Derived from “beans” is an essential oil known as Coffee Oil. This oil has been extracted from seeds of berries of plant “Coffea” which belongs to the “Coffea Arabica” species in the plant kingdom. Furthermore, this oil is extracted using several extraction processes. In addition, this oil also comprises of a beautiful aroma that helps in enlivening the sagging human spirit. The plant from which this oil is extracted is cultivated in about 70 countries around the world mainly in regions such as Americas, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Africa.
A. Chemical constituents of Coffee Oil:
This oil is extracted from beans of a plant known as “Coffea” belonging to a species known as “Coffea Arabica” within the plant kingdom. In addition, this oil comprises of 46% of linoleic acid as well as saturated and unsaturated acids belonging to the C20, C22, and C24 series.
B. The uses and benefits of Coffee Oil:
There are a number of benefits to using coffee oil. However, one should also consider the adverse reactions or side effects reported from its use:
1 Antioxidant: This oil possesses properties that inhibit the harmful effects of free radicals and thereby serve as an antioxidant. In addition, it acts as an antioxidant by improving liver function and decreasing chances of liver cirrhosis.
By inhibiting severe mental conditions such as “depression” when used this oil acts as an antidepressant.
This oil also possesses properties that inhibit the growth of cancer, and thereby serve as an “anti-cancerous” agent.
This oil comprises properties that suppress inflammatory reactions, and thus serves as an anti-inflammation agent.
“Suppressing anxiety” is a major function of this oil when used, and thereby serves as an “Anti-anxiety” agent.
C. The adverse reactions of the Coffee Oil:
There are a number of adverse reactions to using this oil along with the benefits. They are as follows:
- The use of this oil could lead to either skin irritation or allergic reactions especially in those individuals who have sensitive skin.
- Like several other oils, the use of this oil too could severely affect pregnancy, and hence pregnant women must avoid using it.