What jojoba is
Jojoba, or Simmodsia chinensis in Latin, is a shrub that grows in the desert regions of northwestern Mexico and southwestern United States. People use jojoba oil and wax from the seeds for medicine.
1) Jojoba is applied directly to the skin for acne, psoriasis, sunburn, and chapped skin.
2) Jojoba oil is commonly used in dermatological preparations.
3) Jojoba is used in cosmetics including shampoo, lipstick, makeup, cleansing products and body lotions.
Why jojoba helps
Jojoba oil helps promote healing of the skin because the chemical composition of jojoba resembles that of the skin’s natural sebum, which means jojoba composition can be easily absorbed by human skin and rare allergic reactions are found.
Conditions jojoba can help with
Jojoba can help people in a large range of conditions including mosquito repellant, acne, psoriasis, sunburn, chapped skin and hair loss. However, more evidence is still needed to rate the effectiveness of jojoba for these uses.
There is no scientific information for the dosing of jojoba or jojoba oil. It can depend on individuals’ ages or health conditions.
Can I have jojoba by mouth?
NO. Jojoba contains certain toxin which is dangerous for people and may even cause heart diseases. NEVER take jojoba by mouth.
Jojoba is likely safe when applied to the skin.
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