The seeds are a source of oil. Seeds constitute about 10–15% of the edible pulp and are usually discarded as waste after extraction of the pulp. Oil processed from the seeds constitutes 7–15% of whole seed weight and is characterized by a high degree of unsaturation wherein linoleic acid is the major fatty acid. The sterols in seed oil are composed of b-sitosterol as the sterol marker, followed by campesterol, then stigmasterol.
Prickly Pear Seed extract can be used in Personal care products and cosmetics, especially in anti-ageing products like the mature skins, the eye contour, scars and cracks.
Prickly pear seed extract is an amazing ingredient that will do wonders for your skin:
Prickly pear seed extract is without a doubt one of the most valuable and expensive oils in the beauty industry.
Besides, it can be used as an active complex in hair care products, it leads to:
Opuntia ficus indica seed extract is an excellent choice for dry, dull and lacklustre hair. It is not only used to moisturize dry and damaged hair but also to restore and fortify the health of nails and cuticles.
This information in our Botanical Guide is intended only as a general reference for further exploration, and is not a replacement for professional health advice. This content does not provide dosage information, format recommendations, toxicity levels, or possible interactions with prescription drugs. Accordingly, this information should be used only under the direct supervision of a qualified health practitioner such as a naturopathic physician.