The Germ looks golden brown & flakey. Embryo of wheat kernel known as Germ is removed during wheat processing. India is one of the largest producer & Exporter of Wheat Germ oil. Indian soil & Climate is good for growing wheat.
Extraction : Oil is obtained by cold processing of wheat kernel.
Properties : It is deep amber in color & has strong scent. It is very high in vitamin E .
Components : Although the germ only constitutes 3% of the weight of a wheat grain, it contains nearly 25% of the protein, vitamins and minerals, Linoleic acid, etc.
Blending : It blends well with all other essential oils and carrier oils as well like soyabean oil.
This oil is used as a food ingredient &dietary supplement.
This oil can repair damage from sunburn, burns & ulcers.
It can reduce stretch marks & wrinkles.
It can treat Eczema & psoriasis.
It can improve function of Heart.
It can improve Ratio of good cholesterol to Bad cholesterol.
It is a perfect addition for massage oil.
It promotes skin cell formation & is great for nourishing & rejuvenating skin cells.
It is a wonderful to add with other carrier oils for massaging.
Safety & Precautions :
It is sensitive to high temperatures, oxidation & light, which can cause oil to degrade & become rancid.
It should not be heated or used for cooking.
It should not be used either as food or applied topically to anyone with an allergy to wheat or gluten.
People who are regularly on blood thinning should avoid this oil.