What is it?
Peanut oil is used for high levels of cholesterol or other fats (lipids) in the blood (hyperlipidemia), heart disease, joint pain, dry skin, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
How effective is it?
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate.
The effectiveness ratings for PEANUT OIL are as follows:
Insufficient evidence to rate effectiveness for...
- Dry skin.
- Heart disease.
- High levels of cholesterol or other fats (lipids) in the blood (hyperlipidemia).
- Joint pain.
- Other conditions.
How does it work?
Are there safety concerns?
When applied to the skin: Peanut oil is LIKELY SAFE when applied to the skin.
When given as an enema (rectally): There isn't enough reliable information to know if peanut oil is safe to use or what the side effects might be.
Special precautions & warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if peanut oil is safe to use in amounts greater than those found in food when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and stick to normal food amounts.
Allergy to peanuts, soybeans, and related plants: Peanut oil can cause serious allergic reactions in people who are allergic to peanuts, soybeans, and other members of the Fabaceae plant family.
Are there interactions with medications?
- It is not known if this product interacts with any medicines.
Before taking this product, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.
Are there interactions with herbs and supplements?
- There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.
Are there interactions with foods?
- There are no known interactions with foods.
What dose is used?
To learn more about how this article was written, please see the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database methodology.
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