Khus Khus Oil
Poppy Seed Oil (Scientific name: Chrysopogon zizanioides)
Khus Khus also known as poppy seeds, obtained from the opium plant are packed with proteins, calcium, magnesium, potassium which makes it a valuable ingredient in cuisines. Poppy seed oil is rich in PUFA especially omega-6 fatty acid protect your body and mind from disease triggering free radicals; promotes great health.
As a great source of unsaturated fatty acids and minerals such as calcium, zinc, and magnesium which contributes to shiny, lustrous strands by nourishing and moisturising the hair shaft as well as soothing the scalp. It makes hair easier to comb through and gives a healthy shine as well.
Poppy seed oil is delicate and nutty, making it brilliant for use in salad dressings or as a condiment.
Lusha’s Khus Khus Oil have powerful antioxidant properties that help to protect your body and mind from disease triggering free radicals; promoting great health. About half of the poppy seed contains healthy essential volatile oils and fatty acids. It is also a great source of B vitamins; thiamine, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, riboflavin, niacin, and folic acid. All of which are essential in the metabolizing of carbs and fats. You’ll also get a good amount of minerals including potassium, copper, calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and manganese. Your cell growth and development relies on zinc. Potassium helps regulate blood pressure and heart rate. Manganese is essential for optimal anti-oxidant function.
Linoleic and oleic acid are two worth mentioning. Oleic acid supports lower bad cholesterol and higher good cholesterol, LDL and HDL respectively.
Studies show the Mediterranean diet which is loaded with monounsaturated fatty acids, decreases the risk of strokes and heart disease in the big picture of health and wellness. Poppy seeds oil promotes good sleep treats insomnia and improves the cardiac, nervous and respiratory system.