Almond Oil in Ayurvedic Massage Therapy

Published: Aug 28, 2021 | Revised: Jan 24, 2024
Written by: Marce Ferreira

Almond Oil in Ayurvedic Massage Therapy

The almond tree is native to the Middle-East, but today it’s widely cultivated around the world. The almond is the name of the edible seed of the almond fruit. There are two main almond species: one bitter and one sweet.

Almond oil is prepared from either sweet or bitter almond kernels, where sweet almond oil is used for massage and aromatherapy, and bitter almond oil rather as cooking oil or in perfumes.

In Ayurveda, Almond oil is used as a warming oil and considered a Vata Dosha pacifier. Furthermore, it’s used specifically as an Abhyanga massage oil for hair, scalp, face, and skin care. It’s an excellent moisturizer.

Not only rich in nutrients, such as vitamin A and E, Almond oil also has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It helps to combat psoriasis, acne, eczema and other forms of dermatitis, and aids in treating minor wounds and cuts. Almond oil also helps to heal skin damage from too much sun, reduce aging signs, and to fade scars or other blemishes of the skin.

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