A Look Into Avocado Oil Health Benefits


Avocado oil, pressed from the fruit of the avocado, is one of the few plant oils, along with olive oil, that is not obtained from a seed. Avocado oil is unusually tolerant of high heat, making it a good oil for cooking. Avocado oil contains high concentrations of unsaturated fats and vitamin E. Avocado oil offers a variety of purported health benefits, some of which have been scientifically studied.

Mouthwash Ingredient

Avocado oil may an ingredient in your next bottle of mouthwash. Authors of a study published in the June 2010 issue of the journal “Revue de Stomatologie et de Chirurgie Maxillo-Faciale.” Natural extracts from some plants provide antiseptic and immune-boosting effects that offer an alternative to synthetic mouthwash ingredients. Other plants or plant extracts on the list of useful mouthwash ingredients include manuka oil, propolis oil, grapefruit seed extract, pycnogenol, aloe vera, coenzyme Q10 and green tea. Analgesic and healing properties are also benefits of these compounds, and technology that allows for time-released effects may make longer-lasting mouthwash products possible.