete, Aceite de ManĂ­, Arachide, Arachis hypogaea, Cacahou&egrave;te, Cacahu&egrave;te, Earth-Nut, Groundnuts, Huile d'Arachide, Huile de Cacahou&egrave;te, Huile de Cacahu&egrave;te, Monkey Nuts, Peanut, Peanuts.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Peanut oil is the oil from the seed, also called the nut, of the peanut plant. Peanut oil is used to make medicine.

Peanut oil is used by mouth to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease and cancer. Peanut oil is sometimes applied directly to the skin for arthritis, joint pain, dry skin, eczema, and other skin conditions. But there is limited scientific evidence to support these uses.

Peanut oil is commonly used in cooking.

Pharmaceutical companies use peanut oil in various products they prepare. Peanut oil is also used in skin care products and baby care products.

How does it work?

Peanut oil is high in monounsaturated "good" fat and low in saturated "bad" fat, which is believed to help prevent heart disease and lower cholesterol. Most studies in animals suggest that peanut oil might help to reduce fatty build up in blood vessels. However, not all studies agree.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of peanut oil for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Peanut oil is safe for most people when taken by mouth, applied to the skin, or used rectally in medicinal amounts.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Peanut oil is safe in amounts found in food, but there's not enough information to know if it's safe in the larger amounts that are used as medicine. Stick to normal food amounts if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Allergy to peanuts, soybeans, and related plants: Peanut oil can cause serious allergic reactions in people who are allergic to peanuts, soybeans, and other members of the Fabaceae plant family.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for PEANUT OIL Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of peanut oil depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for peanut oil. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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REFERENCES:

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  • Electronic Code of Federal Regulations. Title 21. Part 182 -- Substances Generally Recognized As Safe. Available at: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?CFRPart=182
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  • Kritchevsky D. Cholesterol vehicle in experimental atherosclerosis. A brief review with special reference to peanut oil. Arch Pathol Lab Med 1988;112:1041-4. View abstract.
  • la Vecchia C, Negri E, Franceschi S, et al. Olive oil, other dietary fats, and the risk of breast cancer (Italy). Cancer Causes Control 1995;6:545-50. View abstract.
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