Peanut Oil - What is it & How to use

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. However, in animal studies, peanut oil has been shown to clog arteries, and this would increase the risk for heart disease.

Effectiveness

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate.

The effectiveness ratings for PEANUT OIL are as follows:

Insufficient evidence to rate effectiveness for…

  • Lowering cholesterol.
  • Preventing heart disease.
  • Preventing cancer.
  • Decreasing appetite for weight loss.
  • Constipation, when applied to the rectum.
  • Arthritis and joint pain, when applied to the skin.
  • Scalp crusting and scaling, when applied to the skin.
  • Dry skin and other skin problems, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.

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

Dose

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.

Safety Concerns

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.

Interaction with medication

It is not known if this product interacts with any medicines.

Before taking this product, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.