Many of you may not have heard about this oil. That’s why I’m here🤗
Babassu oil or cusi oil is a clear light yellow vegetable oil extracted from the seeds of the babassu palm which grows in the Amazon region of South America.
It is used in food, cleaners, skin products, and has also been said to have healing properties. This oil has properties similar to coconut oil and is used in much the same context.
Packed with antioxidants and healthy fats, it can boost the health of your skin and hair, moisturizing them without causing you to feel greasy or develop acne.
In South American countries like Brazil, to which the babassu palm is native, the plant’s oil is commonly used for cooking and medicine. Locals use it to heal minor wounds, such as cuts and scratches, and treat leukorrhea — discharge that is associated with hormonal imbalances inflammation, and stomach problems
It would interest you to know that Babassu oil is a saturated fatty acid which penetrates the scalp easily.
The oil is rich in antioxidants, which are compounds that can help reduce cellular damage caused by harmful free radicals.
In addition, babassu oil is antibacterial. One test-tube study noted that it killed certain harmful bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus, which causes staph infections. Components of the babassu plant, including its oil, are also anti-inflammatory and can promote wound healing.
So much for modern medicine, huh?