The name “Almond” is believed to be a grouping of extractions from both the French word “amande” and the Greek word “amygdala.” The amygdala – the part of the brain that controls the ability to make decisions, develop memories, and process emotions – is also believed to have the same etymology. Known as the “King of Nuts,” the Almond, as well as the oil it yields, are both believed to improve the role of this part of the brain. For this reason, it was served to dignitaries to boost their administrative abilities. Historical sources suggest that domesticated Almonds appeared as early as, or possibly earlier than 4000 B.C.
Ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic practices have used almond oil for centuries to help soothe and soften the skin and to treat minor wounds and cuts, and repair the skin all this thanks to its anti-inflammatory and emollient properties, as well as its high nutrient content.The oil’s fatty acid content may help dissolve excess sebum on the skin, while the retinoids (VITAMIN A) in the oil may reduce the appearance of acne and improve cell turnover
Vitamin E: This nutrient has antioxidant properties that may help prevent cell damage and help reduce ultraviolet (UV) dama to the skin caused by the sun
Omega-3 fatty acids: These nutrients may help prevent premature aging and safeguard against sun damage.
Zinc: This is an essential nutrient for healing acne or other facial scars. However, it’s worth noting that zinc is more effective for this purpose when taken orally.
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