The organic vegetable oil of Safflower seed (Carthamus tinctorius) is the ideal oil to be used as a vehicle or carrier oil or oil base to add pure chemotyped essential oil(s) and thus form a therapeutic mixture of oils. . Its color is pale yellow like its flower.

Correct traditional indications:

General medicine


Safflower AV has dose-dependent central and peripheral analgesic effects to reduce pain associated with inflammation. It has analgesic effects comparable to naproxen. Organic safflower seed oil at a dose of 300 mg/kg has analgesic effects comparable to naproxen 10 mg/kg. Its oral intake is safe for the stomach and has mild anti-inflammatory effects [1].


The high content of Omega 6 (linoleic acid; 77.2%) and Omega 9 (oleic acid; 11.8%) [2] gives safflower vegetable oil a reputation for stimulating cell regeneration . Therefore, it seems suitable for mature, rosacea or fragile skin. Omega 6 contributes to good reproductive health and brain development . Omega 9 reduces cholesterol levels and strengthens the immune system. Both reduce inflammation and help heal wounds [3].

Contains Vitamin K. Vitamin K is a group of vitamins that the body needs for blood clotting, helping wounds to heal, bruising (from trauma or surgery) to resolve and diminishes skin redness. There is also some evidence that vitamin K may help maintain healthy bones.

It is safe during pregnancy: it can be used topically from 1 to 4 drops per dose during the first trimester and from 1 to 7 drops per dose during the second and third semester of pregnancy. The maximum safe oral dose is 10 drops per day during the second and third semester of pregnancy [5].


Dermatological properties: emollient, antioxidant, nourishing, moisturizing, regenerating, softening and calming (antipruritic) of the skin [6]. It also helps certain skin conditions, such as stretch marks. spider veins and decreases redness due to its mild anti-inflammatory effect.

The high content of linoleic acid (Omega 6) associated with the presence of oleic acid (Omega 9) gives vegetable safflower oil a reputation for stimulating cell regeneration. Therefore, it seems suitable for mature, rosacea or fragile skin. In addition, vitamin K acts favorably on skin redness. Suitable for mature , fragile or rosacea skin.

For these reasons, safflower carrier oil is the first choice among cosmetic manufacturers who require a moisturizing oil. In addition, it is very popular in massage oil blends because it is easily absorbed and can be washed off clothes and clothes without staining [2].

Properties for the skin:

  • Emollient
  • antioxidant
  • nutritious
  • regenerating
  • Skin softening and soothing [3]


Adjuvant in the treatment of cryptococcal infections, malaria and leishmaniasis, since treatment options are increasingly scarce due to the development of drug resistance. Organic Safflower Seed Oil has effects against Cryptococcus neoformans, Plasmodium falciparum and Leishmania donovani. Even cold diffusion of safflower vegetable oil has anticryptococcal, antimalarial and antileishmanial effects. USP Grade Organic Safflower Seed Oil has an excellent acute toxicity safety profile and has been found useful in the treatment of cryptococcal infections, malaria, and leishmaniasis [4].

Omega 9 strengthens the immune system . Omega 6 and 9 stimulate cell regeneration, reduce inflammation and help heal wounds [2, 3].

General Surgery

Safflower oil is widely used as a supplemental nutrient to prevent the development of essential fatty acid deficiency while decreasing the wide fluctuations in blood glucose levels during parenteral nutrition , especially in surgical patients [7]. It also contains Vitamin K, which improves the healing process and reduces infection, as it works by preventing bleeding that could cause a hematoma in the wound.

Internal Medicine (Diabetologist):

Daily supplementation of 8 grams of organic Safflower seed oil (8.6mL; 72 kcal) for 16 weeks improved fasting glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), QUICKI, C-reactive protein, HDL ("good cholesterol") ), total cholesterol and adiponectin in patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity. Inclusion of a small amount of safflower oil in the diet may have significant effects on clinically important risk factors in the management of diabetes and prevention of diabetes-related complications [8]. QUICKI is a surrogate marker of insulin sensitivity) and Adiponectin is an insulin-sensitizing and anti-inflammatory hormone secreted by adipose tissue that has immense potential as a therapeutic target for a multitude of obesity-related diseases, including type 2 diabetes. 2, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.

Dosage: Consult your doctor or trusted therapist.

Content: Carthamus tinctorius
Density: 0.924 gr/mL
Active principles: Cis-Lanceol 42.45%, Z-Nuciferol 14.14%, E-Nuciferol 9.06%, ß-bisabolene 6.63%, Pentacosane 4.39%, n-Tricosane 4.20%, alpha-trans-bergamotol 3.46% and other molecules [4].
Commercial presentation: Organic vegetable oil from Safflower seeds, 50 mL bottle with a dispensing dropper.

Contraindications, Precaution and Storage: As a precaution for safe medical aromatherapy, oral use of any carrier oil is not recommended during the first semester of pregnancy [5]. Do not apply to children under 2 years of age. It must be kept in a dark and cool place at a temperature not higher than 25ºC to preserve its qualities. Keep out of reach of children.


[1] Alaiye, A., Kaya, E., Pınarbasçlı, MO, Harmancı, N., Yıldırım, C., Dönmez, DB, & Cingi, C. An Experimental Comparison of the Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Safflower Oil , Benzydamine HCl, and Naproxen Sodium.

[2] Ionescu, N., Ivopol, GC, Neagu, M., Popescu, M., & Meghea, A. (2015). Fatty acids and antioxidant activity in vegetable oils used in cosmetic formulations. UPB Sci Bull Ser B, 77(3).

[3] Ishak, WMW, Katas, H., Yuen, NP et al. Topical application of omega-3-, omega-6-, and omega-9-rich oil emulsions for cutaneous wound healing in rats. Drug Deliv. andTransl. Res. 9, 418–433 (2019).

[4] Turgumbayeva, Aknur; Ustenova, Gulbaram; Datkhayev, Ubaidilla; Rahimov, Khairolla; Abramavicius, Silvijus; et al., Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius L.) a Potential Source of Drugs against Cryptococcal Infections, Malaria and Leishmaniasis, Phyton; Buenos Aires Volume 89, No. 1, (2020): 137-146. DOI:10.32604/phyton.2020.07665

[5] Johnson, SA (2015). Evidence-based essential oil therapy: the ultimate guide to the therapeutic and clinical application of essential oils. Scott A. Johnson Professional Writing Services, LLC.


[7] Brunicardi, F., Andersen, D., Billiar, T., Dunn, D., Hunter, J., Matthews, J., & Pollock, R. (2014). Schwartz's principles of surgery, 10e (pp. 1034-1099). McGraw-hill.

[8] ML Asp et al. , “Time-dependent effects of safflower oil to improve glycemia, inflammation and blood lipids in obese, postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes: A randomized, double-masked, crossover study,” Clin. Nourish. , vol. 30, no. 4, p. 443–449, Aug. 2011, doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2011.01.001.

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