Pitanga Leaf Oil

Oils Oca-Brazil


 1 fl.oz / 30 ml



100% Pure and Natural
Extracted by Cold pressing process
No artificial / synthetic fragrance, flavor or preservative
Applications: Cosmetics and Pharmaceutical

Eugenia uniflora

Cosmetics benefits of Pitanga Oil:

Pitanga leaf oil has strong astringents properties (naturally high tannin content) and is extremelly good to normalize excessive sebum production on scalp (oily hair) and seborrheic dermatitis.

Pitanga leaf oil is rich in vitamins and most important is very rich in alpha hydroxy acids ( alpha hydroxy acids have been used for centuries for skin rejuvenation, known for its ability to improve the appearance of everything from acne to wrinkles) that helps to rejuvenates the hair. According to researches, it appears that effects of alpha hidroxy acids in the hair are due to the ability to penetrate the hair shaft and directly impact the stability of keratin, the protein that forms hair's structure and contributes to its strength.

Pitanga leaf oil has repellent properties as well.

Pitanga fruits are well-known and highly appreciated in Brazil, while the leaves are used in local medicine over hundreds of years. Extracts from Pitanga leaves and Pitanga leaf oil are considered to be effective against many diseases, and are therefore used in popular Brazilian medicines.

Health benefits of Pitanga Oil:

The Pitanga leaf oil is used in popular remedies, against fever, rheumatism, stomach disease, diarrhea, weight loss, to treat arterial hypertension, yellow fever, gout, malaria and also as menstrual stimulant. Due to its alkaline properties, is also used as expectoration and digestive aid.

A good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron and iodine. It is an antidiarrhoeic. Pitanga leaf oil has substantial amounts of the antioxidant lycopene, beta-cryptoxanthin, gamma-carotene and rubixanthin. This plant is used in South American traditional medicine as an antihypertensive because its vasodilating properties, and it also has a tenuous diuretic effect.

Special attention is paid to the antibacterial activity of Pitanga leaf oil. Studies have shown anti-inflammatory activity and effects on intestinal motility and blood pressure, also shown antibacterial and anticandidal properties. Recent findings on alpha-glucosidase inhibition, maltase, and sucrase point at the potential utility of Pitanga leaves in diabetes treatments.

Ingredients: 100% all natural Pitanga Leaf Oil (Eugenia uniflora) extracted by cold pressing process.



US$ 4.00
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Suggested Use

- A great ingredient to be used in natural anti aging skin care products, face creams and skin care supplements.

- Use one coffeespoon of Pitanga leaf oil. Then vigorously massage it into your scalp and leave it for few hours.
The Pitanga leaf oil actually cleans away debris and trapped dirt on your hair, as well as remove excess sebum that's clogging your hair follicles and forcing them to thin out.

Wash your hair daily for frequent sebum removal, but do not use a hair conditioner after shampooing. Sebum is a wonderful conditioner, and additional products are not needed. Any conditioner applied to the hair will only increase the speed with which the hair appears oily. But, if you really wants to use conditioner make sure it does not touch the scalp.

Excessively oily hair may require two applications of shampoo. One way to tell if the oil has been removed from the scalp is to note the foam produced by the shampoo. If the shampoo is removing large amounts of sebum, it will not foam.

You can also mix lemon juice with Pitanga leaf oil to make your hair softer

External Use: Apply directly to skin as desired.

Contraindications: Not to be used internally during pregnancy or while breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions: If it taken orally this plant oil and extract may potentiate ACE inhibitor drugs (family of drugs used to treat high blood pressure).

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